Waterford Wexford Training Services, part of WWETB, launched the Professional HGV Driving Programme on June 25 in Wexford Town. The programme was developed in conjunction with the IRHA with the purpose of increasing standards within the Industry.
The learners on this course have to date completed Driver CPC Training, RTITB Forklift Truck Operator training, IRU Load Securing, ADR as well as a number of other modules. The learners recently completed their HGV Rigid Driving Test and are now preparing to do their HGV Artic Driving Test as well as spending 2 days per week on work placement.
The programme is funded under the SOLAS Traineeship scheme (Shaping skills, building careers) and is accredited by City and Guilds. The Accredited element of the programme is based around the competencies demonstrated by the learners during the 8-week work experience built into this course; this includes assessed competencies for areas such as route planning, food safety, health & safety and customer service.
The learners will complete Introduction to Warehousing, Customer Service and Artic Driving Lessons over the remainder of the course, which is due to finish on February 8 in 2019.