PCV Driver Training


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RSM Commercial Driver Training provides PCV driver training courses for a range of passenger carrying vehicles (PCV’s) including minibuses, coaches and buses.

In order to begin your PCV driver training and to obtain a Passenger Carrying Vehicle (PCV) Licence, candidates must already hold a full car (Category B) licence and be over 21 years of age.

The PCV driving licence is split into two categories:

  • Category D1 Licence – Minibuses
  • Category D Licence – Coaches and buses

PCV Category D1 Licence: Minibus

A minibus is classed as a small Passenger Carrying Vehicle (PCV) which typically has between eight and sixteen passenger seats and an allowance for a trailer of up to 750kg. Anyone who passed their car driving test previous to January 1997 may already hold a Category D1 restricted licence for social and pleasure use. If you intend to drive a PCV vehicle with over 7 seats for hire or reward you are legally required to pass the D1 driving test to have the full PCV driving entitlement.

PCV Category D Licence: Coaches & Buses

The PCV Category D Licence is for a larger bus or coaches with more than eight passenger seats used for hire or reward and a trailer of up to 750 kg. The PCV Category D Licence entitles the driver to drive any size of PCV including a single or double decker buses for hire or reward.

How long does it take to train for the PCV driving test?

Typically our PCV driver training course is spread over 5 days with approximately 20 hours of one-to-one tuition in one of our fleet of PCV vehicles. Our experienced PCV driver training instructors will teach you to drive the vehicle both confidently and safely to a high standard beyond what is typically required by the PCV driving test. We believe this gives you the best chance of passing your PCV test the first time and being safe to drive on the road. Our PCV driver training instructors treat each trainee driver according to their individual ability so as to ensure that they are ready for the PCV driving test on the fifth day at the local test centre.

Getting Started

1. Obtain a FREE PCV Driver Training Vocational Pack

Contact us to obtain your FREE PCV Driver Training Vocational Pack. This contains all of the relevant forms and information to apply for your provisional licence, so you can start to train for your commercial driving career.

2. Medical

You must have a medical check to ensure that you are physically fit to drive an PCV. Complete a D4 Medical Examination Report and contact your own GP or www.driversmedicals.com who we recommend as providers of low-cost medical examinations.

3. Theory Test

Pass the PCV driving theory test. This is carried out at local test centres and made up of two parts; Part 1 is multiple choice questions and Part 2 is hazard perception.

4. Book your PCV driving lessons

Once you have passed your PCV theory test we will then be happy to confirm a booking for you on one of our PCV driver training courses. Simply give us a call and we will arrange a convenient start date for you.

Contact us today!

Call us on: 01268 695 909

Email: enquiries@rsmdrivertraining.com

Alternatively, use the Contact Us page to submit your details and obtain a free vocational pack containing the relevant forms and information to apply for your provisional licence and start your commercial driving career. You can also use the Apply Now page to request a booking for your driver training.

Get the theory…

If you are preparing for a driver training course it is worth considering the theory as well the practical skills required to obtain a new licence. Why not try a free theory test with Theory Test Pro by clicking the link below?

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