Ferne McCann successfully achieves bus driving qualification

Published Monday, Mar 21 2016, 16:26 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
Ferne McCann has successfully achieved her bus driving qualification after campaigning to attract more female bus drivers.

Former TOWIE star Ferne trained with bus operator Stagecoach in London to gain her PCV (Passenger Carrying Vehicle) licence which is required by all serving bus drivers.

The This Morning presenter Ferne had to undertake a medical, pass a theory test, complete 30 hours of on-the-road training and pass a final examination.

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Announcing the news via Twitter, Ferne said: "I can't believe I did it. This morning I passed my bus driving test. I officially can drive a bus legally on the roads. I started this challenge 12 days ago. Worked hard, put my mind to it & passed!

"The reason behind getting my license is 2 encourage women 2 consider bus driving. Why not? So I put myself in the driving seat #stagecoach."

Congratulations, Ferne!

Ferne said in a statement: "I'm so proud of myself – I never thought in a million years that I would have the chance to even drive a bus and now I can say I've actually officially gained my bus driving licence.

"It's been a fantastic experience and I've had a brilliant time getting to know Yvonne and the team at Stagecoach. I had no idea how much work goes into running buses. I take my hat off to the drivers I've met and I really hope my involvement has made more women think about bus driving as a career option."

Stagecoach driving instructor Yvonne Wallin added: "Ferne has certainly been an interesting trainee to work with. Her personality has really lit up the whole depot and this campaign has got everyone talking which is exactly what we wanted. Hopefully it will help us attract more female bus drivers. Ferne has worked hard and fully deserves this qualification – I'm really proud of her and wish her the best of luck on her next challenge, whatever that might be."

You can find out more about careers at Stagecoach here.

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