Category C1 of vehicles is suitable for Ambulance drivers / Horsebox and small recovery vehicle drivers. If you’re interested in the above careers, the C1 licence training would be best suited for you
If you acquired your category B (car) licence before January 1997, you may already have C1 entitlement. We strongly advise you to check your current driving licence and category restrictions before proceeding any further. Find more about your restrictions and entitlements
Category C1 allows the holder to drive a large goods vehicle with a maximum authorised mass (Gross vehicle weight) of upto 7500Kg with a trailer having a maximum authorised mass of upto 750kg. The licence can be obtained at 18 years of age and is the replacement for the HGV/LGV class 3 in the UK.
HGV 2 / LGV C
Rigid Trucks up to 32 tonnes
HGV 1 / LGV C+E
Drawbar & Articulated Trucks up to 44 tonnes
LGV C1 7.5 tonnes