Passenger Carrying Vehicle (PCV) bus driver training
Learn to drive a bus and get your full licence (PCV D) at the HCT Group Learning Centre in Hackney, North London. The full PCV licence is what you will need to pursue a career as a bus driver
Choose us for your PCV bus driver training
70% first-time pass rate: Our instructors have a wealth of experience of bringing out the best in trainee bus drivers – providing you with the skills and knowledge you need to pass your PCV first time
A fair price: The price of your PCV course will be based on how much help you need on the basis of your initial assessment. If it looks like you’ll be ready to take your test quickly and you already have your PCV theory component, courses start at £1200.
Real world knowledge: The Learning Centre at CT Group also delivers training for London red bus operator CT Plus, so our training is right up to date with what employers are looking for.
Available now: Our PCV bus driver training is available on an ongoing basis, just call 020 7275 2451/2407/2419 for the most up-to-date timetable or complete our PCV expression of interest form here.
How it works
6 steps to your PCV bus driving licence
Step 1: Eligibility
To be eligible, you must be 21 years old or over and have a clean full UK/EEC driver’s licence held for at least 2 years. You will also need to pass A D4 medical test as required by DVLA for a provisional driving entitlement to be issued.
Step 2: Assessment
We will conduct a training needs assessment and an initial on-road assessment. This will identify how much training you will need and allows us to quote you a precise price for your programme. The assessment costs £30.
Step3: PCV Theory and Hazard Perception
Our delegates have a number of choices based on their training needs assessment - ranging from a week intensive classroom-based progamme costing £450 to a home-based study programme costing £85 for those who need less support. This leads up to your Passenger Carrying Vehicle (PCV) theory certification - the first step in achieving a full licence to drive a bus, and your Hazard Perception tests - another key requirement. If you have already done this step previously or elsewhere and have the relevant documentation, you need not take this step again.
Step 4: On road training
After you have passed your PCV theory, you can move onto on-road training with our experienced instructors working up to your test. This normally takes 2 weeks, but based on your initial assessment, it can take as little as one week or as many as four.
Step 5: Your test
The cost of your first test will be included in the course price. 70% of those who train with us pass first time.
Step 6: The CPC practical
The final requirement for working as a bus driver is the Certificate of Professional Competence Practical. We can support you as you prepare to take this brief test, covering a variety of work-related tasks.
Find out more
To talk to someone about PCV bus driver training or to organise an assessment, please call us on 020 7275 2423/2407 or complete our PCV enquiry form.