Bus & Coach D Training



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Create your own CAT D package!

Can’t find what you’re looking for? We are now giving you the opportunity to create your own CAT D package! This will allow you to add the requirements that you need to your course which includes elements such as adding Pass Protection and adding on D+E training.

Bus & Coach D Driver Training

Find out more about our bus and coach driver training.

What is the price for Bus / Coach training?

There are a number of packages available, for more information and to see the prices click here for Cat D 5 Day CourseCat D Bronze PackageCat D Silver PackageCat D Gold Package and Cat D Professional Package.

What is a class D Licence?

Basic Automobile License (Class / category D) may be issued to a person 18 years of age and older for all types of passenger carrying vehicles.

What is the difference between bus and coach training?

There is no difference you will receive the licence category D, once passed. The only difference is the vehicle; buses are generally used on local routes with coaches being used for long distances.

What vehicles will I be able to drive once I have passed my test?

You can drive any bus / coach with more than 8 passenger seats (with a trailer up to 750kg). If you pass your test in a category D vehicle you will automatically get the D1 licence to drive minibuses.

What process do I need to go through?

The main elements you would need to complete are: Medical, hazard perception theory test, multiple choice theory test and practical driving test. To then drive commercially you would also need to complete the Module 2 Initial CPC theory test and Module 4 Practical CPC test.

How long does the process take?

If you successfully pass each of the stages first time the duration is between 6 – 8 weeks. The practical aspect of your training will be over 5 days, Monday – Friday. Your practical module 4 can also be booked within this week as long as you have passed your module 2 initial CPC.

What is the difference between a category D and a category D1 licence?

Category D1 is for minibuses up to 16 passenger seats. A category D licence is for bus and coaches. If you pass your test in a category D vehicle you will automatically get the D1 licence as well.

What locations can I do the bus / coach training at?

Our Bus & Coach Cat D Training is available to complete at all of our training centres. We have depots in Portsmouth, Southampton, Reading and Worthing, which gives us good coverage of the Hampshire and Berkshire areas.

Price Match Promise

We’re confident that our Bus & Coach Cat D training prices are competitive. But in the unlikely event that you receive a lower quotation from another company for the same training, we will match it. What’s more, you can be sure we won’t be compromising on training content or quality.

With our Price Match Promise you can choose 2 Start Ltd with complete confidence.