Minibus (D1)

Important information

If you have the entitlement to drive cars prior to 1 January 1997 you can drive a minibus provided you are 18 or over and the minibus has a maximum of 17 seats including the driver’s seat and is not being used for hire or reward.To drive a minibus which has nine or more passenger seats for hire or reward you will normally need passenger carrying vehicle entitlement (PCV). To obtain this you must meet higher medical standards and take a further driving test. Teachers, youth leaders, taxi drivers and ambulance drivers are particularly affected by the change in licencing legislation.

Your course

This course is for drivers who want to upgrade their car licence to enable them to drive a Class D1 (minibus).
The ideal way of learning to drive a minibus is by attending a block course of training. This allows us to structure the course to meet your individual requirements. Our aim is to gradually develop your skills and knowledge over the prescribed period of training enabling you to reach test standards by the completion of the course.
Atkins LGV is able to offer courses flexible in duration for those individuals who feel that they need a longer course.

The driver training course will include:

  • Either the 16 hour or 20 hour Courses are available, both include your driving test
  • On the road driving tuition with an ADS instructor
  • Manoeuvring exercises
Driving Test

Your driving test will be booked for you and will normally take place on the final day of your course. The test will be carried out at a local Department of Transport Test Centre. A written report will be given to you at the end of the test.

Eligible candidates must be:

  • Aged 18 and over
  • Full driving licence
  • In possession of a valid provisional D1 entitlement
  • Physically fit
  • Possibility of using your own minibus, training costs will be reduced
Class D1 Deposit £270.00
12 Hours£750.00 EXC VAT
16 Hours£990.00 EXC VAT
20 Hours£1160.00 EXC VAT

Please be aware you will require a CPC to drive for hire or reward, please see the Initail CPC page or call Atkins LGV Training for more details.

To book now please phone 01274 686 211 all major credit cards accepted, payment plans available