Nice! Was on the chinese import today 'Kinglong' I think, was no legroom on it and I'm not tall haha. Whats the process out of interest to get into driving buses?
Never a passenger on one.
To get the licence you need the following;
Full category B licence.
Do theory test for category D (ensure you have 2 passport photos + public services card).
Get medical completed by your GP.
Apply for category D learner permit.
Do 2 driver CPC theory tests, one is 100 questions, the other is multiple choice case studies.
Sit and pass driving test + cpc show and tell (walk around checks).
Apply for full driving licence for category D
Apply for digital tachograph card.
All in it cost me €2500 when i did it 5 years ago.
Licence for professional drivers is only valid for 5 years, cost €55 euro.
CPC's annually for the rest of your professional driving career average €50 per module.
As i have a dual licence (bus and truck) it costs me €300 in cpc's alone every 5 years
Once you complete all of the above you can then apply for your driver cpc card to the RSA, it's free of charge for a first one. €50 for a replacement.