LGV C1 and PCV D1 Ambulance & Paramedic Driver Training Courses
As 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. From age 18 years category C1 is for light goods vehicles between 3.5 and 7.5 tonnes.
Driver Training Centre provides intensive ambulance training courses which will allow you to drive a vehicle of this type and pass the relevant driving test required.
With our dedicated ‘Learnbulance’ 5 ton training vehicles, you will be driving the exact size vehicle required for this licence.
You will need excellent driving skills as you will be transporting people potentially suffering from injury, poor health or frailty, so operating your ambulance in the safest possible way is of the up-most importance.
The DVSA Test is arranged for you after completion of the training, normally a few days later subject to availability.
Common Questions & Answers
HOW LONG DOES THE AMBULANCE DRIVER TRAINING COURSE TAKE?
Courses range between 4 and 16 hours depending on your driving ability and any previous experience, These are generally divided into 4 hour sessions or intensively as required.
HOW OLD DO YOU HAVE TO BE TO DRIVE AN AMBULANCE
You need to be 18 or over to drive an ambulance.
can i be an ambulance driver?
If you are over 18 you can become an ambulance driver however it is unlikely you will “just drive the ambulance” if you are working in this field you will often be directly involved in assessing patients, providing patient care and helping patients enter and leave the ambulance, you will of course need first aid knowledge.
How much do ambulance drivers earn in the UK.
The average Ambulance Driver salary in UK is currently £17,550 per annum equivalent to £9 per hour. The most experienced workers make up to £24,687 per year.
The average salary for a Paramedic in United Kingdom is £25,828
** Data Last Updated July 2020 **