Additional Information

Our C1-7.5 ton driver training course is ideal for anyone requiring the C1 licence for Ambulance, Paramedic, Horsebox or commercial use. 

Our training centre is based 2 minutes away from Hickstead Services off the A23 between Gatwick and Brighton, ideally situated for the Sussex and Surrey Area.

I Drive Driver Training also provide C1+E – 7.5t & Trailer test courses for anyone wishing to tow with their C1 vehicle or wish to upgrade their pre 1997 C1E entitlement to give a GTW of 12000kg.

As with the B+E Entitlement, drivers passing their test from January 1997 (including re-tests) DO NOT have automatic entitlement to drive a vehicle over 3500kg. In order to gain this entitlement an additional C1 driving test and theory test must be taken and passed.

Important Notice – New Legislation was introduced at the beginning of April 2010 regarding who can supervise LGV learner drivers in Category C1-7.5 tonnes.Those holding pre-1997 licences on “grandfather rights” can no longer supervise learners

Only drivers who have passed the DVSA C1 or C LGV test can now supervise learners in category C1 – 7.5 tonnes (7.5t), providing they passed the relevant test prior to the new legislation and only if grandfather rights were already held. If they passed the practical test after this date the standard three year qualifying period to act as a supervising driver for the relevant category applies.

If you require the C1 – 7.5t licence for your work you may also require a Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) in addition to the vocational licence. 


The route for potential candidates for the C1-7.5t test is as follows:

  • Have a Drivers Medical to prove that you are physically fit to drive a Category C1 vehicle, form D4 needs to be completed and can be obtained online www.dft.gov.uk/dvla/onlineservices/order_forms.aspx
  • Obtain your provisional entitlement on your licence by sending completed forms D2 and D4 with your licence to the DVLA. The licence will generally be returned within 2-4 weeks with the provisional entitlement added.
  • Take and pass the LGV Theory Test and Hazard Perception Test (please note these are two seperate tests). CPC Module 2 case studies will be required if for commercial use.
  • Call I Drive Driver Training to book your practical training for the C1 test – 7.5t.

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To find out more on how we can help you gain your next license give us a call today on 01444 227633 or pop in and see us.

We also provide a free 1 hour assessment driver before booking your course with us.

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