D1 Minibus Training and Testing

Better Driver Training are now offering D1 Minibus training

Better Driver Training are now offering D1 minibus training to help drivers who either passed their car driving test after January 1997 drive a vehicle with more than 10-17 seats or those who passed before January 1997 remove the ‘not for hire or reward’ (101) restriction on their licence. We are also now offering Minibus a Driver Assessment Scheme (MIDAS) training, new driver induction training, post incident training and driver assessments.

The process for gaining your full minibus driving licence is to first take a medical with a registered GP and get them to fill out a D4 medical form from the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA). You can ask your own GP to do this but they may charge up to £200 to do so. There are various services that can perform a medical for around £50. If you contact us we can supply you with a service provider local to you.

Once you have a completed D4 form you can send this off to the DVLA with a D2 form  to get the D1 provisional entitlement out on your driving licence (both  the D2 and the D4 forms can be downloaded or posted to you at https://www.gov.uk/dvlaforms).

Once you have the provisional entitlement on your driving licence you can apply to sit the Passenger acarrying Vehicle (PCV) theory test and once you have passed the theory test you can take the practical minibus driving test.