1. Whilst the ability to drive is not an absolute requirement for entry to the programme, students are expected to attend clinical placement in a variety of locations across the South West, including mainly unsocial hours. Public transport is not a viable option, and applicants are strongly advised to gain a full driving licence and will need a suitable means of transport. Students will often cover several thousand miles per year in order to attend placements.
2. Driving is not a component of the programme. However it is normally an employer’s requirement, and students must consider the need to achieve appropriate DVLA standards for driving when applying for graduate employment.