Category D

Coach / PCV Driving

Here’s a quick look at what’s needed!

There are one or two small bridges to cross before we can get to the Test stage or estimate price for a course. Simply put, from a price point of view, we have to get an idea of an individual’s ability.

It would be very easy to offer a course of 20 hours to all, but that’s not too good for candidates who require say 16 or 24 hours. That’s why we prefer to give an idea of cost based on a fair assessment. Offering block courses without an assessment makes life simple for training providers, but that’s too much of a risk for the candidate and only works if the exact number of hours required coincide with the amount of the course. We can’t stress enough the value of having driving ability assessed before embarking on a program of lessons and would strongly advise against using a driving school who only offered this option. It’s a bit like buying a very expensive suit without being measured for it or being allowed to try it on – and anyone prepared to sell a product like this should be viewed with extreme caution. Equally be wary of any school who offers more than four or a maximum of five hours training in one day. Excessive hours can lead to a lack of concentration and unnecessary mistakes. Test days should ideally have no more than four or five hours of driving. If the final moments of a test fall outside of this driving period concentration levels can be seriously impaired.

When we have an idea of how many hours will be required we can look at how the course could be built. Courses can be split a number of ways, either a block booking with the test towards the end of the week, Monday to Friday, for example, or alternatively training over a number of weekends. Sixteen hours, for example, can be split over four Saturdays with a test the following week, or indeed eight lessons of two hours on Saturdays and Sundays, whichever is best for individual circumstances. Flexible courses and weekend training only have to be paid for lesson by lesson, so there’s no need to make the total payment in advance.

Before undertaking any Coach Driver Training, you must first obtain provisional driving licence entitlement in your chosen category.

Prior to this entitlement being granted, candidates will need to undergo a straightforward Medical Examination. This isn’t a complicated procedure, and we complete all the paperwork and conduct the medical here at our Head Office so no waiting around or queuing involved!

Simply call to arrange a convenient time – including Saturdays! It couldn’t be easier. We have a very, very good deal on Medicals included in our packages

When the Provisional Licence arrives – usually a couple of weeks or less – you can pop down and have your assessment. These are usually arranged on a Saturday, but can be anytime subject to availability.

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