There are some requirements you need to pass before you can get your PSV/PSV and this page will explain them in brief detail although you can find all this information in further depth throughout the site and the articles we’ve linked to. Fulfill these requirements, get your licence, then you can start earning money!
Provisional Cat D Licence
Whilst you may already drive a car you will need to fulfil a few requirements before you can get your Cat D provisional licence to drive a PSV/PCV and start your training.
- You must be over 21 years of age.
- You must have a full Category B driving licence and held it for more than 2 years.
- You must meet the DVLA Group 2 medical standards.
Once you’ve got these you can get your provisional licence and move on to taking your theory and practical tests.
There are 2 theory test modules to take, and you need to pass these before you can move onto the practical modules. We have written an extended section on the entire test process so click here to learn more. There are plenty of books you can read that will help you with these and so that you can aim to pass first time. These theory tests are taken on a computer and they can be booked at www.direct.gov.uk/drivingtest and you will need to have your provisional driving licence number and a debit/credit card to book them.
Practical Training and Tests
Once you’ve passed the theory modules then you need to take your practical and this needs to be done within 2 years of passing the theory. You will then undertake your training which generally takes place over 5 days with the last day being your actual test.
New drivers will have to complete one final module to demonstrate their competence and focuses on safety and security to ensure you have the knowledge a professional driver will need.
You can read more about the theory and practical tests on the Theory Test, Modules, & Costs page.