Who is this for?
This training course is designed for drivers who need to obtain a vocational driving licence for a Passenger Carrying Vehicle Category D.
Passenger Carrying Vehicle (Cat. D) Driver Training Course:
To train candidates in the knowledge and skills required of a PCV driver to the minimum standard of the Department of Transport driving test. Candidates must be of a minimum age of 21 years, and must hold:
(i) Provisional entitlement which entitles you to drive the correct category of vehicle.
(ii) Pass Certificate for Theory & Hazard Perception Test.
- Object & Scope of PCV Driving Test
- Legal Requirements
- Safe Working Practices
- Basic Mechanical Principles
- Daily Checks
- Vehicle Controls, Equipment & Components
- Observation and Planning
- Highway Code & Vehicle Safety
- Hazards – Other Road Users
- Manoeuvring Exercises
- Corrective Driving Tuition
- Development Driving
- Motorway Driving
- Tachograph Records & Regulations
- Accident Prevention and Procedure
PLEASE NOTE: Irrespective of the date vehicles were first registered, with effect from 1 April 2006 all vehicles used for Categories D1, D1+E/ D and D+E tests must be:
PCV with more than eight passenger seats, at least 10 metres in length, at least 2.4 metres in width and capable of 80 km/h (50 mph).
Category D vehicle towing a trailer of at least 1.25 tonnes MAM, with a closed box trailer at least two metres high and two metres wide.
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).
Category D1 + E:
Category D1 vehicle towing a trailer of at least 1.25 tonnes MAM, with a closed box trailer at least two metres high and two metres wide.
Average 5 Days. Dependent on previous driving experience and a full Assessment Drive. Each day consists of a morning session from 8.30am to 12.15pm and an afternoon session from 1pm to 4.30pm (approximate times). One session is observation and the other is practical, unless the training is on an intensive one-to-one, basis for which all the training would be practical.