Minibus (D1) Training

 D1 Training allows you to be able to drive a minibus that seats up to 17 people (including the driver) commercially if you already hold a CPC. 

Do I require Minibus Training?

If you passed your Category B (car) license before 1st January 1997 than you will already have the D1 entitlement but you are unable to drive a minibus commercially. Therefore you will not have to do the training to get the D1 license but you will have to pass the D1 Test. If you passed your Category B after this date you will need to do both the training to get your license and pass the test. You will also have to hold or take a Driver CPC course.

Requirements before taking your D1 Training

Before undertaking any D1 training you must have attended and passed a PCV medical test, have a provisional D1 license and have passed your PCV theory test.

If you have already done all of this then you are ready to go.

If you have not, here at CT4N Training we can provide you with an application pack to help you apply for your provisional license.

We can also help you with an Occupational Health medical, which may work out cheaper for you than a doctor.

We also have an app where you can learn and take your theory and hazard perception test.

All of these are included in our package price of either £1162 or £1330 per person depending on if you require a CPC.

 If, as stated above, you already completed and hold all of these before starting your training, we can mix and match to amend the package for you, as you do not require some parts of the training.

Our D1 Training

Here at CT4N Training our D1 training comprises of 5 steps and 4 parts. 

Step 1: Applying for your D1 Minibus License

You must apply for your provisional license before beginning any training or taking any test. As mentioned above, we will provide you with an application pack. This will also include a form to fill in once the medical test has been passed. You can then send this all off together.

Step 2: Theory & Hazard Perception

Part 1 Theory and Hazard Perception; all delegates must take this test. We can provide you will official DVSA guides and DVD's to aid in study. We also have an app where you can practice and on which you will take your theory test.

Step 3: Case Studies

Part 2 Case Studies; the test is made up of 7 case studies that you work through on a computer. The case studies are short stories based on situations that you're likely to come across in your working life. You'll be asked between 6 and 8 multiple-choice questions on each case study.

Step 4: Manoeuvres

Part 3A Off-road exercise, the 'S' reverse. Part 3B  - Practical driving test. Your practical test includes: 

  • vehicle safety questions
  • practical road driving 

Step 5: Practical Tests

Part 4 Practical Demonstration (Show me/Tell me). You will be tested on being able to demonstrate the following: 

  • load the vehicle following safety rules and to keep it secure
  • stop trafficking in illegal immigrants 
  • assess emergency situations 
  • reduce physical risks to yourself or others 
  • do a walkaround vehicle safety check

The test is made up of 5 topics from the Driver CPC syllabus.

If you do not already hold a CPC and want to drive commercially you will need to take the CPC too, which can be discussed with our team.

Course Costs

Our current course costs can be found here.

Further Information

Get in touch with the team so we can discuss your requirements.


Call: 0115 986 3355