LGV Category C1 (Ambulance)

Category C1 – 7.5 Tonne Driver Training

The C1 licence is the smallest class of LGV training that you can gain, this licence is commonly used for Ambulance Training, Solid unit horse boxes and Larger Motorhomes. We use a manual gearbox vehicle for this training.

The Steps to Gain this licence
  • HGV/LGV Medical Test
  • Apply for your provisional licence
  • Multiple Choice & Hazard Perception Theory Test
  • Practical Training & Test
  • You may also need driver CPC depending on what you are using this licence for, if you have any queries our team can help just call 01603 731788 or fill out the contact form (main menu).

If you decide to go for the 7.5-tonne licence and you later decide you need to upgrade, you will need to do a practical course and test for the Category C rigid or Category C+E artic.


C1 Course £55ph + VAT     

12 Hr £660 + VAT (£132) + Test Fee (£115) = £907 

16 Hr £880 + VAT (£176) + Test Fee (£115) = £1171 

20 Hr £1100 + VAT (£220) + Test Fee (£115) = £1435 


C1+E Course £60ph + VATWith Trailer Exceeding 750Kgs

16 Hr £960 + VAT (£192) + Test Fee (£115) = £1267 

20 Hr £1200 + VAT (£240) + Test Fee (£115) = £1555

All of the above courses include unlimited (during course) 3A (reversing) tests that will be carried out at our DVSA approved training area. We have our own qualified examiners who will assess you. This will be carried out a minimum of 24 hours before taking your 3B (on-road) test at the DVSA test centre.

Costs for Category C Retest:

In the event you don’t pass first time, A retest will be required, This is charged at 4 hours training + VAT + Test Fee.

Category C1 Retest £220 + VAT (£44) + Test Fee (£115) = £379

Category C1+E Retest £240 + VAT (£48) + Test Fee (£115) = £403

Additional training is available in blocks of 4 (half day) or 8 (full day) charged at the hourly rate above.

If you are unsure of anything or have any questions in general, Please feel free to contact us via phone 01603 731788 or email admin@ecdtraining.co.uk as we’ll be more than happy to help.