C1 Driving Course

If you’re interested, in booking a C1 driving course / Van Driving lessons. We are your one-stop driver training provider. We won’t be beaten on quality and experience. Bains offers C1 practical tuition which is conducted using our modern Ford Transit Panel Van. Our team of DVSA Approved Instructors will ensure that you will gain the necessary driving experience around the local area and test routes.

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.


Rigid Trucks up to 32 tonnes


Drawbar & Articulated Trucks up to 44 tonnes

LGV C1 7.5 tonnes

Over 3.5t up to 7.5t for Recovery Vehicle, Horsebox or RV Motor Home, etc