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Comprehensive minibus driver training

If you are planning on driving a minibus (from 9 - 16 passengers, 17 with the driver) for hire and reward you will require a professional D1 licence. The first step to gaining your new licence is to contact our customer care team and book a medical with licence application. Are you looking for more information on gaining your D1 licence? Contact our dedicated customer care team today.
Can I drive a minibus without having to take the D1 test?

If you hold a pre-1997 licence you are able to drive a D1 minibus for your own use or voluntary service, however you are not allowed to drive for hire or reward (restriction code 101), voluntary service (with no payment) would be allowed. Example, (church group/ family group) with no payment taken. Interested in minibus driver training? Contact our dedicated team today.
Completing your D1+E

Whether you have just passed your D1 test and want to take your D1+E test straight away, or you have been driving a minibus for a while and now want to upgrade your licence, Top Gear can help. Your D1+E test ensures you can drive a minibus with a trailer. Your training will be completed quickly and efficiently. Airport transfer companies and minibus tours are both enhanced by a driver with a D1+E licence.
Company drivers

Every company is legally responsible for the correct licensing of their drivers, so call today for a free licence check.
Take the next step towards your professional bus and coach licence

At Top Gear, you'll be provided with comprehensive, accredited category D training. If you undertake this course you will also gain a D1 minibus licence as part of the qualification.

Your journey towards gaining your category D licence, starts by contacting our customer care team who will answer any questions you may have. This licence allows you to drive buses and coaches.

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The process you will go through to get your coach/bus category D licence:

  • Licence application and medical
  • Licence returns from DVLA
  • Customer care team will organise free driver assessment
  • Theory and hazard perception tests booked by customer care team
  • Practical training and test
  • CPC training course
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We are based in Halesowen and provide driver training throughout the whole of the West Midlands
“Top Gear are a professional training company that deliver second to none training.” - 

– Paul Meakin
Minibus, bus and coach driver training courses in Halesowen.
Start the journey towards gaining your D1 licence today. Call

0121 585 0834
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