CATEGORY C1 DRIVER TRAINING (AMBULANCE & HORSEBOX)
The C1 license permits driving medium-sized vehicles, weighing 3,500 to 7,500 kilograms, crucial for roles like ambulance drivers and handling vehicles like horsebox trailers. C1 training imparts vital skills for safe and efficient driving, especially in emergency services or horse transportation.
C1 Vehicle Types
Examples of commonly used C1 vehicles include ambulances, small lorries, medium-sized vans, and horsebox trailers (MAM: 3,500 – 7,500 kg).
What does the package include?
- Minimum of 16 Hours of One-to-One Practical Training
- DVSA Reverse & On-Road Driving Tests
How much does the package cost?
The total cost is £895.00 which includes all DVSA test fees and VAT.
What payment options do I have?
Candidates can opt to pay the entire fee upfront or make a non-refundable £224.00 deposit when booking. If you choose the deposit option, the remaining £671.00 is required 21 days before your first practical training day. The deposit covers the costs of securing driver medicals and DVSA theory tests.
What if I’ve already passed my medical and theory test?
If you’ve completed your driver’s medical and theory tests, you can proceed directly to practical training. Contact us at 0151 343 0588 or email [email protected] for an updated quote and information on upcoming availability.
What are the minimum requirements?
Candidates must be at least 18 years old and possess a valid UK car driving license with the C1 provisional entitlement. Before starting practical training, candidates must complete a driver’s medical examination, apply for the C1 provisional license, and pass the theory and hazard perception tests.
For the Drivers Medical, we recommend using D4Drivers: https://d4drivers.uk/.
You can book your theory test directly with the DVSA here: https://www.gov.uk/book-theory-test.
How do I book this course?
To initiate the process, start by scheduling a driver’s medical. Select a date and location from the calendar provided. Once chosen, we will arrange the medical appointment for you. Driver’s medical sessions typically last 10-15 minutes. Please take note of the following appointment times:
- Ellesmere Port: 14:15
- Chester: 13:00
- Liverpool (Huyton): 16:00
- Liverpool (Dingle): 19:00
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How do I book this course?
Immediately after booking, you’ll receive an email confirming your order and providing details of your medical appointment.
Following the medical, we’ll initiate the process of obtaining your provisional license. This step may take several weeks for processing by the DVLA, so we recommend utilising this time for studying the theory & hazard perception tests.
Upon receiving your provisional license, we can schedule your theory tests. Once successfully completed, practical training can commence.
We are committed to accommodating your schedule for both training and testing to the best of our ability.
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How do I know this is right for me?
Considering a career change? Experience driving a C1 vehicle first-hand by meeting our instructors and taking a short drive in one of our trucks. It’s a great way to understand the training process. Contact us using the form below, and we’ll arrange a convenient time for your visit.
What is your pass rate and how does this compare?
Across all DVSA test centres nationally, the average pass rate is approximately 60%.
Our current pass rate is comfortably higher, standing at just over 70%.
Which DVSA test centre do you use?
Our preferred test centre is Wrexham (Llay), and we usually schedule tests from there. However, due to availability, we might occasionally use test centres in Switch Island (Liverpool), Bredbury (Stockport), and Atherton (Manchester).
What if I’m not familiar with area around the DVSA centre?
No need to worry; our instructor will guide you through key test routes during your training. While we can’t cover every route, we’ll focus on challenging sections to ensure you’re well-prepared.
What if I fail one or more of my tests?
Even if you’re a highly skilled candidate, test day nerves can happen. We’re here to support you by offering additional training and testing as needed. Here are the standard retest fees:
- Hazard Perception – £11.00
- Multiple Choice – £26.00
- £180.00 for a DVSA 3A retest (reverse test)
- £300.00 for a DVSA 3B retest (practical test)
Every practical retest includes a minimum of 2 hours of extra training before the retest, along with the use of a vehicle and instructor during the tests. For candidates requiring more additional training, the cost is £60.00 per hour.
Do I need to take time off from work?
Yes, we’ll make every effort to accommodate your work commitments; however, it might not always be feasible. Here are the physical appointments you’ll need to attend along with their durations:
- Drivers Medical – 15 minutes
- Theory Testing – 2 hours
- Practical training – 2 full days
Please note that all timings are approximate and do not include travel time. While we can offer weekend training packages, DVSA test centres operate from Monday to Friday, so testing must occur during the week.
Not quite what you are looking for?
Feel free to contact our team to explore other date options or inquire about a private training course for your staff.
Please complete the form below, and our team will promptly respond to your inquiry within one business day.