Search

Drivers steered to new careers

PUBLISHED: 15:55 14 January 2009 | UPDATED: 09:52 12 August 2010

A COLLEGE has launched free professional driving courses for anyone without five GCSEs. Orpington College can train taxi drivers, chauffeurs and community drivers for free, with money from the Government s Train to Gain initiative. The road vehicle pas

A COLLEGE has launched free professional driving courses for anyone without five GCSEs.

Orpington College can train taxi drivers, chauffeurs and community drivers for free, with money from the Government's Train to Gain initiative.

The road vehicle passenger driving course will provide training in health and safety, customer service, providing assistance to passengers and safe driving skills.

Retired police officer Noel Perrier, the first candidate for the lessons, now drives a limousine for a living.

He said: "I want to improve the standard of service I can offer my passengers and I believe the course is the perfect training programme for me to learn how to do this."

The course is designed to improve the standard of service provided by public hire vehicle drivers.

For more information, call 01689 885364 or email tarmstrong@orpington.ac.uk.


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Bromley Times. Click the link in the orange box below for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad, serving as your advocate and trusted source of local information. Our industry is facing testing times, which is why I’m asking for your support. Every single contribution will help us continue to produce award-winning local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Thank you.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the Bromley Times