PCO Licence Requirements

Check the following PCO Licence requirements before you start the application process. If you meet them all then proceed to making the formal application asap:

  • You must be a minimum of 21 years of age.
  • Have the right to live and work in the UK.
  • Be the holder of a UK or other EEA driving licence for at least the last 3 years.
  •  Able to meet the medical requirements covered in the DVAL Group 2 standards. This will be confirmed in a medical assessment which you need to get done by a GP before sending your PCO application pack back to be processed. Anyone with health problems or disabilities should look at our pages on this subject for further information.
  • Be able to read a map and work out routes. This is an essential part of the skills needed to be a PCO Licence holder and you can show that you possess these skills when you undertake the Topographical Test. If you aren’t confident about passing this test then you can get training done with us before the test.
  • Be of good character. This might seem the most difficult point of all to prove but it simply involves getting a CRB (DBS) check done. This is a criminal records checks and our page on the subject will show you the types of conviction which are going to cause you a problem in getting your licence granted.

One thing to bear in mind is if you hold a passport which is not a UK or European one then you will need to get your National Insurance number sorted too. In addition, you will need to provide evidence of your right to remain in the UK e.g a residency permit. For more information on the PCO Licence requirements please feel free to give us a call.

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