phd Minibus Training
• Licence Recuirements
If you passed your car driving test category B after 1 January 1997, you can drive vehicles with up to eight passenger seats.
If you passed your driving test before 1 January 1997 and have the D1 not-for-hire or reward category on your licence (sometimes called a 101 restriction), you can drive minibuses in the UK (but not in mainland Europe), but not for hire or reward.
• For Hire and Reward
To drive a minibus, for hire and reward, with between nine and 16 passenger seats, you must pass a Driving Standards Agency (DSA) minibus Passenger Carrying Vehicle (PCV) medical, theory and practical driving test.
• PCV Training for the minibus licence
We recommend two to five days' training to reach the Passenger Carrying Vehicle (PCV) standard.
• PCV Entitlement Application
Apply to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) for a provisional entitlement to drive a PCV. You can get an application form D1 and information sheet D100 from main post offices.
- a full driving licence for category B vehicles (car with up to eight passengers).
- to meet the PCV eyesight test and medical requirements – DVLA form D4 – including a doctor’s fee of £50-£70.