D1 Minibus training

The D1 minibus driver training programme is ideal for anyone who wants to drive a passenger vehicle between 9 and 16 seats. If you passed your driving licence pre-1997 you will automatically have D1 rights, however, we highly recommend completing this training to ensure you are confident in driving with passengers and prioritising their safety. 

This course is ideal for schools, colleges, and community groups. 

D1 minibus training

Overview of Course

This course will provide individuals with the training and testing of driving a minibus. It is for anyone who passed their driving licence after 1997 and wants to gain the additional D1 category to drive a minibus with 9 to 16 seats.

Training hours can vary and are dependent on your driving experience and competence in completing the short practical assessment carried out with one of our instructors. 

What you will learn

Over the duration of the training, you will learn: 

  • Pre vehicle inspections
  • Driving safely on everyday roads
  • Customer service
  • How to ensure passengers are safe

Employer Benefits

Completing this training will provide your staff with competent skills to escort passengers safely. 


On completion of this course, drivers may wish to progress on to some of our driving programmes such as: 

Cat B+E 

LGV training

Driver CPC

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