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Jack.s
16th May 2012, 20:27
I'm hoping to join the army reserves (I've sent my application in and I'm waiting for a date for the medical).
Just wondering is it possible to do a DF driving course (car) and get it transferred to civilian type.
I saw a similiar thread about a minibus license.

mercurydoc
17th May 2012, 09:45
You'd want to double check with the S&T boys here but i think its possible if you join a transport coy... granted you wont do it straight away, you'd have to do a hell of a lot of soldierin and cold wet field days first!

Goldie fish
17th May 2012, 10:32
No.
Cat-B minimum entry standard.

Truck Driver
18th May 2012, 06:15
Yes. If you do the full Nissan driving course from scratch, you get a Certificate Of Competency from D Tpt, with which you
apply for your civvy driving licence in the normal manner

Now, however, it is required to pass the driving test WITH trailer, whereas before, if you failed the trailer test, you got your
AF154 minus trailer

Now failure of the trailer test constitutes failure of the course, in the same way a fail on the road test would constitute a fail

In essence, you are doing a test for an EB, rather than a B licence

Truck Driver
19th May 2012, 05:27
Am I missing something, Dev ???

DeV
19th May 2012, 07:50
That's new! You will need to join a transport unit

apod
19th May 2012, 16:04
I'm hoping to join the army reserves (I've sent my application in and I'm waiting for a date for the medical).
Just wondering is it possible to do a DF driving course (car) and get it transferred to civilian type.
I saw a similiar thread about a minibus license.

Do you wish to join the RDF to soldier or to get a driving licence without having to pay for lessons???

The Count of Monty Christo
27th September 2012, 21:20
I'm hoping to join the army reserves (I've sent my application in and I'm waiting for a date for the medical).
Just wondering is it possible to do a DF driving course (car) and get it transferred to civilian type.
I saw a similiar thread about a minibus license.

Its not a requirment to join a Tpt. Unit in order to get a driving course.

Driving courses are devolved to other units in the RDF.

The criteria required for an AF 154 course:-

Be of 3 star rank or equiv.

Must pocess for 2 years a clean full driving licence. (No penalty points or endorsements)

May be a course medical?

And attend training nights & field days lots of them.

If you for some strange reason are offered this course , you will be required to attend for one week , if lucky , you will get the trailer done as well. There are 3 modules 1, Nissan 2, Mini Bus & 3, Trucks.


Best of luck to you.



signed AF 154 holder

Truck Driver
7th October 2012, 20:10
Its not a requirment to join a Tpt. Unit in order to get a driving course

Agreed



The criteria required for an AF 154 course:-

Be of 3 star rank or equiv.

Must pocess for 2 years a clean full driving licence. (No penalty points or endorsements)

These are the requirements for the Civilian Licence Holders course, not the "from scratch" course



May be a course medical?

Yes...


And attend training nights & field days lots of them

Yes, you must earn your corn, after all...


There are 3 modules 1, Nissan 2, Mini Bus & 3, Truck

More than three... Nissan (with trailer), minibus, truck, truck + trailer, specialist vehicles

Celtic-Warrior
7th October 2012, 22:37
ITs to be done aswell i think?

Truck Driver
11th October 2012, 21:51
ITs to be done aswell i think?

Yes...

Saab
14th November 2012, 21:24
A couple of our lads have done the tpt course with the 62 tpt.

But although as some have said you can get on a course it is really only if you are lucky.
Where as lads who join tpt automatically get on a course.

But the criteria for the tpt course seems to be getting stricker.
It's ITs and medicals all the way now.
The sight of rotund drivers is fading fast.