If you are considering a career as a paramedic or ambulance Driver then you need to acquire category C1 or D1 entitlement.
Getting the right C1 HGV training or D1 (PSV training) is fundamental in ensuring you pass the Driving Standards Agency (DSA) practical & theory tests.
If you passed you car test prior to 1st Jan 1997 then you will already have 7.5 tonnes (C1) and minibus (D1, not for hire or reward restriction applies) via grandfather rights.
If you passed post January 1997 then you will be limited to 3.5 tonnes only (category B) and will need to meet the Driving Standards Agency (DSA) standards and pass the required tests.
You can drive C1 and D1 from the age of 18. If your intention is to only drive for the emergency services only then you will be exmept from initial and periodic driver CPC.
You will still need however to pass a medical, 2 theory tests and the practical driving test. The C1 licence process (including all tests) is exactly the same as if you were attaining category C (class 2.) In light of this some students decide to skip the cat C1 and go straight for C.
That way they are killing 2 birds with one stone. You can use our unique search facility with confidence when sourcing C1 or D1 training in your area. We only promote training companies that are reputable and only employ DSA approved instructors/. Not only that our network of independent HGV training providers deliver quality training on well maintained vehicles.
Receiving good instruction on a well maintained vehicle is half the battle. We don’t promote brokers or middlemen.
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