Course description

What is the C1 licence training?

The C1 licence is an additional part to your manual Cat B licence. It allows you to drive ambulances and other vehicles up to 7.5 tonnes with a trailer up to 750kg. If you passed your Cat B driving test after January 1997, you will not automatically have a C1 licence.

Am I eligible for this C1 course?

In order to take the C1 licence test you must: 

  • Be 18 years or older 
  • Have a manual car (Cat B) licence. If you hold an EU licence, you will need to complete a D9 Form and obtain a UK licence with C1 provisional entitlement. You will need this before attending the course.
  • Be able to read a new style number plate from 20 metres away (using glasses, if necessary) 
  • Have a minimum of 12 months of driving experience

Before taking your practical test, you also need to have passed your theory test and LGV medical examination. You can complete your theory test and LGV medical with us if you choose our full programme.

Which C1 course is right for me?

Full course (£1,000 + VAT)

This course includes:

  • Your LGV Medical
  • Your theory test preparation
  • 3 days of driver training
  • DVLA test (on the 3rd day of training)

Full course structure

  1. Join our waiting list until more test dates are released by DVLA.
  2. Complete your application form to confirm your booking + arrange payment
  3. We’ll arrange your Medical assessment at a venue local to you
  4. If you pass the Medical, you’ll apply for a C1 provisional licence. We can assist you with this process.
  5. Complete your theory test preparation using our online practice site. You’ll be assisted by our Programme Lead.
  6. Take your theory test. This comprises of LGV Multiple Choice (Module 1a) and LGV Hazard Perception (Module 1b). You will have to answer 100 multiple-choice questions and achieve a minimum of 85 correct answers. You will watch 19 video clips during the hazard perception test and need to score a minimum of 67 out of 100.
  7. Complete your practice driving training course – see course locations and dates.
  8. Take your practical test at a DVLA test centre. We’ll arrange this for you.

Our full course offers a guaranteed pass. You can be confident about reaching your goals with our highly experienced training team.

Driving training courses

If you have already passed your medical and theory test, you can do the practical driver training with us. We have 2 options depending on your existing level of experience:

2 day driving course (£650 + VAT)

  • 2 days of driver training with DVLA test on the 2nd day.

3 day driving course (£800 + VAT)

  • 3 days of driver training with DVLA test on the 3rd day.

Your level of skill will be assessed in a driving assessment. You will take this before the start of your course.

Course dates and locations

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, there are currently only a small number of C1 driving test slots available nationally.

Please sign up to our waiting list so that when more test dates become available, you'll be the first to be know about our new courses and tests.

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Course Summary

Level: Licence Acquisition

Courses available:

  • Full course - including theory test preparation and LGV Medical
  • 2 days of driving training
  • 3 days of driving training

Locations: Milton Keynes, Stockport and Guildford


  • Full course: £1,000 + VAT
  • 2 days of driving training: £650 + VAT
  • 3 days of driving training: £800 + VAT

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Assessment and certification


 At the end of your training, you will take your test at a DVLA test centre with a DVLA examiner. 


Successful candidates will receive a certificate directly from DVLA.


How much does the C1 course cost?

The C1 course costs vary depending on your prior level of driving experience. You'll receive full support throughout your course. 

Full course: £1,000 + VAT

  • LGV Medical
  • Theory test preparation and test
  • 3 days of driving training
  • DVLA test

3 days driving course: £800 + VAT

  • 3 days of driving training
  • DVLA test

2 days driving course: £650 + VAT

  • 2 days of driving training
  • DVLA test

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