Course Details

  • If you or one of your employees has recently been involved in a road traffic collision driving a passenger carrying vehicle (PCV), or they want to get back to work as a bus driver after a long period of absence, this half-day category D and DE assessment course is perfect.

    It will test your current skills and driving standards and identify any areas where improvement is required or where there are safety concerns. Focusing on defensive driving techniques and the ability to forward plan, anticipate and create observational links, you’ll be put through your paces to ensure your abilities are up to scratch and you can safely drive passengers in a bus or other similar vehicle.

    Whether you’re a driver or an employer, this short course will give you the assurance that either yourself or your employees have the relevant safety skills to drive a PCV, in line with the category D and DE licence requirements. You’ll receive a certificate valid for three years to prove this.

  • All you need to take this course is a full and valid UK/EU licence, with category D or D+E.

  • Your theoretical knowledge will be assessed via a written test and you’ll take part in a practical assessment to test your driving skills. Your employer will receive a written observation report of this driving assessment.

  • With a certificate of training to prove your skills and competence, you’ll be able to return to driving passenger vehicles with the knowledge and confidence that you are a safe and effective driver, as well as continue your career development.

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  • The cost for this course is currently £157.50. Please get in touch with us to find out about corporate and group rates.

    Depending on your circumstances, there may be opportunities for a reduction in your course fees or funding options to help you pay. Our dedicated finance page explains all the different types of funding available, from bursaries and benefit support, to grants and loans.

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  • Our course enquiries team is on-hand to answer any questions you might have about this qualification, the application process, enrolment, or anything else about life at The Manchester College.

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