Ambulance Driver Training

C1 and PCV D1

We Have Vehicles Specifically for the Purpose of Training Ambulance Drivers.

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

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.

Training Course Information

Why Choose Us for Your Ambulance Licence Training

MODERN FLEET OF VEHICLES

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

HIGH 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.

Book Your Ambulance Driver Training Course

To book your ambulance driver training course or for more information click below or call 01424 432200

Book Your Medical
With Our Doctor on Site

Doctors Medicals for licence applications available weekly at our Hastings centre £100.00. Medicals are held weekly at our training centre…, call for appointment

We Are Not Brokers
Don’t Pay Too Much

We are NOT brokers, when you book with Driver Training Centre you deal with us only and get value for money. Why not visit us and have a look round before commencing any training.

Common Questions & Answers

How Long Does It Take to Become an Ambulance Driver?

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 £21,900 per annum equivalent to £11 per hour. The most experienced workers make up to £25,600 per year.

The average salary for a Paramedic in United Kingdom is £37,960

** Data Last Updated July 2020 **

Do Ambulance Drivers Have to Be Paramedics?

There are a number of entry roles as an ambulance driver including, Patient Transport Services ( PTS) drivers who’s role is to transport the frail and vulnerable who have no other means of transportation,  and emergency medical care assistants who often work alongside paramedics.

You will usually be a qualified  emergency care assistant, ambulance care assistant/patient transport service driver, emergency medical technician or a paramedic.

Our Driver Training Courses

HGV Training

We are a flexible HGV training centre with Comfortable easy to drive Leyland Daf CF Trucks with automatic gearboxes make the whole training experience very enjoyable. Fully air conditioned classrooms, off road manoeuvring facilities, a fully equipped training centre to cater for every transport training requirement.

Driver CPC Training

IN-HOUSE OR ONLINE
35 hrs of Periodic Training is required to maintain licence compliance. Training can be taken in blocks of seven hours or as an intensive course.

Towing & Caravans

We offer C1+E, D1+E towing courses for all categories of vehicles, Horse-box Owners, Cargo Trailers and of course Caravans.

Minibus Training D1

If you drive for hire and reward you will need to gain PCV entitlement. Hire and reward does not mean if you take fares for any journey, it means if you are paid to drive the minibus or bus as part of your duties. We serve Sussex, Kent and further afield with PCV training.

Ambulance Driver Training

We have vehicles specifically for the purpose of training ambulance drivers. 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.

Fork Lift Truck Training

Accredited training is available for all categories of Lift Truck Machines and Equipment to cover the requirements of the approved Code of Practice
and Supplementary Guidance for Rider Operated Lift Trucks.

Campervans & Motorhomes

Training is carried out by our DVSA registered instructors using 5 tonne Ford Transit vehicles, making it an easy and enjoyable process. Usually over two days 1:1 and no time sharing with others.

Horsebox Training

We offer towing courses for all categories of vehicles, C1, D1, Horseboxes, Plant Trailers, Caravans and Others.