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With over 100,000 goods and passenger transport vehicles operating in Ireland on a daily basis, there is an increasing demand for bus and coach drivers. The Swilly Group has worked closely with a number of major employers in the freight transport industry to develop this cutting edge programme. The Fuel Efficient Truck Driver programme is designed to allow the learner to obtain the Truck licence and gain the necessary skills and knowledge to drive a Truck safely and fuel efficiently.

Fuel Efficient Truck Driver

Course Contents

The course will cover the following core elements:

  • Truck Driving Licence (RSA)
  • Driver CPC Card (RSA)
  • ADR Driver Training Certificate (HSA)
  • Certificate in Advanced Driving (RoSPA)
  • Fuel Efficient Driving

The learners will complete 10 weeks of work placement in a freight transport company where they will gain experience in driving goods carrying vehicles. They will also experience the day to day operations and work environment within such a company.

Locations and Start Dates

Location Start Date Duration
Letterkenny 1 December 2014 24 Weeks
Galway 12 January 2015 24 Weeks
Monaghan 30 March 2015 24 Weeks

Contact us:

To find out more about this programme contact:
Padraic Walsh, Training Manager, Swilly Group
T: (074) 91 51212


Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for a Momentum programme you must meet the following criteria:

  1. Be unemployed for 12 months or longer and
  2. Be in receipt of Jobseekers Allowance, Jobseekers Benefit or be signing on for Social Insurance Contribution Credits for 12 months or longer and
  3. Be actively seeking work.

You must apply through Employment Services at the Department of Social Protection to confirm your eligibility and get assistance in identifying a suitable project.