Bus Driving Lessons

We have been placing drivers with Ireland's top corporate companies, and despite the present day economic climate, there is always work opportunities in the local area for coach driver.

Our training courses will ensure that you are well placed to pass your Category “D” Driving Test the first time you take it. We also specialise in both the Initial and the Periodic Drivers CPC Training Courses.Our Training Centre is conveniently located next to the RSA Driving Test Centre at Carraroe, Sligo.

Package One: Obtaining a licence:

For a driver who:

  • Currently possess a Car Licence only and wishes to obtain a category D (Coach) licence (answer to question below would be No)
  • Currently possess a D1 Licence (minibus) and wishes to obtain a category D licence (answer question below to determine which option to follow)
Q: Did you complete D.T.T. when obtaining D1 (Minibus licence)? Yes   No
Step 1 CPC STEP 1 - BusTheory Test  NA    €72.00
Step 2 CPC STEP 2 - CPC Case Studies NA    €72.00
Step 3 Practical Driving Test  € 120.00    €120.00
Step 4 CPC Practical Walk Around Test  NA    €32.00
  Total Exam Fees  €120.00    €296.00

-  Prices are valid as of August 2016.

** - Driver is required to undertake a full medical (approx. €50.00) and obtain their permit licence (€35.00).

Package two: - Assessment:

Applicable to - full licence holder for relevant vehicle category

€100.00 – 90-minute assessment to include:

Reversing, regional and national road driving, position, reacting to hazards, observation, control of vehicle and progress

Sample of assessment sheet attached, which will be completed and returned to Transport Manager, showing full details of driving assessment and any recommendations required.

Package Three:  - Upskilling Course:

Applicable to - drivers who possess the relevant category licence but require additional training.

Coach- €300.00 (approx. 4 hours)

• Daily Vehicle Checks
• Passenger Care & Comfort
• Tachograph & Fault Finding
• Defensive Driving – (2 hours)
• On Road Assessment – (1 hour) - positioning, reacting to hazards, observation, control of vehicle and progress

Package Four: - CVRT: Driver Daily Walk-Around Checks Training

The Commercial Vehicle Roadworthiness Testing is currently making appointments to carry out inspections to assess the maintenance and repair of commercial vehicles, including trailers, used in your business.

Specific Documentation required for the inspection includes:

  1. A list of all vehicles and trailers used in the business including vehicle registration numbers and copies of certificates of roadworthiness.
  2. Records of inspection, maintenance and repair for each vehicle
  3. Records of defect reports received from drivers and the evidence of follow up actions to address the defects
  4. Scheduling plan for maintenance/safety checks of vehicles
  5. Details of training provided to drivers for carrying out walk-around checks and for reporting of vehicle defects.
  6. Qualifications of the personnel responsible for carrying out maintenance of vehicles

We are offering training in number 5 above - Driver Daily Walk-Around Checks.

View more details on CVRT here

For CPC Appointments send us an email using the form here or call 071 915 3516

For Driving Lesson Appointments Contact Myles on 087 298 9990

CPC Driver Certificate of Professional Competence

This is one of a series of videos from the RSA on CPC Driver Certificate.