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"Bus driver" training for professional qualification law

‘Bus Pilot’ training

The RDA "Bus Pilot" safety initiative, which was introduced in 2004,  has a strong partner: TÜV Rheinland (Association for Technical Inspection).

Modern road traffic presents coach drivers with many challenges in their daily work. Qualified and trained drivers not only drive more safely, they also save fuel and energy. They are motivated, generate confidence among their guests and confer their companies with a significant competitive advantage.

Co-operation between RDA and TÜV Rheinland Akademie

The RDA, together with the TÜV Rheinland Akademie, offers "Bus Pilot" training. This is recognized as further training under German Legislation for the Qualification of Commercial Drivers (BKrFQG). The RDA and TÜV Rheinland partnership combines the coach tourism competence of "Bus Pilot" with TÜV Rheinland Akademie training know-how. This officially recognized training proves that drivers have not only undergone legally prescribed further training but it also improves coach drivers’ performance in traffic! Goal: Qualification of coach drivers in line with German Legislation for the Qualification of Commercial Drivers (BKrFQG), integration of "Bus Pilot" subjects and themes, improving coach driver qualifications and achieving higher levels of quality driving performance.

Content: Content according to the BKrFQG and "Bus Pilot" - from the areas of vehicle technology, energy-conscious driving styles, social regulations, cross-border traffic, coach driver image and passenger care - is relayed in one-day, practice-oriented training courses. The concrete training modules are described in full detail in the prospectus for specific seminar dates. Participants receive comprehensive and professional documentation.

Target audience: Driving personnel in coach holiday travel and in public transport.

Speakers: Renowned and experienced trainers from the TÜV Rheinland Akademie and from tried-and-trusted "Bus-Pilot" schoolings.

Description of qualification: Participants are attested further training according to German Legislation for the Qualification of Commercial Drivers (BKrFQG).

Training sessions are limited to a maximum of 20 persons.

Costs: RDA members: € 130 / non-members: € 150
Work and teaching materials are included in the fee.

Duration: One day schooling/seven hours of classes

New dates will follow

Further in-house training courses or training in accredited seminar rooms are also possible upon prior-agreement, as are courses lasting several days.

Exclusively for RDA-members - Bus-Pilot as in-house training

Exclusively for RDA-members - Bus-Pilot as in-house training

Appointments, selection of participants will be adapted to your wishes.
You will receive a customized offer.

Package price € 1.500 per training day and up to 25 people (according BKrFQG)


Claudia Schnackerz 
Phone: +49 221 91 27 72 16
Fax: +49 221 91 27 72 27

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