Bus and Coach Training

Bus and Coach - PCV Driver Training

Available from early morning to evenings & selected times at weekends

Wallace Training & Test Centre - Slough (near Heathrow)

We have our own reversing facility. Your DVSA examiner will meet you at our Slough Centre.  
Driving tests take place on the same roads, from the same centre, as your training.

  • 1 to 1, just you, your instructor and the training vehicle
  • 3 hours per day
  • On day of test, 2 hours warm-up session and use of vehicle for local test
  • Training from 6am and weekends by arrangement
  • No Waiting for Tests – our DVSA Trainer Booking Facility means your course and test follow one after the other.
  • Reversing Training and a 3a Reversing Test is included in course and fees.
  • NRI, NVDIR and DVSA Accreditations - Qualified Instructors & Quality Training.

Modern Buses & Coaches, like our training vehicles, are Automatics.
Drivers with a manual car licence who pass on our Auto Buses can drive all types of buses, coaches and minibuses after passing. 

Self-Select your Training Course

Unsure which is best for you?

Drive one of our buses. Get some advice from your instructor.
4 hour Review / Evaluation Lesson-£350 inc VAT
After Review / Evaluation Lesson, pay a £300 deposit to book your course, on the same day, and we will take £60 OFF your course fee and give you FREE Driver CPC Theory Study Material worth £50. 

Existing 'D' Licence but need Refresher, Re-familiarisation and Practice Sessions?

Inexperienced driver? Got a bus or coach licence some time ago? Unfamiliar with UK roads?  
Improve or refresh driving skills- each 4 hours - £350 inc VAT.

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.  A letter for Proof of Refresher Training is available, to show a prospective employer on interview/test drive (ask at time of making booking).

Not your your Provisional?  See our Quick Start Deal
When with us for your Quick Start Deal, pay a £300 deposit, to book a course and get:

  • FREE Driver CPC Study Material, worth £50

Already passed Module 1 theory?  
Pay a deposit of £300 now and you will receive FREE Module 2 Driver CPC Theory Study Material worth £50

Get your Driver Qualification Card to be a Working Driver

  • Module 2 - Driver CPC Case Study Theory Test (click here to by the training material, if you decide not to take up our Quick Start Deal offer)
  • Module 4 - Driver CPC Practical Demonstration Test - Our lesson before your DVSA test will teach you everything you need to learn about the Walk Round Vehicle Test

On Mod 4 Practical Demonstration Test you will tested on:

- Ability to load the vehicle with due regard for safety rules and proper vehicle use
- Security of your vehicle and its contents
- Ability to prevent criminality and trafficking in illegal immigrants
- Ability to assess emergency situations
- Ability to prevent physical risk

WALLACE Qualified Instructors 

Wallace instructors are chosen for their personal qualities as well as driving and instructional experience and professional qualifications including NRI & NVDIR (DVSA approved and recognised qualifications). They have the patience, understanding, industry knowledge and teaching skills to help drivers of all abilities.

Job Opportunities

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.
There are plenty of opportunities for work as a bus or coach driver. For example, all London's Red Buses and all of National Express Coaches are automatics.

How do I Start?

Take it STEP by STEP

Click HERE for Bus & Coach Frequently Asked Questions

Prices include VAT and DVSA test fees


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Medical, Provisional and on-line Theory Learning Material£100
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Arrange DVSA theory tests£60

Suitable for LGV C or C+E licence holders with lots 
of recent HGV driving experience

5 days training including one 3a reversing test,
and with one 3b weekday driving test on 6th day

Suitable 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.

5 days training including one 3a reversing test,
and with one 3b weekday driving test on 6th day


Suitable for drivers with lots of experience on 7.5 tonne ( LGV C1) Truck or recently passed HGV test.

7 days training including one 3a reversing test,
and with one 3b weekday driving test on 8th day

Suitable car drivers with lots of car and 3.5t UK driving experience

10 days training including one 3a reversing test,
and with one 3b weekday driving test on 11th day


DRIVER CPC - for Wallace Course Customers
Demonstration Lesson & Test (MODULE 4)

Lesson and Mod 4 Test - all on one weekday, in addition to course days£299

Re-Sit, for Wallace Customers, if required
2 hours Warm-up Session & Use of Vehicle for Test and Weekday DVSA 3b Test Fee

PCV D  and LGV C - £440
LGV CE Drawbar Combination - £440
LGV CE Articulated Vehicle - £485

Demo Weekday Test Re-sit (within 5 months of passing Wallace driving test) - £199

Replacement (within 5 months of passing) for lost Wallace 3a Certificate - £15.00

3a Reversing Test, including £40 DVSA test fee - PCV, LGV C1, C or C+E drawbar £365, CE Articulated £410

Non-Course Customers - Module 4 only - 1 day & test - £399

Above rates effective from 1/8/22
The school reserves the right to amend rates without notice and decline a booking which is lower than the minimum training recommendations.

Methods of Payment:
We accept debit cards, BACS payment and personal credit cards. We do not accept Company/Commercial Credit Cards.
Corporate Clients seeking account facilities are required to complete an Account Opening Form before bookings can be arranged.

Phoenix Financial Consultants

Training is available across London and around the M25. Current HGV/LGV venues:

Battersea, Bedford, Croydon, Dartford, Enfield, Harlow (Brentwood), Heathrow, High Wycombe, Guildford, London / Park Royal, Luton, Oxford, Reading, Slough, Watford and Wembley

Wallace School of Transport is an introducer appointed representative of Phoenix Financial Consultants Limited ("Phoenix"). Phoenix is a credit broker that is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (Financial Services Register No. 539195) which offers finance for home improvement projects from its panel of lenders. All finance subject to status and credit checks.