We also provide training for those who drive smaller passenger carrying vehicles, or a minibus up to 16 passenger seats that is no heavier than 3.5 tonnes. These vehicles can be driven without the requirement for the category D1, but the training is exactly the same as for the minibus D1 (information below).
A 2-hour classroom based theory session
1-hour practical session, including a driving assessment and the checks that should be carried out before driving a minibus
This course is suitable for anyone who drives a MPV/ Category B minibus during the course of their work, or on a voluntary basis for organisations including youth groups. It is also suitable for anyone hiring a MPV/ Category B minibus, and requiring evidence of a completed minibus driver training course. MPV/ Category B Minibuses can be provided for the training, or participants may use the minibus from their own organisation.
REVALIDATION: Completed every 3 years, renewal involves a 1 hour practical session only.