LGV 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
PCV 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