This Bronze package includes:
First you will need to obtain the D1 category on your licence. Once you have this you can then apply for the D1+E licence meaning you can drive D1 category vehicles with a trailer over 750kg MAM (maximum authorised mass). The combined MAM of both cannot exceed 12,000kg.
If you passed your category B licence after January 1997 you would need to follow the steps below to obtain your category D1+E 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+E vehicle privately. If you want to drive a D1+E vehicle (minibus & trailer) for hire and reward you will need to complete a 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 such as coupling and uncoupling the trailer.
When you are ready you will then sit your DVSA practical driving test.
If you pass your D1+E 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.??
You can attend one of our fully equipped depots based in Portsmouth, Southampton, Worthing and Reading.
I'd like to thank everybody at 2 Start Ltd Portsmouth for helping me achieve something i should have attempted a lot earlier,my H.G.V C+E licence.The staff were always helpful,knowledgeable and good all round.I would especially like to thank my trainer Robin who was excellent towards me,always patient,always making me feel comfortable,always willing to answer any question i asked,however obvious or stupid you feel the question is, with understanding and always a answer to put me at ease.I enjoyed those 5 days training and taking my test and passing. So if you're erring and umming like i did for many years,don't,you won't regret it.My options have now expanded,so i'm glad i finally took the the leap.I will be back to take more courses and further increase my opportunities. Thankyou
The training given by 2 Start Training was very thorough and encouraged attendee participation. Overall it was very well presented. Parking was ample, registration upon arrival was seamless.
An excellent course. More in depth than the last time I did any IPAF training. Lots of good content and well presented. Health and safety was well documented.