Minibus Training to obtain Category D1

This course is designed for those who wish to obtain the category D1 (usually applies to those that passed their test post-January 1997) which will enable them to drive a minibus over 3.5 tonnes.

Candidates will complete an initial 45-minute driving assessment which will determine how many days training the instructor thinks would be required before the candidate would be in a position to successfully complete their test.

This course is suited to those who are required to drive a minibus for schools and academies, etc. On successful completion of this course, drivers will no longer be restricted to the size/weight of minibus that they are able to drive and will also be able to drive a minibus abroad.

Once the category is obtained, we ask that revalidation training is undertaken every 3 years.


Course snapshot

Duration: 3-5 days

Price: dependent upon assessment (includes the cost and booking administration of the D1 test with the DVLA)

Group size: Maximum of 2 people

Certification expiry: 3 years