Who is the course for?

This qualification is for people who wish to gain a driving licence to be able to work as a large goods vehicle driver. 

Normally, to drive any truck over 3.5 tonnes gvw (gross vehicle weight) you need to be 18 years of age or over. You will also need to be the holder of an ordinary car driving licence.

Course Outline

The LGV licence is divided into two categories: category C allows holders to drive rigid vehicles over 7.5 tonnes; category C+E allows the holder to drive articulated lorries and rigid - drawbar combination.

Candidates receive guided practical instruction in a rigid or articulated vehicle covering all aspects of driving large goods vehicles in preparation for the DVSA LGV driving test.

Course Content

  • Practical driving solo-tuition to the DVSA standard
  • Theoretical aspects of driving a medium/large goods vehicle
  • Initial Tachograph and Drivers Hours tuition
  • Practical tuition for the DVSA Reversing exercise

Delivery

Training lasts three days and takes place on public roads in a training vehicle. It combines practical driving, manoeuvring and reversing exercises, and leads to a standard test with the Driving Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA).

Prior to starting the Category C (rigid) driver training course, candidates must attend a medical examination, apply for a provisional licence, and pass the DVSA theory examinations - 2 parts multi choice and hazard perception. Denby Training can assist you with these pre-course preparations.

Candidates that already hold a Category C licence and wish to progress to Category C+E do not need to undertake another medical examination or theory test.