LGV Class 2 - C Licence

CLASS C – Rigid Lorry over 7.5 tonnes

The class ‘C’ licence replaced the older class II licence in 1997 and passing the ‘C’ test is the first step on a career as a driver of large goods vehicles (LGV).


As with the B+E Entitlement, drivers passing their test from January 1997 (including re-tests) DO NOT have automatic entitlement to drive a vehicle over 3500kg. In order to gain this entitlement an additional C1 driving test and theory test must be taken and passed.

If you require the C1 - 7.5t licence for your work you may also require a Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) in addition to the vocational licence.


The route for potential candidates for the C1-7.5t test is as follows:

  • Have a Drivers Medical to prove that you are physically fit to drive a Category C1 vehicle, form D4 needs to be completed and can be obtained (see link below)
  • Obtain your provisional entitlement on your licence by sending completed forms D2 and D4 with your licence to the DVLA. The licence will generally be returned within 2-4 weeks with the provisional entitlement added.
  • Take and pass the LGV Theory Test and Hazard Perception Test (please note these are two seperate tests).
  • Book your practical training for the C1 test - 7.5t.

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The class C licence allows you to operate a ‘Rigid’ vehicle over 7.5 tonnes, and on successfully passing the test includes the provisional entitlement for a C+E licence.

The practical courses are delivered following the DVSA recommended LGV Syllabus for learning to drive LGV’s. 

The vehicles we use are maintained to the highest standard and fully meet the DVSA specification, this means we ensure you have the right skills and the right vehicle to achieve the licence you require. We also ensure that you have the skills required to start work driving LGV’s after passing the LGV Driving test.

Training is delivered in a variety of traffic situations including urban and rural driving.

Off road maneuvering is practiced at our dedicated training centre to ensure you are ready for this important part of the LGV test.

C1 +E Training

Rigid Lorry over 7.5 tonnes plus trailer

BLT Logistics Services also provide C1+E - 7.5t & Trailer test courses for anyone wishing to tow with their C1 vehicle.


The class ‘C+E’ licence replaced the older class I licence in 1997 and passing the ‘C+E’ test is a requirement for operating an articulated vehicle or a rigid vehicle towing a large trailer. Without the ‘C+E’ licence you are limited to towing a 750 Kg gross weight trailer.


In order to gain this entitlement an additional C1 driving test and theory test must be taken and passed. The provisional licence for a ‘C+E’ vehicle is an automatic entitlement on passing the ‘C’ licence. No further medical or theory test pass is required prior to training.

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