For anyone who wants to drive a vehicle between 3.5 and 7.5 tonnes, with a trailer up to 750kg, you need to secure a Category C1 licence. If you achieve this particular Dorset lorry licence then you will be able to drive privately owned horse boxes over 3.5 tonnes. In addition, you could potentially get a job as a paramedic for the NHS or become part of A&E support.
To get a CAT C1 licence, you will undergo training, a medical exam and a practical test that will consist of the following:
- Improving General Driving Skills
- Showing Popular Test Routes
- Teaching the Reversing Manoeuvre
- Teaching the ‘Show Me/Tell Me’ Questions for the Start of the Test
On average, we have found that most individuals need between 16 and 24 hours of lorry lessons in Dorset to achieve a CAT C1 licence.
This is for if you want to learn to drive a lorry in Dorset that allows you to operate vehicles that weigh over 3,500kg, with a trailer up to 750kg. To achieve this particular Dorset lorry licence, you will undergo a medical exam, a theory test and practical test. It generally takes around 20-24 hours worth of lessons, with the 4-hour lessons being stretched across five days.
If you already obtained a Category C licence, then a CAT C+E course could be for you. This will allow you to drive an articulated lorry or draw bar lorry, which are the largest vehicles in the HGV industry. You could potentially earn up to £30,000 a year if you choose this particular licence.
No medical exam or theory test is required, just a practical test. Each lesson will take around 4 hours and the course should consist of four or five lessons.