PCV Licence Requirements
Becoming a PCV driver is very similar to passing your driving test. In order to become a PCV driver you will have to qualify for your licence. Once this has been achieved you are able to apply for jobs as soon as possible.
Achieving your PCV licence involves qualifying through an official training course. These are offered by a number of companies and training providers can be found throughout this website. The length of the course varies and can be as little as just a week’s worth of training. The length of the course can vary dependant on the price and amount of hours training you will receive on a daily basis.
Firstly, you need to apply for a provisional driving licence, known as a Passenger Carrying Vehicle (PCV) driving licence for a coach or bus driver. You need to have a full UK or EU driving licence before you can start training to be a bus driver.
To apply for a provisional PCV driving licence, you need to get a D2 application form and a D4 medical form from the DVLA or a Post Office branch. The medical form will have to be filled in by your GP. If you have an old-style driving licence, you need to also send confirmation of your identity, a passport photo and your driving licence. If you have a photocard driving licence, you only need to send your driving licence with your D2 and D4 forms. It will usually take around three weeks for your PCV provisional driving licence to be sent to you.