The course will include the following:
- Free 1 hour driving assessment – If required, you will have an opportunity to go out with one of our instructors to get a feel for the vehicle and confirm the length of course you require.
- 17.5 hours of driver training including the 3a and 3b driving tests. Additional hours can also be booked if required.
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To be able to complete this package, you must already hold your LGV Category C Rigid licence.
If you don’t hold your Category C Licence yet, please check out our combined C and C+E packages.
How to obtain your C+E licence
There are two different ways in which you can obtain your LGV 1 licence, one is by first gaining your CAT C licence before going on to gain your C+E licence. The other is to complete one of our fast track car to C+E courses, which will allow you to go straight from a car to an artic.
If you opt to complete your LGV 2 training and test first, there will be no more medical or theory tests to be completed, you will just need to pass your LGV practical driving test.
Candidates will be tested on the following areas when undertaking their 3a and 3b driving tests:
- Safely driving on the roads
- Conducting uncoupling and coupling procedure
- Completing a reversing manoeuvre
If you’re interested in gaining your LGV 2 licence first, we have a number of CAT C training courses available to book online now. Additionally, if you want to go straight for your C+E licence, we have our Fast Track car to C+E courses.
What does the course cover?
This package is ideal for candidates who already hold their Category C HGV licence and are looking to progress towards becoming an artic driver.
If you decide to take part in one of our LGV 1 Silver Packages, this will include 17.5 hours of driver training, including the 3a and 3b driving tests. You will be taken out on the road by one of our highly trained instructors who will show you how to keep yourself safe as well as other road users when driving.
All of our LGV 1 vehicles are articulated – tractor unit and trailer, as we don’t use wagon and drag vehicle combinations. All of our vehicles have automatic gearboxes, air-conditioning, and comfortable seats meaning that you can drive around in comfort and focus on your lesson.
What certification will you receive?
If you complete this course, and successfully pass your HGV driving test, you will obtain your Class 1 HGV licence, which will allow you to operate any Category C vehicle with a trailer over 750kgs.
Once you have gained your HGV licence, there are other qualifications that you can add, including ADR training and HIAB training.
Where can you complete your training?
Our LGV 1 Silver Package is available to complete at all of our training centres, which includes depots in Portsmouth, Southampton, Reading and Worthing.
Each one of our training depots has industry-leading facilities, such as dedicated reversing areas to help ensure you have the best experience possible and to give you the best chance at passing your LGV driving test.
How long will the Certification last?
Once you have gained an HGV licence, this certification will be valid until you reach the age of 45, at which point you will need to complete another driver’s medical to ensure you are fit to drive and remain compliant.
You will need to complete a driver’s medical every 5 years between the ages of 45 and 65 and will then need to complete one every year from then.
Who will be teaching the course?
Throughout our 17.5-hour HGV driving training course, you will be taught by one of our highly experienced and professional LGV 1 instructors, who are completely dedicated to ensuring you have all the skills, knowledge, and confidence that you need to be successful in passing your LGV driving test.
Here at 2 Start, we pride ourselves in making sure that we always provide the highest quality of HGV driver training possible and that all of our instructors are either NRI qualified or working towards the qualification.
What are the payment options for this course
If you are thinking about taking our LGV 1 Silver Package, there are a few payment avenues available as you can pay for the whole cost of the course or we have deposit options available.
You will need to pay the remainder of your balance before you attend one of our centres to complete your LGV 1 training.
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2 Start Ltd (Portsmouth), Unit 4 Shawcross Industrial Estate, Ackworth Road, Hilsea, Portsmouth, PO3 5HU
Call: 02392 123555
2 Start Ltd (Theale), Site C The Quarry, Deans Copse Road, Theale, RG7 4GZ
Call: 01184 021 861
2 Start Ltd (Southampton), Unit 2 Four Dells Farm, Poles Lane, Otterbourne, Winchester, SO21 2DY
Call: 02382 022975
2 Start Ltd (Reading), Unit 32 Youngs Industrial Estate, Paices Hill, Reading, RG7 4PW
Call: 01184 021861
2 Start Ltd (Worthing), The Vinery Ind Est, Unit 54 & 55, Poling, Worthing, BN18 9PY
Call: 01903 952410
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