Minibus Driving Competency Assessments

Information for Organisations when operating Minibuses 

Schools and other not for profit organisations sometimes need to use a minibus. The legal requirements are complex. Minibus operators are responsible for being legally compliant.

We suggest checking the Government's page on driving a Minibus

Once you are satisfied that your nominated minibus driver(s) holds the appropriate category of driving licence, it is good practice to ensure that they have shown their ability. Driving a minibus safely requires more advanced skills than driving a car.

The Council works with some local Approved Driving Instructors (ADIs) who offer training and assessments of the competence of not for profit minibus drivers.

For further information please email our Passenger Transport Team  passenger.transport@bournemouth.gov.uk.