Ambulance Training Portsmouth

At 2 Start Training Portsmouth, we offer Ambulance driver training and have helped a wide range of students to achieve their driving goals.

To become an Ambulance driver, you will be required to take a C1 driving test which will ensure you are safe and legal to drive an ambulance.

C1 Ambulance, Paramedic 7.5 Ton Application process:


You will need to complete a medical before your training begins, which we can arrange for you. A qualified doctor will deem whether you are safe to operate an ambulance by carrying out a series of tests. You will need to take a D4 medical form to your appointment. The doctor will complete this form and declare whether you are fit to drive.

D4 Link:

Provisional Licence

Once you have passed the medical you will then need to fill in a (D2) licence application form. You will then need to send the D2 and D4 application forms, as well as your current drivers’ licence, to the DVLA. They will then return your licence with the provisional entitlement that you have applied for on it.

D2 Link:

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Why train with 2 start?

  • We are constantly investing in our fleet to ensure we continue to provide the best vehicles for our customers.
  • We have hundreds of happy previous customers and currently have a 4.9 rating on Google.
  • It’s easy to say that we are the ‘Premier Driving School’, but the proof is in the facilities offered and the results obtained by our students.
  • Fully Qualified on the National Register of LGV Instructors.

Theory test

You will need to complete at least 2 theory tests to commence Ambulance driver training.

Multiple choice – 100 multiple choice questions cover the basics of safe and proficient driving of large, commercial vehicles. You must receive 85/100 to pass.

Hazard Perception – Hazard perception clips are computer-generated imagery from the perspective of a passenger in the video.  You must click when you see a potential or developing hazard on the screen.  Each of the 19 clips is 1 minute long and the sooner you react, the more points you will score.  You must score 67/100 points to pass.

If you wish to use your C1 licence for hire and reward, you will need to complete the driver’s CPC qualification.

What are the requirements to be an ambulance driver in the UK?

There are several routes you can take to train to become a member of the ambulance service. It’s an incredibly rewarding yet challenging career path which can really make a difference. If you want to train as a paramedic technician you will need to attend university and get a degree in paramedic science.  Alternatively, you could apply for an apprenticeship with your local Ambulance Service NHS Trust.

If University isn’t for you, apply to become an emergency care assistant.  You will need at least 3-4 GCSEs including English, maths and a science subject.

You may also consider becoming an ambulance care driver.  This role involves driving patients in the community to the hospital for appointments.

For more information about the types of jobs in the ambulance service click here:

C1 Licence Driver Training, Paramedic 7.5 Ton Duration:

The driver training is conducted in one of our new Iveco Daily 5.2ton vans. This course will take 4 days and begin at either 07:00 or 14:00 with a one-to-one instructor-trainee ratio over a 3.5-hour period. This ensures the learner has plenty of time to practice different test routes and manoeuvres and feel confident with them. Your practical driving test will be booked for you and completed on day 4 of your course.

Module 4: Driver CPC demonstration test

This would only be required if you wished to use your C1 licence commercially.

Price Match Promise

If you receive a cheaper quote for ambulance training we will match it. Ensure you aren’t compromising on training content or quality with 2 Start.

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Which courses do we offer?

At 2 Start we offer a variety of courses to suit your needs. We offer qualifications for those that need full training and also the refresher course. We also offer courses which are more suitable depending on when you passed your car test. Have a look at our full range of courses here.

Our team

Portsmouth 2 Start is our head office, operating out of Hilsea. Our training centre is capable of running all our courses comprehensively. At Portsmouth 2start, we are the hub of all our activities and it’s the first home of our staff. We are a DVSA approved testing facility with plenty of space to learn the practical aspects. Based at Unit 4 you can find us easily, just opposite Ferry Speeds exit gate. Our team are friendly and more than happy to help you reach your goals.

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Contact us today

Contact us for more information regarding our Portsmouth Ambulance training or any other course. Over the years we have helped many learners in Portsmouth fulfil their goals. For information regarding any of the vehicle training services we provide, do not hesitate to get in touch by email or calling us on 02392 123555.

As well as Portsmouth, we have training centres in SouthamptonReading and Worthing.


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