The North East Wales Skills Academy will deliver the C1 Driver Training aspect of the project through Gatewen Training Services.


Unlock New Roads: Train for C1 & Drive Your Career Further

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Are you thinking about a career change or want to expand your driving skills with C1 training? A C1 license opens doors to exciting opportunities as an ambulance driver, delivery driver, horsebox operator, or motorhome adventurer. This C1 training page is your one-stop guide to getting your C1 qualification and hitting the road with confidence.

What is a C1 License?

A C1 license allows you to drive vehicles weighing between 3,500kg and 7,500kg (approximately 7.7 tons to 16.5 tons). This category covers a wide range of vehicles, including:

  • Ambulances
  • Delivery vans
  • Large horseboxes
  • Motorhomes

Why Get a C1 License?

  • Diversify Your Career Options: A C1 license opens doors to various well-paying jobs in transportation, emergency services, and leisure industries.
  • Be in Demand: There’s a growing need for qualified C1 drivers across different sectors.
  • Drive Your Dream: Whether it’s transporting horses or exploring the countryside in your motorhome, a C1 license fuels your passion.

The C1 Training Journey

Getting your C1 license involves two main steps:

  1. Theory Test: Pass a computer-based multiple-choice test covering highway code, vehicle knowledge, and safe driving practices.
  2. Practical Training & Test: Get professional instruction at Gatewen Training Services and practice driving a C1 vehicle before taking the practical driving test.

Specialised Training Options

Gatewen Training Services offer C1 courses tailored to specific vocations, including:

  • Ambulance Driver Training: This program equips you with the skills and knowledge to safely transport patients in an emergency setting.
  • Horsebox Driver Training: Learn how to confidently handle a horsebox, ensuring the comfort and safety of your equine companions.
  • Motorhome Driver Training: Master the manoeuvring and handling of your motorhome for a stress-free and enjoyable travel experience.

Ready to Get Started?

  • Meet the Licensing Requirements: Ensure you meet the minimum age (19 years old) and hold a valid car driving license.

Drive the Future, Today

A C1 license is an investment in your future. It opens doors to rewarding careers, fuels your passions, and lets you explore the world behind the wheel. Take the first step today and unlock a world of possibilities on the road ahead!

need more information, advice or guidance?

IAG is the process of providing you, our learners, with INFORMATION (facts and knowledge relating to learning and careers), ADVICE (recommendations based on our experience) and GUIDANCE (detailed 1-1 support from qualified IAG advisor) . This process allows you to make informed career decisions. In doing so you can:

Review your existing skills

Plan your career

Identify your skills gaps

Set new goals

Increase your levels of motivation

Raise your aspirations

Build your confidence and self-belief