Course Requirements

Age Requirement21 yrs
Areas AvailableTullamore and Mullingar
Days Tuition Available7 days a week
Learner Permit Permit Required?Yes for Category D
Lesson Prices €130 per 1.5 hours
€250 hire of coach for test (includes pre-test lesson)
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Vehicle CategoryD

Step 1

Sit the theory test for the bus (100 MCQ ) book online

Step 2

Sit the case study theory test for buses . book online

Step 3

Apply for learner permit for coach in your nearest national driver licencing service (

Step 4

Book your first lesson with Hynes Driving School

Unlike car tuition there is no mandatory number of lessons to be taken. When you pass the test for category D you automatically are entitled to category D1 which is a mini bus

If you intend to drive a bus for a living then you must obtain the cpc qualfication, the first stage of which is the case study theory test mentioned above, the final stage is the practical walkaround test which can be sat directly before or after your driving test. The case study test and practical walkaround test gets you a Driver Qualification card (CPC card) issued by the RSA .

Both the drivng test and the practical walkaround test is applied for

Your instructor will advise you how and when to apply for both the driving test and practical walkaround test and they will provide you with necessary material to prepare for same

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