Depending on whether your intention is to be an Ambulance Driver or Paramedic will determine what type of driving licence you will need.
A Paramedic requires C1 (7.5 tonne) entitlement and if you passed your car test after Jan 1997 then you will need to pass the DSA theory and practical tests.
If you want to be an Ambulance Driver then most employers require you to be in possession of category D1 entitlement.
Similar to C1, you will need to pass theory and practical tests. You can find an approved D1 training provider in your area using our unique search engine. With The NHS funding being ring fenced, recruitment for Ambulance Drivers or Paramedics will not be getting cut or reduced for the foreseeable future. Rates of pay can be very good but vary between regions. If you do train and attain cat D1 and work as an Ambulance Driver you will be exempt from initial or periodic Driver CPC training.
If you passed your car test prior to 1st January 1997 you will have category D1 through acquired rights meaning no tests must be passed. However you will have restriction 101 meaning you cannot drive cat D1 for hire or reward. Ambulance training can be sought and sourced from professional training providers in your area.