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Category C1 Training

(inc. Horsebox and Ambulance Driver)

Category C1 MGV (LGV / HGV) training runs from our site in Stowmarket, Suffolk and tests are taken at the DVSA Test Centre in Ipswich.  C1 is the category that allows you to drive a vehicle over 3,500kg up to a maximum of 7,500kg. It is also the category that you must pass to receive the C1+E provisional entitlement in order to proceed to Category C1+E Training.

This is the category that permits you to drive ambulances and most horseboxes – training can cost as little as £515 including test fee!

We offer various combinations of Category C1 training courses depending on experience:

  • 10 Hours – £515 (Very Experienced Large Van)
  • 12 Hours – £595 (Experience of Large Van)
  • 15 Hours – £715 (No Experience but Confident)
  • 18 Hours – £835 (No Experience less Confident)

All prices include the practical test fee of £115.

 

Category C1 LGV HGV Horsebox Ambulance Driver Training Ipswich Suffolk

For Horsebox Training – Iveco 75E17 – 7,500kg

C1 LGV HGV Training Ipswich

For Ambulance Training – Ford Transit T430 – 4,250kg

 

We can also take you for a 4 hour (£160) assessment lesson and advise you on how many additional hours are required to come to test standard – most people requiring only a further 10 or 12 hours with some requiring only 6!  All C1 training is charged at £40/hr, DVSA Test Fee is £115 (£141 out of hours).  This means that your C1 training and test could cost as little as £515 including test fee!

Some training companies will try and talk your in to taking Category C Training as that is the only type vehicle that they have.  Do not be forced in to taking the training if that is not the category that you really want to do.  Of course, if you do think that you would like to do it, we are able to offer Category C Training.

The C1 category was automatically obtained if you passed your car test prior to 1/1/97.  If you have passed your car test from that date you will have to go through the process of obtaining a LGV licence and taking your practical test in our C1 training vehicle.

Once you have passed both your Multiple Choice and Hazard Perception theory tests your C1 practical training can be arrange and your practical test can be booked – the test lasts approximately 1.5 hours.

The Category C1 practical test consists of several parts:

  • Show Me Tell Me C1‘ – You will be asked 5 questions from the list
  • Reverse Manoeuvre – Off Road (See below)
  • General Road Driving – On Road
  • Independent Drive – On Road
When attending training and test you MUST have BOTH parts of your licence and theory certificate.
 

Reverse exercise demonstrated here by one of our Categeory C Vehicles.  Sorry about the windy day!

Upon passing your Category C1 practical test, your examiner will send your licence to the DVLA for updating to the full entitlement.

Prices

  • 10 Hour – £515 (course inc. test fee)
  • 12 Hour – £595 (course inc. test fee)
  • 15 Hour – £715 (course inc. test fee)
  • 18 Hour – £835 (course inc. test fee)
  • 4 Hour Assessment Lesson – £160
  • C1 Hourly Rate – £40
  • DVSA LGV Test Fee – £115
  • DVSA LGV Out of Hour Test Fee – £141
 

Paying by Credit Card will incur a 3% fee.  There is no fee for Debit Cards.

 
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