Category C1 Licence

Vehicles weighing between 3,500 kg and 7,500 kg, with or without a trailer up to 750 kg.

If you passed your car test prior to January 1997, you will already have this entitlement through grandfather rights. If not then, we can offer the training needed to get you going.

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 able 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.