50285 | Professional Driving   

What is the purpose of this course?

The purpose of the qualification is to ensure competent professional driving competence in the road transport sector, thus improving earning capacity of professional drivers as well as transport sector professionalism and economic growth. The qualification is set to create an environment for growth and development of learners, by improving the employment prospects and marketable competence of drivers and accelerating the redress of past unfair discrimination in education, training, and employment opportunities. By setting the minimum standards contained in this qualification, professional driving education and training will also improve.

The professional status of drivers of commercial vehicles will be enhanced by awarding a formal qualification in recognition of their professional competence. This qualification is designed to allow maximum access to, mobility and progression within education and training, and within a career path in the transport sector. Competence achieved in this qualification provides building blocks towards NQF level 4 qualifications, and the inclusion of communication and language, and mathematic literacy requirements contributes to learner development beyond simply the requirements for professional driving.

What will I learn?

Qualifying learners will be able to:

  • Obtain and communicate road transport operational information.

  • Assess loads against given permissible load requirements.

  • Plan road transport service delivery that meets specified requirements.

  • Drive a vehicle conveying a specific freight commodity or category of passengers.


Qualified learners also elect to achieve at least one of the following specialisations:

  • Use computerised spreadsheets and word processing. OR

  • Plan the establishment of a small business according to relevant business principles. OR

  • Conduct vehicle maintenance according to specified procedures. OR

  • Operate lifting equipment according to specified procedures.

What is the pre-requisite for this course?


Learning assumed to be in place:

  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 2.

  • Communication Literacy at NQF Level 2.


The course is open, bearing in mind that the learners can only qualify if they meet all legal and medical requirements for drivers.

How long will it take me?


1 220 Notional hours

(122 Credits. Each credit = 10 hours)

What do I get?


National Certificate and your results will be uploaded on the NLRD (National Learner Record Database)


NQF Level: 3

Credits: 122

SETA: TETA (Learnership)

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