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PCV Category D (Full Coach Licence)

PCV Category D (Full Coach Licence)


Any bus or coach with more than eight passenger seats, with a trailer up to 750 kg

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Category D

Vehicles with more than 16 passengers Minimum Age=18.

For vehicles with over 16 passenger seats.

All candidates who require this licence will require both parts of the Driver CPC (Modules 2 & 4) unless you are exempt.


Medical Examination


Provisional Licence


DSA Module
1a & 1b
Theory Test



DSA Module
2 Driver CPC
Case Studies



Five Day



DSA Module 3
Test Fee



Module 4
Driver CPC
One Day

Course &

Test Day

Vehicle Hire



DSA Module 4
Driver CPC
Exam Fee


DSA Saturday tests are available at the Direction of the DSA and carry a £26.00 supplement

Limited, theory sessions supported by practical driving instruction and practice. The majority of driver training being practical in its nature and delivered in-cab on the public highways.Instruction is structured to give the candidate the widest range of experience and exposure to: varying traffic conditions, road types, urban/rural environments, vehicle handling and manoeuvring, gear selection etc.Duration: 5 days, 7 days, 10 days, subject to outcomes identified at the initial Driving Aptitude Assessment.To become a PCV driver you must possess a high degree of skill in the handling of your vehicle and also be prepared to make allowances for the behaviour of others.The right attitude and approach to your driving, together with a sound knowledge of professional driving techniques and the ability to apply those techniques, are essential.You will be required to undertake a medical examination to comply with the higher medical regulations that this licence category requires which we can arrange for you. Once you have had your medical you will need to apply for your provisional vocational licence.Once your licence has been approved and returned to you your theory test can be arranged, the theory test is made up of two parts; the multiple-choice part and the hazard perception part. The multiple choice part is delivered using a touch screen computer and mouse and the hazard perception part records your responses through the use of a computer mouse button.

You need to pass both parts to pass the theory test. If you pass one part and fail the other you will fail the whole test, and you will need to take both parts again.

The questions in each multiple choice test vary according to the category of vehicle you are hoping to obtain a licence for, i.e. a motorcycle theory test will contain specific questions that do not appear in any other test.

For the hazard perception test there are no separate versions for different vehicles, each vehicle category takes the same test, however the pass mark is different for different categories of tests.

Age 21, you can be permitted to take a test at 18 if:-

  1. While learning to drive or taking passenger carrying vehicle (PCV) test; or
  2. After passing a PC V test when:
    • Driving on a regular service where the route does not exceed 50km, or
    • Driving a PCV constructed to carry no more than 16 passengers, and
    • The vehicle is operated under a Public Service Vehicle (PSV) operator’s licence or permit.
  3. Not engaged in the carriage of passengers

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