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The Train Driving Licences and Certificates Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2010

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Conditions for obtaining a train driving licence

8.—(1) The Department must issue a train driving licence to an applicant if it is satisfied the applicant has—

(a)attained the age of 20 years;

(b)completed nine years education (primary and secondary);

(c)successfully completed basic training equivalent to at least level 3 referred to in Council Decision 85/368/EEC on the comparability of vocational training qualifications between the Member States of the European Community(1);

(d)passed the required medical examination;

(e)passed the required occupational psychological fitness examination; and

(f)passed the required general professional competence examination.

(2) For the purpose of paragraph (1)(d) the required medical examination means a medical examination that covers the criteria set out in paragraph 1 of Schedule 1, includes the minimum content set out in paragraph 2(1) of Schedule 1 and is conducted by or under the supervision of a recognised doctor.

(3) For the purpose of paragraph (1)(e) the required occupational psychological fitness examination means an examination that comprises the minimum content set out in paragraph 2(2) of Schedule 1 and is conducted by or under the supervision of a recognised psychologist or recognised doctor.

(4) For the purpose of paragraph (1)(f) the required general professional competence examination means an examination that covers the objectives and requirements set out in Schedule 3.

(1)

O.J. No. L199, 31.7.1985, p. 56.

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