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Category D1+E Training

Category D1+E PCV / PSV training runs from our site in Stowmarket, Suffolk and tests are taken at the DVSA Test Centre in Ipswich. D1+E is the category that allows you to drive a vehicle with 9 to 16 passenger seats with a trailer over 750kg and a combined weight of not more than 12,000kg.

We offer 5 Category D1+E training courses:

  • 8 Hours – £675 (Experienced Category D1 Driver and very experienced at reversing with a trailer)
  • 10 Hours – £805 (Experienced Category D1 Driver and experienced at reversing with a trailer)
  • 12 Hours – £935 (Experienced Category D1 Driver and some experience at reversing with a trailer)
  • 15 Hours – £1,130 (Little/No Category D1 experience with no experience at reversing with a trailer, but confident)
  • 18 Hours – £1,325 (Little/No Category D1 experience with no experience at reversing with a trailer, less confident)
All course prics include the practical test fees of £40 & £115.

Ford Transit T430 (4,250kg) with Indespension Trailer (2,600kg)

Once you have passed your Category D1 practical test, your D1+E practical course can be arranged and the practical test can be booked – the tests are approximately 0.5 hours & 1 hour.

The Category D1+E practical test consists of several parts:

  • Show Me Tell Me D1+E‘ – You will be asked 3 questions from the list (Different to Category D1 list)
  • Reverse Manoeuvre Test 3a – Off Road (See Below)
  • Trailer Un-couple and Re-couple Exercise – Off Road included in 3a
  • General Road Driving Test 3b – On Road
  • Independent Drive – On Road included in 3b
When attending training and test you MUST have your photocard licence.

 Reverse exercise demonstrated here by one of our previous Categeory C+E Vehicles.

Upon passing your Category D1+E practical test, your examiner will send your licence to the DVLA for updating to the full entitlement.

Prices

  • 8 Hours – £675 (Experienced Category D1 Driver and very experienced at reversing with a trailer)
  • 10 Hours – £805 (Experienced Category D1 Driver and experienced at reversing with a trailer)
  • 12 Hours – £935 (Experienced Category D1 Driver and some experience at reversing with a trailer)
  • 15 Hours – £1,130 (Little/No Category D1 experience with no experience at reversing with a trailer, but confident)
  • 18 Hours – £1,325 (Little/No Category D1 experience with no experience at reversing with a trailer, less confident)
  • 4 Hour Assessment Lesson – £260
  • D1+E Hourly Rate – £65
  • DVSA PCV 3a Test Fee – £40
  • DVSA PCV 3b Test Fee – £115

 
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