NVQ in Driver Passenger Vehicles Wed, 30 September 2009 Staff at Tameside College, were certainly in the driving seat when they were awarded certificates for passing their NVQ in Driver Passenger Vehicles Course by Principal, Peter Ryder. The scheme was first initiated to enable college staff to undertake formal training for driving the mini-bus and to achieve a recognised qualification. It was agreed that the staff would work towards an NVQ in Driver Passenger Vehicles and a City and Guilds qualification. During the assessment, staff were videoed and given portfolio building support. The clamping procedure for wheel chair users was also taught during the training. It is now compulsory at the college for people to have training before being allowed to book or drive the mini-bus. The Driver Training department are also actively involved delivering Driver Training to Tameside Council Taxi Drivers. In the future they intend to roll out the programme to include mini-bus drivers at schools and colleges.