Minibus driver training

What is the minibus driver training scheme?

The scheme is for drivers who want to carry passengers on a minibus on behalf of Staffordshire County Council. It is open to any organisation that would like to have their minibus drivers assessed.

A permit will be issued, usually for 5 years, if the driver passes a practical assessment.

How much does it cost?

All potential drivers will need to pass a medical clearance procedure. This is free for employees of Staffordshire County Council if their medical is carried out by our occupational health unit.

Organisations who aren't signed up to our occupational health unit's service level agreement may be charged within the region of £45 to £70 depending on which occupational health unit is used.

How do I apply?

Please note: If you passed your driving test after 1st January 1997 you will be restricted to the weight of vehicle you can drive. You can drive a vehicle up to and including 3500kg (or 4250kg if the vehicle is adapted) without gaining category D1. Find out more about how to get category D1 on your licence if the vehicle you wish to drive is heavier.

Please read the PDF Document Iconminibus permit guide (50 KB) and the PDF Document Iconminibus driving manual (991 KB).

To apply, please complete the PDF Document IconMinibus Booking Form (45 KB) and email it to, or post it to:

Staffordshire County Council,
Road safety unit,
PO Box 3593,
Stafford, ST16 9RB

Please contact us for futher information and guidance.

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