D1 Minibus Driving Lessons Edinburgh Lothian Scotland
D1+E Minibus and Trailer Training.
The following dates are available for minibus training:
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Please ensure you hold the relevant provisional entitlement and supporting documents before attempting to book a course.
Two day Course Livingston 19th + 20th Available
Two day Course Livingston 23rd + 24th Available
To book one of these dates Text Jonathan on 07875 769 115
(Please state your full name and the date you are interested in booking.)
Payment is required in full by bank transfer at time of booking to secure a course, payment details will be provided.
No booking will be made until payment has been received.
All bookings are subject to terms and conditions.
Our patient instructors are fully trained to provide minibus training.
We also offer advanced driving courses for those who passed prior to 1997 and already hold D1 entitlement but might have never actually driven a minibus, or simply need guidance.
If you currently hold a pre 1997 D1 101 licence and wish to remove the 101 restriction you must apply for provisional vocational D1 entitlement in the same way as a post 1997 licence holder, you need to pass all the tests to obtain your vocational D1 licence.
We can also provide corporate fleet training and assessments for company vehicle drivers.
Please be aware that most candidates who are unsuccessful at the D1 test fail due to their general forward driving, not the reverse exercise. The standard of driving required is much higher than that of the standard learner car test.
Training is available 7 days per week from 0700 to 2200 subject to day light.
Qualifying process for category D1 entitlement.
To obtain a vocational D1 licence you must pass a medical and apply for provisional entitlement to drive a bus. D D1 D1E
Book a Medical
Please contact the DVLA to obtain the D2 D4 application pack to add provisional entitlement: DVLA Website
There are 4 modules to pass in order to achieve a D1 licence and driver CPC..
Module 1a is a bus multiple choice theory test and Module 1b bus hazard perception test (self study), these must be passed before you can sit module 3.
Module 2 is a written driver CPC case studies test. (self study)
To book the BUS module 1a 1b and 2 test please visit the DVSA online booking system: DVSA test booking
Mock tests: DVSA practice theory tests
Module 3 is the practical driving test. We provide the training and vehicle for this test.
Module 4 is a practical driver CPC test. We provide the training and vehicle for this test.
In order to drive a category D1 vehicle you must pass modules 1 and 3.
In order to drive a category D1 vehicle for hire or reward or for commercial purposes you must pass modules 2 and 4 to complete the driver CPC inital qualification. You will be issued with a driver qualification card which must be carried at all times when driving.
If you do not wish to drive the vehicle for hire or reward or your use of the vehicle is exempt from driver CPC you are only required to pass modules 1 and 3. Please seek legal advice from the DVSA (VOSA) if you believe you do not require driver CPC.
Our past customers include the Scottish Prison Service, University of Edinburgh, Heriot Watt University Edinburgh, RUTS, St Andrews University, Go Ape!, Forrestry Commission Scotland, MOD, Edinburgh Napier University. The Outward Bound Trust. Edinburgh Council, West Lothian Council,
Recent test successes
D1 Minibus Course Prices
(Prices include module 3 practical test fee and use of vehicle)
2 Day course £630 ~ suitable for someone with no previous experience.
This course normally starts at 0800 on each day.
D1+E Minibus and Trailer
You must hold vocational D1 entitlement before sitting the D1E trailer test.
D1+E Minibus and Trailer Course Prices
(Price does not include D1 course)
(Prices include D1E practical test fee and use of vehicle and trailer)
2 Day course £630 ~ suitable for someone with no previous experience towing trailers.
This course normally starts at 0800 on each day.
Longer courses can be arranged just ask.
Must hold a provisional D or D1 licence and have a valid category D theory test certificate (module 1) before booking module 3 test.
Must hold a provisional D or D1 licence and have a valid category D theory test certificate (module 2) before booking module 4 test.
Module 4 Course with test (driver Bus CPC initial) £180
It may be possible to combine module 3 and 4 into one course please ask if you would like to do this.
Payment is required at time of booking courses and tests.
Payment can be made by bank transfer.
Call Jonathan on 07875 769 115
Please be aware that it is now illegal to supervise a provisional D1 licence holder unless you have passed the D1 or D test yourself and held the licence for 3 years.
D1 101 licence holders are not permitted to supervise provisional D1 licence holders.
Category D bus and coach training is available using your vehicle.
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