Ambulance Driver Training

LGV C1 and PCV D1


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

We now have a further two additional 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.

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.

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, 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.

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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Doctors Medicals

We now offer Doctors Medicals for licence application at the unbelievable price of £ 50.00!

Qualification Guide
Click below to view the steps to becoming a qualified driver.

Get ‘Starter Pack’ from Driver Training Centre, this will include all info for the category of licence required.

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Medical required for LGV or PCV licence application.

These may be available from your own doctor who are now reluctant to do, or make an appointment with us, this is £50.00 for first provisional and are held weekly.

We hold large stocks of forms D2 and D4 required.

You can book and pay for your course in advance if required, you will then get FREE admission to our online Theory Test facility, which will give you all the questions and answers required and will prepare you for the theory tests in advance, whilst waiting for your licence to be issued by DVLA.

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:

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

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

HGV Driver Training

We are a flexible HGV training centre with modern easy to drive, comfortable vehicles, fully air conditioned classrooms, off road manouvering facilities, a fully equipped training centre to cater for every transport training requirement.


Driver CPC Training

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 B+E, 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.


ADR Training

All Drivers of vehicles over 3.5 tonnes carrying dangerous substances in packages, tank containers and road tanker vehicles must attend a Department of Transport approved ADR course and pass the relevant Examinations.


Ambulance Driver Training

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.


Horsebox Towing

If you are transporting horses, at the very least you will need a Category B+E licence. The DVLA see small horseboxes as regular trailers towing a house tent or when moving garden waste to the tip. Most recreational horse owners will use a horsebox that falls into the B+E category. Click here to book B+E training we are always running courses.


Manual Handling Courses

This Manual Handling Training Course provides the necessary information and training for organisations to understand more about the risks associated with manual handling, how to undergo a risk assessment and how to ensure appropriate control measures are put in place.


FORS Professional Courses

The Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) is a voluntary accreditation scheme for fleet operators which aims to raise the level of quality within fleet operations, and to demonstrate which operators are achieving exemplary levels of best practice in safety, efficiency, and environmental protection.


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.