What is the Specialist Driver Upgrading Class 2 to 1 (Royal Engineer) Course?

Aim of the Course

The course training objectives are that of the 11T/0007 Specialist Driver Class 1 but is specifically for the use of the Royal Engineers vehicles and specialist equipment training. They will learn how to laden and unladen medium dump trucks and self loading dump trucks and carry out operating and administrative procedures in a military transport office.

Facilitated by IDT(A).

Entry Standards

  • Private to Sergeant.
  • Civil Servants employed as Instructional Staff can attend.
  • Must hold an authorised driving licence with a minimum full category C+E entitlement.
  • Must have successfully completed MAN SV conversion on SV 6, 9 or 15 Tonne prior to arrival on the course.
  • Must have successfully completed Land Rover/TUL (truck utility light)/TUM (truck utility medium) (HS (high specification)) conversion.
  • Must have completed Defence General Service Driver (DGSD) Conversion Module 1.
  • Must have been a qualified driver for at least 12 months.


Twenty nine (29) working days, with nine (9) courses per year.


Defence School of Transport Leconfield.

Outline of Course

Students will be driving Royal Engineer vehicles cross country across the bespoke training area at the Defence School of Transport. The course covers the following on Royal Engineer Vehicles:

  • Military Vehicles Maintenance.
  • Equipment Maintenance.
  • Operating and Administrative Procedures.
  • Plan a Section Deployment into an Operational Environment.
  • Royal Engineer Vehicle Recovery.

Qualifications Gained

Specialist Driver Class 1 RE Competency.


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