Why train with 2Start?

  • Dedicated on-sight reversing facilities.
  • Fully qualified and professional D1 driving instructors.
  • On the road driver training.
  • A4 certificate of attendance

D1 Lesson

From: £240.00

This course can be tailored to your needs and can include:

  • One 3.5 hour training session
  • Opportunity to practice the reversing manoeuvre  at one of our dedicated sites.
  • On the road training, where you will experience different types of road training.
  • Issued an A4 certificate of attendance.

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 this training?

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

Course Reviews

Thanks to Daisy and the office team for all their efforts and support with my recent LGV2 training. A really professional Training Company providing a 1st class high quality service. A big 'thanks' to Ken, my LGV training instructor, for all his hard work and professional expertise to ensure that I became competent and confident with the LGV training. I successfully undertook and passed the LGV 2 practical driving test. My high pass score was entirely down to Ken's training methods, knowledge and expertise. THANKS Ken, Daisy all the office team, much appreciated. I would 100% recommend 2 Start Ltd to anyone thinking of undertaking LGV training. 2 Start Ltd is Professional, Well Organised, Friendly and Fun!

Southampton

Very friendly staff, instructor was so helpful and I managed to get booked in really quickly!

Portsmouth

Helpful and very professional, explain in plain English and in every single details, flexible and swift in response

Reading

Why train with 2Start?

  • Dedicated on-sight reversing facilities.
  • Fully qualified and professional D1 driving instructors.
  • On the road driver training.
  • A4 certificate of attendance