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LGV C1 Course

Trailer Training UK is one of the UK`s most experienced and trusted LGV C1 Ambulance training providers

Trailer Training UK are an Approved Official Training Provider for South Central Ambulance Service (SCAS)

LGV C1 Training is available at our Hampshire and Berkshire driver training  centres.

Trailer Training UK are an approved official training provider for South Central Ambulance Service (SCAS). We also regularly train PTS employees and ECA apprentices, across all their covered counties.

Trailer Training UK are also the South’s approved college of paramedics supplier and have close ties to Oxford Brookes & Portsmouth University Paramedic Science departments;

This, coupled with our high first time pass rates and hundreds of amazing reviews across Facebook & Google, should leave you with the confidence that your LGV C1 ambulance driver training is being undertaken by approved, reputable
and experienced professionals.

Trailer Training UK are highly recommended. Check out our reviews here. We have delivered LGV C1 driver training for people joining ambulance services across the UK, including South Central Ambulance Service (SCAS), SECAMB, LAS and
GWAS to name a few

LGV C1 Training Course

The LGV C1 licence is for drivers of vehicles of up to 7.5 tonnes, such as ambulances and small horsebox lorries. It is a necessary qualification for Ambulance Service Frontline personnel.

Having an LGV C1 licence enables drivers who passed their test on or after the 1st January 1997 to drive vehicles with an MAM (maximum authorised mass) over 3500kg and up to 7500kg (7.5 tonnes).

Before you are able to complete any practical driver training in this category you must first have completed a medical assessment, provisional application and theory tests (multiple choice and hazard perception). These can all be arranged
personally or we offer packages where we can book everything for you. Please see our silver package for more details.

Courses Aim

For candidates  to develop the theoretical and practical knowledge and skills to be able to safely drive a vehicle between 3500kg – 7500kg, such as an ambulance or small horse box.

Be able to manoeuvre and reverse the vehicle safely for the required DVSA exercise.

Be able to drive to a high standard on varying road and traffic conditions including motorways.

Be able to carry out the vehicle daily safety checks, and answer the test show and tell me questions.

And to gain their LGV C1 category on their driving licence.

Elements Covered

Vehicle Safety Checks and Compliance.

Knowledge on how to safely Load the Vehicle.

Show and tell me questions on the vehicle.

S shaped reverse for the DVSA test exercise.

Driving in varying road conditions and traffic conditions.

Driving on motorways.

Uphill, downhill and angled starts.

Moving off and stopping, being able to move away safely.


We provide a range of courses depending on the ability and level of experience the candidate has.

This can typically be over 1, 2, or 3 days, depending on the level of ability and experience.

We can arrange a no commitment driving assessment of about an hour to determine the most suitable and cost effective course for you.

Vehicles Used

Some training providers will use tired, decommissioned ambulances that are 10+ years old, or daunting 7.5tonne lorries, or even tell you you might as well just learn and take your test in a category C lorry. Not only is a Category
C vehicle much larger but it will have a much different feel to driving it, and will have air brakes and the usual lorry controls. (If you want to learn in a category C lorry we also do this).

Trailer Training UK’s training vehicles are comfortable, ambulance sized and modern. They are the same size of vehicles used by the ambulance services.

Our LGV C1 training vehicle are VW Crafter vans. They have simple car-like controls so you focus on getting to the test standard, and don’t waste your time getting used to a tricky vehicle.

What do I need to do?

  1. Obtain the D4 LGV medical form.
  2. Take the LGV medical – We can help you with that.
  3. Apply for your provisional LGV C1 licence entitlement with the D2 form from DVLA or collect from us.
  4. Call us & Book your LGV Cat C1 driving assessment so we can assess how long a course you will require. (Optional). 
  5. Book and pass the LGV theory, hazard perception tests.
  6. Book your LGV C1 course with us and take and pass your LGV C1 practical test.

Or just give us a call and we can take care of it all for you.

Training Packages

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