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Driver Training

Castle Driver Training is dedicated to providing the highest standard in training

 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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 MiDAS

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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A little bit of history about Castle Driver Training

In 2013, Castle Driver Training was created. We set new standards in this area by having highly qualified ADI top grade Driver Trainers, in the latest model Ford Transit minibuses and very quickly, we were recording a pass rate that was near twice the national average. We guide our candidates throughout the Theory and practical tests which minimise the time the Bursar or School Business Manager previously had to spend with colleagues trying to coach them in an area they don't as standard have specialist knowledge of, and therefore the quality of coaching can be somewhat diminished.

Because of the quality of our staff and service we are saving schools money on supply teachers costs as we train in half the time other companies take to deliver courses and because we are the only company to come to school to teach, this saves valuable time and cost for the candidates as well as twice the chance of passing first time!

Today 1 in 10 people taking their D1 test is doing so with Castle, and we trained our 1,000th teacher in spring 2017.


Minibus Delivered, Happy Children

Our values and aims

A trusted advisor

Keeping you up to date with all Minibus compliance and legistlations.

Be an ethical company

Your children’s safety is our absolute priority.

A pleasure to deal with.

Honest, reliable and friendly

Go the extra mile to ensure value for money

Nothing is too much trouble.

1st class corporate social responsibility

A company you can be proud to work with

Provide best training across the UK

Castle Driver Training pass rate for D1 is twice the national average

Highest customer retention rates in the industry.

The best service you’ll ever experience, so you’ll never let us go

To be a business that retains and develops the best people.

Knowledgeable local representatives, dedicated Customer Services team and ADI trained instructors for 90% pass rates

What is important to us is that everyone driving passengers is fully trained, safe and legal.

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

100% of schools would gladly recommend us (Castle customer survey 2015)

89% D1 pass rate

200% more likely to pass D1 first time (compared to the national average)

80% minibuses were renewed with Castle in 2015

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 Castle Minibus is proud to be a RoSPA Member
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