Why do I need a PCV licence?
If you choose to drive a minibus professionally you will need a PCV D1 licence.
Are there any exceptions?
Yes, drivers who passed their car licence test in the UK before 1st January 1997 will benefit from acquired rights (also referred to as grandfathering rights). This means that this group of drivers automatically have a D1 entitlement on their driving licence however there is a restriction code 101 attached to this entitlement which does not permit you to drive a minbus for hire and reward. In short, if you passed your test before 1997 you can drive a minibus with up to 17 seats for private use only or as a volunteer however, if you would like to drive a minibus for hire and reward (professionally), then you must have a PCV D1 drivers licence.
What are the requirements?
PCV D1 training is for anyone who wants to raise their driving standard to a higher professional level or who are entering the passenger transport industry. It’s not just for those who don’t have the D1 entitlement.
You must have a car driving licence and be over 17 years of age. You will also be expected to take a medical examination and pass a PCV Theory Test and Driver CPC modules before taking your PCV Driving Test
For more information about our PCV D1 Training Programme, charge rates and anything else please give us a call on 020 8964 4928 (option 4) or you can use our Enquiry Form