Camper Vans / Motorhomes

It would appear most campers now weigh over the 3.5 tonnes limit that generally applies to car licences obtained since January 1997.
If you intend to drive a camper over the 3.5 limit you will need C1 entitlement on you licence.

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Gain Your C1 Licence & Get on the Road

If you have ‘acquired rights’ or grandfather rights’ having passed your car tests prior to January 1997 you will have entitlement up to 7.5 tonnes and therefore does not apply.

To gain the C1 licence you will need to follow the following procedure.

  • Provisional Licence acquisition, you will need a doctors medical to apply for this.
  • Theory tests, multiple choice, and hazard perception.
  • Driver training, reverse test, and practical driving test.

We hold medicals at our centre weekly, this is a basic medical which most fit persons would not have a problem with.

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.

If you want to tow a trailer over the 750 kgs limit, you can take the C1+E training and test and gain the licence for both at the same time.

The whole process from start to finish, licence application to training course is approximately 6 – 10 weeks dependant on DVLA and DVSA theory test appointments which can’t be booked until you receive your provisional entitlement.

Driver training centre makes the journey an easy, enjoyable experience enabling you to then drive your vehicle competently and legally without any further worries.

Part of the training course includes reversing practice to pass the 3a reversing test prior to taking your practical driving test.

If you have any further questions about the C1 licence, please contact our office, a member of staff will be pleased to help.


To book your course please call 01424 432200

Driver Training Centre based in Hastings, East Sussex are proud of our pass rates which are well above the national average.

Why Choose Us For Your C1 Licence?

  • 40 + Years of Training Expertise
  • Modern Fleet of Vehicles
  • We Are Not Brokers
  • Members of the National HGV Training Network
  • We are Next Door to DVSA Driving Test Centre and are DVSA Accredited

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

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.

To book your Motorhome C1 Training course


The course was very thorough and the advice and direction offered by all the staff at the Driver Training Centre was excellent. The team there set me up well to add trailer towing to my licence, which has not only made me happy but also my employer. I would definitely recommend the course on offer here!

The caravan towing course at driver training centre was not only necessary but useful. The real driving experience taught me a few things that helped me become a more confident driver when towing a caravan as did the safety procedures we learnt. Passed my test with flying colours.

Very impressed with todays course everyone very happy and helpful. Was here to boost confidence with towing and now feel with todays help I have achieved this. The instructor was excellent. Top marks for very good training provided. Very impressed.


I can’t thank you all enough, so happy with the service from Gary and the tuition from Tony FAULTLESS. Be good to see you all in a week to do cpc and lgv- c+e

Ashley Reed

Brian was excellent explaining what was expected for the test. he had me backing up in no time’! very pleased ive passed. I can now transport livestock as required.

Charlotte Grissell, Passed trailer test b+e first time today

Excellent service – Thank you

Chris Greenough, B+E Trailer Test – Passed with 1 minor fault !

Thank you, all you guy’s were fantastic, brilliant experience.

Serkan Turgut, HGV Cat C Course – Passed with only 4 minor faults