Ambulance Driver Training Worthing

2 Start Training Worthing is the perfect place for you to complete your Ambulance Driver Training! Our Paramedic / Ambulance Package will teach you all the skills and knowledge that you need to obtain your C1 licence.


Ambulance Driver Training Process

The process that you will need to go through in order to gain your C1 licence and become an Ambulance driver will be set out below:


To drive an ambulance or any CAT C1 vehicle, you need to first complete a driver medical. This medical is completed to ensure that you are medically fit to drive a C1 category vehicle. As part of the service we provide, we can book your medical for you locally and at a convenient time. The medical process includes:

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

You will also need a D4 medical form.

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

Provisional Licence

The next step to completing your driver training is to obtain your provisional licence. In order to drive an ambulance and complete your training, you must hold a C1 licence and before you can go inside one of our training vehicles, you will need to gain your provisional C1 licence. To obtain your provisional licence, you will need a D2 form.

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

Theory Tests

There are to parts to the theory tests that you need to complete before starting your training.

The first part is the Multiple-Choice theory test which is made up of 100 questions covering the basics of safe and proficient driving of large, commercial vehicles. You will need to receive 85/100 to pass.

The second section is the Hazard Perception Test, which is made up 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 one of the 19 clips is 1 minute long, and the quicker you react, the more points you will score. To pass you need 67/100 points.

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

Additionally, if you want to drive a C1 vehicle professionally or for hire and reward, you will need to complete Drivers CPC Training.


Practical Driver Training

Our Ambulance Packages are completed using our Iveco Daily 5.5-tonne vans and includes on the road driver training. You will be taken out by one of our qualified instructors, who will brief you on road safety and help you become more familiar with test routes. Furthermore, you will also be required to complete some manoeuvres such as the reversing exercise, which is completed on our on-site reversing area.

Once you have completed your training, it will be time to complete your DVSA test. We will arrange your test for you and you will be given the time and location.

Once you test has ended, you will then be informed if you have passed or failed.

Our Worthing Training Centre

Our Worthing centre allows us to complete training for candidates in the surround areas, which include Littlehampton, Brighton, Hove, Shoreham and Arundel.

This depot hosts dedicated on-site reversing facilities that gives our students a private and distraction-free space to complete their reversing exercises.

We also have an extensive range of C1 driver training courses for you to choose from, should our Ambulance Package not be what you are looking for.


Our Worthing Training Centre

Ambulance Driver Training FAQ's

What licence do I need to drive an ambulance?

In order to drive an ambulance, you need to hold a C1 licence.

A C1 licence will allow you 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:

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.

Can you drive an ambulance if you are not a paramedic?

In short, no. It is unlikely that you will get a job driving an ambulance without being qualified as either a paramedic or patient service driver who have skills in first aid, assessing, treating and caring for patients.