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If you passed your car test prior to the 1st Jan 1997 you are given this licence as an inferred licence entitlement and it should appear on your current licence. If you have this inferred entitlement you are not required to undertake a test for the C1. You are also allowed to drive combinations (vehicle and trailer) up to 7.5t.
The minimum age for this licence is 18 years old and you must hold a full Cat B (car) and a Provisional Cat C1 licence.
In order to undertake the training you must first go through the following stages:
1. Obtain the required application pack D2 & D4 (available from CTTS free).
2. Get your doctor or CTTS doctor to carry out the required medical completing the D2 form.
3. You complete the D4 provisional Cat C application form.
4. You send both the D2 & D4 along with both parts of your existing licence to DVLA Swansea
There is NO FEE to pay and 10-15 working days later you should receive your new licence.
5. Study for the theory test. We conduct a free 1.5 hour lesson to assist you with your test preparation and should you choose we can supply the training books and discs for a small fee (optional).
6. Pass the required theory test. The test is now a two part test and can be sat one after the other.
- Part 1 - 100 multiple choice questions (you must get 85 correct from the possible 100)
- Part 2 - Hazard perception 19 film clips from which you must correctly indicate developing hazards. In this part of the test you must achieve a score of 67 out of the available 100.
7. Having passed the theory/hazard perception tests you can now undertake the practical driver training. Train to the DSA test standard and take the test.
On passing the test: you are licensed to drive any rigid lorry up to 7.5t towing a trailer no heavier than 750kg.