Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council Road Safety

Licence acquisition

Where can you get the training?

WE can arrange all aspects of B+E and D1 licence acquisition for you

A B+E and 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 Standards Agency (DSA) 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 B+E or 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: B+E £615 per person (inclusive of first test)

Cost: D1 £853.34 per person (inclusive of first test)

Note

Driving Instructors in the B+E or D1 category must hold a LGV or PCV vocational licence for at least two years prior to supervising provisional D1 licence holders.

B+E or 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.