LGV 1 Platinum Package




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.
  • 5 days driver training including DVSA test – Each days training is 3.5 hours long on a 1:1 ratio with your instructor. 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 attempt you would have available another prepaid attempt. Each retest will include 1.5 hours drive before your test.
  • 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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Course Info

LGV1 Driver Training:


1 Day refesher – Five days training course

Training sessions start at 07:00, 10:30 and 14:00 with a one-to-one instructor-trainee ratio over a 3.5-hour period or a two-to-one instructor-trainee ratio over 7 hours.

This provides the instructor with enough time each day to fully instruct drivers on different test routes and exercises required to pass your test.

We can provide you with the very best facilities including reversing areas on site at our Portsmouth and Reading depots.


Our LGV 1 Driver Training vehicles are new CF DAFs pulling a 30ft twin axle box trailer.  All of our LGV 1 vehicles are ariculated, tractor unit and trailer. We don’t use wagon and drag vehicle combinations.

These vehicles have automatic gearboxes and all the moden features you would expect to see on todays trucks. This will give you the experience of the type of vehicles you would be expected to drive once you have passed your test.

Application process:

To obtain this licence you must have first taken the lower category C licence LGV 2.

There are no more medicals and theory tests to complete as this would have been done either at the Category C1 or Category C stage.

If you obtained your category C licence (LGV 2) prior to September 2009 then you are also exempt from the MOD 2 CPC theory test.

Test Criteria:

On your LGV 1 driving test you will be examined on your general driving and on set exercises. The set exercises will include:

  • an ‘S’ shaped reverse into a bay
  • demonstrating the uncoupling and re-coupling procedure if you’re taking a test with a trailer

The drive on the road lasts about 60 minutes and the overall test takes about 90 minutes.  During the driving test the examiner will give you directions which you should follow.  Test routes are designed to be as uniform as possible and will include a range of typical road and traffic conditions.

Training Locations:

LGV 1 Driver Training is available to businesses and individuals across Hampshire, Berkshire, Surrey, West Sussex and the Isle of Wight.

Areas include Portsmouth, Southampton, Romsey, Winchester, Basingstoke, Salisbury, Bournemouth, Worthing, Guildford, Petersfield and Andover.

Our third depot in Reading also covers, Slough, Andover, Basingstoke, Reading, Oxford and Southwest London.

LGV 1 Driver Training courses are available every week.

Possible Test Questions

There are a number of potential questions that your examiner could ask you when completing your C+E test, click on the link below to see which questions you could be asked:

LGV test questions

LGV Reversing Exercise

Below is a video of the LGV reversing exercise that you will need to complete in order to pass your test. This video covers all areas of completing the reversing exercise and the requirements that you need to meet in order to be successful.

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Why train with 2Start?

  • We are constantly investing in our fleet to ensure we continue to provide the best vehicles for our customers.
  • Fully Qualified on the National Register of LGV Instructors.
  • We have hundreds of happy previous customers and currently have a 4.9 rating on Google.
  • It’s easy to say that we are the ‘Premier Driving School’, but the proof is in the facilities offered and the results obtained by our students.

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