Minibus Courses

We offer various courses of half and full day duration for experienced minibus drivers, full day "minibus premier" courses for drivers who are new to minibus driving or maybe have the responsibility of children as well as the bus to concern them and a shorter assessment drive to assess the existing standard of driver’s ability.

Half-day - the half day course is ideal for drivers who have some experience but need to be assessed and offered any advice required to help them improve their existing skills. Perhaps they are changing to a different kind of vehicle and simply need a ‘refresher’. The course consists of a brief laptop presentation before on-road training and manoeuvring exercises. This course is offered on a one-one basis.

Full-day – as the half day course, but with the addition that participants have more opportunity to hone their advanced driving skills and increase their awareness of the road environment. The course consists of a brief laptop presentation before on-road training and manoeuvring exercises. This course is offered on a one-one basis.

Assessment Drive – duration 1.5 hours, designed to assess the abilities of minibus drivers prior to deciding on which (if any) training route would be best for your organisation.

Minibus Premier – designed for schools, uniformed organisations such as scout or guide groups and community minibus providers. A half day seminar presentation to all participants sets the thought process working and is designed to raise awareness of many issues concerning the driving of minibus's. Hazard perception, legal operation, emergency procedures and how we can avoid a crash happening are all explored in a classroom setting prior to on road practical training. This programme can be built around your specific requirements or delivered as an off the shelf product.

Training can be held at any UK location, using the participant’s own or allocated company vehicle. The vehicle on which training is to take place must be legally roadworthy and fully insured.

Minibus Training Course Content

The courses above follow the same syllabus although the full-day course will offer more opportunity for developing advanced driving techniques and safety awareness.

• Driver awareness: concentration, observation, anticipation, and the creation of space and time

• Understanding hazards and driver behaviour:

• Passenger care

• Loading and weight distribution

• Forward and reverse manoeuvring

• Vehicle maintenance/preparation

• How to be sure you are legal

Please contact us for price details or to discuss your individual requirements with one of our advisers.