The C1 licence is slightly less common these days, as hauliers upscale their fleets to meet rising demand.
However, we know that some people still need it. If you’re training to be a Paramedic, own a small horsebox, work for a supermarket, own a small business or work in the removals industry, this may be the licence for you.
With a Category C1 Licence, you will be eligible to drive an LGV of between 3,500kg and 7,500kg. You can also add a trailer of no more than 750kg. This vehicle is commonly known as a 7.5 ton, Class 3 or C1, and is typically used for making local supermarket deliveries, or removals.
The training takes between 4 and 5 days, depending on experience. Once you’ve got the licence, we would expect you to be able to earn a starting salary of £20k per year, rising with experience.
Plus, don’t forget, you can boost your earning capacity with specialist driver courses such as HiAb, Moffett and Forklift. Our HGV Training Courses run with a 9 Step procedure which has been tried and tested with great results. Our years of experience and fun, informative training methods ensure that you receive the very best training, ready for you to become a reliable and efficient Category C1 driver.
Need more pulling power? Take a look at our C1+E licence option.