Dulson Training

D1 Minibus / D1E / MIDAS

Course Information

We will post you a free application pack, this includes everything you need to get started and the relevant DVLA application forms. The pack will help you to complete the medical, provisional application, and theory tests including an online learning portal.

We offer an optional 30 minute free driving assessment. Once you have completed the theory test we invite you to visit one of our sites and find out more about us, the course and have a go. This will help you decide which is the best course duration for you. 

We supply easy to drive new vehicles and we arrange the test for you. We have some standard set courses with excellent pass rates to choose from or you can arrange training lesson by lesson. 

We offer training courses and tests in Shrewsbury, Telford, Wrexham and Wolverhampton. Lessons are available weekdays or weekends and we have access to hundreds of tests at our own private DVSA testing sites. 

The 90 minute Cat D1 test will include road driving, reversing and some safety questions. The minimum age is 18 and you must hold a UK driving licence. 

If you will be driving professionally you will need a Driver CPC Module 2 Case Studies Test scheduled at the same time as your theory tests and Module 4 Safety and Security Practical Training and Test, completed in-house with us and can be scheduled alongside the Cat D1 course.  

Low rate finance packages available to spread the costs. T&C's apply. 

If you would like us to post you a free application pack we will need your name and address. If you would like any more information or to discuss course or free assessment dates please confirm which location and duration of course you prefer or contact us on:

Head Office: 01952 770659

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We provide a new and easy to drive Ford Transit 14 seat minibus. They are similar to most school minibuses. We provide this for the lessons and test. We picked these because they are simple, easy to drive and reliable. Fitted with reversing cameras to make your time behind the wheel as easy and safe as possible.

If you already hold a Cat D1 or D1+E licence and you have not used your licence for a period of time and are entering the industry we offer Refresher courses. 


Minibus training test Shrewsbury and Telford Cat D1


Cat D1+E - Minibus towing a large trailer

You will need a Cat D1 before starting your Cat D1+E. You will need to pass Cat D1  and apply for a D1+E provisional.

MIDAS - Minibus and Driver Awareness Scheme 

Working with our partners a Lakeside Coaches we offer MIDAS training courses for you or your staff. 

Licence Requirements

  • Must be 18 years +
  • Must hold a valid UK Driving Licence
  • We help you with your medical and D1 application 
  • We will book your theory tests and set up an online revision portal

Who should train? Why should I train?

Schools, colleges, universities, charities, community services, activity centres, Scouts, military, taxi companies, and many more organisations and professions may require you to have a D1 minibus licence.

You may be asked to transport people as part of your current job or you may wish to apply for employment that requires you to hold a D1 Minibus licence. If you already have a D1 with a ‘101’ restriction you will need to remove the restriction by completing the licence acquisition steps.

Our experienced team can help to guide you through the licencing requirements for transporting people.

The Process

Request your free application pack.



The pack will contain a guide and the relevant DVLA application forms.

Arrange a medical with a GP.


Apply for a Cat D1 provisional licence.


We will book your theory tests.



We will set up an online theory preparation portal .

You can complete a free assessment drive to discuss your course and try the vehicle. 

Decide training course duration. 

Choose your location and training/test dates.


Attend the driver training and test. 



If you will be driving professionally we will add a Driver CPC qualification. (DQC)


You are ready to start driving on your own.

What does the training include?

Free Training

We provide a free application pack which includes the DVLA forms for the medical exam and provisional application.

Free Training

We provide you with access to online theory revision portal.

Free Training

You must pass theory tests including Multiple Choice and Hazard Perception.

Free Training

Driver CPC Case Studies and Practical Demo Mod 4 will be required if you will be driving professionally.


We supply a new minibus for you to take your test in which is fitted with reversing cameras.

Free Training

We provide professional driver training to prepare you for the test.

Driving test

You will prepare and test at the same site. We operate our own DVSA test sites.

Reviews From Our Valued Trainees
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Amazing experience - it’s taken me more thank one go to get my licence and the only reason I continued is because of the amazingly calm, professional and encouraging manner of all Dulson staff. From the original enquiry through to the test, there is nothing they could have done better. Highly recommend.


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Well done to all concerned... from initial contact message through to completed delivery on uploaded training for my CPC.


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I just wanted to say I thoroughly enjoyed the course yesterday.

Paul was a brilliant instructor and I felt very confident once finishing the course.

Please could you pass on my personal thanks to him.


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Just want to say a massive thank you to Dulson Training for getting me through my class 2 I am so grateful for all the help and support you have given me. I just want to thank the instructors that I had they where great also a big thank you to Steve Dulson  for giving me all his help and support such a top bloke and I cant thank you enough. Thank you to Brian too who helped me get there in the end everyone at Dulson is great and I thank you all.


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I just wanted to say how impressed I was with the course content and the trainers who delivered them.

It was easy to book the days that suited me over a two week period and to complete each one. Pat was extremely helpful at every stage and made the process simple and easy with great communication along the way.

It is clear that your team strive to excel and exceed expectations, and on this they delivered it all.

What was also pleasing was that it was interactive and participative with the training team having good interpersonal skills and humour making all the subjects easy to engage with and get the most out of.

Please pass on my thanks to them all.

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Just like to add no driver looks forward to their cpc courses Neil & Rose made the course as painless as possible the time flew by, whilst it was done remotely with limitations on discussions we still managed to have some form of discussion between new drivers and the more seasoned drivers.  I would just like to extend my thanks to Neil, Rose and Pat very friendly team very helpful and may possibly be back to add to my CPC hours in the future I will be recommending Dulson in the future.


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From the initial phone call to pat about wanting to go for my cat c license right up to steve driving me back from the test site to rodenhurst and everything in between was just brilliant. Loved the cpc modules and steve is an asset to the company. The driving assessment was perfect and the fella that assessed me was brilliant. John was an absolutely fantastic trainer and a really nice fella. Super supportive and encouraging and its because of his wealth of knowledge and information he handed down to me I passed first time. So from start to finish I couldn't have been happier.. thank you


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Everything was absolutely faultless from the moment I first called the office to the moment I left after passing my test. First impressions were very good as the office staff explained everything I needed to do with a provisional and theory tests etc. They sent a full information pack of forms out that i found very useful and made the whole process easy. This is something that stood out to me as other driver training businesses didn’t give me a good first impression. Even though I didn’t pass first time(my fault), Steve and his team worked very hard in finding me a test as soon as possible and at the right time for myself. They were great.


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A big thanks for all your help with getting me through my class 2. And a massive thanks to Allen for his patients and perseverance. Totally recommended to anyone thanks again

Louis Price

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I found the course and the tutors to be very engaging, informative and overall superb.

Thank you to all at Dulson Training for your help and guidance with the CPC course. Brilliant!


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I would like to thank Steve Dulson for organising my training days and I would also like to say a special thankyou to John Challenor who was my coach trainer. The training was well planned with structured lessons. I couldn't have asked for anything more, passing both my cpc mod 4 and pcv practical tests 1st attempt on the same day. A massive thank you to all at Dulson Training for making me feel very welcome.

Tessa Wheeler

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Best driving school by far they helped me pass my class 1 and 2 and they did it at times that were suitable to me and they make sure you are 110% ready for your test Highly recommended.

Barry Jarman

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Just to say a huge thank you for your help and patience in getting me through my test. Many Thanks Kate


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Just a quick thankyou after having passed my LGV C test this morning and a special thankyou to Allan for his patience and persistence; I really believe that even if I'd failed the test today I would still have emerged a better driver after having met Allan

Gareth John

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A big thank you to Allan for his time, skill and patience in getting me through Class C last Thursday.....first time !!!!!

And for my CPC 4 test too !! A full unconditional recommendation to Dulson Training !!!!

John Anyon

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HIGHLY RECOMMEND. I did my class 2 with Dulson training and CPC MOD4 and passed both first time! Very friendly instructors and try to help you with what you feel the least confident about ( I had Paul as my instructor ) will definitely be back for my class 1 with Dulson training. 5*

Tyler Adderley

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Great team at Dulson's I had the pleasure of tony and Alan for my class two both great guys and easy to get on with and then I had rob for my class one who is top bloke definitely put me at ease straight from the start and definitely helped me on my journey to my new career great advice with all and will 100% recommend to anyone guys thanks and all the best to you all

James Bedworth

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I could not of been happier with the whole experience. Very helpful every step of the way and felt comfortable with my instructors.

Steve Smith

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We covered all relevant modules , this course was achieved remotely .I found the course full of relevant information and very interesting.

The course was presented in a professional and very easy to follow way via 3 host presenters Rosemary, Dave, Neil,not forgetting pat for her excellent customer service