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D1 Driver training

For your D1 minibus licence, we provide a complete solution; arranging the theory and practical tests as well as the comprehensive minibus training programme. All you have to do is book your medical and we do the rest.

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Additional Courses

Castle Driver Training has an array of informative courses. As well as nationally recognised driver training courses, Castle Driver Training has created bespoke and unique courses to make sure the running of your minibuses and drivers are to the highest safety standards.

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The Minibus Driver Awareness Scheme (MiDAS) provides essential training for the safe operation of school minibuses. It is an award winning, and nationally recognised assessment and training scheme for minibus drivers in the voluntary and not-for-profit sectors.

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Spread the costs of training

Castle appreciates that budgets are always a consideration. So, you can get your staff trained as soon as possible we offer training payment packages, so you can spread the costs but start training immediately with the additional benefit of MiDAS and compliance courses for other staff members.

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Trusted by our customers, we are proud of what we do, and it shows:

D1 "I couldn't have passed my D1 test without Cliff! An excellent instructor and person, very lucky to spend two days with him. His knowledge and tips got me through a very stressful test."

MiDAS "The training was excellent with the correct balance of humour and seriousness. All three of us thoroughly enjoyed ourselves ( makes a change from being stuck at my desk!)"

D1 "I am very happy to have passed the D1. I thought the training was excellent. Paul was a fantastic instructor and had a great way of ironing out problems and habits."

MiDAS "The feedback is very positive, the trainer was very flexible in approach with 1 refresher driver and 2 new drivers on the course. Everyone was very happy."

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We pride ourselves on our exceptional pass rate, but we are not solely a numbers company, rushing through the exam and considering it a job well done. We work with teachers from day one, supporting and aiding their success.

Chris Maynard, Castle Minibus

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Save with Castle

Staff out of school for only 2 days to obtain their D1 qualification, saving you an average of £900 on supoprt staff

Why Choose us?

Training provided by our highly qualified instructors with full PCV manual license holder category D as well as being ADI (Approved Driving Instructors) with 89% pass rate, twice the national average

Associations, Accreditations and Supported Charities

Castle Minibus is proud to be associated with BVRA Castle Minibus is proud to be associated with Supershoe Castle Minibus is proud to be associated with The Association of Colleges and be ISO 9001 accredited Castle Minibus is proud to be associated with Cherwell College Castle Minibus is proud to be associated with the charity KidsOut Castle Minibus is proud to be accredited by Driver CPC
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