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Category C1 & C1+E Training

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A 7.5 Tonne driver, or C1 driver, is qualified to drive a vehicle over 3,500kg (C) but below 7,500kg. The ‘+E’ entitles you to add a trailer over 750kg

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C1 licence holders are likely to be driving vehicles used for making local supermarket deliveries or removals, for example. These are also referred to as 7.5 ton or Class 3 trucks.

Car licences issued before January 1997 have automatic rights to drive vehicles up to 7.5 tonnes (known as ‘grandfather rights’). If you gained your car licence after that date, you cannot automatically drive Category C1 vehicles,  so you will require the training to upgrade your licence.

What can I drive with a C1 licence?

  • Home / supermarket delivery vehicles
  • Ambulances
  • Removal trucks
  • Small horsebox

Earning potential:
Up to £27,000 per year (£16.07 per hour)

Suitable for:
Anyone with a car licence (Category B) over the age of 18 who is medically fit to drive.

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What’s involved

Driver Hire Training are here to help you gain your new licence. We’re here with you every step of the way.

Training length:
4 days

Course content and tests:
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Costs will vary depending on where you do your training. We can provide all this information when you call us or submit an enquiry form.

Ongoing requirements

Once you have your licence, you will need to undergo a medical examination every 5 years and undertake 35 hours’ periodic Driver CPC training in order to keep your DQC up to date. This is standard for any HGV driver. Find out more about Driver CPC.

Further training

Add-on specialist training opportunities for this licence include:


Next licence up:

Class 2 (Category C)

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