What is a D Category Vehicle?
Answer: A bus or coach that has over 16 passenger seats. Examples include local buses on local routes, inter city coaches and coaches used for holiday tours.
To be eligible to take this test you must be 18 years old or over and take the following steps.
1. Visit us for a drivers medical, currently £65, phone us to book an appointment. The Doctor is with us every two weeks, you can use your own doctor but the cost will vary between £60 and £200. ORDER the FORMS you will need.
2. Send off the forms we will give you to the DVLA with your driving licence. It will normally take around 3 weeks for your new licence with provisional PCV D category to return. Contact us once you receive it and you can visit us for an assessment/trial lesson. This will give you the opportunity to see what we have to offer and we can suggest the correct duration of driver training to suit your ability. If you cannot visit us for an assessment you could book an 'average' length course.
3. Book your theory tests online at www.gov.uk/book-theory-test , you will need to take - PCV Theory Test & PCV Hazard Perception, and if you intend to drive for 'hire and reward' you will need to take the PCV Case Studies, contact us for advice if needed. You can either buy the Books and DVD's from us to revise to pass the theory tests or sign up with www.drivingtheory4all.co.uk
4. Once you have passed your theory tests then contact us to book your driver training course as suggested by the driving assessment or if you haven't had an assessment book a course duration you feel happy with and we will do our best to ensure you pass your PCV D Driving Test.
The driving test will last approximately 60 minutes, during which you will be required to complete a reversing exercise (see the picture below), then drive onto the roads during which you will complete uphill, downhill and angled starts, together with a controlled stop, door exercise at a bus stop and moving away from the side of road in traffic.
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Dear all at Tockwith Training
I would like to say a big thankyou to everyone at Tockwith Training for your support during my time spent with you training for my PCV and Driver CPC.
The fact that I passed first time was a credit to Paul my instructor who throughout my training worked very hard to sort out my driving and get me ready for the tests, at times I fell asleep at night thinking about roundabouts and bus stops and when I got up the next day they were still there in my mind.
When I had passed my PCV test and Driver CPC it was a fantastic feeling and I felt that I was a better driver after spending time with Paul. As an Instructor I felt he had given me 100% and more and he has given me a better understanding in driving standards not just for the test but for the years to come, for that I thank him very much.
Paul was outstanding and after meeting some of the other instructors it is clear that the tutorial level at Tockwith Training is of a very high standard. I would have no hesitation in recommending Tockwith Training to anyone as the facilities and staff are first class, should Paul or any of the instructors wish to visit our workplace you are more than welcome as your training is playing a part in our business.
Walter Pawinski, Assistant Facilities Manager NHS Trust, 26th May 2010.
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The different vehicle categories are very complicated, we are always happy to help and explain the regulations. Give us a call on 01904 737049 or email firstname.lastname@example.org