This programme is designed to equip drivers of wheelchair-accessible vehicles with the knowledge and skills to ensure safety in loading, unloading and transporting wheelchair-using passengers in a variety of vehicles.
It is open to all licensed and non-licensed vehicle drivers who have to load/unload wheelchairs. Importantly, the qualification recognised by both Hampshire County Council and New Forest District Council.
Why choose Brock for Theory and Practice of Wheelchair Transportation in Vehicles?
At Brockenhurst College our tutors have over 70 years of combined experience in passenger transport. All our instructors are qualified NVQ assessors and are also MiDAS driver assessor trainers for Hampshire County Council.
Teaching & learning
This course involves a combination of a tutor-led workshop and a hands-on practical session in a variety of vehicles.
- Theory, including: duty of care, disability awareness, assistance dogs, practicable and sensitive assistance, risk assessment, what is acceptable in licensed vehicles, accessories and charging.
- Types of wheelchairs, comprising the three classes and rules on what can and cannot be carried.
- Practical vehicle restraint techniques for wheelchairs, which will be taught from a passenger’s point of view and incorporate practical guidance.
Course fees & Duration
£50 - 1/2 day