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Licence acquisition

The government announced that from 20th September 2021 there is no longer a requirement to pass a test to tow a trailer or caravan. People will be able to tow trailers and caravans up to 3500kg with a normal B car licence. The DVSA have stated they still expect people to undertake some form of training, we now provide a half day trailer training to give you the skills to tow safely.

We can arrange all aspects of Trailer training and D1 licence acquisition for you.

D1 driver training day usually starts at 8am and concludes at 4pm over 3 days with the test being held on the third day. With training being conducted on a ratio of two students to one instructor.

The practical training course will cover all aspects required by the Driving and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) Syllabus. Items covered will include vehicle safety, check questions, passenger comfort, driving on urban and rural roads, procedures at bus stops and driving on dual carriageways and motorways. An off-road reversing exercise and 'show me, tell me' knowledge checks are also subject to assessment prior to and at test conclusion.

Successful candidates are issued with a D1 pass certificate and must apply for full licence status within two years. They are not subject to the provisions of the new drivers legislation.

Cost: Trailer Training £143.75 per person
Cost: D1 £958.75 per person (inclusive of medical & first test)

If you wish to book on either of these courses contact NPT Road Safety

Driving Instructors in the D1 category must hold a LGV or PCV vocational licence for at least two years prior to supervising provisional D1 licence holders
  D1 full licence holders by 'grandfather rights', that is those who have passed a car test prior to 1997 and, in the case of D1 entitlements have a category restriction 101 on the licence, are not permitted to supervise trainee drivers under any circumstances