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D1 licence is probably one of your top concerns if you’re thinking about buying minibuses to increase your fleet size, offer additional services, or take on more business. A D1 licence is mentioned frequently in articles on operating a minibus, but little is known about what it is, whether you need it or don’t, or how to obtain one.   


D1 7 hour course
Includes DVSA Driving Test
D1 10.5 hour course
Includes DVSA Driving Test
D1 14 hour course
Includes DVSA Driving Test
D1 17.5 Hour course
Includes DVSA Driving Test
Hours Taught:710.51417.5
DVSA Test Included:YesYesYesYes
Book£743 INC. VAT£953 INC. VAT£1,069 INC. VAT£1,269 INC. VAT
Course with Medical, Theory, Hazard perception & revision£868 INC. VAT£1,078 INC. VAT £1,194 INC. VAT £1,394 INC. VAT
Add CPC (includes all the above)£1,218 INC. VAT£1,428 INC. VAT£1,544 INC. VAT £1,744 INC. VAT

What is a D1 Licence?

You are allowed to drive a vehicle with nine to sixteen passenger seats if you have a D1 minibus licence. Holders of a cat D1 licence are allowed to drive vehicles up to 8 metres long and tow trailers that weigh no more than 750 kg.
Before January 1, 1997, if you passed your driving exam, you immediately received a category D1 licence. If you passed it on a date after that, you must file an application to have it included.You can also check out the cat d1 licence cost with us!

Obtaining Cat D1 Licence

You need to complete a few steps in order to obtain a  cat D1 licence.

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