Why train with 2Start?

  • We are constantly investing in our fleet to ensure we continue to provide the best vehicles for our customers.
  • Fully Qualified on the National Register of LGV Instructors.
  • We have hundreds of happy previous customers and currently have a 4.9 rating on Google.
  • It’s easy to say that we are the ‘Premier Driving School’, but the proof is in the facilities offered and the results obtained by our students.

D1 Ultimate Package

£2,665.00

The Ultimate 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.
  • 4 days driver training including DVSA test – Each days training is 3.5 hours long on a 1:1 ratio with your instructor.
  • Pass Protection – Should you be unsuccessful on your first D1 test you have one additional attempt with 1.5 hours training beforehand.
  • Practical CPC module 4 – Training at our centre and tested by one of our examiners on the same day.
  • Category D1+E Driver Training – Three days of practical training, followed by a DVSA test on day 3.

 

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 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.
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?

You can attend one of our fully equipped depots based in Portsmouth, Southampton, Worthing and Reading.

Course Reviews

I used 2 Start Training in Worthing to complete my Cat C (Class 2) license. Clint and Mark were my instructors and were extremely professional, very knowledgeable and always willing to help and answer questions. They went above and beyond in all aspects and made sure that I was happy with everything before moving on to learn new things and completing my practical. Thank you 2 Start Training and a huge thank you to Clint and Mark??

Worthing

I have just completed my CPC renewal and must say the course was fantastic! I prefer courses where you are in the classroom as they are easier to interact with coursemates on, however, that said, I could not fault the lesson delivery. I am exceptionally pleased that I chose this company to renew my CPC and I will be back in 5 years for my next renewal, unless I get chance to do further training in the meantime. I can not recommend 2Start training highly enough. Nothing was a problem and all the staff I had the pleasure of dealing with showed the exceptional professionalism of this company. 5 stars is all I can give but would definitely give more if there was the option. Thanks again for this week. Adam Paley

Derek was fantastic and training was exactly as required

Reading

Why train with 2Start?

  • We are constantly investing in our fleet to ensure we continue to provide the best vehicles for our customers.
  • Fully Qualified on the National Register of LGV Instructors.
  • We have hundreds of happy previous customers and currently have a 4.9 rating on Google.
  • It’s easy to say that we are the ‘Premier Driving School’, but the proof is in the facilities offered and the results obtained by our students.