Driver Training Applications being accepted until 29th September 2017


Friday, 29th September is the deadline for applicants to access the opportunity of driver training, with funding from The Wellesley Trust Fund at The Community Foundation Tyne & Wear and Northumberland.  Applicants are asked to demonstrate why they feel this training would be useful to them and to indicate how it would improve their career prospects or enable them to access training and employment opportunities outside their immediate area.

Driver training for young people includes:-

  • Car driving lessons to the value of £230 including VAT
  • B+E trailer lessons to the value of £360 including VAT
  • Accredited quad bike training (2 trainees/day)
  • Lantra 13-15 Tractor driving (2 trainees/day)

We’ve just heard and are delighted to announce, funding from the Wellesley Trust Fund at The Community Foundation Tyne & Wear and Northumberland is confirmed for another year of young people’s driver training.  Evaluation forms with feedback from applicants who have accessed this opportunity have evidenced how brilliant it has been, providing for car & trailer lessons, car driving lessons, quad bike or pre-test tractor training and Lantra 13-16 tractor driving.  We are so grateful that this funding can continue and some of the lovely comments received include:

I can’t find any room for improvement. I wasn’t very confident but now do feel confident, thanks to the high level of knowledge I have gained from the tutor (named).  A brilliant course and service.”

“He (the trainer) told me what to expect in the test. I will be able to go on the road in the tractor now I have passed my test which is useful for working on other land.  The training met my needs as I passed the test.”

“Thank you very much for organising the tractor driving course. I have learned lots and have been doing small jobs on the tractor.  I am waiting for the weather to improve so I can do some bigger jobs shifting bales.” 

APPLICATION FORMS NEED TO BE RETURNED TO UTASS by FRIDAY, 29th SEPTEMBER – these are available from the UTASS Office or can be downloaded by clicking on this link: 

Driver training Application Form