To Become an ambulance driver you will need a minimum of a C1 licence due to the weight of the vehicle you will be driving. When an ambulance is loaded with equipment and patients it often falls between 3.5 and 7.5 tonnes.
You will need excellent driving skills as you will be transporting people suffering from injury, poor health or frailty, so operating your vehicle in the safest possible way is of the up-most importance.
Driver Training Centre provide intensive training courses which will allow you to drive a vehicle of this type. Our instructors will get you to the required standard to pass the DVSA driving test.
Our experienced instructors will train you with the appropriate skills to operate your vehicle safely and acquire your C1 licence.
How long does the ambulance driver training course take?
Training courses are Monday to Friday 4 hours per day or intensively over three days as required, you will then be ready to take the DVSA driving test.
Regulations require that anyone driving a commercial vehicle completes a CPC programme before obtaining a C1 Licence. CPC training is part of your ambulance driver training course. Also we continue to support you with our ongoing CPC to meet the 35 hour required training. This can be done one day at a time in 7 hour blocks or as an intensive 35 hour course.
Beyond your driver training with us the company hiring you as a driver might very well have further training they request you to undertake but you must have a Category C1 licence.