Passenger carrying vehicle driving (bus and coach) apprenticeships

Types of apprenticeships that you can apply for in the passenger carrying vehicle driving (bus and coach) sector.

This apprenticeship is for people who want to drive passenger carrying vehicles (PCVs).

Training opportunities

You won’t necessarily need a licence to gain entry to this apprenticeship, but you’ll work towards a PCV provisional licence during your training. Bear in mind that this type of licence requires you to meet certain medical requirements.

As an apprentice you’ll also have to achieve a PCV driver certificate of professional competence (CPC) before you can drive for your company.

As a PCV driver, you’ll be expected to help passengers safely reach their destinations on time, pay attention to other road users, assist passengers with special needs and keep your vehicle in good working order.

Types of apprenticeships

This is an intermediate level apprenticeship. You’ll train as one of the following:

  • bus driver
  • coach driver

Apply for a passenger carrying vehicle driving (bus and coach) apprenticeship

You can become an apprentice in England if you’re:

  • 16 or over
  • eligible to work in England
  • not in full-time education