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Category D Training


Category D PCV / PSV training runs around Ipswich, Suffolk and uses the DVSA Test Centre in Ipswich.  D is the category that allows you to drive a bus or coach with more than 16 passenger seats. 

A 25 hour category D course is £1770.  This fee covers training for both your practical driving test and DCPC Practical Demonstration, and includes BOTH practical test fees – £115 and £55 respectively.


PCV PSV Training Ipswich Bury St Edmunds Suffolk

Once you have passed your Multiple Choice, Hazard Perception and Case Studies theory tests your D practical course can be arranged and the practical tests can be booked – the driving test lasts approximately 1.5 hours with the CPC test lasting approximately 0.5 hours.

The Category D practical test consists of several parts:

  • Show Me Tell Me D‘ – You will be asked 5 questions from the list
  • Reverse Manoeuvre – Off Road (See Below)
  • General Road Driving – On Road
  • Independent Drive – On Road
When attending training and test you MUST have BOTH parts of your licence and theory certificate.

This is the reverse exercise that will be part of your test, demonstrated here by our Category C vehicle. Sorry about the windy day!

Upon passing your Category D practical test, your examiner will send your licence to the DVLA for updating to the full entitlement.

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