Ambulance Driver Medical
To become an ambulance driver you will need a
minimum of a C1 licence due to the weight of the vehicle you will be
driving. When an ambulance is loaded with equipment and patients it
often falls between 3.5 and 7.5 tonnes.
All drivers of police, fire, coastguard, ambulance and health service
vehicles require a DVLA D4 medical examination. Any responsibility for
determining higher medical standards over and above these licensing
requirements, rests with the individual force, service or other relevant
|LGV Category C1 (3.5 –
From age 18 years category C1 is for light goods vehicles
between 3.5 and 7.5 tonnes.
Although LGV licences appear to be staged C1, C, you can go
straight to cat C and get a better licence without having to do
Paramedic students will require this licence to drive
|PCV Category D1
You can drive minibuses with 9 to 16 passenger seats from age
The D1 driving licence is a legal requirement for those driving
most types of minibus on medical and school business. If you
passed your car test after January 1997 you are not entitled to
drive a minibus without taking an additional D1 Test.
If you hold an ‘acquired rights’ car licence issued before
January 1997, and have category D1 you will still need to apply
as a new applicant if you want to have the restriction code