Online Minibus Compliance Course

The only UK minibus compliance course written for schools and charitable organisations has been updated.
This must-have course is suitable for any organisation looking to educate its staff on how to manage a safe and legal minibus operation.

Castle has updated and relaunched its online Minibus Compliance Course

Originally launched in 2018, the Minibus Compliance Course was written with the aid of a former senior traffic commissioner and approved by RoSPA. Now in 2022, the course has been updated to include new and changed legislation and refreshed to provide and even more informative but enjoyable experience.

If you have not completed the MCC recently, or are new to the course – it is a must-have element of any schools or organisation’s minibus training materials.

I felt it was really well pitched and it gave me all the information I needed to know.
Caroline Brawley, Director of Operations. Downside School

Who is the minibus compliance course for?

Available on online, with unlimited sign-ins available, this course is designed for everyone involved with the minibus, drivers and non-drivers alike.

What is included on the Online Minibus Compliance Course?

The Minibus Compliance Course is split into 4 sections, to make the information more manageable. You will find top tips and help throughout the course to help you implement best practice advice and create the safest minibus policies possible.

The sections include:

Legal Framework

This section will ensure you are operating under the right licence or permit, have the correct maintenance arrangements for your vehicles and understand what is required to retain a Section 19 Permit.


On completing this section you will understand why it is vital to know the weight of your vehicle and how this affects who can drive them. It will explain the requirements for maintaining roadworthy vehicle and help educate drivers and staff about their responsibilities and liabilities.


Drivers are an organisation’s biggest risk when it comes to minibuses. This section gives information on correct driving licences, checks, training, fatigue and risk assessments. Drivers themselves will understand the role they have to play in minibus safety to protect themselves, and their organisation’s reputation.

The Journey

This final section challenges you to think about the planning your organisation has in place for journeys. With ideas for everyday contingency to emergency protocols.

What to do once completed?

We guarantee that everyone who completes the MCC will have something that they will be able to do to make their organisations minibus operations safer or more compliant.

You can download your completion certificate and proudly display them in your foyer, on social media or on your website so parents can see you take minibus safety seriously.

Why take the MCC?

Compliance is not only a legal requirement it is a crucial element of ensuring you’re running safe vehicles. Understanding licences, vehicle weights, safety inspections, daily checks and the on-the-road challenges of driving a minibus will dramatically increase your safety levels and enable you to implement a comprehensive safety system. Our insurance broker partner James Brown and Sons Ltd offer reduced premiums for schools who have completed the Online Minibus Compliance Course.

Reduce your insurance premiums

James Brown and Sons (Somerset) Ltd recognise that a Castle Minibus client is less likely to have an incident because of Castle Minibus’ high safety standards, especially if they have completed the MCC. James Brown and Sons Ltd have negotiated insurance rates that reflect the reduced risk that holders of the MCC represent and even allow a further 10% discount for Castle customers, all of which could offset the cost of the MCC.

£50 off MCC extended to 31st October

12 months access for 4 or unlimited people available

Pricing – We have extended our £50 off offer

Save £50 this September and October.  The online MCC.  is available on a subscription basis for a period of 12 months with two options for access.

£145 for four logins (usually £195)

£345 for unlimited users (usually £395) with the same email domain

(All prices exclude vat)

The cost of the MCC can easily be recovered with the savings on a three-year fixed premium term of the minibus insurance offered by James Brown and Sons Ltd.

Benefits of Castle’s Minibus Compliance Course

  • Available online to eliminate time out of school

  • Multiple logins to create a team of minibus compliance trained staff

  • Split into modules for easy digestion

  • Certified for evidence of minibus compliance

  • Reduces repair costs and insurance premiums

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