Class 1 Licence

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  1. irnbru

    irnbru Funster Life Member

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    Ok so since mum no longer can have a class C1 licence we are considering putting a friend on our insurance for our first time jaunt to France in Sept but she was a late starter in driving and has no Class C1... Is this a fresh test to sit or just paperexercise and how much would it cost?
     
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    I think that the C1 liscense involves additional tuition
     
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    Why would your friend need a class 1 Artic licence? If she does need a class 1 it is definitely a test.
     
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    Whoops forgot that some people do not have the old 7.5 tonne licence now. Must be getting old.
     
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    Oh geeze...Thats extortionate, add that
    that onto insurance premium think we will forget it.
    Was just thinking it might be handy in emergencies if I took ill or something.
     
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    The change came in 1997 !!!
    So a 17 year old passing their test back then will now be mid 30's..

    Dont time fly....
     
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    Yep flies too quick.shes 51 but didnt pass til 37 so no grandfather rights. :-(
     
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    We looked into it for 'er indoors as she passed her test after 1997 so can't drive our current MH.

    Locally the only people offering the required training and test are HGC training companies. The best price I could find was £1500 so we haven't bothered and I do all the driving when we're away.
     
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    Ouch thats steep!
     
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    They are all HGV trainers who are really set up to deal business to business where the cost isn't so much of an issue and the training covers a lot more than you need if you only want C1E for private use. Nobody is really interested in just providing the bare minimum.
     
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    i was thinking that a limited c1 test and training was now available for those not wanting to drive commercially. this removed the extra training for loading and securing loads etc.
     
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    Quite possibly but it doesn't seem to have made it here yet (y)
     
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    Wow

    Not really worth doing your C1 licence, may as well jump straight on in and do HGV C so no future weight restriction

    Shop around, when I did mine got quoted anywhere between £1500-2000, but be aware a lot of these are agencies or brokers and do not train.
    Shopped local to me got
    Medical £40
    Theory and hazard perception standard government tests
    20hrs training and HGV test for £850 inc VAT

    do the test, but do C not C1, great fun but shop around
     
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    it cost me for my daughter to have the addition to her liscense so that she could tow her horse box , it was worth every penny cos it meant I could go fishing instead of watching horses
     
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    the person to ask is Rick @motor roamin as he runs a hgv training company
     
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    Another one of my rambling, slightly off topic questions. If one holds category C, but hasn't done any of the medicals for years, where would one stand? Is it a case of getting medically certified again and your are good to go?
     
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    I'm not 100% sure as you get different answers from different people but I think you have five years from the date you need to take the medical then it's gone.
     
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    Talked about but nothing happened as yet.... Doubt anything will ever come of it because, as always, need's to fall in line with rest of Europe and I guess they dont have any plans to change..
     
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    Do not forget the CPD and other follow ons that they have to do now including Tachograph instruction safe loading etc etc
     
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