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Ambulance Driver Training

Starting a new career as a paramedic is by far, one, of the most rewarding careers! Our ambulance driver training courses will help you take the first steps getting on the road as a paramedic!


Training to become a paramedic? 

Gaining your C1 licence will be one of the non-medical aspects of training required to become a qualified paramedic.


Our training will provide you with the C1 entitlement on your driving licence, allowing you to drive all frontline emergency ambulances.

All our courses are completed on a one-to-one basis and will teach you how to drive and manoeuvre large vehicles safely.


Once you have gained your licence, you will legally be able to operate ambulances between 3.5 tonnes and 7.5 tonnes, carrying up to eight passengers at once.

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Requirements needed to start Ambulance Training

You must possess a complete CAT B licence prior to applying for a C1 ambulance driving licence (manual car licence). The age requirement to get a driver's licence is 18. If you don't already have one, you can apply for a manual car licence at the DVLA (driver and vehicle licence agency). You can sit for the exams to become an ambulance licence once you obtain your licence. To pass the medical examination, you must be in good health. No driver CPC is required to obtain a C1 ambulance licence (Certificate of Professional Competence).


Before you can take your ambulance training courses, there are a few requirements that you will need to meet. Firstly, you must be over 18 and already have a class B (car) driving licence. From here, you will need to carry out the following:

1. Medical Assessment: You will need to arrange for your doctor to complete a D4 medical form on your behalf to ensure that you fit the medical requirements to drive an ambulance.

2. Provisional Licence: Once you have your completed D4 form, this will need to be submitted to the DVSA along with your D2 and current driving licence. Your licence will be sent back to you with a provisional C1 licence added.

3. Theory Test: You will need to complete a LGV theory and hazard perception test. You will need to get 85% on your multiple choice and 67/100 on your hazard perception.

We will add you to our online theory training platform to help you revise for the tests, we can also step in and help in any areas you are struggling.


How the test works. Your test will last up to 30 minutes, consists of an S shape reversing manoeuvre into a coned area representing a loading bay, backing up to a barrier stopping just short of it with the rear most part of the vehicle stopping within the black box. 

We are accredited to hold test at our own site now making it far more comfortable being able to take test exactly where you have trained.



You’ll be asked some vehicle safety questions on the day of your lorry test. This will normally consist of 4 - 5 show me / tell me questions before heading out on the road.

During your training time we will walk you around all these questions so you are fully prepared on the day.


This may seem like a long way off right now but the more knowledge we can give you to prepare the better.

Your driving test will last around 1 hour, on the road you will cover various conditions of driving from country lanes, town centre to dual carriage ways.

You will also conduct around 4 to 5 pull up on the left hand side of the road when safe todo so this will also include uphill, down hill, starts.

You will also conduct a 10 minute independent drive during the test following road signs.

  • How to get an HGV Licence?
    Follow the below-written steps to get an HGV licence. Medical Theory test Practical test
  • What is the LGV/HGV Licence Cost and the Training Cost?
    The price of HGV training with I Drive Driver Training Ltd. varies depending on the length of the course and your preferences. We help you with high-quality services while also providing the greatest training at reasonable pricing. whereas the LGV licence cost is as per the government guidelines.
  • I Drive Driver Training Ltd. is available in which regions?
    It is available in the UK within Sussex and Surrey.
  • Why choose I Drive Driver Training Ltd.?
    I Drive Driver Training Ltd. has a prominent reputation when it comes to preparing people to drive safely and competently. We provide the best services at reasonable costs.
  • What is Driver CPC?
    The final step to become a professional driver is earning a Driver CPC (Certificate of Professional Competence), which is crucial if one is driving for pay. Typically, CPC Training is divided into two main sections: Module 2 (Case Studies, theory-based examples), and Module 4. (Practical Assessment).
  • Driver CPC is needed to drive 7.5 tonnes?
    Yes, if you are planning to drive for financial gain.

Get in touch

Directly call us on 01483 319239, we are here to simplify the process for you.

Ambulance Driver Training across Sussex & Surrey

Ambulance, 7.5ton, Horsebox courses. I Drive Driver Training  uses a 5.5ton van similar to an ambulance to complete the training. Our instructors will help you improve your skills on the road, as well as prepare you for your onwards driving career.


We now also have our own inhouse reverse area, so the part 3.a reverse manoeuvre will be conducted on site without the need to travel to the test centre, making it more comfortable for the student and reducing the time spent on the reverse meaning more time on the road.

Our customers receive the best ambulance driver training from us, and we prepare them for the future. We provide the most reasonably priced training courses for ambulances. Wherever you work, we are industry leaders and have everything you need to succeed as a C1 licence ambulance driver. Your driving abilities and your background will determine how long your training will last. Your availability may also be a contributing factor. We are also training providers to South East Cost Ambulance Service.

Why I Drive Driver Training for your C1 Ambulance Driver Training 

I Drive Driver Training Ltd offers the best ambulance driving tuition, ensuring that you pass the test on your first attempt. We offer guidance that can be helpful and will set you apart from other learners while you're in training. We provide our trainees with all the information they require about ambulances as well as the assurance they require to operate one. With years of experience, our staff of trainers is the best in the field. Additionally, it raises the standard of our students. The teachers at I Drive Driver Training are knowledgeable about the test and direct the students effectively. On the trial route, you are welcome to drive an ambulance. It will help you in your practical test.

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