Paramedic Training C1
Driver Training Course
The criteria for entry into the ambulance service to become a paramedic has now changed and you only require the C1 licence.
The process to gain this licence is the same as the LGV Category C.
Before practical training and test you must pass a theory test, which consists of 100 multiple choice questions pass mark is 85% the other part is hazard perception, a compilation of 19 clips identifying hazards pass mark 67%. We can offer training for both parts of theory test using DVLA software conducting mock tests and no extra charge if you are doing your practical training with us.
Paramedic drivers are exempt from Driver CPC and therefore you would not be required to sit the initial CPC qualification, modules 2 & 4.
We will provide all the relevant forms to apply for your provisional licence, D2 application form and D4 medical form.
Book your medical with a GP and take your D4 medical form with you. Remember if you wear glasses for driving take them with you. If you wear glasses you may need to go to an optician for them to complete the vision assessment.
Complete D2 form, taking care that when you sign your name in the white box, do not go outside of it, as DVLA will return it to you.
Send D2 and D4 forms along with your photocard driving licence to the DVLA Swansea who will then issue you with your provisional licence, this will possibly take up to 2 weeks for your licence to be returned to you.
When your licence has been returned to you with the correct entitlement please contact us to arrange an assessment drive. This will give us and yourself an idea of cost and training days required.
Help with your theory training can be given free of charge if a practical course is booked with ourselves.
The paper counterpart to a driving licence has had no legal status since 8th June 2015. You should destroy yours if you have one but you must keep your photocard driving licence.
As a counterpart will not be issued with your new licence, you will not be able to see what provisional entitlements you hold. You can view your licence online visiting https://www.gov.uk/view-driving-licence
You will be required to have this on your possession to be able to sit your test.