The LGV C1 (Ambulance) Driver TrainingCourses for those looking to start or enhance a career in the Ambulance service
Learn with Dale Miller
A fully qualified instructor with 20 years NHS frontline Ambulance service experience
1-2-1 Training Courses
Course prices include Practical Test fees of £115 (weekday test)
- For students with experience driving PTS (Ambulance) size vehicles
- For students with little experience of driving PTS size vehicles
- For students with no experience of driving PTS size vehicles
You will train in a Mercedes Sprinter 515 LWB Manual Gearbox
The same cab layout used by most NHS Ambulance services
“Our coaching content is designed to enhance and develop your driving skills in preparation for your approved Ambulance driving course”
NHS Ambulance services use C1 vehicles
An LGV C1 Licence is a requirement before you start your Paramedic, Technician (EMT), ECA or ACA Training Course.
How to get your LGV C1 Licence
- Take a Drivers Medical with a doctor (D4 Medical exam report).
- Apply for your provisional LGV C1 licence entitlement D2 from the DVLA (fees to be paid by you); send off the forms to receive your licence. Information at www.gov.uk/dvlaforms
- Revise. Book and Pass the DSA Theory Test LGV C1 category – see test information on the right. Practice your theory online at www.safedrivingforlife.info
- Book your driving course and Pass your driving test with Lilliput Driving School.
Commonly asked questions about the LGV C1 Licence for Ambulance driving
What is a category LGV C1 vehicle?
LGV C1 is a Light Goods Vehicle between 3500kg and 7500kg Maximum Authorised Mass (MAM).
Do I need to complete a Driver CPC if I am working for the Emergency Services?
Not if the vehicle is for Emergency use.
I would also like to be a professional LGV C1 driver. Do I need CPC?
Yes, but only if you are not working for the Emergency services (ie: If in connection with a business or other employment). You would also need to meet the drivers CPC requirements.
Do I need to get a Digital Tachograph Card?
No, the Emergency services are exempt from the use of tachograph.
LGV Theory Test
£28 weekdays (fee to be paid by you) The Theory Test consists of 100 multiple choice questions; you will be required to correctly answer 85.
LGV Hazard Perception Test
£12 weekdays (fee to be paid by you) You will watch 19 one-minute video clips featuring 20 hazards and be required to indicate when you observe a developing hazard. You will be required to attain 67 out of a possible 100 marks.
LGV C1 Practical Driving Test
£115 weekdays (fee included in the cost of your Lilliput Driving School Course) You will: 1. answer some Show Me / Tell Me C1 vehicle safety questions. 2. answer five basic vehicle safety & loading questions from a list. 3. carry out a reverse manoeuvre off-road at the test centre. 4. drive for one hour on-road. 5. complete an independent on-road drive.
Drivers who passed their car driving test after January 1997 will have to meet higher standards to obtain a category LGV C1 provisional licence and then pass both the theory and practical LGV C1 driving test to achieve the category LGV C1 for Ambulance driving
Welcome! My name is Dale Miller, I am your instructor and founder of the Lilliput Driving School in Poole. I started working for the NHS Ambulance service in 1993, initially in PTS. Then, having taken the IHCD D1 & D2 Emergency Driving (Blue Light) Courses, I moved on to frontline services as an IHCD Technician driving Ambulances and Rapid Response Vehicles.
In 2000 I began my career working for the London Fire Brigade as a fire fighter and then as a driver (EFAD). Over a period of 20 years I worked for Essex, London, Irish and South Central Ambulance Services, as well as the London Fire Brigade. In 2012 I felt the time was right for me to pass on my driving experience, skills and knowledge.
I trained as an ADI driving instructor and was awarded my RoSPA (Gold) in 2013. I am DBS checked and have the following full entitlement driving licence categories: A, B, BE, C1, C1E, C, CE, D1, D1E.
If you have any queries about this course please don’t hesitate to contact me. I look forward to working with you.
If you would like to book a course, if you have any queries or would like further information, please do not hesitate to call or text on 07515 747094. Alternatively please email me or use the form below and I will get back to you as soon as I possibly can. Thank you.
Lilliput Driving School offers driver training courses in the Poole and Bournemouth area (BH postcodes)
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