Ambulance Driver Training 2017-09-18T12:34:50+00:00

LGV C1 and PCV D1 Ambulance / Paramedic Driver Training Courses

We are only 2 hours from central London by road or rail.

Fully air conditioned classrooms, off road manouvering facilities, a fully equipped training centre in Hastings, East Sussex to cater for every transport training requirement.

Ambulance Driver Training

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.

CPC Training

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.

Training Course Information

Ambulance Training VehicleLGV Category C1 (3.5 – 7.5 tonnes)

From age 18 years category C1 is for light goods vehicles between 3.5 and 7.5 tonnes.

Although LGV licences appear to be staged C1, C, and C+E you can go straight to cat C and get a better licence without having to do C1 first.

Paramedic students will require this licence to drive ambulances.

All training is conducted on a 1 to 1 basis

HGV & LGV Driver CPC training

All LGV licence holders are now required to hold a current Driver CPC card to continue to drive professionally.

Existing Driver CPC card holders will need to complete the next block of 35 hours of periodic training before September 2019.

Ambulance drivers are currently not required to hold Driver CPC

Minibus Training VehiclePCV Category D1 (Minibuses)

You can drive minibuses with 9 to 16 passenger seats from age 21.

The D1 driving licence is a legal requirement for those driving most types of minibus on school business. If you passed your car test after January 1997 you are not entitled to drive a minibus without taking an additional D1 Test.

If you hold an ‘acquired rights’ car licence issued before January 1997, and have category D1 you will still need to apply as a new applicant if you want to have the restriction code (101) removed.

Car drivers with acquired or grandfather rights category D1 will need to take 35 hours of periodic training to maintain the acquired rights!

Schools, Academies, Colleges and any other organisation operating under a Section 19 or 22 Permit may be excluded from the legislation.

PCV Driver CPC

All PCV drivers are now required to hold a Driver CPC card to drive professionally. Existing Driver CPC card holders will need to complete the next block of 35 hours of periodic training before the September 2019 to continue to drive professionally

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Qualification Guide
Click below to view the steps to becoming a qualified driver.
Get ‘Starter Pack’ from Driver Training Centre which will include Licence Application forms D2 and D4.
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Complete Licence Application Form D2, apply for the correct category of provisional licence required.
Make an appointment for ‘Doctors Medical’, remember to take form ‘D4’ Send forms D2 and D4 together with drivers licence to: DVLA Swansea, SA99 1BR. If you need to send your passport, you can take the application to the Post Office; who will check the details and give the passport back to you. If you have a digital passport you do not have to send the passport.
Obtain login details for your FREE ‘Online Theory Test Training’ from Driver
Training Centre.
When you receive your Licence with Provisional Entitlement, you can then Book your Theory Tests by Telephone: 0300 200 1122 or Online: www.direct.gov.uk

You will need:

a. Multiple Choice
b. Hazard Perception
c. Driver CPC Module 2 case studies

When you have passed the relevant theory tests, call our bookings hotline for fast track joining instructions. Tel: 01424 432200

Please remember to send us copies of any theory test papers as you receive them.

Call: 01424 432200

Too book your course or for more information.
Call: 01424 432200

Why Choose Us For Your Driver Training?

Modern Fleet of Vehicles

Our modern fleet of vehicles are regularly maintained, comfortable, easy to drive, and make licence acquisition a pleasure.

Quality Tuition

Our fully qualified Instructors will ensure you receive quality tuition for all categories of training.

Ideally Situated

Driver Training Centre is situated next door to the DVSA driving test centre at Hastings and provides easy access for any tests.Driver Training Centre has the resources and experience to deliver our customers requirements.