Ewings Driver Training


7.5 Tonne


The ability to drive a C1 category vehicle will depend on the driving licence you hold.  These categories changed in 1997, all licenses issued since then DO NOT include the categories required to drive certain vehicles.

What is a C1 licence?

A C1 licence will allow you to drive a rigid vehicle that is more than 3.5 Tonne (3500kg) but no more than 7.5 Tonne (7500kg). 

This category is usually required for medium sized goods vehicles, heavy motorhomes, ambulances and larger horse boxes.

How long will it take to get my C1 licence?

Assuming you have aquired your C1 provisional and passed your theory tests, your course will take 2 to 3 days.

If you have not yet applied for your provisional, you will need to do this first,

See below for details on the application process and theory tests.

Or you can call us today and we will help you through the process.


For C1 LGV 'Show me, tell me' questions, please click the link above.

In order to attend a C1 driving course you MUST:

  1. be at least 18 years of age and have a manual car (Cat B) licence.  If you have an EU licence you will need to complete a Form (D9) and obtain a UK licence with C1 provisional entitlement before attending your course.
  2. be able to read a new style number plate from a distance of 20 metres (the use of glasses or vision correction such as contact lenses is allowed).

Assuming you already have a category B driving licence, your first step is to attend and pass an LGV medical test. You should arrange for your local GP to conduct this medical, and they will confirm what fee is applicable. You will need to take a D4 medical form with you, (which can be downloaded here) to your medical, and the Doctor will complete the form accordingly. Your local GP is a good place to start, but many private practices will offer a drivers medical for a much smaller fee, so we would encourage you to shop around for the best price.

For drivers medicals, we would recommend https://www.d4drivers.uk/ambulance-driver-medical/ as they have offices throughout the UK and usually good availability. 

Once you have passed your LGV medical examination, you must then make an application to the DVLA for your category C1 provisional licence. In order to make this application, you will need to complete a D2 Application Form, which can be obtained from your local post office, or can be ordered online from the DVLA. There is NO FEE to pay and 10-15 working days later, you should receive your new licence.

The final step you must complete before attending a C1 training course, is to sit and pass your LGV theory test, which can be booked online at the DVSA’s website, or by calling the DVSA booking line on 0300 200 1122.

The assessment requires you to pass both the LGV Multiple Choice (Module 1a) and LGV Hazard Perception (Module 1b) theory tests. You will have to answer 100 multiple-choice questions and achieve at least 85 correct answers. You will also watch 19 video clips for your hazard perception test scoring a minimum of 67 out of 100.

C1 LGV Driver Training (Upto 7.5 Tonne)

Our C1 Driver Training is carried out in our modern training vehicle, purposely chosen with driver training in mind. Offering our trainees a familiar driving environment with car like controls and handling characteristics , Ideal for those looking to drive an Ambulance, large van or horse box.

All courses are individually tailored to meet your specific needs.

What Is Involved In The C1 LGV Practical Test:

Upto 5 Vehicle Safety questions, Click Here for the complete list

Reversing Exercise

60 minuite practical drive

No more than 12 Driver Faults

No Serious or Dangerous faults

Drive in accordance with the Highway Code

Complete 10 minutes of ‘Independent Driving’

Moving away and stopping (Uphill, Downhill, Angled start)

Anticipation and Planning

Vehicle positioning for hazards

Courses can be tailored to your needs from an intensive 1 day with test, to our standard 2-3 day courses.

CPC Is NOT a Requirement for some drivers) Click here for the Exemption list. CPC Mod 2-4 Available for new licence holders.