All our driver assessor trainers (DAT's) are experienced
qualified trainers and assessors who retrain every two years.
We come to you to deliver courses using your vehicles, however on request we can supply vehicles.
We deliver the following courses:
- Induction Training for Drivers of Standard Minibuses
- Refresher Training for Drivers of Standard Minibuses
- Induction Training for Drivers of Accessible Minibuses
- Refresher Training for Drivers of Accessible Minibuses
What you need to know before booking a DAT
All drivers must have a valid licence for the vehicle being used for the training. Anyone who has D1 on their licence can drive a minibus. People who passed their driving test after 1st January 1997 will not have D1 on their licence and must take a full minibus driving test to drive a minibus.
However, some school staff may be able to drive a minibus as long as they have a valid car driving licence and meet certain conditions:
The information below has been obtained from: www.gov.uk/driving-a-minibus
View your driving licence information to see what vehicles you can drive.
You may be able to drive a minibus with up to 16 passenger seats using your current car driving licence as long as there’s no payment from or on behalf of the passengers (not for ‘hire or reward’).
You can drive a minibus within the UK as long as the following conditions apply:
you’re 21 or older
you’ve had your driving licence for at least 2 years
you meet the ‘Group 2’ medical standards if you’re over 70 - check with your GP if you’re not sure you meet the standards
you’re driving on a voluntary basis and the minibus is used for social purposes by a non-commercial body
you’re not towing a trailer
the maximum weight of the minibus is not more than 3.5 tonnes - or 4.25 tonnes including specialist
equipment for disabled passengers, eg a wheelchair ramp