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COURSE DETAILS

Learn to drive a bus, coach or minibus and you could earn £20,000 – £25,000 per year

Completing a PCV training course with Transtech allows you to drive Public Carriage Vehicles or minibuses, buses and coaches, of different capacities depending on, ultimately, which career path you want to go down – or more simply which vehicles you want to be able to drive.

The journey is simple and it starts with a quick call to Transtech to get your course under way, then let us take care of the rest.

On this page you’ll find all the information you need to understand what happens; before you jump in the driver’s seat and, some of what you can expect once you have passed your PCV (Passenger Carriage Vehicle) training course.

Once you’ve had a read of our four preparation steps, you’ll need to think about which type of license you require. The PCV license information below will give you an explanation of each category and which vehicle size you will be qualified to drive, along with a short guide from us.

LICENCE INFORMATION

The DVLA says; Allows you drive to drive passenger vehicles with a maximum of 8 to 16 seats and no longer than 8 metres in length. You can also tow a trailer with a maximum weight of 750kg.

We say; Taking this course with Transtech will allow you to drive small to medium capacity passenger vehicles and depending on when you took your driving test, you may already have this entitlement.

The DVLA says; Allows you drive to drive passenger vehicles with a maximum of 8 to 16 seats and no longer than 8 metres in length. You can also tow a trailer weighing over 750kg.

We say; This is exactly as the D1 category but it allows you to carry additional loads and it is a great way of making yourself more employable by adding another skill.

The DVLA says; Allows you to drive any passenger vehicle over 8 seats along with a trailer with a maximum weight of 750kg.

We say; This course will allow you to drive any passenger vehicle, from 8 seater minibuse all the way to full size coaches and gives you a good amount of flexibility when considering a new career path.

The DVLA says; Allows you to drive any passenger vehicle over 8 seats along with a trailer weighing over 750kg.

We say; This is exactly as the above category but it allows you to tow an additional load and it is a great way of making yourself more employable by adding another skill.

GET PREPARED

1. Book Medical

Before you start your course with Transtech, all drivers are required to pass a simple medical exam. 
Did you know that an incorrectly completed medical form can prevent you from driving for up to 12 years? Getting it right first time is vital, which is why we organise the medical exam and assist with any form filling on your behalf, it’s just another example of how we go the extra mile. If you have any specific questions, then please call us.

2. Licence

All you need is a full car license to start training as a lorry driver
Your full car license must be valid when you start your training course and be valid for the duration of your HGV/LGV course. It’s also worth checking your details are up to date. Check out the DVLA website if you need to change your details.

3. Provisional

All drivers need to apply for their provisional entitlement before you can start practical skills training with us
We will gladly help you submit the necessary paperwork to get your entitlement and answer any questions you may have. Please contact us for more information.

4. Theory

As with all licenses, there is a theory test prior to beginning  your training course
We are more than happy to help with booking your theory. We offer our own theory test preparation and whilst this is by no means mandatory, most of our applicants really appreciated having the support of an experienced trainer.

WHAT’S NEXT

Are you ready to take the road to your
new driving career?

We’re ready to get your new career off to a start, are you? With Transtech, you’ll be supported every step of the way throughout your course. When you’re ready to get going, click below to get started.

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