Course description

The C1 driving licence allows people to drive vehicles up to 7.5 tonnes. Drivers who pass the 7.5 tonne C1 test become entitled to drive C1 rigid vehicles up to 7.5 tonnes with a trailer up to 750kg.  

Who should attend?  

This course is for those who want to be able to drive an ambulance but do not yet have the C1 category on their driving licence. The C1 licence allows a learner to drive vehicles up to 7.5 tonnes. Anyone who took their driving test after January 1997 will not automatically have a C1 licence.

In order to take the C1 licence test you must: 

  • Be 18 years or older 
  • Have a manual car (Cat B) licence. If you hold an EU licence, you will need to complete a D9 Form and obtain a UK licence with C1 provisional entitlement before attending the course 
  • Be able to read a new style number plate from 20 metres away (using glasses, if necessary) 
  • Have a Pass certificate for the LGV theory test 
  • Have completed the LGV medical examination.

Our complete training programme includes arranging for your medical and booking the theory test.

To register for a place, please complete this short form.

Course duration 

Typically 1-3 days. Learners will undertake a driving assessment to see how much tuition they need before taking the C1 test. 

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Register your interest

Fill in this form and we'll contact you to discuss eligibility, course dates and locations.

Assessment and certification

Assessment 

 At the end of your training, your test will take place at a DVLA test centre with a DVLA examiner. 

Certification 

Successful candidates will receive a certificate directly from DVLA.

Any questions?

For more information on the course structure, prices, course locations and dates, please email us at awarding@sja.org.uk

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