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    Default How do I get a category C1 licence

    Hello guys,
    I recently applied to London ambulance for a trainee paramedic postion. They have asked me weather I have a C1 category licence. Im 22 and have held a clean licence for the last 4 years. On my licence the category bit says B,B1 and fkp. So how can I get a category C1 can I do a test or something or do I have to wait till im 25.

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    If you look at the DVLA website there are several links that give you all the details you need to establish how to apply and get your C1 entitlement.

    Has the ambulance service indicated that this is a pre requisite for the post as many of the services provide their own training for their vehicles in any case.

    hope this helps

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    Will take a look at the DVLA website. The Email i got states "for paramedics,technicians, trainee technicians and A&E support you must have category C1 on your driving licence if you passed your test after 1/1/97"

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    C1 is LGV licence code you need this after 97 to drive 7.5 ton vehicles

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    Here's info here about C1 Licence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fingers66 View Post
    Here's info here about C1 Licence.
    Cheers mate

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    Quote Originally Posted by sirnapper View Post
    Cheers mate
    No probs m8

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    Hey mate, i can help you here. You will basicly need to complete a LGV2 or class 2 as it used to be called this wont be cheap and costs around £1k! This will alow you to drive anything from a van (ambulance) and any rigid large goods vehicles.

    People who passed there test before 1997 had entitlement to drive vehicles upto 7.5T, in my opinion this should never have been the case as any tom dick or harry who has only ever run about in a car can go and hire a light truck which may even have an air brake system and tacho etc and has never had any tuition in driving a large vehicle, a bit of a mental thought if you ask me.

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    Yep £1K that someting i cannot afford at the moment, i only graduated 3 weeks ago lol. I will be applying for the provisional C licence tomo. Will talk to london ambulance and see weather they offer training on the job.

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    the link posted by fingers is a bit wrong....
    a C1 licence is basically a 7.5ton licence, as stated it will probably cost between 600-1000 pounds
    a catagory C licence is over 7.5ton, and not over 3.5ton as the site says
    also you have to pass a theory and hazard perception test for each licence, ie:C1, then C then C+E
    all 3 licences are 600-1000 each although you can normally get a deal for about 1200-1500 to do all 3

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