Bus Driver Training


South Yorkshire Bus Driver Training

South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority (SYMCA) is delighted to announce that Realise have been appointed to deliver Bus and Coach Driver Training across South Yorkshire from April 2023.

There is a national shortage of bus drivers, with significant operational challenges in the South Yorkshire region that include approximately 200 hard-to-fill driver vacancies with bus operators in our region and reported high turnover rates. The significant impact of this shortfall range from ongoing disruption to changes to scheduled bus services.

This new programme will offer those aged 19+, who are employed or unemployed and fulfil current eligibility criteria, an opportunity to undertake a training programme that could lead to PCV (Passenger Carrying Vehicle) certification, through the devolved Adult Education Budget.