New Legislation was introduced at the beginning of April regarding who can supervise learner drivers in Category C1-7.5 tonnes. Only drivers who have passed the DSA C1 or C LGV test can now supervise learners.
Those holding pre-1997 licences on "grandfather rights" can no longer supervise learners.
Hamilton Car & Trailer Training provide training and courses for the category C1 - 7.5 Tonne Licence.
eg Horseboxes, Ambulance, Motorhome.
As with the B+E Entitlement, drivers passing their test from January 1997 (including re-tests) DO NOT have automatic entitlement to drive a vehicle over 3500kg. In order to gain this entitlement an additional C1 driving test and theory test must be taken and passed.
If you require the C1 - 7.5 tonne licence for your work you may also require a Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) in addition to the vocational licence.click here for further information on CPC
Hamilton Motor Training C1 - 7.5 tonne courses are designed for those who do not require the driver cpc, for example: Any vehicle with a GVW of more than 3500kgs such as a horsebox, ambulance, motorhome or any vehicle being driven that is carrying material or equipment to be used by the driver in the course of their work, provided that driving the vehicle is not the driver's principal activity; or for non-commercial carriage of passengers of goods for personal use.
The route for potential candidates for the C1-7.5 tonne test is as follows:
Have a Drivers Medical to prove that you are physically fit to drive a Category C1 vehicle, form D4 needs to be completed and can be obtained online D4 Form
Obtain your provisional entitlement on your licence by sending completed forms D2 and D4 with your licence to the DVLA. The licence will generally be returned within 2-4 weeks with the provisional entitlement added
Take and pass the LGV Theory and Hazard Perception Test.
Ring Hamilton Car & Trailer Training to book your practical training for the C1 test - 7.5 tonne.