PCV MINIBUS D1 & D1+E
Car Licences with category D1 issued before January 1997 will usually have a restriction code 101 (not for hire & reward), to have this restriction removed you will still need to apply for provisional entitlement and take theory tests prior to taking the practical test.
New drivers will need to apply for provisional licence and theory tests prior to taking the practical test.
Following changes to licences November 2021, you can now take D1+E Minibus and Trailer, with one test instead of the previous two.
Training courses range between 4 and 12 hours 1:1 depending on any previous experience.
The DVSA on road test lasts approximately 60 minutes,
The reverse and uncoupling exercises are now carried out by our examiners as we are now DVSA accredited to carry out these elements of the test.
Our Training Centre manoeuvring area is available to practice your reversing skills without hindrance from other traffic, our DVSA Instructors will give you the confidence to master the skills required to pass the test first time.
Please call us if you require any further assistance.
Module 1a Multiple Choice (1.5hrs)
This will be 100 multiple choice questions, the pass mark is 85.
Module 1b Hazard Perception. (45 mins)
You will be presented with a series of 19 video or cgi clips which feature everyday road scenes. In each clip there will be at least one developing hazard, but one of the clips will feature two developing hazards.
To achieve a high score you will need to respond to the developing hazard during the early part of its development. The maximum you can score on each hazard is five. You will not be able to review your answers to the hazard perception test: as on the road, you will only have one chance to respond to the developing hazard.
The pass mark for the hazard perception part of the theory test is 67 out of 100.
Module 2 Case Studies (1.5 hrs)
Based on real life scenarios you may encounter in your working life.
It aims to test your knowledge and how you put it into practice.
You will be asked to answer a number of multiple choice questions.
This will be made up of seven case studies, each one with 6 to 8 questions with a maximum score of 50, you must answer 38 correctly.
You will be allocated 1½ hours to complete the test.
Module 3 Practical Test (1.5 hrs)
The test starts with a selection of ‘show me tell me’ questions.
A reverse exercise from right to left over a predetermined course into a simulated loading bay.
The actual on road driving time will be a minimum of 1 hour, to include 15 minutes of independent driving, this will give the examiner time to assess candidates driving in varied traffic conditions over a wide variety of roads.
On conclusion of the test a full debrief is given.
Module 4 Driver CPC Practical Test (30 mins)
This ½ hour test will require you to demonstrate your knowledge and ability in the areas listed below:
Ability to load the vehicle with due regard for safety rules and proper vehicle use
Security of the vehicle and contents
Ability to prevent criminality and trafficking in illegal immigrants
Ability to assess emergency situations
Ability to prevent physical risk
Demonstrate your ability through a physical walk round vehicle safety check
To pass candidates have to score 15 out of a possible 20 points in each topic area (75%) and an overall score of 80%