PCV Mini Bus


In Peterborough

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Peterborough (Cambridgeshire )
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Oxney Rd Industrial Estate, PE1 5YW


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Course programme

To drive a minibus for hire & reward, a restricted PCV licence is now required. This is called PCV Category D1. However, the D1 category restricts you to driving a minibus with up to 16 seats, no more can be carried.

This type of licence is normally useful to companies or organisations that will only use minibuses for hire & reward purposes not requiring the full sized coach (Category D).

The Vehicle Minimum Test Standard dictates A Passenger Carrying Vehicle (PCV) with 9 - 16 passenger seats with a Maximum Authorised Mass (MAM) of at least four tonnes, of at least five metres in length and capable of 80 km/h (50 mph). Tachograph, ABS, seatbelts and examiner mirrors.

Apex Training Services can offer competitive training package to suit your needs using our vehicle or your own, subject to the above criteria.

To gain a PCV Category D1 licence you will need to follow the below steps:

  • Arrange a medical examination with your doctor who will complete the form D4. For reduced costs, speak to us before arranging your medical examination appointment.
  • Complete the provisional application forms (D2) and send to DVLA and await for your new provisional licence.
  • Upon arrival of your new licence, contact the office and arrange a one hour driving assessment. (optional)
  • Purchase a Theory Book and study it well.
  • Take and Pass the theory test.
  • Train in a Category D1 Vehicle with a maximum of 16 seats and pass the practical examination.
  • Send off your pass certificate and licence and await for you full Category D1 licence to be returned.

From July 2007 the standard of vehicle accepted by the DSA on a driving test will alter.

The tests are held and conducted at the Peterborough Test Centre.

Additional information

Payment options: CURRENT PCV TEST FEES SET BY THE DSA Practical Test: £105.00 Theory Test: £50.00

PCV Mini Bus

Price on request