Gain Your LGV Class 2 - C Licence

Your next step to a career as a driver of large goods vehicles (LGV) CLASS C – Rigid Lorry over 7.5 tonnes

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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).

The category C practical test must be taken and passed before being able to take the practical CE test

In order to be able to take the practical training and test for your LGV Category C (HGV class 2) licence you must first complete the following elements:

  • Have a Drivers Medical (£50 - £100) to prove you are physically fit to drive a Category C vehicle, form D4 needs to be completed
  • 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. Both these forms can be ordered online from the DVLA as a pack, you will require the D2 Pack,
  • Take and pass BOTH the LGV Theory Test (£28) and the LGV Hazard perception test (£12), known as Module 1
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On completion of these elements you are able to start your practical LGV Category C (HGV class 2) training with test, known as Module 3.

If you are looking to drive commercially and for a living you will also be required to take and pass the Drivers CPC initial qualification tests which consist of the following:
Module 2 - Driver CPC case studies (computer based and conducted at the DVSA theory test centres)
Module 4 - Driver CPC vehicle safety practical demonstration (practical demonstration with the vehicle and conducted at the DVSA or our Test Centre.

After the 9th September 2014 any new category C driver passing the test who passed their car driving test before January 1997 and holds C1-7.5t under "acquired rights" (grandfather rights) will not need to do the Initial Driver CPC Qualification tests (modules 2&4) but will need to have completed 35 hours worth of periodic CPC training before being issued with a Driver Qualification Card, and therefore be able to drive for hire and reward.

N.B. recent changes to Driver CPC means that a driver with "acquired rights" (category C1 or C) gained prior to 10th September 2009, can now do either the 35 hours of CPC training, or can now take the Initial Driver CPC Qualification route instead (modules 2 & 4) in order to gain their first Driver Qualification Card (DQC) after this they will require the periodic training, 35 hours over 5 years, in order to renew their DQC card at the end of the 5 year period. This change now makes it easier for those with acquired rights to get their first DQC where time to complete 35 hours of periodic training may be limited or difficult.

 

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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.

Cat C Training

Rigid Lorry over 7.5 tonnes

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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