Minibus test for teachers – Know your policy

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Knowing the policy for a minibus test for teachers is vital, because it may break the law. A recent report on the BBC Northern Ireland news talked of schools facing prosecutions and UK law is just as strict. Hertfordshire County council makes it quite clear what their policy is, so make sure you know.

Follow the following rules from Hertfordshire county council, for the requirement of a minibus test for teachers

  • If you drive for your employer, your licence MUST have category D1.
  • This includes teachers and school staff, during the school day or out of hours. That’s because you’re at work, but being paid, so it is official business.
  • There is an exemption for volunteers without D1 on their licence, but teachers are not volunteers. Our legal advice is that this exemption does not apply to teachers and school staff.

Call us today and book in for your D1 driving licence training and ask about any offers we have. Call 07818 408 336 or 07984 493798. You can also email from our contacts page HERE

Minibus test for teachers
A minibus test for teachers is required

 The route to a minibus test for teachers

Applying and passing a D1 minibus test could not be easier, than following these simple guidelines.

  1. Making the call to 07818 408 336 or 07984 493798. Email
  2. Complete D2 & D4 forms and medical. Only £75.00
  3. Send off forms with driving licence to DVLA.
  4. Study for PCV theory test & hazard perception. Study from £25.00. Test fee £55.00
  5. Practical Training packages start from £490.00 (all prices subject to change and only correct as of 28/04/21)

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See what is involved in a minibus test for teachers

The practical driving part for a D1 test for teachers is classed as an advanced test. During the test, the examiner will see how well drivers:

  • Make use of the vehicle controls.
  • Move away at an angle, both uphill and downhill.
  • Make active use of the mirrors, to know what is going on behind them.
  • Use appropriate signals, which benefit other road users.
  • Have awareness and anticipation of other road users’ intentions.
  • Are able to manage progress and control the vehicle speed.
  • Respond positively and deal with hazards.
  • Select safe and legal places to stop.

There is also 10 minutes of independent driving, to test the ability to drive safely while making independent decisions.

Need a minibus test for teachers?

Passing a D1 minibus test is by no means the easiest thing you can do but with some quality training, you can pass with us.

Contact on 07818 408 336 or 07984 493798. Book a minibus test for teachers today with Sirens

We have qualified driving instructors. They are experienced in offering:

LGV/HGV training – Our qualified trainers offer LGV Training in London and the Home Counties.

PCV training – Our trainers provide PCV training & courses in London and the Home Counties.

Trailer towing training – We offer trailer towing lessons & courses to pass your towing test first time.

Trailer driving lessons – We offer trailer driving lessons to prepare you to pass the B+E trailer test.

B+E (Car & Trailer) – We offer B+E car and trailer training to individuals and companies.

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Highly qualified and friendly driving instructors to help you pass your test with confidence. Our success rate for candidates passing first time is extremely high and we would love to help you pass first time too.


Sirens Driving Academy

Unit 14 The Hub, Elstree Aerodrome, Hogg Lane, Elstree, WD6 3AW

Telephone: 07818 408 336 | 07984 493 798.

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