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NEW! UKCOA Driver Training Academy

The UK Coach Operator Association (UKCOA)  are delighted to announce the official launch of the UKCOA Driver Academy on Monday, 27th February at the National Driving Centre, The TA Barracks, Mitcham Road, Croydon CR0 3RU.

The event will be launched by Emma Gilson and Richard Jackman from the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP). UKCOA Board Members Mark Anderson and Andy Palmer will also say a few words of welcome and give a brief presentation on what is like to be a coach driver.

The event will also be attended by Laurence Bolton from our partner training provider The National Driving Centre, who will go through actual training programme, from medical to theory to practical to CPC.

Finally, there should be a number of prospective clients who are keen to become coach drivers, who will be able to listen to the introductions and look over some vehicles supplied by members.

It is hoped that once launched, the UKCOA will be able to hold regional events around the UK.

There has been a lot of hard work behind the scenes to get this off the ground. Mark Anderson and Andy Palmer have led the working group with assistance from the other UKCOA members and Industry Partners who have been involved.