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D1 Minibus Driving Lessons Edinburgh Lothian Scotland

Pass your D1 Minibus test with Confidence!

D1+E Minibus and Trailer Training.

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,

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We provide the minibus and can arrange your DVSA practical test, all you need do is turn up with your driving licence, we do the rest.

We are unable to accept ILA as payment.

We can customise a course to meet your specific requirements contact us for a quote.

As with our other training courses tuition is normally provided on a 1:1 basis.
Please ensure you have both parts of your full driving licence available prior to booking training.
All bookings are subject to terms and conditions

D1 trailer training is normally carried out in West Lothian from our vocational vehicle operating base in Tarbrax EH55 8XE.

D1 Minibus Courses
(Prices include module 3a and 3b practical test fees and use of vehicle)

2 Day course £720 

3 Day course £1000


D1+E Minibus and Trailer

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You must hold provisional D1+E entitlement before sitting the D1E trailer test.

D1+E Minibus and Trailer Course Prices

(Prices include D1E practical test fees and use of vehicle and trailer)

3 Day course £1000

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)

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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