Unlock New Roads: Train for C1 & Drive Your Career Further

Are you thinking about a career change or want to expand your driving skills with C1 training? A C1 license opens doors to exciting opportunities as an ambulance driver, delivery driver, horsebox operator, or motorhome adventurer. This C1 training page is your one-stop guide to getting your C1 qualification and hitting the road with confidence.

What is a C1 License?

A C1 license allows you to drive vehicles weighing between 3,500kg and 7,500kg (approximately 7.7 tons to 16.5 tons). This category covers a wide range of vehicles, including:

  • Ambulances
  • Delivery vans
  • Large horseboxes
  • Motorhomes

Why Get a C1 License?

  • Diversify Your Career Options: A C1 license opens doors to various well-paying jobs in transportation, emergency services, and leisure industries.
  • Be in Demand: There’s a growing need for qualified C1 drivers across different sectors.
  • Drive Your Dream: Whether it’s transporting horses or exploring the countryside in your motorhome, a C1 license fuels your passion.

The C1 Training Journey

Getting your C1 license involves two main steps:

  1. Theory Test: Pass a computer-based multiple-choice test covering highway code, vehicle knowledge, and safe driving practices.
  2. Practical Training & Test: Get professional instruction at Gatewen Training Services and practice driving a C1 vehicle before taking the practical driving test.

Specialised Training Options

Gatewen Training Services offer C1 courses tailored to specific vocations, including:

  • Ambulance Driver Training: This program equips you with the skills and knowledge to safely transport patients in an emergency setting.
  • Horsebox Driver Training: Learn how to confidently handle a horsebox, ensuring the comfort and safety of your equine companions.
  • Motorhome Driver Training: Master the manoeuvring and handling of your motorhome for a stress-free and enjoyable travel experience.

Ready to Get Started?

  • Meet the Licensing Requirements: Ensure you meet the minimum age (18 years old) and hold a valid car driving license.
  • Book Your Course and Get Rolling: Choose a GTS training package that suits your schedule and budget, and embark on your journey to becoming a C1 licensed driver.

Drive the Future, Today

A C1 license is an investment in your future. It opens doors to rewarding careers, fuels your passions, and lets you explore the world behind the wheel. Take the first step today and unlock a world of possibilities on the road ahead!

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Ready to embark on your new C1 training journey?

For more information, contact Gatewen Training Services today

C1 Driver Qualification FAQs

What are the benefits of getting a C1 qualification?

There is a growing demand for C1 drivers, opening doors to various career paths in transportation and logistics. You can drive larger delivery vehicles, box vans, and specialised trucks.

Do I need a C1 qualification if I already have a car license?

A standard car (Category B) license allows you to drive vehicles up to 3.5 tonnes. To operate anything above that weight, you’ll need a C1 qualification.

What are the eligibility requirements for a C1 qualification?

You must be at least 18 years old and hold a valid car (Category B) driving license. No medical certificate is required for the C1 test itself, but some employers might have their own requirements.

What disqualifies me from getting a C1 qualification?

Certain unspent motoring offenses or health conditions could lead to disqualification. It’s recommended to check with the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) for full details.

What tests are involved in getting a C1 qualification?

The C1 qualification process involves two theory tests and a practical driving test. The theory tests cover topics like vehicle knowledge, road safety, and regulations. The practical test assesses your maneuvering skills and driving competency in a C1 vehicle.

Do I need to take any training courses before the C1 test?

While not mandatory, undergoing C1 driver training is highly recommended. GTS provides professional instruction on theory, practical skills, and test preparation, significantly increasing your chances of passing.

How long is a C1 qualification valid for?

Unlike larger HGV licenses, the C1 qualification doesn’t require periodic training to maintain its validity. However, it’s advisable to keep your knowledge and skills up-to-date for safe and professional driving.

What are the career opportunities with a C1 qualification?

C1 drivers are in demand across various industries, including transportation, logistics, retail, construction, and more. You can find opportunities as delivery drivers, van drivers, and operators of specialised vehicles within the weight limit.

our commitment to you

We will:


Book your medical

Assist in applying for your provisional entitlement

Book all tests

Provide the training materials for your theory tests

Apply for your digital driving card

Provide practical training

Help you complete your initial Driver modules

need more information, advice or guidance?

IAG is the process of providing you, our learners, with INFORMATION (facts and knowledge relating to learning and careers), ADVICE (recommendations based on our experience) and GUIDANCE (detailed 1-1 support from qualified IAG advisor) . This process allows you to make informed career decisions. In doing so you can:

Review your existing skills

Plan your career

Identify your skills gaps

Set new goals

Increase your levels of motivation

Raise your aspirations

Build your confidence and self-belief