Manual Coach Licence PCV D
When you pass a PCV test on a manual gearbox coach, you have passed the top PCV licence and you can drive any Passenger Carrying Vehicle regardless of the number of seats or the type of body, i.e. single or double-decker, service bus or saloon coach body, automatic gear box or manual, and minibuses.
It's good to have the top PCV licence for a wider range of job opportunities. However, in our experience, most people need more training than if they choose to acquire an automatic gear box PCV and this means a greater cost.
So if you are thinking about driving one of the Red Buses for London Transport, as buses are automatic you may decide to make it easier (and cheaper) for yourself and concentrate on Automatic Bus Training. You can always come back and take the Manual later once you have got some more driving experience!
To upgrade from an Automatic Bus Licence, you don't need to re-sit theory tests. Just take some practical training and pass your DSA driving test.
Our special selected PCV Training Vehicles are specially chosen for training and meet the DSA Test Vehicle requirements:
- current production models
- fitted with tachographs
- have easy to use controls
- highly manoeuvrable, with power assisted steering
- ABS Brakes with low noise levels
- regularly maintained to a high standard
- excellent all round visibility providing a comfortable driving position giving a smooth ride.
Our easy to drive, modern vehicle, Coach Training with DAF LF features:
- 42 seats, 10 metres long
- Simple, easy to use, six speed gear box
- Modern easy to use controls
- Powerful 230 BHP Engine
- Oil heater
- Air suspension drivers seat
- Rev. counter
- Digital Tachograph
- Air Conditioning
- Reversing Camera
- Trailer towing facility for D+E training and test
Need to apply for your Provisional PCV licence?
Go to our notes about how to apply for your provisional and to request an application form.
Need to help to pass your theory tests?
We supply a choice of books, DVDs, CD-Roms and On-Line Learning. See our PCV Theory Test Help.
Ready to arrange your theory tests?
Click here to book your theory tests. You'll need to go on the DSA website twice. Once to arrange the Multiple Choice appointment and again to arrange Hazard Perception. If you want to take both tests on the same day book the MC test first, then allow time either side of that appointment to sit the HP test. The MC test lasts 1 hour 10 minutes and the HP lasts 40 minutes.
Ready to Start Driver Training?
So you've now got your Provisional and passed your theory tests and you're all set to start, but before you get cracking you'll want to know a bit more.
How much training do I need? How much will it cost?
We recommend a DRIVING ASSESSMENT, when an instructor can see your driving skills and relevant driving experience. Your instructor can then advise what training you'll need to pass so we can quote you. And don't forget to ask about our PASS PROTECTION.
To arrange an Assessment Lesson, call us or click on Make a Booking and we'll get in touch with you straight away to confirm your arrangements.
Looking for driving work?
You also need to pass two more tests before you can start work: Driver CPC Case Study Theory Test and Practical Demonstration test to get a Driver Qualification Card - essential to work as a paid driver. Click on our Driver CPC Initial Qualification for more details.
If you recently obtained your PCV test in the EU (e.g. Poland, Romania, Portugal).........
and are looking for employment in th UK, you've probably been asked by prospective employers to get your Driver CPC Driver Qualification Card. We can help you. We offer a special package for just Case Study Theory and Practical Demonstration test that can be arranged quickly so you can start work without delay!
(This package is also available for clients new to Wallace who have been let down by other providers)
And when you're got your job and you are in work don't forget over the next five years, you'll also need 35 hours Driver CPC Periodic Training and we can help you with that too. (For information about driving work also see our Your Future Career and Jobs page).