Driving Training


D1E – MINIBUS & TRAILER

Course Information

What is a D1+E Category Vehicle?

Answer: A minibus with a trailer over 750kg gross weight attached. Examples include outdoors activity centres towing sports equipment and scout groups carrying camping gear in a trailer.

To be eligible to take this test you must be 18 years old or over, entitled to drive a D1 vehicle by having passed the D1 minibus driving test (check the reverse of your drivers licence, it should show D1 without 101 restriction code opposite), have provisional D1E on your licence and take the following steps.

If you have Provisional D1E on your driving licence – skip steps 1&2.

1. Visit us for a drivers medical, currently £80, phone us to book an appointment. 

The Doctor is with us every week, you can use your own doctor but the cost will vary up to £200.

2. Send off the forms we will give you to the DVLA with your driving licence. 

It takes on average around 3 weeks for your new licence with provisional PCV D1E category to return. Contact us once you receive it and you can visit us for an assessment/trial lesson. This will give you the opportunity to see what we have to offer and we can suggest the correct duration of driver training to suit your ability. If you cannot visit us for an assessment you could book an ‘average’ length course.

3. Contact us to book your driver training course 

Contact us to book your driver training course as suggested by the driving assessment.

The driving test will last approximately 90 minutes, during which you will be required to complete a reversing exercise, uncouple from the trailer – then safely recouple the combination, then drive onto the roads during which you will complete uphill, downhill and angled starts, together with a controlled stop and moving away from the side of road in traffic.