Minibus Training Overview
Category D1 licence entitlement is required if you intend to drive a minibus, which has 9-16 passenger seats. If you want to drive a minibus with a trailer that exceeds 750 KGs then you will require D1E entitlement.
If you intend to drive a minibus professionally then you will also need Driver CPC training. EP Training can assist you in obtaining your D1 and D1E licence and Driver CPC qualification. When undertaking category D1 and D1E training with EP, you will be taught by a DSA approved instructor in a modern, well maintained training vehicle.
D1 training and D1E training in Surrey
Training is delivered from our purpose built training centre in Great Bookham, Surrey (Jct. 9 M25.), All driving tests are conducted from the DSA test centre in Guildford.
D1 Driver CPC training
For new entrants, driving a minibus professionally means having to obtain initial Driver CPC. Driver CPC was introduced into the coach and bus industry on 10th September 2008.
Initial Driver CPC is split into 4 separate modules:
Module 1: multi choice and hazard perception theory test
Module 2: Driver CPC case study theory test
Module 3: practical driving test
Module 4: practical associated knowledge test
All 4 modules must be passed to be awarded a DQC. Modules 1 and 3 must be passed to drive a minibus for private use (non commercial carriage of passengers).
Minibus licence acquisition assistance
Whatever option you choose EP can assist you every step on the way. We can manage (at no extra cost) the whole licence acquisition process, from medical to final practical test. Why not call our professional team today to get your career into gear?
Minibus refresher training
If you already have D1 entitlement but need some refresher training, or would like some D1 driving assessments to be carried out, then EP Training can help.
Our instructors can come to you or deliver training from our training centre in Great Bookham, Surrey.
D1 Restriction code 101
If you passed your car test prior to the 1st January 1997, you will have category D1 through acquired rights. However, check your licence and you may find you have restriction code 101. Having this code on your licence means you cannot drive a category D1 vehicle for hire or reward.
If you have this restriction code and drive a minibus commercially, you will need to obtain Driver CPC.
Call our professional staff today on 01372 450 800 and get your personal quote.