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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 driver training including the 3a and 3b driving tests – Additional hours can also be booked if required.
  • Two LGV 1 pass protections. In the unfortunate event, you were unsuccessful on your first and second attempts you would have another prepaid attempt available. Each retest will include 1.5 hours drive before your retest.
  • Priority on booking retests – When re-booking your retest, you will have priority on the dates available.
  • Free 5 day ADR or HIAB course if you pass your LGV1 on the first attempt.

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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.

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How to obtain your C+E licence

Our LGV 1 Platinum Package is the perfect course for those who already hold their Category C HGV licence wanting to progress and work towards gaining their C+E licence.

If you are looking to obtain your Class 1 licence, there are two avenues that you can go down, one being to first gain your LGV 2 rigid-bodies licence and gain experience in operating Category C vehicles. The other option is to complete one of our fast track car to C+E courses, which will allow you to go straight from a Category B car licence to a C+E artic licence.

If you want to go down the route of gaining your LGV 2 licence before gaining your LGV 1 licence, you can choose from one of our CAT C training courses, all of which will give you the knowledge and skills needed to pass your practical test. However, if you want to go straight for your Class 1 licence, you will have to complete one of our Fast Track car to C+E courses.

What will the course cover?

If you opt to complete our LGV 1 Platinum Package, your course will include 17.5-hours of HGV driver training including the 3a and 3b driving tests. Our expert instructors will ensure that whilst you are out on the road, you will be taught about keeping safe and ensuring other road users are safe.

You will also have the opportunity to practice the manoeuvres required to pass your 3a and 3b tests.

Additionally, you will have two LGV 1 pass protection, giving you a second and third attempt at your test, should you fail the first one. Also, if you pass your LGV 1 on your first attempt, you will get a free 5-day ADR or HIAB course.

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 our LGV 1 Platinum Package, you will be given the skills and knowledge needed to pass your HGV Class 1 driving test and obtain your Class 1 licence.

Once you have gained your C+E licence, you will then be able to operate any Category C vehicles with a trailer over 750kgs.

Furthermore, if you pass your LGV 1 on the first try, you will be given the opportunity to gain either your ADR certification or your HIAB licence.

Where can you complete your training?

This course is available to complete at all of our training depots, which include centres across Hampshire, Berkshire, and West Sussex in Portsmouth, Southampton, Reading, and Worthing.

We have worked hard to ensure that all of our training depots have industry-leading facilities, including on-site reversing as well as automatic and air-conditioned training vehicles.

2 Start Training has 6 DVSA 3a sites approved across the South Coast meaning we can help as many students as possible gain their Class 1 licences.

Who will be teaching the course?

You will be taught by one of our highly experienced and professional LGV 1 instructors, who are completely dedicated to ensuring you have the best chance at passing your LGV 1 driving test possible, giving you the skills, knowledge, and confidence needed to obtain your licence. All of our instructors are either NRI qualified or are working towards the qualification. We take pride in ensuring all of our instructors can provide the highest quality training to our students, so investing in training our instructors is of high priority to us and ensures we maintain a high pass rate.

What are the payment options for this course

If you want to book one of our LGV 1 Platinum Packages, there are a few payment options to choose from, with deposits available on all of our training courses, allowing you to spread the cost of your training.

If you pay a deposit, you will need to pay the remainder of your course before you attend one of our centres for your training.

See what our students have to say!


2 Start Ltd (Portsmouth), Unit 4 Shawcross Industrial Estate, Ackworth Road, Hilsea, Portsmouth, PO3 5HU
Call: 02392 123555

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Richard JonesRichard Jones
14:53 12 Apr 24
I would definitely recommend 2 Start Ltd for all CPC training requirements
Josh ChapmanJosh Chapman
11:54 12 Apr 24
Will was instructor, felt ready for test and passed.
Richard FitchettRichard Fitchett
18:04 11 Apr 24
I attended the car to C+E course. Had the best experience from knowing nothing to passing my test first time all thanks to Phil my instructor, the knowledge and skills he gave me during the two weeks was second to none. Thanks to the whole team at 2 Start as they were all happy to help through the whole process. Whenever I need to do another course they will be the first people I will contact. Five stars isn’t enough.
Brian ThornBrian Thorn
20:07 07 Apr 24
Great training, guidance and feedback from Phil and Will resulting in a first time pass.
Raul SebastianRaul Sebastian
12:49 05 Apr 24
Very nice experience with 2 Start LTD PortsmouthI recommend it to anyone who wants to learn about driving. Very friendly people and instructors. I had Phil as an instructor and I was very happy with his ability and experience he taught me very well how to drive an arctic CE category from small car. Thank you very much for all the support and believing in me! 10 stars not 5
Fantastic trainin lads especially Will.........thanks again for all your hard work


2 Start Ltd (Theale), Site C The Quarry, Deans Copse Road, Theale, RG7 4GZ
Call: 01184 021 861

2 Start Ltd (Theale)
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Ian StearIan Stear
12:18 20 Apr 24
I passed with these guys yesterday (19th April), my tutor Alex was excellent, patient and extremely knowledgeable. I would highly recommend using 2 Start Theale.
Benn OliverBenn Oliver
18:45 10 Nov 23
I completed my car to C+E Fast Track with Alex at Theale and passed first time! I'm in no doubt this was down to expert instruction by Alex who was fantastic throughout my two week course. A professional, knowledgeable instructor who calmly guided me through the process from scratch to test. I would highly recommend 2 Start to anyone wanting to learn how to drive cat C or C+E and no doubt anything else. They have great equipment, facilities and instructors and will be the first choice for me if I look to add any more categories to my license and for CPC training.
15:07 19 Oct 23
Adam RobertsonAdam Robertson
13:45 08 Sep 23
Alex and Ryan trained me. Doing the car to C+E fast track course, came out with a pass! Cracking time and experience, appreciate all the hard work the team put in especially Alex and Ryan, couldn’t have asked for a better couple of lads to help me through. Thank you!
Tim AndrewsTim Andrews
15:05 10 Aug 23
I had a really good time with Roy C from 2Start learning how to drive a rough terrain forklift. I thought I had quite a lot of driving experience but learning to drive the rough terrain forklift was one of the most challenging thing I have done for a while. Ray C is a great teacher and simplified the complex process of lifting and moving objects with the forklift by breaking down the various tasks contained in the test into manageable sections so that it was easier to learn. I highly recommend 2start Training and Roy C as a great instructor.
Miro KralikMiro Kralik
13:44 26 Jul 23
I have passed today, thank you very much 2 Start ltd, especially to MR. INSTRUCTOR and Guru, my English brother Mark. Thank you very much, I really appreciate your professional attitude. With love Miroslav 🇸🇰🇬🇧👍🏻


2 Start Ltd (Southampton), Unit 2 Four Dells Farm, Poles Lane, Otterbourne, Winchester, SO21 2DY
Call: 02382 022975

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Andrew BisgroveAndrew Bisgrove
12:04 15 Apr 24
Great teachers with good knowledge! I recommend them!
13:45 12 Apr 24
Brilliant place to learn, really professional and fun to learn with.
Clinton HardingClinton Harding
13:26 12 Apr 24
Thoroughly impressed with the level of training and safety knowledge of our instructor Gary, good clear and concise instruction when undertaking practical assessments
Lewis GoreLewis Gore
10:31 12 Apr 24
All staff were amazing and knowledgeable, Marcus (instructor) was great while teaching makes you feel very comfortable
12:26 11 Apr 24
Brilliant staff all round, exceptionally Dell and Dave who will get you to a good test standard. The depot is quite rural wich is great for building confidence before you start taking on more urban environments. Loved going in to train every day and had no regrets!!
Layton CutlerLayton Cutler
10:52 05 Apr 24
Had a great experience, there is a friendly but professional atmosphere where with the help of instructor Dave Monk who really eased my anxieties and stress which helped me pass first time. I would definitely recommend this company and the guys that work there


2 Start Ltd (Reading), Unit 32 Youngs Industrial Estate, Paices Hill, Reading, RG7 4PW
Call: 01184 021861

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George CrausGeorge Craus
14:30 17 Apr 24
A great experience and a special Thanks to my instructor Mark. He was very patient and gave me the guidance I needed to get a first time pass on my C1. Will certainly use them again if I dare to drive anything bigger in the future!!
Paul GrantPaul Grant
16:46 12 Apr 24
I took my CPC course all 5 days in one go, and I can honestly say it was an outstanding experience given by Clint.It was informative and had plenty of humour to break the day up.
Miguel BentoMiguel Bento
10:27 11 Apr 24
Great C1 driving course. My instructor Mark was fantastic, very knowledgeable and professional. Would recommend 👌🏻
Jordan MatthewsJordan Matthews
11:10 08 Apr 24
Passed my cat c with 2 start. Mark and Roy are fantastic very intuitive and a great representation of the company. Thank you!
Jeelle MoJeelle Mo
17:37 04 Apr 24
Great overall experience.Thanks to Mark Salisbury, an exceptional instructor.
Mr BeenMr Been
08:49 31 Mar 24
Some of the instructors are 5 star guys, however one of them is not fit for this job, brings his own issues to work and takes it out on his students.There's also another thing, they are 40min away from the test centre and test routes so your 3-4h driving session is almost half spent on driving to and from the routes.So, if you don't mind driving 40-50% of the time off the test route and having an instructor shout at you and put you down, then this provider could be ideal for you.


2 Start Ltd (Worthing), The Vinery Ind Est, Unit 54 & 55, Poling, Worthing, BN18 9PY
Call: 01903 952410

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Daniel RobbinsDaniel Robbins
18:52 04 Apr 24
irish johnirish john
19:58 15 Mar 24
Passed my C+E today. I've held my C licence for 20 years and it that time I picked up some bad habits. I spent 3 days with Greg then the last 2 with Jon. Between them they fettled my skills. I started the test with a good feeling of confidence. Both instructors were true professional. They are 100% honest in there assessment then they work with you at your pace to address any issues you may have. I feel they have a true passion for their job. The facilities or clean and tidy as are the vehicles. Every aspect is professional. I would have no hesitation recommending 2 Start.
David BoniDavid Boni
13:20 28 Feb 24
I had a brilliant experience with 2Start Ltd (Worthing). Passed my Class 1 (C+E), and the entire process was smooth. My instructor, Paul, was fantastic – patient, professional, and really understood how to help me succeed. If you're looking for a great training provider, I highly recommend2Start.
Jordan GibsonJordan Gibson
14:33 23 Feb 24
Past my category c driving license with rob @ 2 start. I can’t recommend these guys enough. Rob was very calm and gave very clear instructions and advice to improve my driving. He gave grate feedback and positive encouragement. Was happy to answer any questions and concerns I had. Plus I passed my test 1st time with the one week of training. The site is clean and tidy and the lorry’s are kept very clean and tidy as well. Everyone staff member I met at the depot where polite, friendly & approachable. Unfortunately Rob wasn’t present for my test but the depot manager who took me to test was just as polite and friendly. And Rob even took the time to congratulate me after passing.
Great training center to get your C licence and CPC.Great staff and trainers who help you giving you the keys to pass at first attempt.Totally recommended
Tarik JonesTarik Jones
12:41 14 Feb 24
Yeah the Staff was helpful. My instructor Paul was brilliant!! Thanks

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