D1 Minibus Training Scotland

Professional D1 Minibus training for business and private individuals

D1 minibus training scotland

If you need drive a minibus for hire and reward, then you will require D1 entitlment, prior to 1997 D1 entitlement was issued on passing the car test with a restriction code 101 which restricts the holder to driving in a voluntary capacity. If you wish to drive commercially you will need to sit the vocational D1 test to remove the restriction. Post 1997 licence holders are restricted to driving vehicles less than 3.5 tonnes 16 passenger seats on a voluntary basis only.

To obtain D1 entitlement you will need to have a medical and apply for a provisional licence with either category D or D1 on it.
Prior to booking and sitting the practical driving test it is necessary to sit the Hazard perception and theory tests for category D buses.

Please be aware that the grandfather rights for supervising category D1 are no longer valid, the person supervising must have passed the vocational test for buses or minibuses in order to act in a supervisory capacity.

In order to use your vocational licence in a commercail capacity you must complete the driver CPC modules and maintain your drivers qualification card by attending annual training.







Jonathan Smith ADI Fleet Trainer

jonathan smith edinburgh

About me and what I do...

I am a fully qualified DVSA Approved Driving Instructor (car) 2006 Grade 5 with the Fleet training qualification.
I hold entitlement to drive Category C C+E D D+E with valid driver CPC and no medical restrictions.
I have extensive industry experience driving large commercial vehicles including buses, coaches and articulated lorries.

I have been providing vocational driver training since 2006 in LGV and PCV vehicles as well as teaching learner car drivers. I have trained a number of people to become driving instructors.

Past customers include the Scottish Prison Service, University of Edinburgh, Heriot Watt University Edinburgh,  Crummock, RUTS,  FMS Scotland,  Mike Stoane lighting, Stoats Porridge, Royal Yachting Association, St Andrews University, Arniston Estate, Tennant Company, Adwelding, Go Ape!, ITEC, Forrestry Commission Scotland, Basically Tool Hire, Edinburgh Napier University.

I provide the D1 minibus fully equipped ready for the test, the bus is easy to drive and  specifically prepared for the test situation.
I can also provide D1+E minibus and trailer training.

I can also offer training in category D bus if you provide a suitable vehicle.

I offer a full range of training courses to suit all standards of driver.

I can provide a one day course with test on the same day.

Courses start from £355 inclusive of test fee, all you need is to turn up with both parts of your driving licence in the morning. I have training dates available with prebooked tests.

Please be aware that I require payment by bank transfer at time of booking to secure a course, I will also require your Driving Licence number, please ensure that you have BOTH parts of your driving licence before booking a course.

I operate from the Livingston LGV test centre in West Lothian. I can provide D1 training throughout Scotland as required.

I can also provide training in categories B+E C C+E C1+E

Contact me for more information




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