Why train with 2Start?

  • Medical booked for you locally at a convenient time.
  • Pass protection on your first test.
  • Theory revision issued allowing you to begin revising for your theory tests.
  • Practical CPC Module 4 with training at our centre and testing completed by one of our examiners.

D1 Gold Package

From: £1,940.00

The Gold 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, Hazard Perception and initial CPC 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 all 3 together.
  • 14 hours driver training including the 3a and 3b driving tests.
  • Pass Protection – Should you be unsuccessful on your first test you have one additional attempt with 1.5 hours of training beforehand.
  • Practical CPC module 4 – Training at our centre and tested by one of our examiners on the same day.
The selected date will be the day of your medical and the start of your training package.

Additional Information

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.?

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 on areas such as vehicle safety, securing loads and your ability to manage emergency situations.?
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 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.

Course Reviews

Was at 2 Start for novice counterbalance training in Portsmouth. Jane was awesome. Very patient with clear instructions and helped me pass my test with ease. Would definitely recommend this company to anyone looking to gain FLT or HGV licence.

Portsmouth

Very Professional all way through the course and always there to help.

Portsmouth

Good course from start to finish. Fully recommended

Reading

Why train with 2Start?

  • Medical booked for you locally at a convenient time.
  • Pass protection on your first test.
  • Theory revision issued allowing you to begin revising for your theory tests.
  • Practical CPC Module 4 with training at our centre and testing completed by one of our examiners.
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