Application process

What do I need to be recognised on the register?

You will need to hold the following qualification to be recognised on the register, and have achieved this within the past 3 years.

  • Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Passenger Carrying Vehicle Driving Instruction

If you have gained this qualification over 3 years ago you will need to undertake the below 2 units as a refresher before you can be recognised on the register.

  • Provide professional driving instruction service in the Passenger Carrying Vehicle industry 
  • Demonstrate safe driving as a driver trainer

If you have undertaken a qualification or in-house course with your employer that you believe qualifies you to the equivalent of the Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Passenger Carrying Vehicle Driving Instruction, you may also be eligible to apply to the register. Please contact to check the eligibility of your qualification prior to making an application.

Where can I undertake the Level 3 Diploma in Passenger Carrying Vehicle Driving Instruction qualification?

For details on training providers offering the qualification click here.

How much does it cost?

Registration to the register costs £50. Your registration needs to be renewed after 3 years, at which point you will also need to show you have undertaken CPD to refresh your skills.

To apply you will need the following information to hand:

  • Your personal details
  • Your certificate of qualification scanned in, ready for upload
  • The name of the training provider at which you undertook the qualification
  • The date of which your qualification and/or refresher units were achieved
  • Your employer details
  • A valid credit or debit card for a payment. Cards accepted are displayed below.

To renew an exisiting on expired registration please email