PCV Training

The requirements for obtaining a minibus/bus/coach licence are detailed on the government website for further information click here

If you want to drive a minibus, there are some circumstances when you might not need to take a driving test, click here for further information.

Please call if you require help with applying for your provisional licence. We can also help you with free training material for the theory and hazard perception tests.

We can arrange practical training for

  • Category D1 Minibus Licence
  • Category D1+E Minibus & trailer
  • Category D Bus/Coach

We can also help you to prepare for the New Driver CPC Module 2 Case Studies and Module 4 Practical Demonstration test.

We like to understand what training each of our customers need, so we recommend that before you undertake a full course of training you complete initial assessment training (approx 3 hours of training) so that we can tailor the length of the course to suit you. We can then take into account existing driving experience as well as aptitude.

Please note however that we do not have our own training vehicles for bus or minibus. You can train using your own vehicle, or a vehicle provided by your employer (as long as the vehicle meets the requirements for the driving test).

We are also able to use buses provided by Dolphin Coaches, but training and test times are mainly limited to school holidays due to their existing work contracts.

PCV Training Courses

After the assessment average courses are

  • 1.5 days for minibus training
  • 2.5 days for Bus/Coach

Course lengths are usually 6 hours driving per day and will be one to one with your instructor.

Costs are as follows.


£30 + vat per hour using vehicle provided by you, £40 + vat per hour using vehicle provided by us.

Minibus & Trailer

£30 + vat per hour using vehicle provided by you, £40 + vat per hour using vehicle provided by us.


£40 + vat per hour using vehicle provide by you, £50 + vat per hour using vehicle provided by us.
Please call us or email carol@mdtnorwich.co.uk to discuss your requirements.