This course can be tailored to your needs and can include:
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 Lesson is available at all of our training centres. Students who complete one of our driver training courses will attend one of our fully equipped depots based in Portsmouth, Southampton, Worthing and Reading.
Our D1 Lesson courses are taught by expert instructors who hold all the relevant qualifications and skills that they need to provide the highest quality driver training. If you complete one of our D1 Lesson courses, you will be given the correct skills and abilities that you need to safely operate a D1 category vehicle.
A really good four days. Learnt loads, including those extra bits that always help. Had two very friendly and helpful instructors due to sickness, but a seamless transition. Would definitely recommend and will be doing all my training there from now on.
I have just completed and passed my “cat D” (Bus/Coach) with 2 Start , my instructor Nicky, was very knowledgeable and put me at ease, having been an HGV Driver for many years, I had more than a few “bad habits “ but she patiently dealt with them and I passed first time. Good atmosphere within the training establishment making it very easy to learn.
Excellent, professional instructors. Highly recommend! Thanks !
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