As a paramedic / 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.
Driver Training Centre provide intensive training which will allow you to drive a vehicle of this type. Our instructors will teach you how to handle your vehicle and navigate through traffic and all types of weather. 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.
Our experienced instructors will train you with the appropriate skills to operate your vehicle safely and acquire your C1 licence.
We also offer D1 driver training to acquire your licence. D1 allows you to drive minibuses with 9 to 16 passenger seats from age 21. Read more below.
How long does it take?
Most students can be ready in a week to take their exam.
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.