Minibus training

If your organisation uses minibuses to transport passengers, we recommend that your minibus drivers have taken an approved minibus driving assessment course.

If you're driving a minibus that's owned and insured by Plymouth City Council you must take the course.

Our approved training course provider is Road Safety Solutions - email or call 01752 846600.

To take the course you must:

  • have passed your basic driving test before 1 January 1997
  • have held a D1 driving licence category for more than two years
  • be aged between 21 and 65
  • be able to read a number plate from 20.5 metres

Category B licence holders must: 

  • be at least 21 years old
  • have held a driving licence for at least two years
  • be driving on a voluntary basis
  • be driving for an organisation with a community bus permit
  • not tow a trailer
  • not drive a minibus that weighs no more than 3.5 tonnes maximum authorised mass (MAM)
  • only drive in the UK