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Driving Forces

The Driving Forces project offers a route back into employment for ex-forces personnel living in:

  • St Helens
  • Warrington
  • Widnes
  • Halton
  • Cheshire West & Chester
  • East Cheshire
  • Liverpool

So what can the Driving Forces project do for you?

The project will fund training and qualifications around the transport sector such as:

  • Provisional Driving Licence
  • Driving lessons and tests (Theory and Practical)
  • PVC D1 Qualification (Mini bus/16 seater) - professional driving qualification
  • Forklift truck training/qualification
  • Passenger Assist qualifications (the Passenger Assistant Training Scheme (PATS) is a nationally recognised certificate which covers the role and responsibilities of a Passenger Assistant, including legal, practical and safety issues. Once qualified, PATS certificate holders can go on to paid employment in the social care transport sector or volunteering in the community).  
You will also be able to access:
  • Employment opportunities in the transport industry

  •  A range of advice and support from Helena and project partners, to help you achieve individual goals

  • Confidence building course

To find out more please contact Liz Gauckwin on 01744 417646 or 07525766335. Alternatively email


The Armed Forces Covenant

The project is funded by the Armed Forces Covenant Fund, which ensures that those who served in the Armed Forces are treated fairly.

Find out more about the Armed Forces Covenant and what it means for you here.