There are currently 42 Bus Driving and 57 HGV Driving courses planned to take place around the country throughout 2021 across the network of Education and Training Boards (ETBs). A breakdown by ETB of these courses is attached for your information.
In addition to these courses, there is also a Commercial Driver apprenticeship in development which will be 2 years in duration and is expected to be offered at Level 6 of the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ). The industry lead for this programme is the Freight Transport Association Ireland (FTAI) and it is expected to be rolled out by September 2021.
I would encourage any prospective learner to contact their local ETB directly in order to obtain information regarding application procedures for these courses. Further information can also be obtained from www.fetchourses.ie.