Minibus D1 Training Courses

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D1 Lesson

From: £210.00

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D1 Bronze Package

From: £1,075.00

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Private use Package

From: £1,250.00

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D1 Silver Package

From: £1,550.00

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D1 Gold Package

From: £1,900.00

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D1 Ultimate Package

From: £2,665.00

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Minibus D1 Driver Training

All you need to know about how to obtain your Minibus (D1) Licence.

What vehicle can I drive with a D1 category added to my licence?

By obtaining a D1 category on your licence you will be able to drive a minibus.  The DVSA define this as vehicles with:

  • no more than 16 passenger seats
  • a maximum length of 8 metres
  • a trailer up to 750kg

Once you have applied for a provisional licence, completed a medical, sat your theory tests and completed your practical driver training and test, you will be legally able to drive a minibus.

I am a teacher and I need to drive a minibus?

If you are a teacher in the private sector at a non-charitable school, you will need a full D1 minibus licence.

If you are a teacher in the state sector and drive under the CBPS, the area can be very complex and grey.
If you drive during school hours it can be considered as for payment. This needs a full D1 licence.

If you drive out of school hours it may not, however you are still teaching/supervising/have care and control therefore acting as a teacher you may fall back to the previous ‘during school hours’. Claiming the concession will certainly bring you to the notice of the authorities, especially if an accident arose causing damage or injury with the obvious risk of prosecution.

Also please check with your insurance company regarding the use of non – full ‘D1 licence holders to see if cover will still be in force.

D1 Removal of restriction

If you passed your category B car licence before 1st January 1997 you would benefit from acquired rights (also known as grandfather rights).  This means that you will already have the D1 entitlement added to your licence.  However, there is a restriction to this, called a 101 placed on the licence which means that you are not able to drive a D1 vehicle (minibus) for hire and reward (meaning for profit).  You can drive a minibus of up to 17 seats for private use but if you wish to drive a minibus for hire and reward, meaning you will be paid to drive the vehicle you will need to sit and pass the D1 minibus tests.

If you passed your car (B+E) test after January 1997 you will need to take the relevant tests to obtain the category D1 on your licence.?

Driving a minibus for hire & reward

If you intend to drive a D1 vehicle (minibus) for hire and reward, for instance a private taxi you will need to ensure that you sit both module 2 and module 4 CPC.

How do I obtain my D1 (minibus) licence?

If you passed your category B licence after January 1997 you would need to follow the steps below to obtain your category D1 licence:

  • Apply for the provisional entitlement using form D2, we can supply this to you or you can get one online from the DVSA here: Order DVLA forms – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
  • Apply for and attend a medical using the form D4, again we can help you to book this part of the process and help you with the forms.
  • Attend and pass the theory tests required.  There are 2 if you wish to drive a D1 vehicle privately.  If you want to drive a D1 vehicle (minibus) for hire and reward you will need to complete the third theory test which is the CPC Module 2 case study theory test.
  • Once you have passed your theory you are ready for your practical driver training. You will be taught by one of our highly skilled instructors.  You will learn how to drive the vehicle safely on the road and practice the manoeuvres required to pass the D1 DVSA practical test.
  • When you are ready you will then sit your DVSA practical driving test.
  • If you pass your D1 practical test and you wish you drive a minibus for hire and reward then you will need to take a further practical test which is the Module 4 CPC. This is a show me tell me practical where you are required to demonstrate your knowledge and ability on areas such as vehicle safety, securing loads and your ability to manage emergency situations.

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