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Understanding the HGV licence – full guide

What is an HGV licence? An HGV licence (officially known as an LGV licence) allows the holder to drive a variety of lorries. The term HGV, which stands for Heavy Goods Vehicles, has now officially been replaced by LGV (Large Goods Vehicle). However, many people still use the term ‘HGV’.…

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What should your Driver CPC cost?

When we’re asked the question “What should my Driver CPC cost?”, the first response is always: “it depends on which type of Driver CPC you need.” Are you a new HGV/PCV driver, or have you held your licence for a number of years? If you’re a new driver, when did…

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Best HGV theory software and apps

In order to be able to get an HGV licence, you must first pass your theory tests. These tests are similar to those that car drivers take before their driving test, but with added questions more relevant to the subject. For this reason, you should consider practicing using specialised HGV…

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The C1 Ambulance Driving Test

When preparing for your C1 ambulance driving test, it is advisable to take a driving assessment to find out how many hours of training will be required to reach the necessary standard. C1 driving courses are normally run over 2-5 days, therefore once you have started training, it is not…

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C1 Ambulance Theory Test

In order to be able to take a Category C1 Driving Test, first you must pass the C1 Ambulance Theory Test – which is divided into two parts: Multiple Choice Questions (Part 1a) Hazard Perception (Part 1b) The C1 ambulance theory test element of your journey is designed to ensure…

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Choosing a C1 Ambulance Training Provider

Finding the right C1 ambulance training provider is key to getting the best from your training. It is important that you not only find a good quality training company but one with whom you can work well. Training Mentor’s directory of C1 driver training companies helps you find local businesses…

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Preparing for C1 Ambulance Driver Training

While you’re waiting for your provisional licence, why not get started preparing for your C1 Ambulance Driver Training? There are many ways you can do this, including: The Official Highway Code The Highway Code is a set of information, advice, guides and mandatory rules for all road users in the…

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Applying for a C1 Ambulance Provisional Licence

To start the application process Getting your Category C1 ambulance provisional licence is the first step to starting a career as a paramedic. It allows you to drive rigid vehicles with a gross weight up to 7.5 tons while accompanied by an Instructor or Supervising Driver. Before you apply, please…

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Getting your C1 Ambulance Driving Licence

If you’re currently training to be a paramedic, you may need to pass a C1 driving test. The C1 licence category permits you to drive a vehicle weighing up to 7.5 tons. Usually, ambulances weigh more than what’s allowed on a car licence, hence the need for a separate category.…

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Smart motorways – are they really smart?

The transport secretary Grant Shapps announced this week that Smart motorways are to be reviewed over safety concerns. He indicated that the findings of the review would be delivered within “a matter of weeks” - highlighting the urgency of the issue. Addressing MPs he said: "I've heard those concerns raised…

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