Who is the course for?

This course is for experienced large goods vehicle drivers who wish to become instructors. In addition to getting new drivers through their LGV test, on successful completion of the course candidates will be able to carry out pre-employment assessments, additional training/refresher training etc.

Course Outline

This course is based on 7.5 days instructional training to Driving Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) Voluntary Register. The Register is open to anyone that has held a full Category C or C+E driving licence for at least 3 years. The qualification will depend on passing a three-part examination, comprising 100 question theory exam, a test of driving ability and a test of instructional ability.

Course Details:

Part 1

  • Initial LGV Assessment
  • DVSA Registration
  • DVSA Theory Exam   

Part 2

  • Practical Driving Standard Training
  • DVSA Driving Ability Test

Part 3

  • Responsibilities and duties of an instructor
  • Demonstration and commentary driving
  • Instructional Techniques
  • DVSA Instructional Ability Test

Course Objectives

On completion of this course, candidates will be able to:

  • Get new drivers through their LGV test
  • Carry out pre-employment assessments
  • Provide additional training/refresher training etc.

Delivery

The course lasts for 7.5 days, not including the time required for examinations. 

The test of driving ability is more advanced than the normal LGV driving test, and a very high standard of competence is required. Candidates will pass the driving ability test if they commit six or fewer driving faults.

The test of instructional ability will assess the candidate’s ability to give driving instruction to a pupil. To do this, the examiner will adopt the role of the pupil. 

All DVSA tests are conducted by supervising examiners and are pass or fail. The maximum attempts on tests are three at each part after which there will be no further attempts until a 12 month period has elapsed.