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PCV D1

A comprehensive, flexible PCV D1 Driver Training Programme designed around you and your needs.

 

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

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What do our customers say?

  • This is the first time that young people have engaged in trampolineing in this way and they had a wonderful time. This trip would have not been possible if it wasn’t for the Innovation Fund as the young people travelled to the venue via Westway minibus services. 

    Joanna Peik-Azadi
    Innovation Fund
  • I just wanted to say thanks for organising the taxi last night and how great Adebe is. Your drivers are always lovely but he was especially helpful and it’s always so reassuring to know our members are being looked after.

    Brooke Kerr, AGE UK K&C
    Green CT Cars
  • A taxi from the station to the farm is over £10 and this alone is a price many parents cannot afford. Having access to the Innovation fund has meant that we can support with the cost of transport, meaning the parents can access this opportunity and keep their money for buying fruit when they are there. 

    Innovation Fund
    Fatima Ahmed, FLIP
  • The Innovation Fund has been of a great benefit to Lunch Club+ 4 The Bind. We have been on about 4 shopping trips - and counting this coming Saturday - 2 seaside trips

    Bill Gough, Lunch Club 4 the Blind
    Innovation Fund
  • Transport is very well maintained. Drivers and Escorts are excellent and have a good supportive manner which is very important with older people.

    Sue Cornish, RBKC Library Service
    Maintenance
  • Adrian is a brilliant Tutor, clear and easy to understand. So happy I chose this company, I also met Kevin; seriously both wonderful tutors. So relaxed, thank you guys.

    Patrick Erskini
    Emergency First Aid at Work
  • I had an outing to Richmond Park and Abdul was our driver. I just wanted to say how helpful, patient and calm he was, nothing was too much trouble. Everyone had a really great day and he very much contributed to that.

    Sam Hatley
    Group Transport Service
  • It is so liberating to be able to get about again and be truly independent. I cannot thank those running the scheme enough. 

    Buffy

    Buffy Mellor
    Mobility Scooters
  • Kevin Foster was professional, knowledgeable, patient and understanding. His friendly and chatty demeanour took away any anxiety we may have felt about learning a new skill. Highly recommend Kevin to any potential students/organisations. 

    Pro Trainings Referral
    AED Training Course
  • I would just like to say that Annie has been such a great bus driver, she is so patient and helpful........

    J Skone - Randolph Beresford
    Minibus Services
  • Thank you for the lovely service we had this week. The clients were happy with the access of the bus and the driver was helpful.

    Sophie Congdon, Age UK
    Group Transport
  • I am writing to personally thank you for all of the support Westway CT provided in helping deliver Christmas Hampers to elderly residents in Westminster. I know the task became more challenging than originally expected, however Richard Yeatman and his team were flexible, responsive and a pleasure to work with.

    Liz Brice, Tri-Borough Adult Social Care
    Delivery of Xmas Hampers
  • I wanted to compliment Richie Dacres-Sam. He has been a pleasure to speak with on the phone, regarding dealing with bookings for one of my clients I visit at home. Very efficient and well mannered, no problems at all with the bookings.

    Muge, Dementia Support Worker
    Door to Door Services
  • You have a great team when booking and the drivers are all so friendly and very helpful

    Dorothy Ridley
    Community Car Scheme
  • From the minute I walked into Westway CT I knew it was the place for me. The people are lovely, I was supported all the way through my training (although it was relatively easy after the HGV training) and I was able to do volunteering work and gain some experience and confidence whilst hoping for paid employment.

    Annaliese Richards
    Drive Time Project