PCV Training

Choose Sirens Driving Academy for professional PCV driver training. We help you to learn new driving skills and pass your test and gain a PCV Licence. We understand the needs of people and therefore provide the best driving training to them. Our PCV Category driving courses are designed to assist individuals as well as other clients to get a driving licence easily and quickly. Our PCV training locations are good for people living in and around London, UK. You will receive friendly and one-to-one training from our instructors having years of high quality PCV training experience.

CPC Training

PCV training for Category D licence


Our objective is to offer complete support to people by providing them the best learning experience. Our PCV training is focused on the individual needs but if you represent a place of work that needs a team of drivers to be trained, please get in contact to see if we can arrange training course (HGV / LGV Training) that meets your requirements. We provide professional trailer driver training and driving instructions in many different licence categories in UK. If you want to know more about the driving lessons, trailer test or trailer training, please contact us, we will be happy to help you.


PCV Locations


Our trainers and instructors have been chosen for their exceptional qualities and for their driving experience and professional qualifications.  They have teaching knowledge and skills to help you to understand the basics. We offer trailer driving lessons and support in:



PCV Licence


We are proud to say that we are members of the following groups:

Driving Instructors Association (the DIA)
Motor Schools Association (the MSA)
Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM)
Royal Society for the Prevention of Accident (RoSPA)

As a driving professional it is important to recognise that The Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974, requires employers to take appropriate steps to ensure the health and safety of their employees and others who may be affected by their activities when at work. As an emergency response or advanced driver there is the same legal requirement over the Senior Managers to ensure that staff are not only adequately trained, but actually have the correct categories on their licences to drive the vehicles in that class, such as C1 for Paramedics, D1 for Police or Class C for the Fire service.

Due to the changes in licences on 1st January 1997 the emergency services are reaching the point where their staff will not be able to drive Public Order carriers within the Police service, Ambulances and Fire Engines, due to the classification of vehicles that these all sit. The entry requirements for Paramedics differ, but the College of Paramedics do advise that most NHS and many private ambulance services make it a condition of employment that the candidate has a C1 licence, so finding that advanced training for an Ambulance or to drive a C1 vehicle is important.

The Police may soon be at breaking point, as even their advanced driving test does not give them the category to drive the public order vehicle, as this requires the D1 category and as such they will need to retrain their staff to pass this course.

Each licence requires its own set of exams to take, but all of this starts with a medical and the D4 form to complete and a D2 application for the provisional entitlement. Then there is the individual theory test and hazard perception. Some may argue this is just about making money, but being required to improve your knowledge is surely never more important than in driving. For any occupation it is important to recognise the risks and being an advanced driver does not guarantee your safety.

The Health & safety act is very clear that the employer has a responsibility to;

■ Assess the risks from work-related road safety in your organisation.
■ Produce a health and safety policy covering, for example, organising journeys, driver training and vehicle maintenance.
■ Make sure there is top-level commitment to work-related road safety in your organisation.
■ Clearly set out everyone’s roles and responsibilities for work-related road safety.

Those responsible should have enough authority to exert influence and be able to communicate effectively to drivers and others. I can see this is why the NHS and other emergency services want the required qualifications in place, as it shows a degree of responsibility on the individual too.

In driver training this would still need to be cross-checked and the advanced driving or response qualification is assessed every three years, which requires both a medical and practical examination. It is clear that the emergency services take their road risk responsibilities seriously and if you want to get ahead of the rest and get some first had emergency service driver training from the professionals, then look no further than speaking to us at Sirens Driving Academy on 07818 408336 or 0800 612 9538. If you prefer email us atenquiries@sirensdrivingacademy.co.uk

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