Minibus Driver Training CAT D1
You must pass another test before carrying passengers for hire and reward.
Before you can start your minibus driver training you need a medical and then apply for a provisional D1 licence. You can have your medical on a Saturday morning at our training centre. The fee is £85 included in our Starter Pack. If you choose to use our doctor, the forms will be waiting for you when you come for your appointment. Simply call to arrange your date and time. Or, if you wish to use your own doctor, order D2 pack from www.gov.uk/dvla/forms . Then complete the licence application form (D2) and send it with your medical and existing licence to DVLA. The licence is FREE and should arrive within a few days.
Or you can take our Starter Pack which includes medical, online theory training, classroom theory training, both theory tests at a discounted price of just £200 saving £75.
Once you have your licence, give us a call to arrange your theory training and theory test. The training takes place at our purpose built, climate controlled training centre and the pass rate for those following this route is close to 100%. The theory test will be arranged at a DSA test centre convenient to you.
Your practical training course is 10 hours spread over 2 days with your test taken at the end of your training at our private test centre at Mansfield Woodhouse. Plenty of training is required as the standard is exactly the same as for a "big" bus. All tuition is on a 1 to 1 basis so you get full, individual attention.
Drivers wishing to drive minibuses professionally are subject to the driver cpc regs as from Sept 2008. We will look after all this for you as well. Candidates who passed their car test by the end of 1996 will already hold a D1 (with a 101 restriction). This means that the driver cpc is gained by Periodic Training. In any event the total cost of the driver cpc is £300 which includes all training, test fees, vehicle hire and VAT as applicable. Please call for clarification of these confusing rules.
If you think you may need a licence for more than 16 passengers, then consider our CAT D course which will licence you for ANY bus or coach - from school bus to Euorpean tourer.
Remember that the course fee includes your tuition, test fee, vehicle for test and VAT. INTEREST FREE FINANCE CAN BE ARRANGED - CALL FOR DETAILS! T & C apply.
Price includes training, VAT and test fee
Starter Pack & CPC are extra