7.5 Tonne Driver Training

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Premium 7.5 Tonne Driver Training in Surrey

EP Training pioneers C1, 7.5 tonne driver training in Surrey. With thousands of successful graduates, we provide superior training at locations in Addlestone, Guildford, Leatherhead, and Cranleigh, West Sussex.

Our trainees enjoy top-notch training on new and well-maintained vehicles, ensuring your success in obtaining a C1 licence.

C1 Licence - Your Gateway to Medium Goods Vehicle Driving

A C1 licence enables you to operate goods vehicles from 3.5 to 7.5 tonnes. If you passed your car driving test before 1.1.1997, you already have C1 entitlement. The process to obtain a C1 licence, despite not being an HGV or LGV category, includes undergoing a medical, applying for the provisional licence, clearing a few theories, and passing the C1 driving test.

Comprehensive Support for C1 Licence Acquisition

EP Training assists you every step of the way:

  • Arrange your medical at our Great Bookham centre
  • Supply, check and send all provisional licence application forms to DVLA
  • Provide theory tuition and book all theory tests (Module 1)
  • Deliver high-quality driver training (Module 3)
  • Arrange your Driver CPC, Module 2 and 4 (if applicable)

Typically, the process duration from medical to final driving test is 8 weeks, subject to DVLA and theory test timings.

Choosing Between C1 and Cat C

While new industry entrants can choose between C1 or Cat C, we advise pursuing Cat C if your goal is to become a lorry driver. However, for roles like ambulance driving or operating a 7.5 tonne horsebox, the C1 licence is the appropriate and less challenging option.

Understanding Driver CPC

Driver CPC, both Initial and Periodic, applies to “professional” drivers of goods vehicles over 3.5 tonnes. If needed, it requires passing an additional theory and practical test (Module 2 and 4). Once Modules 2 and 4 have been passed, you will receive a Driver CPC card valid for 5 years, subject to periodic training.

Trustworthy C1 Licence Training

Whether you need end-to-end support from medical to driving test or just the driving part, EP Training is your ideal partner. Our stellar reviews speak for our commitment to excellence.

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Option 1: C1 and Driver CPC


This option will provide you with a full C1 driving licence and a DQC.

Price is inclusive of tuition, VAT and test fees.

This is a popular course for drivers wishing to gain C1 and drive the vehicle professionally.  This option comprises everything, including the medical and theory tests, theory tuition, 3 days driver training and also the Driver CPC qualification. Typically this option will take 8 weeks from start to finish.

EP Training is going to assist you throughout. The costs quoted above include the following:

  • A medical assessment (this takes no more than 15-20 mins and is undertaken at EP Training’s training centre in Great Bookham, Surrey).
  • Whilst the medical is being completed we shall also complete the provisional licence application and forward to DVLA.
  • Online, official, unlimited theory tuition.
  • 3 theory tests booked at your nearest theory test centre
  • 3 days driving HGV training course delivered in and around the Guildford area, with a driving test booked for the end of your course.
  • 1 day Initial with test (Module 4) Driver CPC training.

Option 2: C1 without Driver CPC


Not everyone needing C1 will also be requiring Driver CPC. As a result EP Training offers the option which allows you to gain C1 without CPC (Modules 2 and 4).

For example, ambulance drivers/paramedics do NOT require Driver CPC as their main occupation is NOT driving commercially.  Also, if you only want to obtain C1 to use for private use then CPC is NOT required. We advise you search online for “Exemptions to Driver CPC” to find more information on this. It is anticipated that 6-8 weeks will be taken up completing the following:

All prices including test fees and VAT:

  • A short medical with EP Training’s own Doctor in Great Bookham, Surrey. This is expected to only take 20 minutes.
  • All provisional licence application forms completed, checked and forwarded to DVLA.
  • Online, official, unlimited theory tuition.
  • 2 theory tests arranged at your local DVSA theory test centre
  • 3 days driving MGV training course delivered in and around the Guildford area, with a driving test booked for the end of your course.

Option 3: 3 days Driving with Test Fee


If you have already completed your medical, obtained your provisional 7.5 tonnes entitlement and passed the Multi Choice and Hazard Perception (and Not require CPC) then all you need to do is the driving test.

EP Training only uses 7.5 tonne training vehicles that are modern, well maintained and designed specifically to assist you in passing your driving test.

They only train and test in Guildford, Surrey, so all your tuition will be conducted in that area. This means you will be highly acquainted with the test routes before you take your driving test.

The driving test is approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes in duration so suitable preparation is the key to success.

EP boasts a successful pass rate of 81%, much higher than the national average. The 3 days tuition will be spent preparing you for your driving test which will be conducted at the end of your course. EP Training will book your driving test and ensure you arrive in a timely manner ready to get that pass.

Course fees are inclusive of VAT and test fee.

  • 3 day driving course starting at 8am from Great Bookham, Leatherhead, Surrey. Training will be delivered by experienced, friendly and professional instructors using state of the art C1 training vehicles.

Frequently Asked Questions

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  • Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency
  • Scottish Qualifications Authority
  • Skills & Education Group
  • FORS - Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme
  • Driver CPC Approved Centre
  • ALLMI - Setting the standards for the Lorry Loader Industry
  • Department for Transport