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Category D (PCV) training is the latest addition to our training programme. This course, new for 2017, follows a similar syllabus to our highly popular LGV/HGV practical courses in Surrey.
Overseen and guided by EP’s DVSA approved tutors, our Category D training is conducted using our specially adapted bus from our vehicle fleet. Our courses are tailored to individual students. Whether it’s additional manoeuvring exercises at our off-road facilities or simply more time out on the designated test routes around Guildford, we’ve got it covered.
We understand that no two students are the same. Our personalised approach to practical training has gained us a reputation of one of the top professional driver training companies in the UK. A position we’ve held for over 35 years.
By successfully completing and passing our Category D training, students over the age of 20 will receive their Driver Qualification Cards (DQCs) which will allow them to drive a coach or bus with more than 8 seats for hire and reward (subject to Initial Driver CPC training).
Category D Training: Step by Step
Just like HGV training, our bus and coach courses are conducted in a number of steps. These include:
- A medical assessment
- Completion of provisional licence fee
- Multiple choice theory test
- Practical driving tuition and tests
Training courses can be taken with or without Initial Driver CPC. Although Driver CPC is now a statutory requirement in the UK, there are certain exemptions and not all drivers will require this element of the training. We’re always on hand to help students choose the correct route.
Additional, relevant categories on a professional driving licence are always beneficial, whether now or in the future. That’s why we also offer D+E (trailer) training.
Our two day supplemental course can be commenced following receipt of a licence with Category D acquisition. Two days of practical training are concluded with a test on the second day. If successful, students will then be able to tow a trailer that weights in excess of 750 Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) behind their bus or coach.