Driving a Shovel is nothing like a car – they are machines that require special operational skills. At GMDC, our Heavy Shovel Driving License course prepares you for the RTA Road Test and enables you to obtain a Dubai Driving License Category 8. Students who complete the course and pass the RTA Road Tests are licensed to drive shovels. According to RTA, the criteria for a shovel with an empty weight exceeding 7.5 tonnes.
Upon completing this course, you will gain considerable knowledge and practical skills on operating a shovel. The course features an introduction to the several types of shovel and how to operate in different work environments under various weather conditions. There will be elaborate lessons on determining engine and loading capacity, learning how to control the distinctive types of levers, how to reduce maintenance and related expenses by increasing efficiency and improving operating skills. The course will cover load control and how to efficiently load different materials, how to adjust angles based on load weight, how to use the bucket with levers for different levels. GMDC always stresses on safety so you will also learn how to expertly maneuver the shovel to minimize accidents.
All our carefully chosen instructors have been specially tutored to motivate and guide you to learn how to stay alert, and maintain precise control regardless of the environment or operating conditions. You will learn how to build confidence and enhance your operating skills as well as respect the environment and maintain safety standards with awareness and the right attitude.
Our instructors are not only devoted to observing and maintaining safety at all times, they are exceptionally trained with years of experience. All our instructors are professional tutors with the requisite teaching license endorsed by the RTA. To enhance their skills, they frequently undergo training and briefings on the latest safety procedures and driving technology. By regularly liaising with RTA traffic officials, they also keep themselves updated on new road and highway routes and additional safety measures.
Once you have registered with us, you can opt for the training course options best suited to your needs.
Our Regular Course is fairly straightforward with one class every day. During the weekdays = 1 hour daily (6 classes a week)
We also offer classes only on Friday as we know that student cannot always make it to our training classes during the week. Our current schedule is 2 classes every Friday = 2 hours of training.
During the week our training classes are available from 6:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (there will be a break from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.) then from 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
During the week our training classes are available from 6:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (there will be a break from 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.) then from 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Please note the training for this Shovel Training Course can be taken from our GMDC Head Office in Al Qusais.
As you begin your journey towards obtaining a UAE driver’s license, the prescribed RTA curriculum mandates every trainee to attend 3 compulsory theory classes. Theory classes are of vital importance to impart you with rules and knowledge required to drive on UAE roads.
We have kept our schedule as flexible as possible for your convenience and we are offering our theory classes even on Fridays at our Al Qusais and Al Quoz locations.
As we appreciate the linguistic diversity of Dubai, we are offering our theory lectures in various languages such as Arabic, English and Hindi/ Urdu to communicate effectively the rules and guidelines as prescribed by RTA.
The theory classes are divided in to 3 sessions as given below:
Our fees for the Shovel Driving Course are listed below.
|20||1 hour||AED 2,800.00||AED 4,400.00||BEGINNER|
Please refer to the table below for the applicable charge.
|CHARGE TYPE||AMOUNT (AED)|
|Opening a file (Learner’s Permit + Handbook + Signal test)||1160.00|
|Valid file transfer from another driving centre||330.00|
|Issuing A New Driving License For One Year||120.00|
|Issuing A Driving License For More Than One Year||320.00|
|Licence service charges||140.00|
|Add A New Category To Driving License||220.00|
|Learning Permit renewal||260.00|
|Learning Permit loss and damage charge||260.00|
|File re-opening fees||540.00|
1. Additional 5% VAT is applicable at the time of payment.
2. RTA fees subject to change
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