Before completing your minibus training and gaining your PCV licence, there are a few things that you need to consider, which include:
- How many passengers you’re planning on transporting?
- Are you driving for a profit?
- Do you already hold a Category B (car) licence?
What is a PCV licence?
- Category D1/Minibus
- Category D/bus
If you’re planning on driving either a minibus or a bus/coach, you will be required to complete PCV training to gain the required licence for the category of vehicle you want to drive.
Although there are two categories to PCV training, we do not offer PCV CAT D bus/coach training.
How to pass my minibus driving test?
In order to obtain your Minibus D1 licence, there are a number of steps that you need to complete, such as:
- Obtain your D4 medical form and gain your Category D1 provisional licence entitlement.
- Pass your driver’s medical.
- Pass both your Hazard Perception and Theory Tests.
- Attend and complete your PCV training.
- Pass your DVSA practical test.
- Complete any required CPC training.
Once you have completed all of these steps, you will now hold your PCV licence and will be able to legally drive a minibus.
You must remain compliant and complete any required CPC training.