Ambulance Driver Training Reading

Ambulance Driver Training Reading is available to book online now! Are you currently working towards becoming a paramedic and want to be able to drive an ambulance? We have the deal training package for you, that includes all the elements and training that you need to gain your C1 licence! Our Reading depot allows us to provide logistics and driver training not only in Reading but in the surrounding areas too.


Ambulance Driver Training Process

Read the information below for more details on gaining your C1 licence.


In order to be eligible to drive an ambulance, you will need to hold a C1 licence. The first step towards gaining your C1 licence is to complete a driver medical. This is completed to ensure that you are medically fit to drive a C1 category vehicle. As part of our services, if you opt to complete one of our Ambulance Driver Training Packages, we will arrange your medical for you locally and conveniently. The medical process consists of:

  • An eyesight Test
  • Blood Pressure Test
  • Questions about your health and lifestyle

You will need to fill our a D4 form as part of this process. Click the link below for more info on the D4 form.

Medical examination report for a lorry or bus driving licence (D4) – GOV.UK (

Provisional Licence

Before you are able to train in one of our vehicles, you will need to hold a C1 provisional licence. In order to gain your provisional licence, you will need a D2 form. Click the link below for more information on D2 forms.

Become a qualified lorry or bus driver: Applying for a provisional lorry or bus licence – GOV.UK (

Theory Tests

There are two theory tests that you will need to complete before you can begin your Ambulance Driver Training.

The first theory test is the Multiple-Choice which covers the basics of safe of proficient driving of large, commercial vehicles. In order to pass, you need to receive 85/100.

The second test is the Hazard Perception, which consists of computer-generated imagery from the perspective of a passenger. You must click when you see a potential or developing hazard on the screen. Each of the 19 clips are 1 minute long, and the sooner you react, the more points you will score. To pass you must receive 67/100.

We offer revision theory access which can be purchased for £16 – See here:

Additionally, if you want to use your C1 licence for professional driving or for hire and reward purposes, you will need to complete Driver’s CPC Training.


Practical Driver Training

Our Ambulance Training Packages are completed in one of our Iveco Daily 5.5-tonne vans. On your course, you will be taken out on the road for your training which is conducted by one of our professional driver training instructors. This training will help you become more familiar with the test routes as well as being briefed by your instructor on road safety. Students will also need to complete some manoeuvres, such as reversing, which will be carried out on our private on-site reversing facilities.

Once you have completed your training, you will then need to complete your DVSA test. This test will be arranged for you, and you will be given the time and location.

You will be informed if you passed or failed once the test is over.

Our Reading Training Centre

Our Reading depot allows us to complete training for students in the surrounding areas, which include Basingstoke, Newbury, Woking and Guildford.

This centre has an outstanding fleet of driver training vehicles and training facilities, including extremely spacious warehousing facilities.

If this isn’t the course you were looking for, we also have a range of other C1 driver training courses for you to choose from.


Our Reading Training Centre

Ambulance Driver Training FAQ's

Which licence do I need to drive an ambulance?

You will need a C1 licence in order to be able to drive an ambulance.

Once you have completed your C1 training and gained your licence, you will be able to drive vehicles from 3.5-tonnes up to 7.5-tonnes with a trailer of up to 750kgs.

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:

Can you drive an ambulance without being a paramedic?

It is unlikely that you will get a job driving an ambulance without being qualified as either a paramedic or patient transport service driver who have skills in first aid, assessing, treating and caring for patients.

C1 Licence Driver Training, Paramedic 7.5 Ton Duration:

This course will take 4 days (14 hours) to complete and will 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.