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Become a Bus Driver with 123HGV. Cat D Licence, PCV Licence, Bus Driver Licence


Looking to steer your career in a new direction? 123HGV offers nationwide Category D bus driver training, setting you on the path to becoming a professional bus or coach driver.

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Cat D Bus & Coach Driver Training with 123HGV

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Simply call us on 01233 280 123 or complete our enquiry form to start the process to becoming a bus or couch driver.

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Choose a training date that fits your schedule. We're all about making it work for you.

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Start your training and hit the road with confidence. Your future as a professional driver with 123HGV starts now!

Category D Bus & Coach Driver Training


Considering a career behind the wheel of a bus or coach? 123HGV is your premier destination for obtaining a PCV Licence through our targeted Category D Licence training. We pave the way for you to master the skills needed to operate Passenger Carry Vehicles (PCV) confidently across the UK. Whether you aspire to drive local bus routes, school buses, or luxury coaches on continental tours, our Cat D Driver Training equips you for a rewarding career on the road.

To embark on this career, you need to be at least 18 and possess a valid car licence. With 123HGV, you’re not just gaining a licence; you’re unlocking a gateway to diverse driving opportunities with the potential for substantial earnings and the satisfaction of serving the public.

Why A Category D Licence?


Securing a Category D licence with us means more than just the ability to drive large vehicles. It signifies a step into a career filled with variety and the chance to make every journey memorable for passengers. Whether you’re interested in local, national, or international routes, a Category D licence offers unparalleled freedom and flexibility in your driving career.

Become a Bus or Coach Driver with a PCV Licence


By training with 123HGV, you’ll be qualified to operate:

  • – Large buses and coaches, essential for those looking to pursue Bus Driver Training or Coach Driver Training.
  • – Vehicles that fall under the Public Service Vehicle (PSV) Licence category, ensuring you’re fully equipped to transport passengers safely and comfortably.

Personalised Category D Bus Driver Training


At 123HGV, we acknowledge that each candidate’s learning path is unique. Our training programs are meticulously designed to suit your individual requirements, ensuring an optimal learning experience that steers clear of generic, one-size-fits-all solutions. We assess your driving capabilities to tailor a training plan that best suits your needs, ensuring efficiency and effectiveness in your learning journey.

Seamless Start to Your Cat D Training


Beginning your training with us is straightforward. A simple call to our team will set you on the path to acquiring your provisional driving licence, including a hassle-free medical examination conducted at our facilities. We offer excellent packages that include everything you need to get started, ensuring a smooth and prompt process.

Are you ready to take the driver’s seat in your career? Enquire Now or ring us at 01233 280 123 to explore your options for Category D Driver Training.

Why Choose 123HGV For Bus Driver Training?


Opting for your Category D Driver Training with 123HGV means choosing excellence, flexibility, and comprehensive support. Our training is delivered by expert instructors committed to equipping you with the skills and knowledge required to excel in your driving tests and your future career. We pride ourselves on transparent pricing and personalised training plans, ensuring you get the best training experience in the UK.

How to Secure Your Cat D Driving Licence

Age Requirement: Candidates must be at least 18 years old to apply.

Valid Category B Licence: A full Category B driving licence is essential for enrolment in our comprehensive PCV Category D training courses.

Medical Examination: Begin with a PCV medical examination to ensure you meet the health standards for professional drivers. This step is mandatory, even if you have previously completed a medical for an LGV licence.

Provisional Licence Application: Following the successful completion of your medical exam, you must apply to the DVLA for your Category D provisional licence, setting the stage for your training journey with us.

Frequently Asked Questions


Becoming a professional bus or coach driver raises several important questions. Our FAQ section is here to clear up any uncertainties you might have about obtaining your Category D Licence, the training process, and what your future career might look like. From the essentials of PCV and PSV Licences to detailed insights into our Cat D Driver Training, we’ve compiled the most common inquiries to help you navigate your path with confidence. Whether you’re curious about the age requirements, the types of vehicles you can drive, or how to get started, you’ll find your answers below.

A Category D Licence permits you to operate large passenger carrying vehicles, such as buses and coaches, on public roads in the UK. It’s essential for anyone looking to pursue a career in bus or coach driving.

PCV (Passenger Carrying Vehicle) Licence and PSV (Public Service Vehicle) Licence terms are often used interchangeably. Both refer to the certification needed to legally drive passenger vehicles; however, PCV is the more commonly used term in the context of driver training and licensing.

Anyone aiming to drive a bus, coach, or any other form of large passenger vehicle professionally in the UK needs to undergo Cat D Driver Training to obtain a Category D Licence.

You must be at least 18 years old to apply for a Category D Licence and start your journey towards becoming a professional bus or coach driver.

Yes, you need to hold a full Category B (car) driving licence before you can commence training for a Category D Licence.

The process involves several key steps, including passing a medical examination, applying for a provisional Category D licence, completing the required Cat D Driver Training, and successfully passing both the theory and practical tests.

The duration of your training can vary based on your prior driving experience and skill level. Typically, Cat D Driver Training courses are tailored to meet individual needs, ensuring you’re fully prepared for the final test.

Holding a Category D Licence allows you to drive any bus or coach, including vehicles designed to carry more than 8 passengers. You can also tow a trailer up to 750kg.

Absolutely. Qualified bus and coach drivers are always in demand across the UK, in both urban and rural areas. A Category D Licence opens up numerous employment opportunities in the passenger transport sector.

To begin your Coach Driver Training, ensure you meet the age and existing licence criteria, then contact us to discuss your training needs. We offer flexible training schedules to fit around your commitments.

We are proud to offer comprehensive Category D driver training nationwide, ensuring that wherever you are in the UK, you can access top-quality training for your bus and coach driving career. Our training centres and partner facilities span across a wide range of locations, including but not limited to:


North West England: Liverpool, Manchester, Lancaster, Salford, Preston, Carlisle, Blackpool, Bolton, Warrington, Barrow-in-Furness, Blackburn, Burnley, Bury, Stockport, and Chester.


North East England: Newcastle upon Tyne, Sunderland, Durham, Middlesbrough, Darlington, Gateshead, Hartlepool, South Shields, Tynemouth, and North Shields.


Yorkshire: Leeds, Sheffield, Bradford, Kingston upon Hull, Wakefield, York, Harrogate, Scarborough, Whitby, Huddersfield, Halifax, Barnsley, and Rotherham.


London and Greater London: City of London, Westminster, Camden, Greenwich, Hackney, Hammersmith and Fulham, Islington, Kensington and Chelsea, Lambeth, Lewisham, Southwark, Tower Hamlets, and Wandsworth.


Our goal is to make Category D driver training as accessible as possible, ensuring you have the opportunity to embark on a rewarding career as a bus or coach driver. Contact us to find out more about the training options available in your area and how we can help you achieve your professional driving aspirations.

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