Why train with 2Start?

  • Medical booked for you locally at a convenient time.
  • Theory revision issued with a login so you can start to revise your theory tests.
  • Highly qualified and dedicated D1 driving instructors.
  • Top-quality training vehicles.

Private use Package

From: £1,250.00

This Private use package includes the following:

  • D2 licence application and D4 medical forms – The D2 from 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 and Hazard Perception 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 together.
  • 4 days driver training including DVSA test – Each days training is 3.5 hours long on a 1:1 ratio with your instructor.
The selected date will be the day of your medical and the start of your training package.

Train Now, Pay Later

Are you looking for HGV / PCV / Forklift training but can’t meet the upfront costs? Our ‘Train Now, Pay Later’ finance scheme allows you to start training today and pay your training costs at a later date.

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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. Our Private Use Package will give students all the skills and knowledge that they need to safely operate a D1 category vehicles and pass their DVSA test.

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.

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.

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 Private Use Package is available to complete at all of our training centres. Students can attend one of our fully equipped depots based in Portsmouth, Southampton, Worthing and Reading.

Driver Training Instructors

If you complete one of our Private Use Package training courses, you will be taught by highly experienced and professional driver training instructors who are all experts in teaching D1 driver training. All of our instructors are dedicated to ensuring you pass your DVSA practical test.

Course Reviews

I have just finished my 5 day CPC course with 2 Start training. Our trainer, Nicky Hanson, was Brilliant, she was very knowledgeable, informative and helped make the week fly by. Nicky has amazing patience, was fully engaged the whole class Nicky put us at our ease from the initial contact on Monday morning right through to the final good bye on Friday evening, as a company they have been excellent, Joining instructions were spot on, helpful and very professional. Great job guys!

2 Start training Have been very helpful and a good professional company to work with. Thank you.

Southampton

10/10. Absolutely amazing team at 2 Start from booking and information with Tim, to driver training with Mark at Worthing. Tailored lessons to suit any experience level. I Will be recommending to anyone that wants training. Thank you guys.

Worthing

Why train with 2Start?

  • Medical booked for you locally at a convenient time.
  • Theory revision issued with a login so you can start to revise your theory tests.
  • Highly qualified and dedicated D1 driving instructors.
  • Top-quality training vehicles.