PCV licences explained

How much does it cost for PCV training?

Costs can vary between £1,000 and £3,000 depending on whether you choose an agency or a PCV training school, the location of the training and what is included within that training. To ensure you get the right training course for you, research thoroughly and compare like with like. For more information on the cost of PCV training with NDC visit our prices page here.

What is the difference between PSV and PCV?

There is no difference between a PSV licence and a PCV licence, they mean the exactly the same! Public Service Vehicle (PSV) is an older term and Passenger Carrying Vehicle (PCV) is a newer EU term. 

What is a PCV Licence?

A PCV D licence is a driving licence which allows you to drive a passenger-carrying vehicle over 16 seats. You must apply to the DVLA for the provisional entitlement to drive a PCV D vehicle, meet higher medical standards and take the PCV driving test to get your licence.

What is PCV Training?

PCV training will allow you to drive either a PCV D1 minibus, Bus or Coach. You will need the provisional PCV entitlement; pass two theory tests; take a driver training course and practical driving test. You will also need to complete CPC module 2 and module 4 to earn money by driving.

How long is PCV Bus training?

Your licence application and medical should take to longer than 3 weeks. Allow another 3 weeks to book and pass your theory tests. The practical training and test should be between 5 -7 days so in all about 7 – 8 weeks from start to finish.

What is a PCV licence?

A PCV licence will allow you to drive either a PCV D1 minibus, Bus or Coach. You will need the provisional PCV entitlement; pass two theory tests; take a driver training course and practical driving test. You will also need to complete CPC module 2 and module 4 to earn money by driving.

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