Driver Training

Castle Minibus have delivered a range of driver training since 2013 and since its launch it has raised industry standards and national pass rates because of its dedication to using only highly qualified ADI instructors, the latest Ford transit minibuses and a service to schools that simplifies the whole process.

What type of training do you need?

1 in 10

1 in 10 take their D1 with Castle


50% are more likely to pass than the national average


89% D1 first time pass rate


1500 drivers trained since 2013

  • Everything arranged for you

  • Advanced instructors in the latest vehicles

  • Drop-off and pick-ups from your school

  • Minimum time out of school

  • 50% higher than the national average D1 pass rates

More about Castle’s Driver trainers

Castle Minibus only employs highly trained and experienced instructors to ensure pass rates remain high and schools and candidates can be confident they are in safe, professional hands.

Cliff Kelly

  • Approved Driving Instructor
  • DVSA Advanced Driving Instructor (ADI)
  • MiDAS Accredited Trainer
  • RSA Transport Management
  • Cardington Special Test

With 30 years’ experience, first qualifying in 1986 as an Approved Driving Instructor (ADI), Cliff delivers D1 driver training, MiDAS and the MCC for Castle.

Paul Morgan

  • Approved Driving Instructor
  • DVSA Advanced Driving Instructor (ADI)
  • DVSA ORDIT train the trainer (part 1-3)
  • IAM Advanced
  • Member if the Institute of Advanced Motorists
  • Driving Association Instructor Member

Paul’s worked in the driving industry for the past 27 years and has 16 years’ experience in driver instructor training obtaining positions such as the Grade A DVSA Driving Instructor, Grade A Ordit Registered Instructor Trainer and Grade A Fleet Registered Trainer for the AA Driving School. Paul also holds 22 relevant certifications including AA PCV Driving Diploma in Examining and Assessing, DVSA Qualified Ordit Train the Trainer (Parts 1, 2 & 3) and QCF Coaching & mentoring award to level 3 standards.

Liz Purchase

  • Fleet register driver trainer
  • DIAmond Advance Instructor
  • IAM Advanced
  • Member of the Association of Road Safety Officers (AIRSO)
  • Member of the Institute of Master Tutors of Drivers (MTD)
  • Cardington Special A Test

Liz has over 20 years of driver training experience, first as a rapid response driver, then a DVSA Approved Driving Instructor with her own driving school and trains candidates in the South West. Liz has over 20 certifications and further qualifications including working on the National Driver Offender Rehabilitation Scheme (NDORS), delivering Speed Awareness courses and Driver Alert theory classes.

Karen Mallin-Page

  • Approved Driving Instructor
  • Qualified MiDAS instructor