Are we the only ones qualified? You would expect that only trained, professional, government approved instructors with years of driving experience would be able to become LGV and PCV driving instructors (car instructors have to be ADI qualified). However, you would be wrong, any person that has held a...Read More
Cat C LGV 2 Rigid (HGV 2) Training Courses
Courses within Cat C LGV 2 Rigid (HGV 2) Training Courses
HGV 2 Cat C – Frequently asked Questions
Book your HGV 2 Cat C – Step by Step
LGV 2 Acquisition Process – What you need to know
LGV Training Prices
LGV & HGV Training Course
We have been providing customers since 2009 with professional training and support to make their dream of becoming a LGV driver, a reality. Unlike most companies we let our leaners work in our new automatic LGV / HGV training vehicles.
Our expert team of instructors, teach learners all aspects of LGV driving and help them through the step by step process from arranging driver medicals to gaining a licence.
Please note that you will have to completed your LGV 2 before you can move onto learning LGV 1. Please find out more information about the steps involved below:
1) Application Process – Medical
2) Theory Test
3 )Training and Practical
1. The LGV Application Process
Getting a LGV licence involves several stages and the first process of obtaining the licence is to apply for one. You will need to apply for a provisional entitlement first, you will also have to undergo a medical examination. The driver medical test is very common for most driver courses and is mandatory when applying for a LGV licence.
At 2 Start we help you through every process and our team can arrange a LGV medical with a local practitioner, making the process easy and stress free. Before you attend the medical you must complete a D4 medical application form.
You can download the medical form below. When you have completed the form, please ensure that bring it with you to the medical examination. Along with the medical form you will also need to complete an application form, our team can arrange this for you. We will also send you the form that you will need to send to the DVLA alongside with your current driving licence and the medical form.
2. LGV Theory Test
When you have completed your medical examination and have your provisional licence, you will then need to undertake the hazard perception and theory test. To successfully pass, you will need to answer at least 67/100 answers on the hazard perception test. In order to pass the theory test you will have to correctly answer 85/100 questions.
You need the right tools to pass your theory test and at 2 Start we have you covered, this is why we provide access to an online practice theory test software. It is quick and simple to use and will help you revise for your theory test. We always say if you do not prepare, prepare to fail.
If you passed your driving test before the 1st of January 1997, the good news is that you do not need to sit the CPC case studies test. For those who passed after this date you will need to the sit the CPC test and this will be done at your local DCA Centre where the theory tests take place.
3. Providing Expert LVG Training to Learners
After you have passed your theory test you will be able to move onto practical LGV driver training. We advise and discuss with our customers the best course for them and arrange appropriate measure for them to start learning. We will then enroll you onto a course and these take place during the working week, testing however can be arranged on Saturday or during the week.
Our training sessions are over a period of five days and they start at 7am, 10:30am or 2pm. You will have a one to one instructor for a three and a half hour period and will have two instructors over a seven hour period.
This will give you enough time to go around the different test routes and will you the time to try the various exercises you will need to learn in order to pass your test. It will also give your instructors a good indication on your strengths and weakness and they will be able to assess if you are ready to take your test.Click here to Read Our FAQs
Q1. Can I drive a truck on my ordinary car driving licence?
If you passed your car driving test before 1st January 1997 you will automatically have “acquired rights” to categories C1, D1 and B+E entitlements which means you can drive goods vehicles up to 7.5 tonnes, towing a trailer up to 750kg, a minibus up to 16 seats towing a trailer and a car towing any trailer. If you passed your test after 1st January 1997 you are allowed to drive vehicles up 3.5 tonnes (Ford Transit or Mercedes Sprinter sized vehicles but check the Gross Weight on the vehicles plate because some “Small vans” are not that small!) towing a trailer up to 750kg (but not exceeding a train weight of 3.5tonnes), a minibus up to 8 seats towing a trailer up to 750kg (not exceeding a train weight of 3.5tonnes) and a car towing a trailer up to 750kgs (again, not exceeding the 3.5 tonnes train weight).
Q2. What truck will I be driving?
Q3. Did I need to compete my (C1) 7.5 ton licence before I can move onto my LGV 2?
No you can go straight onto your LGV 2. Once passed you also get your (C1) 7.5 ton licence.
Q4. Do I need to complete my LGV 2 before I can go onto my LGV 1?
Yes, you will have completed your LGV 2 before you can move onto learning LGV 1.
Q5. What does LGV stand for?
Large Goods Vehicle; this replaced the old HGV.
Q6. What is the process for LGV 2?
Firstly, you need to complete an LGV medical. Once complete, you would need to send your licence off to the DVLA to get your LGV 2 (category C) provisional. Once returned, you can then sit your theory tests. You need to do 2 if you passed your car test before Jan 1997 or 3 if it was passed after that date. You can then book in for your practical driver training and DVSA practical test. The final part of the training concerns the MOD 4 Initial CPC, and again this depends on when you passed your car test. If it was before Jan 1997 you would need to complete 35 hours of periodic CPC training, if it was after Jan 1997 you would need to complete the practical MOD 4 training and test.
Q7. How much does it cost to do my LGV 2.
We have different packages available but as a rough guide between £1000 – £3000 depending on what elements of the training your require.
Q8. Do I need to book my own medical?
No, we can book everything for you as part of our fully managed service.
Q9. How long will it take for me to get my LGV 2?
As a rough guide between 6 – 8 weeks ensuring you pass all the elements first time.
Q.10 Do you do just refresher sessions?
Yes, you can book a 3.5 hour refresher and work on any elements of your driving you like, e.g. reversing, road driving.
As well as providing LGV Driver training, we also have other great courses available.
- PCV Minibus coach driver training
- HIAB and overhead gantry training
- Forklift truck training
- Car and trailer training B&E
- Mobile elevating work platforms
- C1 Driver training, ambulance training
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If you would like more information please feel free to get in touch. For any information you would like to know about our vehicle training services, feel free to contact us by email or call us on 0118 402 1861.