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Kickstart Your Career with 123HGV. D1 Minibus Licence, PCV D1 Licence, Minibus Driver Training

Ready for a change in direction? 123HGV delivers premier D1 Minibus Driver Training across the UK, setting you on the course to become a licensed minibus driver.

Nationwide D1 Minibus Training
Exceptional Pass Rates
Affordable Category D1 Minibus Driver Training
Full Support & Comprehensive Training Materials

Contact Us: 0161 399 2317

Fill out our enquiry form or call us on 0161 399 2317, and we’ll promptly set you on your path to the driver’s seat of a minibus.


Category D1 Minibus Driver Training with 123HGV


Begin your journey to becoming a qualified minibus driver by calling us on 0161 399 2317 or completing our enquiry form. We're here to guide you every step of the way towards your PCV Category D1 Licence.


Select a training date that suits you best. Our D1 Minibus Training is flexible and designed to fit around your personal commitments, making it easier for you to achieve your licensing goals.


Begin your D1 Minibus Licence Training with our expert instructors. With 123HGV, you're on the right path to success, ready to safely and confidently drive a minibus in a professional setting.

D1 Minibus Training: PCV Category D1 Minibus Licence

Embarking on a career driving minibuses requires specific training and certification. Our D1 Minibus Training courses provide comprehensive instruction for those looking to obtain a PCV Category D1 Licence, empowering you to drive minibuses with confidence and competence across the UK.

Whether you aim to drive for schools, colleges, care homes, councils, or private hire, our Minibus Driver Training covers all you need to know from the basics to advanced driving techniques. With our ‘All Inclusive Package’, we ensure you’re fully prepared to be a minibus driver.

Our fully qualified PCV Category D1 driving instructors, make us a trusted provider of PCV D1 Minibus Training. Contact us to begin your journey to obtaining your PCV D1 Minibus Licence, and let us guide you through every step of the process.

Understanding D1 Minibus Licence Requirements

The laws around driving minibuses in the UK can appear complex, but we’re here to make things clearer for you. Whether you need to remove the ‘101 restriction’ from an existing entitlement or are starting fresh, our expert team will navigate you through the Minibus Driver Licence acquisition process.

For those looking to pull a trailer behind the minibus, completing the D1 test is just the beginning. Training and testing for the D1+E category will follow, equipping you with the necessary skills and legal requirements to drive safely and legally.

Course Availability and Locations

We pride ourselves on offering flexible D1 Minibus Licence Training across a variety of locations. Our courses cater to individuals and organisations alike, providing tailored training that meets your specific needs.

  • School Minibus Driving Course
  • Minibus Training for Schools, Colleges, Councils, and Care Homes
  • Comprehensive PCV D1 Minibus Training Packages


To discover more about our course offerings or to find a training location near you, contact us today. Our team is ready to assist with your D1 Minibus training needs, ensuring you’re on the road to success.

Your Training Journey to Become a Minibus Driver

Starting with a free assessment, our training process is designed to keep your D1 driving lesson costs minimal while providing maximum value. Our ‘All Inclusive Package’ ensures you receive dedicated, one-on-one instruction from our DVSA approved trainers.

We understand that each candidate’s journey is unique, which is why we offer customised training plans. From the initial medical examination to the practical test, we’re with you every step of the way, ensuring you feel prepared and confident.

Booking Your D1 Minibus Training Courses

Booking a D1 Minibus Courses or any of our courses is simple. Call our offices directly to discuss your requirements, and we’ll find a suitable time and date that fits your schedule. Remember, each session is bespoke, tailored to your individual needs.

Why Choose 123HGV for Your D1 Minibus Training?

Choosing 123HGV means you’re opting for quality education, leading to superb first-time pass rates. Our courses are not just about passing the test; they’re about becoming a safe, confident minibus driver. Get a quote today or call us to start your training journey.

How to Get a PCV Category D1 Licence

Age Requirement: You must be at least 18 years old to start your D1 Minibus Driver Training.

Valid Category B Licence: Holding a full Category B driving licence is crucial for enrolling in our PCV Category D1 Minibus Training courses.

Medical Examination: The journey begins with a PCV medical examination to confirm your fitness for professional minibus driving. This is a prerequisite, applicable even if you've previously undergone a medical for an LGV licence.

Provisional Licence Application: After passing your medical, the next step is to apply to the DVLA for your Category D1 provisional licence. This allows you to drive a minibus as a learner and marks the start of your training pathway with us.

Frequently Asked Questions

 Embarking on the journey to becoming a licensed minibus driver introduces a variety of questions. This FAQ section aims to address any queries you may have about acquiring your PCV Category D1 Licence, navigating the minibus driver training process, and understanding the opportunities awaiting you in your new career. Covering key topics from D1 Minibus Training specifics to the application process for your D1 Minibus Licence, we’ve gathered the most frequent questions to ensure you have all the information needed to proceed with confidence. Discover everything from eligibility criteria to the type of minibus you’ll be qualified to drive, right here.
A PCV Category D1 Licence allows you to legally drive minibuses with up to 17 seats (including the driver’s seat) in the UK. It’s essential for anyone wishing to drive a minibus professionally.
Anyone looking to drive minibuses for schools, colleges, care homes, or for commercial purposes needs to undergo D1 Minibus Training to obtain the necessary licence.

Candidates must be at least 18 years old and hold a full Category B (car) driving licence to enrol in our D1 Minibus Training courses.

The duration of the D1 Minibus Training varies depending on your driving experience and skill level. Our courses are designed to be comprehensive and may range from a few days to several weeks.

If you passed your driving test before 1st January 1997, you might already have a D1 entitlement with restrictions. For those who passed after this date, a separate D1 Minibus Training course is necessary to drive a minibus legally.

We offer D1 Minibus Training across the UK, including recent sessions in:

North West England: Liverpool, Manchester, Lancaster, Salford, Preston, Carlisle, Blackpool, Bolton, Warrington, Barrow-in-Furness, Blackburn, Burnley, Bury, Stockport, and Chester.

North East England: Newcastle upon Tyne, Sunderland, Durham, Middlesbrough, Darlington, Gateshead, Hartlepool, South Shields, Tynemouth, and North Shields.

Yorkshire: Leeds, Sheffield, Bradford, Kingston upon Hull, Wakefield, York, Harrogate, Scarborough, Whitby, Huddersfield, Halifax, Barnsley, and Rotherham.

London and Greater London: City of London, Westminster, Camden, Greenwich, Hackney, Hammersmith and Fulham, Islington, Kensington and Chelsea, Lambeth, Lewisham, Southwark, Tower Hamlets, and Wandsworth.

Our course covers everything from vehicle control and safety to navigating UK roads and fulfilling the DVSA’s test standards, ensuring you’re fully prepared for both the theory and practical exams.

Yes, all candidates must pass a PCV medical examination to ensure they meet the health standards required for professional minibus drivers.

Yes, but to tow a trailer heavier than 750kg with a minibus, you’ll need to complete additional training and pass the D1+E test after obtaining your D1 licence.

To book your D1 Minibus Training course, simply call us on 0161 399 2317 or complete our online enquiry form. We’ll discuss your needs and find a training schedule that suits you.

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