LGV C1-7.5tonne & C1+E Test Training






Our C1-7.5 ton driver training course is ideal for anyone requiring the C1 licence for Ambulance, Paramedic, Horsebox or commercial use. Our training centre is at Newark and ideally located for the Lincoln, Nottingham, Grantham and surrounding areas in Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire.

As a DVSA authorised test centre the C1 training and test itself are conducted at our Newark Training Centre. Our commitment and quality of training helped us to achieve a 96% first time pass rate for 2018 on C1 & C1+E courses taken. The overall pass rate for all LGV tests conducted from the last available DVSA 0501 report for our test centre is 84.1%, the national average pass rate of 57.8%.

The training can start from our Kirkby In Ashfield Depot (NG17 9GU) or our training centre adjacent to Newark Showground (NG24 2NY) and the test itself is conducted from our training centre at Newark by a DVSA LGV Examiner. As we are classed as a DVSA Authorised test centre you do not have to travel to an LGV test centre for the test, the advantage of this is that you train and test in the same location.

Diamond Driver Training also provide C1+E – 7.5t & Trailer test courses for anyone wishing to tow with their C1 vehicle or wish to upgrade their pre 1997 C1E entitlement to give a GTW of 12000kg.

As with the B+E Entitlement, drivers passing their test from January 1997 (including re-tests) DO NOT have automatic entitlement to drive a vehicle over 3500kg. In order to gain this entitlement an additional C1 driving test and theory test must be taken and passed.

Important Notice – New Legislation was introduced at the beginning of April 2010 regarding who can supervise LGV learner drivers in Category C1-7.5 tonnes.Those holding pre-1997 licences on “grandfather rights” can no longer supervise learners

Only drivers who have passed the DVSA C1 or C LGV test can now supervise learners in category C1 – 7.5 tonnes (7.5t), providing they passed the relevant test prior to the new legislation and only if grandfather rights were already held. If they passed the practical test after this date the standard three year qualifying period to act as a supervising driver for the relevant category applies.

If you require the C1 – 7.5t licence for your work you may also require a Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) in addition to the vocational licence. www.direct.gov.uk/en/Motoring/Drivingforaliving/Drivinglorriesbusesandcoaches/DG_171186

The route for potential candidates for the C1-7.5t test is as follows:

  • Have a Drivers Medical to prove that you are physically fit to drive a Category C1 vehicle, form D4 needs to be completed and can be obtained online www.gov.uk/dvlaforms
  • Obtain your provisional entitlement on your licence by sending completed forms D2 and D4 with your licence to the DVLA. The licence will generally be returned within 2-4 weeks with the provisional entitlement added.
  • Take and pass the LGV Theory Test and Hazard Perception Test (please note these are two seperate tests). CPC Module 2 case studies will be required if for commercial use.
  • Call Diamond Driver Training to book your practical training for the C1 test – 7.5t.