C1 Paramedic & NHS Ambulance Driver Training, centrally located to cover Surrey, Hampshire, Berkshire and Sussex
Are you a trainee paramedic needing your C1 driving licence? If so you have come to the right place!
We offer a “one-stop” practical solution for anyone who is training to become a paramedic or join the NHS ambulance service to be able to pass the 7.5t Category C1 Test.
If you have not done so yet, apply for the D2 & D4 application pack to add provisional entitlement. You can do this via the DVLA Website.
Get a medical carried out for the D4 form. Unlike some training companies, we do not offer the medical for the simple reason being is there are lots of companies out there offering just this! Search for “HGV Medical” and you will see for yourself! Going to them directly will save you money as most training schools charge you for this on top of the doctor’s costs!
Once you have your provisional licence back, get the two theory tests booked: Theory multiple-choice questions and Hazard Perception. Both these must be passed before you can apply for the 3A & 3B practical tests.
Passed your theory? this is where we come into play!
Our practical training sessions will get you through the two practical tests needed to be able to pass your C1 licence.
- Module 3A is the reversing exercise.
- Module 3B is the on-road driving test.
It’s worth noting you DO NOT need to pass modules 2 and 4 driver CPC initial qualification if you will be driving an ambulance for the NHS.
Training time is split up over two separate days. Due to the 3A test needing to be passed before taking 3B, there will be a short gap, normally just a few days, between the two training days. This is so that in the unlikely event of not passing the 3a test, there is then time to get it passed before taking the 3b test. It can be done on consecutive days, but if you were to not pass the 3a test, you would also loose the 3b test fee due to the DVSA timescales. If you are happy to take this gamble then speak to us.
For the 3A module, you will need to be able to reverse the vehicle in an S-shaped pattern into a bay. This may seem fairly simple but the margins for error are very slim and so practice will be needed!
The 3B module is the On Road driving. The standard required for this is exceptionally high.
During your practical road driving, the examiner will see how you:
- use the vehicle controls
- move away at an angle, uphill and downhill
- pull up in various safe locations.
- use the mirrors
- give appropriate signals
- show awareness and anticipation of other road users’ intentions
- manage your progress and control your vehicle speed
- deal with hazards
- select a safe place to stop
There will also be 10 minutes of independent driving, designed to test your ability to drive safely while making independent decisions.
The overall drive is 1 hour in total – that’s a long time to keep every aspect of your driving spot-on and not lapse any concentration!
***TESTS ARE SOMETIMES AVAILABLE AT SHORT NOTICE!***
WE CAN SOMETIMES GET YOU A TEST AT SHORT NOTICE, AVOIDING HAVING TO WAIT MANY WEEKS WITH ONE OF THE BIG TRAINING COMPANIES!
Our prices are a closely guarded secret so please contact us for the best deal, saving you time and money!
Still unsure – why not come along for an assessment/trial for just £75 at our training ground in Farnborough, just 5 mins from Jct 4 of the M3 Motorway.