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This Private use package includes the following:

  • D2 licence application and D4 medical forms – The D2 form is to apply for your provisional licence and the D4 is completed by the doctor when you have your medical. Assistance in completing these can also be given.
  • Medical – Booked for you locally at a convenient time.
  • Theory revision issued – A login will be issued so you can start to revise your theory tests on our online revision site.
  • Multiple Choice and Hazard Perception Theory tests booked – These will be booked at your local theory test centre at a time convenient to you. These can be booked individually or together.
  • 14 hours driver training including the 3a and 3b driving tests.

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What can I drive with the D1 category on 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 and passed your theory tests and completed your practical driver training and test, you will be legally able to drive a minibus. Our Private Use Package will give students all the skills and knowledge that they need to safely operate a D1 category vehicle and pass their 3a and 3b driving tests.

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.

How do I obtain my D1 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 3a and 3b driving tests.
  • 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 in areas such as vehicle safety, securing loads and your ability to manage emergency situations.

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.

Module 2 & Module 4 CPC

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.

Where can I complete my training?

Our Private Use Package is available to complete at all of our training centres. Students can attend one of our fully equipped depots based in Portsmouth, Southampton, Worthing and Reading.

Driver Training Instructors

If you complete one of our Private Use Package training courses, you will be taught by highly experienced and professional driver training instructors who are all experts in teaching D1 driver training. All of our instructors are dedicated to ensuring you pass your 3a and 3b driving tests.

See what our students have to say!

Portsmouth

2 Start Ltd (Portsmouth), Unit 4 Shawcross Industrial Estate, Ackworth Road, Hilsea, Portsmouth, PO3 5HU
Call: 02392 123555

2 Start Training
4.9
Based on 259 reviews
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OLIVER JattaOLIVER Jatta
16:40 23 Feb 24
I had an excellent experience at 2Start, Simon was my instructor. During my training I had updates and feedback which make me feel confident and that was vital to a successful pass first time.
Aaron GlasspoolAaron Glasspool
13:36 23 Feb 24
Very good training week with will the instructor made it easy and comfortable to pass the final test
Call of DeedsCall of Deeds
13:56 21 Feb 24
Ryan FarmerRyan Farmer
13:56 21 Feb 24
Very good training centre, would definitely recommend.
Craig PrattCraig Pratt
13:33 20 Feb 24
Rob was amazing has made a very boring subject and has turned it into a really fun way of learning. Lots of great tips along the way too
Kevin DeverKevin Dever
16:37 16 Feb 24
Well organised process from start to finish. Passed first time thanks to my great instructor Will Warren. Highly recommended.
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Theale

2 Start Ltd (Theale), Site C The Quarry, Deans Copse Road, Theale, RG7 4GZ
Call: 01184 021 861

2 Start Ltd (Theale)
5.0
Based on 53 reviews
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Benn OliverBenn Oliver
18:45 10 Nov 23
I completed my car to C+E Fast Track with Alex at Theale and passed first time! I'm in no doubt this was down to expert instruction by Alex who was fantastic throughout my two week course. A professional, knowledgeable instructor who calmly guided me through the process from scratch to test. I would highly recommend 2 Start to anyone wanting to learn how to drive cat C or C+E and no doubt anything else. They have great equipment, facilities and instructors and will be the first choice for me if I look to add any more categories to my license and for CPC training.
BordusBordus
15:07 19 Oct 23
Adam RobertsonAdam Robertson
13:45 08 Sep 23
Alex and Ryan trained me. Doing the car to C+E fast track course, came out with a pass! Cracking time and experience, appreciate all the hard work the team put in especially Alex and Ryan, couldn’t have asked for a better couple of lads to help me through. Thank you!
Tim AndrewsTim Andrews
15:05 10 Aug 23
I had a really good time with Roy C from 2Start learning how to drive a rough terrain forklift. I thought I had quite a lot of driving experience but learning to drive the rough terrain forklift was one of the most challenging thing I have done for a while. Ray C is a great teacher and simplified the complex process of lifting and moving objects with the forklift by breaking down the various tasks contained in the test into manageable sections so that it was easier to learn. I highly recommend 2start Training and Roy C as a great instructor.
Miro KralikMiro Kralik
13:44 26 Jul 23
I have passed today, thank you very much 2 Start ltd, especially to MR. INSTRUCTOR and Guru, my English brother Mark. Thank you very much, I really appreciate your professional attitude. With love Miroslav 🇸🇰🇬🇧👍🏻
Rob RoyRob Roy
13:56 21 Jul 23
Good training all the way through. I did pass the test on first attempt. Thank You Alex.
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Southampton

2 Start Ltd (Southampton), Unit 2 Four Dells Farm, Poles Lane, Otterbourne, Winchester, SO21 2DY
Call: 02382 022975

2 Start Training
4.9
Based on 279 reviews
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Andy NewmanAndy Newman
14:51 23 Feb 24
Couldn’t have asked for a better group of instructors. Dave was my trainer and was professional and thorough throughout. Would not hesitate to recommend, not just Dave, but all at Otterborne. Friendly, approachable group of people!
Steve MeadSteve Mead
11:26 23 Feb 24
Excellent instruction, clear and relaxed training and assessment
Andy MeinAndy Mein
14:02 16 Feb 24
Dave and Dell trained me from car to class 1 C+E in 2 weeks. Very professional and experienced instructors who make you feel at ease. Really good experience and passed first time. Cheers guys!
Shaun GillShaun Gill
11:25 02 Feb 24
Dell was an amazing instructor and made me feel very comfortable and got me test ready very quickly and I would definitely recommend 2 start ltd to anyone who wants to do there HGV lessons/test
Barry AdamsBarry Adams
14:44 01 Feb 24
Brilliant company, brilliant bunch of professionals. They go above and beyond 100% recommendations from me
Aiden HillAiden Hill
14:31 26 Jan 24
Great bunch of guys there, great banter and very helpful thanks dell for all your help
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Reading

2 Start Ltd (Reading), Unit 32 Youngs Industrial Estate, Paices Hill, Reading, RG7 4PW
Call: 01184 021861

2 Start Training
4.9
Based on 161 reviews
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Frank OkoegualeFrank Okoeguale
12:21 23 Feb 24
Mark is the best professional instructor out there, he taught me all I needed to qualify and he kept urging me on and on. He is the best. I will always recommend him and his company 2 Start
Adventure MonkeyAdventure Monkey
20:36 16 Feb 24
I did an ADR course here. Clinton Steggles is a great instructor and is a credit to the team at 2start. He knows his stuff and really enjoys his job. He really wants you to enjoy your course and pass your multiple exams. (Thanks Clint)
Ryan RobertshawRyan Robertshaw
13:47 08 Feb 24
Had a FLT training course with Roy S. He was very professional and patient. Highly recommend training at 2 Start LTD. The company as a whole are very friendly and welcoming.
Jon CJon C
16:23 13 Nov 23
These guys got me through my C1 driving practical. Their standards are incredibly high; do what they teach you and you will pass the test no problem. Friendly bunch too, would recommend
paul burdettpaul burdett
16:39 20 Oct 23
Had a very enjoyable week doing my cpcNicky is vary good Instrutor friendly and informative
kevin williskevin willis
15:22 20 Oct 23
I have just done my cpc traing along with Nicky and Clint and as most people know a weeks training can be tiring, but with NIcky and Clint and the rest of the class it has Been fun, enjoyable , and I have learnt alot from this course , all I can say is keep the good work up guys and not only will I see you soon , but also recommend you guys too others
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Worthing

2 Start Ltd (Worthing), The Vinery Ind Est, Unit 54 & 55, Poling, Worthing, BN18 9PY
Call: 01903 952410

2 Start Training
5.0
Based on 222 reviews
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Jordan GibsonJordan Gibson
14:33 23 Feb 24
Past my category c driving license with rob @ 2 start. I can’t recommend these guys enough. Rob was very calm and gave very clear instructions and advice to improve my driving. He gave grate feedback and positive encouragement. Was happy to answer any questions and concerns I had. Plus I passed my test 1st time with the one week of training. The site is clean and tidy and the lorry’s are kept very clean and tidy as well. Everyone staff member I met at the depot where polite, friendly & approachable. Unfortunately Rob wasn’t present for my test but the depot manager who took me to test was just as polite and friendly. And Rob even took the time to congratulate me after passing.
Great training center to get your C licence and CPC.Great staff and trainers who help you giving you the keys to pass at first attempt.Totally recommended
Tarik JonesTarik Jones
12:41 14 Feb 24
Yeah the Staff was helpful. My instructor Paul was brilliant!! Thanks
JasmineJasmine
10:14 02 Feb 24
I did my class 2 with 2 start. My instructor was rob and he was brilliant! Patient and professional, really calmed my nerves. Can’t thank them enough, loved my experience with them and everyone I came into contact with was lovely!Passed second time, everyone was super encouraging and supportive. Would 100% recommend 2 start! Thank you all so much!
kerry thomsonkerry thomson
16:53 19 Jan 24
Whoop Whoop Today I passed my HGV.Thank you Paul and the team at 2 Start.From the beginning when I was sorting out my medical and forms Jack was really helpful. Also when I needed some advice on the Test for Success he was able to help me resolve an issue I had.Pauls patience, calmness and kindness was endless from day one. Everyday I felt more confident, learning new skills and trusting myself to make the right decisions.Passing my reversing the first time was an amazing experience, I started to believe that I could do this.We spent everyday negotiating the local roads, difficult junctions and roundabouts until I was happy.On the day of the test we focused on the areas I need help with and I was able to put into practice all the advise Paul had given me, remembering all his catch phrases.I was absolutely delighted to pass first time. I am so pleased to be able to say that 2 Start is the whole package, from start to finish everything has been amazing.One note is to head office, invest in better quality toilet paper.
angela mayangela may
18:37 18 Jan 24
Absolutely brilliant instructors .I was really nervous but my instructor was very patient and encouraged me every step of the way .I can notrecommend these guys highly enough.
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