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Getting Started

If you want to pass your Coach Driving Test (category D), then The ISM’s professional Bus and Coach Lessons will give you the best possible chance to pass your test first time!

We have just updated our fleet of Training Buses/Coaches, so you’ll receive your training in the newest coaches in Ireland (2011 models) which are based at our Dublin Training Centre, just off exit 5 of the M50 in Finglas.

Our excellent ADI Instructors provide a 7 day week service and boast an overall 90% Test Pass Rate!

If you want to become a professional bus driver after the 10th Sept 2008 or a professional truck driver after the 10th Sept 2009 you will have to do an Initial Driver CPC examination. The examination includes:

  • two hour multiple choice theory test,
  • two hour case study theory test,
  • 90 minute driving test, and
  • 30 minute practical test.

You can go on training in RSA approved training centres to help you pass your Driver CPC examination. Once you have completed and passed the four parts of the Driver CPC examination you can apply for a driving licence and Driver CPC card in that category. Should you fail any part of the test you will have to resit that part of the test again.This is the training you need to do every year to keep your Driver CPC. All drivers must complete a minimum of 35 hours Driver CPC Periodic Training every five years, with a requirement to do a minimum of seven hours of training per year. Failure to comply with this requirement will result in a penal offence. The training modules will be divided into seven hour blocks which will have to be taken over one day. All professional bus drivers, who hold a valid category D, D1, D+E, or D1+E licence by 10 September 2008, must complete one day of periodic training every year for five years until 10 September 2013, when they will be issued a Driver CPC Card by the  RSA. In order to retain the Driver CPC qualification after 10 September 2013, the drivers will be required to undertake a further 35 hours of training every five years, with a minimum of seven hours/one day per yea

Our Vehicles


We are the only Driving School in Ireland that provides a Coach Reversing Bay. Our Purpose-Built Training Centre is conveniently located next to the RSA Finglas Driving Test Centre and provides a safe and secure environment to off-side and near-side reversing.

We have designed our Reversing Bay exactly the same as the Road Safety Authority so you can reach the Driving Test standard in a professional manner. All other Driving Schools use public street corners which is not at all safe for other road users.

Also, we provide the newest and most professional Training Vehicles in the industry (Mercedes and Daf Coaches) which are fitted with Air Brake Dual Controls and fully insured.


Dublin North


01 8641790 | 

Lesson meeting point:
ISM Training Grounds,

Jamestown Business Centre
Jamestown Road,
Dublin 11

Dublin North



  • 2 Hours: €185.00  (ISM has the newest Coaches in Ireland for training!)
  • Special: 10 hours for €850.00 (saving of €75.00)

Why Choose ISM

If you are a Manager in a Company, considering whether to send your employees for professional instruction, we can quickly give you all the details of industry-standard driver certification. ISM also provides you with the most comprehensive list of Training Aids to get you started.

We will tailor our courses to meet your specific needs, and we will guarantee that, when your drivers have finished an ISM course, they will have been exposed to a wide array of information, including the most modern driving techniques and current road legislation.

Simply put, ISM has the newest Coaches in Ireland, the best ADI Instructors, a 7 day week flexible service with 55 years of successful business behind us. Check out internet reviews about what people say about ISM; we guarantee you won’t want to book lessons with anyone else!

Our courses will give you not only the practical skills to pass your test but will guide you through the procedures for permit-applications, calculating laden weights etc. We also specalise in both the Initial and the Periodic Drivers CPC Training Courses.

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