Minibus D1 Test
Before 1997 all car drivers were able to drive ‘not for profit’ minibuses. In 1997 revised driver licensing legislation was introduced making the D1 driving test compulsory for any driver wishing to drive a minibus if:
They passed their driving test after 31 December 1996
- They will receive payment for driving the minibus
- They are employed by a school or college and driving the minibus is part of their job
The test is also compulsory if:
The minibus has a gross vehicle weight over 3,500kg (but 4,250kg if it is wheelchair accessible)
- The minibus is used to tow a trailer
Little Red Bus has a comprehensive package designed to enable non-professional drivers (teachers, volunteers, local authority care home staff, college tutors etc) to obtain ROSPA and CTA accredited qualifications to drive minibuses.
For further information on the driver D1 courses, including course outline, costs and a timetable, please call our training team on 01423 724552 or email
Note: We are able to supply the necessary driving licence application forms and are now able to offer medicals through the Little Red Bus GP.