It is easier as well as quicker to get trained to drive a vehicle with an automatic gear box than a vehicle fitted with manual gear box and hence you should opt for a licence for driving automatic bus.
There are numerous opportunities to work as a coach or a bus driver since for instance, all the National Express Coaches as well as the Red Buses of London are automatic.
Automatic bus training at Dhoot Driving School
Since the licence does not affect the kind of body of the vehicle, be it a saloon coach body or a single decker, or the number of seats, you can drive a double decker bus too with a licence you get from passing on a vehicle of single deck. The training vehicles we use are:
- Latest production models
- Include all the features listed in any modern passenger vehicle
- Easy to maneuver
- Represents vehicles that are in service
Demonstrating the access ramp for wheelchairs and the kneeling facility of Optare, is one of our trainers, Tom Moran. The XL2 Optare training vehicle for PCV Automatic Bus we use to train has:
- Dual doors with 10 meters long and 31 seats
- Built in good retarder along with a gear box that is fully automatic
- Powerful 230 Euro 3 BHP Mercedes engine with superb acceleration
- Television monitor and internal door
- Kneeling facility as well as a wheelchair ramp
We have specially chosen our training vehicles to ensure we meet the DSA test vehicle requirements fully. To keep up the high standard of performance the vehicles are regularly maintained at facilities that are approved by the manufacturers. Our training vehicles have the features as follows:
- ABS brakes
- Offers a smooth ride with high maneuvering power
- Less noise levels
- Comfortable position of driving and easily usable controls
- Perfect all round visibility along with assisted power steering
You should also know that when you pass the test for PCV Automatic Bus, if you already have a lorry licence, you would obtain the licence for unrestricted fully manual coach as well. And, when you get your licence for driving Automatic Bus, if you choose to acquire LGV C or HGV 2 licence as well, you would not only have upgraded your bus driving licence to an PCV licence for manual coach of all types but you would also be permitted to drive a truck weighing 32 tonne as well.
Want to apply for the PCV provisional licence?
The Quick Start Package we offer is quite famous. You can visit our guidance notes on how to apply for your provisional page, request for an application form and do it for yourself. Or you can also visit us in our office at Park Royal to get a medical from our doctor. We would complete all your licence related paper works for you and in the meanwhile you can learn for your Hazard Perception Test as well as Multiple Choice Theory Test from the study material we would provide to you.
Want help in passing the theory tests?
We would provide a choice of online learning, CD ROMs, books and DVDs for your help. Consult our page PCV Theory Test Help for details.
Are you ready for arranging the theory tests?
To book your theory tests, click here. You would have to visit our website two times to book your tests, first time for arranging the Multiple Choice test and second time for an appointment to sit for the Hazard Perception test. If you want you can sit for both the tests on the same day. You have to fist book your Multiple Choice test and arrange for the Hazard Perception test on either side of the Multiple Choice test. For your information, Multiple Choice test is of 1 hour 10 minutes and the Hazard Perception test is of 40 minutes.
Are you ready to start with your driver training?
Once you receive your provisional PCV licence it means that you are ready to start your driver training. But what kind of training course would be suitable for you and how much money would you need to invest?
We suggest that you go for a DRIVING ASSESSMENT with one of our trainers. The trainer would check your driving related skills, take into account your relevant experience and recommend a training course for you. Based on the recommendation we would be able to quote a price to you. And remember to enquire about PASS PROTECTION.
For your information all our trainers are not only DSA approved but are also multi lingual and we offer our training programs in different other languages along with English.
For arranging an Assessment Lesson, please complete the form given in the contact us page or just phone us.
We would contact you immediately to confirm the booking.
Want to find driving jobs?
You would have to pass two further tests to drive professionally: Module 4 or Practical Demonstration Test and Module 2 or Driver CPC Case Study Theory Test. Passing these tests would fetch you a Driver Qualification Card which is necessary for working as a professional driver. For more information, see Driver CPC Initial Qualification.
If you are looking for driving work in the UK, having just currently passed your PCV test in EU, for instance in Romania, Portugal or Poland, you too would need a Driver Qualification Card to show to your prospective employers. We can arrange for your Practical Demonstration test and Driver CPC Case Study Theory Test really fast with our special package, such that you can start your job immediately. For your information, we also offer this package to clients who are new to Dhoot Driving School having been let down by their previous training schools.
When you start your work as a professional driver though, do remember that you would also need to undergo 35 hours of Driver CPC Periodic Training over the course of next five years, which we can help you with too. You can visit Jobs and Your Future Career pages for information related to driving jobs.
Go to Make a Booking or give us a call to arrange for your Assessment Lesson to receive our information pack.