Road Passenger Vehicle Driving (Community Transport)

Road Passenger Vehicle Driving (Community Transport)

This qualification is a flexible, competence-based programme that enables community transport drivers to demonstrate evidence of technical competency and underpinning knowledge. It includes safety and customer service.

Community transport includes Dial-a-Ride schemes, voluntary car schemes and group transport such as Scout trips. Many schemes take children to school and older people to day centres. They may involve private companies which also run commercial services in other areas.

This product is available through external training providers (ETPs) and colleges involved in delivering apprenticeships in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Why deliver this qualification

This qualification provides the flexibility which is valued by candidates and centres. As the nature of passenger transport involves many of the learners providing services around the clock, learners cannot commit to regular learning times. Flexibility of delivery and assessment is essential to suit learners’ work patterns

Who does this qualification suit

This qualification is aimed at new entrants to the sector but is also suitable for experienced drivers. 


Entry is at the discretion of the centre.  Learners should be 18+ and in a job role which enables them to meet the standards.


Learners may progress to an apprenticeship programme or to further training. They may undertake professional qualifications in the transport training industry.


Centres seeking approval to offer this qualification should contact SQA’s Business Development Team for guidance.

Assessors and verifiers must be able to meet SQA’s general requirements for technical/occupational competence as outlined in the Guide to Approval.

How to assess

Evidence of occupational competence should be generated and collected through performance under workplace conditions. Simulation may be used in some circumstances. Refer to the individual Unit specifications.

Qualification content and delivery tools

Qualifications Structure

Group Award Code
Ofqual Product Code: 600/0536/1(31 QCF credits)
SQA: GA59 66

This qualification requires the learner to complete mandatory and optional Units.

Certificate in Road Passenger Vehicle Driving (Community Transport) at QCF level 2 consists of seven mandatory Units (27 QCF credit points) and 4 QCF credit points to be selected from 13 optional Units.

For further information on the structure and Units of this qualification please refer to the Qualification Structure. (86 KB)

Unit Specifications and Assessment Guidance

Unit and Assessment Specifications and Assessment Guidance for these qualifications are available on SQA's Secure website. These are available from your centre's SQA co-ordinator. For further information, please contact

Learner Guidance and Portfolio