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Adding higher categories to your driving licence (staging) and upgrading | nidirect

The conditions on how to add higher vehicle entitlements

Information on vehicles you can drive | nidirect

Driving minibuses, buses, larger vehicles and the conditions needed to drive them

Motorcycles, cars and other vehicles you can ride or drive and minimum ages | nidirect

The tables below show the minimum age you can drive or ride if you gain your licence after 19 January 2013.

Buses and lorries you can drive and minimum ages | nidirect

Drivers of category D and D+E (bus entitlement), who wish to drive on a non professional basis will be subject to the minimum age of 24. However, to drive professionally you can drive these vehicles at a younger age ...

How to apply for your vocational licence | nidirect

If you want to learn to drive lorries, buses or minibuses you need a valid full driving licence before you apply for provisional entitlement for these vocational categories