PSV/PCV (CAT D) Before you can get on with your PCV bus driver training you will need to hold a provisional PCV (CAT D) licence. The first job is to have a medical. You can have your medical at our training centre on a Saturday morning at our Stanton Hill centre. The fee is £90 included in our Starter Pack. Please call to arrange. The forms you will need will be waiting for you when you arrive. If you are going to use your own doctor, order D2 pack from www.gov.uk/dvla/forms .
Either way, the medical form, licence application and car licence will then go to Swansea for your provisional entitlement to be added. You will normally receive your CAT D provisional licence within a few days. Once you have your licence, give us a call to arrange your theory training and theory test. The training takes place at our purpose built, climate controlled training centre and the pass rate for those following this route is close to 100%. The theory test will be arranged at a DVSA test centre convenient to you.
The “Starter Pack” includes your medical, online theory training, classroom theory training and both theory tests. Total cost of the whole package is £225– a saving of £50. Your bus driver training course will normally be arranged to start a couple of weeks after your theory test. The course is normally 4 days duration with the test taken during the fifth day.
All our driver training is conducted on a 1 to 1 basis so you get individual tuition with no cab sharing as is the norm.
Practical PCV tests are taken at our own test centre at Stanton Hill. We had the very first private test centre in the UK; it has to be better to train and test here rather than a busy city. We have a large number of pre-booked tests to minimise waiting time.
We offer a fully automatic bus – as used by Stagecoach – for training. Training and passing your test on an automatic still gives you a full manual bus licence provided you already hold a full manual car licence.
To drive professionally you will also need driver CPC.
All our instructors are DSA Registered HGV Instructors (strangely, this is not a legal requirement so just about anyone can buy an old truck and stick L plates on it) and Pete himself has been in the industry for over 40 years. We are all fully committed to your success.
Not all training is the same; we strongly suggest you look around at different trainers and see the differences. Call in any time between 7:30 – 18:00 Monday to Friday and a member of our team will be pleased to show you around.
We have many thousands of happy satisfied customers. Why not add to this number?
PRICE INCLUDES TRAINING, VAT & TEST FEE. Normal price £1,400 (medical and theories extra) . FINANCE AVAILABLE – subject to status