To obtain a driving licence for a bus or coach, you will need a medical examination to ensure that you are fit to drive. The safety of your passengers, other road users and yourself is always of the utmost importance.
You can now learn at the Age of 17 if you are a member of the armed services.
You can drive these vehicles at age 18 if one of the following apply:
- you passed your driving test and Driver CPC initial qualification
- you are learning to drive or taking a driving test for this category or Driver CPC initial qualification
- you are taking a national vocational training course to get a Driver CPC initial qualification
- you had your driving licence before 10 September 2009
If you what to learn to drive a bus or coach (PCV) you have to have a full driving licence for a car, you have to be over 17 or 18 years old, otherwise you have to be 21, you have to pass a Department of Transport medical.
For your medical, take the orange form (D4 or DLM1 in Northern Ireland) to your doctor for a fee of about £120.
Once you have completed your medical you must send your D4 form along with your current driving licence and your completed D2 licence application form (available from DVLA Local Offices, Vehicle Operators Services, DSA, PCV test centres, Traffic Area Offices, PCV training schools and direct from DVLA), together with the appropriate fee. Send to D.V.L.A in Swansea.
A provisional PCV licence should be returned within 10-14 days.
Once you have received your provisional licence you can then book for the appropriate theory test.