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School teachers in Northern Ireland will need D1 license for minibuses

Northern Ireland

Teachers in Northern Ireland have been stripped of their right to drive school minibuses on a car driving license, leaving some schools unable to transport pupils to activities at all. After new guidance came into force teachers have been told that they must have a full D1 on their driving license and also acquire a driver certificate of professional competence. A ... Read More »

Schools in Northern Ireland to face new restrictions on school minibuses

Northern Ireland

Schools in Northern Ireland are facing new restrictions on which teachers can and can’t drive school minibuses on organised educational trips and sport outings. The Education Authority says that the changes are due to the Driver and Vehicle Agency clarifying the rules on minibuses, meaning that some teachers who are currently driving school minibuses may be doing so illegally. This ... Read More »