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All your Leasing and Training questions answered here
At Castle Minibus we specialise in serving schools and educational establishments, taking care of all their needs where minibus and vehicle leasing, hire and driver training are concerned.
Leasing a minibus or contract hire means you pay fixed monthly agreed payments over a 2, 3, 4 or 5-year period, we take care of all the maintenance, MOT and servicing in that time and will collect the vehicle at the end of the contract.
Organisations that provide transport on a ‘not-for-profit’ basis can apply for permits under Section 19 or Section 22 of the Transport Act 1985.
At Castle we’re extremely proud to be working with over 1250 schools, academies and colleges across the UK, and have become the chosen provider of D1 training due to our very high standards of tuition leading to phenomenal pass rates.
The Minibus Driver Awareness Scheme (MiDAS) provides essential training for the safe operation of school minibuses.
Castle Driving training is now offering the initial Driver CPC Qualification as an additional minibus driving test for schools that do not have charitable status and therefore do not hold a 'Section 19' permit
Castle Minibus Assessment is a one-day course for those who have never or rarely driven a minibus, whether they have a D1 or not.
Castle Driver Training run a comprehensive and extremely successful minibus training course for new minibus users. Not only do we train new drivers for minibuses for schools and businesses, but we train new drivers for wheelchair accessible vehicles also.
PATS provides a nationally recognised standard of training to people whose role it is to provide care and assistance to passengers travelling by road.
The 5 Steps to Safety course involves some classroom based training which provides the skills and information needed when evacuating a vehicle fire.
We provide short-term hire minibuses from 1 day to 1 year to over 1000 schools and colleges throughout the UK because our policies are simple and friendly, we offer premium customer service, and our rentals are fully customisable.
Castle offers cherry picker hire to schools as an alternative to scaffolding, but as safety is paramount there are some questions you need to think about before enquiring.
Hiring a Luton van is a great choice as this box van has always been associated with self-drive removals because you can drive it with a Category B standard car licence.
Ford and Mercedes are the only two manufacturers that make vehicles for the sole purpose of multi-person transportation. We love the Mercedes for its comfort and safety features and how the extended luggage space benefits sports teams, orchestras and Duke of Edinburgh participants alike.
If your school would like to see the new Mercedes 17-seat minibus up close and personal, we will bring it to your door, anywhere in the UK.
The Ford Transit Minibus is one of Castle’s most popular vehicles as they were purpose built as multi-people carriers, and so are superior vehicles for our schools in terms of safety. Comfort, space and versatility come as standard in a choice of 8-16 seater vehicles.
Wherever you are in the UK, if your school would like to see a Ford minibus as part of your decision making process, we will bring one to you.
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