The Gold package includes the following:
By obtaining a D1 category on your licence you will be able to drive a minibus. The DVSA define this as vehicles with:
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.?
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.
If you passed your category B licence after January 1997 you would need to follow the steps below to obtain your category D1 licence:
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.?
Our D1 Gold Package is available to complete at all four of our fully equipped training depots, which includes training centres in Portsmouth, Southampton, Reading and Worthing. Those students who opt to complete one of our D1 Gold Package training courses will be taught by highly skilled and qualified expert instructors, all of whom will work hard to ensure you pass your test.
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Excellent experience. Professional outfit right from the Admin Team to the Training team. All of the vehicles provided where in good, clean condition with the fleet being new or relatively recent. Would recommend.
Excellent trainers. Recommended. A particular shout-out to Clint at Newbury/Reading. Highly professional and an all round good chap.