Double LGV Category C+E (Formerly HGV Class 1)
The Double LGV Course is for those people who do not currently have LGV Category C (HGV Class 2), but would like to obtain both LGV Category C & LGV Category C+E at the smae time. To do this, you will have to effectively take 2 LGV tests. You will first need to take your LGV C test, and then once you have passed this, take your LGV C+E test. Our double LGV course is effectively an LGV Cat C Course (HGV Class 2 Course) followed by our LGV C+E Course (HGV Class 1 Course). However, as a goodwill gesture for commiting to both the HGV class 2 & HGV class 1 courses together, we will offer you a cheap LGV training price compared to if you were to book the LGV Cat c & LGV C+E as individual courses.
Double LGV Course Requirements
As our double LGV course is effectively 2 courses combined into 1 (LGV Cat C & LGV C+E), you will need to follow the same requirements as our standard LGV Category C course, to allow you to sit the Category C Lorry test before you progress onto the C+E lorry test.
In order to attend any of our LGV Category C courses(HGV Class 2 courses), you must be at least 18 years of age and have a full Category B licence (car licence).
Assuming you already have a Category B driving licence, your first step is attend and pass an LGV medical test. You should be available to arrange for your local GP to conduct this medical, and they will confirm what fee is applicable. You will need to take a D4 Medical Form (download here) with you to your medical, and the doctor will complete the form accordingly.
Once you have passed your LGV Medical Examination, you must then make an application to the DVLA for your Category C1 provisional licence. In order to make this application, you will need to complete a D2 Application Form, which can be obtained from your local post office, or can be ordered online from the DVLA here.
At this stage of applying for your Category C provisional licence it is also worth applying for Category D1 (PCV - Minibus) and Category D (PCV - Bus/Coach), as currently there is no fee for applying for these provisional entitlements, and should you decide to progress onto any of these tests in the future, it will save you from having to re-apply for the provisional entitlement, and avoid incurring any possible future fees.
The final step you must complete before attending our LGV Category C training course is to sit and pass your LGV theory test, which can be booked online at the DVSA's website, or by calling the DVSA booking line on 0300 200 1122.
When booking your theory test you will need to book and pass both the LGV Multiple Choice (Module 1a) and LGV Hazard Perception (Module 1b) theory tests. It is also recommended that you book your LGV CPC Case Study (Module 2) at this stage, however it is not essential or required for you to pass this theory test before taking your practical training or LGV practical test. If you have previously already passed your LGV theory test in order to acquire a C1 licence, and are "upgrading" to Category C, then you will not be required to re-take the LGV theory test again.
Our Double LGV courses (to get HGV Class 2 & HGV Class 1) vary to accomadte drivers with different levels of experience. All of our LGV courses are provided on a 1-2-1 basis, ensuring that you receive 100% of the instructors attention without the pressure of any iother observers. It is this 1-2-1 LGV training by our fully qualified DSA LGV approved trainiers which leads to our superb first time pass rate. Our training days consist of 4 hours training each day, with all 4 hours being spent by you at the wheel, and not spent with unecessary "coffee breaks" or "lunch breaks" which many other schools use as a tactic to reduce your training time.
Many other schools will offer you an 8 hour training day, which may sound like good value on the face of it, but the 8 hour day is not on a 1-2-1 basis, and the driving time is shared with another pupil, meaning you spend half the time squeezed in a drivers cab waiting for your turn to drive and effectively wasting half your day. The other problem with the 8 hour days provided by other trailer training schools in East London is that many of theses training schools will introduce lunch breaks into this 8 hour day meaning that you are not receiving your full time driving/practicing that you are paying for. The final problem with an 8 hour day is tiredness. Driving for such a long time results in a lack of concentration and therefore has to have an adverse affect on your learning. The combination of these problems is quite obvious as to why such schools do not have the same extensive pass rate as we pride ourselves on. However, if you are insistent on having an 8 hour day, we can of course accommodate this, even though we do not recommend it.
Most of our Double LGV training courses include a 20 hour course for the category C licence, followed by another 20 Hour course for the categegory C+E licence, making it a 40 hour course in total. The 40 hour course is most popular and suitable for the majority of people, as people who are looking to do a double LGV course generally have no experience driving large goods vehicles.
Combined LGV Course's
Your course will typically be split up into 4 hours training per day, with your test being taken on the final day of your course, where you will receive 2 hours pre-test warm up training, followed by your practical driving test for which 2 of your training hours will be allocated for.
Your training will consist of verbal and practical training for the following:
- improving your general driving skills to make sure they are up to the " driving test standard"
- showing you popular test routes you are likely to encounter as part of your driving test
- teaching you about the reversing manoeuvre which you will be required to do as part of your practical test
- teaching you the "show me / tell me" questions which will be asked at the beginning of your test
- teaching you how to un-couple and re-couple the trailer correctly as your examiner will expect to see it
Our most successful courses are those within the 20 - 24 hour bracket, as these course's generally provide us enough time to adequately cover all the training points mentioned above. Obviously the shorter the course, the less in depth we can cover the training points above. As the Double LGV course is only 20 hours, please contact our office to arrange additional hours if you feel you will require them.
Please remeber when deciding which LGV training course would suit you best, that if you try to select a shorter trailer training course to try to save yourself money, you may not pass your LGV test first time, and may end up spending more money on re-tests than if you selected the most appropriate course for your skill level in the first place. If you are unsure about which LGV course would suit you best, then please contact our office where we will be more than happy to listen to the experience you have and help you make an appropriate choice.
The LGV Driving Test
The HGV Class 2 Category C driving test will be taken in the same vehicle in which you do your training in. The test starts off with the examiner asking you some vehicle safety questions, and is usually immediately followed by the reversing excercise. You then proceed to spend the next 50 minutes - 1 hour driving on the public road, going over through the test routes you would have practiced during your training. During this time on the road the LGV examiner will assess your ability to interact with other road users along.
Once you have successfully passed your LGV Category C practical test, you will then obtain Category C and Category C1 on your driving licence which will entitle you to drive any rigid vehicle up to 32 tonnes.
You will then need to wait for your licence to return from the DVLA, as they will need to add on your recently acquired licences on, and add your C+E provisional entitlement which is required for you to start the C+E part of your course.
The C+E test will be taken in the same vehicle in which you do your training in. The test starts off with the examiner asking you some vehicle safety questions, and is usually immediately followed by the reversing excercise.
You then proceed to spend the next 50 minutes - 1 hour driving on the public road, going over through the test routes you would have hopefully practiced during your training. During this time on the road your examiner will assess your ability to interact with other road users in a safe and appropriate manner following correct road traffic procedures. Upon returning to the test centre, the examiner will ask you to un-hitch & then re-hitch your trailer as the final part of your test.
Double Price List
|Module 3 Practical Driving Test Re-sit||£320|
|CPC Module 4 Practical Demonstration Test||£220|
|Weekends / Bank Holidays||£10 Per Day|
All courses INCLUDE training and practical test fees. (An additional £30 will be charged for any practical test booked on a weekend or as classed as out of hours by the DVSA)
How do I book my Double LGV Driving Lessons?
Since all of our Double LGV sessions are bespoke to each individual, the only way you can book a session is to call our offices on 020 8597 7333 or 0800 848 8418 where our office staff will discuss your personal requirements and discuss availability to help you find a suitable time and date to suit you.
Booking a Course if you have an EU Licence
If you have an EU licence, you must obtain a D91 Form from the DVLA.
To get the D91 Form, you will need to complete a D9 Application Form. Once you complete the D9 Application, the DVLA will then send you a D91 Form in the post, and allocate you UK driving licence number.
Once you have the D91 Form and a UK driving licence number, you can then book onto a course with us as well as being able to book any other driving courses/tests/assessments in the UK.
Please note, you will need to bring the D91 Form form with you to your course, so please make sure you do pyhsically have this in your possession before making your booking.
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