After a bit of research, I ended up choosing Wallace and I'm glad I did. My first phone call was very informative and I had only to choose when to start the training. Got all the books from them, studied everything and passed my theory test first time. Went to do some practical training with Gerry the instructor and got my skills polished to a very high standard. Anticipate, not react. The best advice I could ever get. Passed my practical first time and also the following CPC theory and practical tests. If someone asks me where to go for a truck licence, my answer is 1000 times Wallace School of Transport. They care for you as if you were family. That counts more than anything.Mr Augusto Barale
Bus & Coach Training & Test
Learn quickly and easily - Pass FIRST TIME
- 1 to 1 training - just you, your instructor and the training vehicle
- 3 hours training per day
- On day of test, 2 hours warm-up session and use of vehicle for local test
- Training between 6am to 8.30pm and weekends by arrangement
- No Waiting for Tests – our DVSA Trainer Booking Facility means your course and test follow one after the other.
Ideal training vehicles
If you have manual car licence you can take your training and test on a single deck Automatic Bus and get a licence to drive all buses and coaches, single and double decker, automatic and manual vehicles and minibuses.
Modern buses and coaches are automatics as they are very fuel efficient.
Choice of Training Courses
5 day Course - 4 days training & test on 5th day
Ideal for drivers with lots of 7.5 tonne experience who know the roads around the test centre
£857.50 +VAT plus DVSA test fee (weekday) £115 = Total £1144
7 day Course - 6 days training & test on 7th day
Ideal for experienced 7.5 tonne drivers
£1172.50 +VAT plus DVSA test fee (weekday) £115 = Total £1522
10 day Course - 9 days training & test on 10th day
Ideal for drivers with lots of 3.5 tonne driving experience
£1645.00 +VAT plus DVSA test fee (weekday) £115 = Total £2089
12 day Course - 11 days training & test on 12th day
Suitable for all drivers. Have the best opportunity to pass your DVSA test first time as well as boosting your ‘working driver’ skills and knowledge which employers’ value.
£1960.00+VAT plus DVSA test fee (weekday) £115 = Total £2467
For recently trained TfL Bus Company ReTest Drivers
4 day Course - 3 days training & test on 4th day
For drivers who recently completed a Bus Company (TfL) training course but regrettably failed their driving test on the second attempt and now need to fund themselves.
£700.00 +VAT plus DVSA test fee (weekday) £115 = Total £955
Self-Select your Course
When you have decided which course is ideal for you, to make a booking please call us - 020 8453 3440 - to pay a deposit of £300 and you will receive FREE Driver CPC Study Material worth £50.
Unsure which would is best for you?
We offer a practical 4 hour Review / Evaluation Lesson for £280 inc VAT, so you can drive one of our buses and get some advice from your instructor.
On the day of your Review / Evaluation Lesson.....
By paying a £300 deposit to book your course, we will deduct £60 OFF your course fee and give you FREE Driver CPC Study Material worth £50
No need to buy in advance, or pay up front, but if required to re-sit your driving test
2 hours Warm-Up Lesson and use of vehicle for test - £273 (inc VAT) plus £115 for weekday DVSA test, which is £388 in total.
Before starting work with your bus or coach licence you must pass Driver CPC to get a Driver Qualification Card
Prepare for Driver CPC Theory Test you need more study material. Buy from us, phone for prices, or can get for FREE:
On the day of your Evaluation Lesson, pay a £300 deposit, book your course and
Get Driver CPC Study Material, worth £50, for FREE
For existing PCV licence holders we also offer 35 hours Driver CPC training
Refresher, Re-familiarisation and Practise Sessions
Got a bus or coach licence some time ago or maybe not in the UK?
Then take a Refresher Practice Session for 4 hours (£280) or more, to improve or refresh driving skills.
Just you and your instructor with one of our training vehicles to gain confidence and experience handling a vehicle typically in use at one of the TfL London Bus Companies.
This training is also suitable for EU licence holders who may be unfamiliar with UK roads although we may suggest to start training with a manual rigid vehicle before continuing with the bigger articulated range change gear box vehicle.
We can also give you a letter for Proof of Refresher Training to present to a prospective employer at time of interview/test drive. Remember to request this at time of booking.
All Wallace instructors are chosen for their personal qualities as well as driving and instructional experience and professional qualifications including RTITB and DVSA certification. They have the patience, understanding, industry knowledge and teaching skills to help drivers of all abilities.
London Bus companies currently have around 350 vacancies for fully qualified bus drivers. Ask at our office for contact details of bus and coach operators who are looking to recruit.
Boost your Skills and enhance your Career
We can help you get additional licences and qualifications. So later if you want:
- Mangers CPC - become a Transport Manager /Passenger Transport Operator
- 35 hours Periodic Drivers CPC training
- other transport related courses
Call 0208 453 3440 for more help
This price list is effective 1/08/18 and is subject to change without notice.
DVSA charge £26 extra for Saturday Driving tests,not included in above fees.
Wallace Fees do not include DVSA Theory & Driving Test Fees, Provisional Licence & Medical Fees.
If DVSA allocate you a test at a time that does not allow us to complete 2 hour warm-up session before test we will re-allocate any shortfall onto one of your course training days.
Payment must be received before course training & tests commence.
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