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 ensure that you:
- hold a full Category B (car) driving licence
- are at least 18 years old
- can pass a driver medical and eyesight check
Medicals can be booked through various suppliers, however it is worth checking to see if one is included with your C1 training.
To apply for your provisional Category C1 licence, you will need to submit two forms to the DVLA – D2 and D4. Click here to order a D2/D4 form pack.
The D2 application form
Your application to the DVLA for your ambulance provisional licence is submitted using this form. You will need to complete this form yourself using the guide which is included in the envelope with the form itself. You will need to tick the ‘Category C1’ box.
The D4 medical form
When you attend a driver medical assessment, a doctor will complete the D4 form. Medicals can be booked through various suppliers, however it is worth checking to see if one is included with your C1 training. Your training provider may include a medical as part of a package deal. You should send your forms to DVLA, once they have been completed. You should receive your provisional Category C1 licence within three weeks. There is no charge for this service.