2 Start Training is a fully approved logistics training centre, operating across the south and covering Sussex. At 2 Start Training, we operate and provide our services from three main locations; Southampton, Portsmouth, Reading and we have a new facility opening in Sussex.
Since 2009, we have provided customers with excellent quality, professional services, including all aspects of HGV (LGV) training, from the arrangement of driver medicines to licensing. The term HGV is no longer recognised as the official classification within the industry and it is now referred as LGV. We know that this can be confusing for people who are new to the industry and if you would like to find out more information please click the button below:
Please note that you will have to complete your LGV 2 before you can move on to LGV 1.
- Application Process – Medical
- Theory Test
- Training and Practical
1. The LGV Application Process
There are many stages to the application process, these involve the application process, medical and competency tests. The first step of getting you on the road as a LGV/HGV driver is the application you will need to acquire for a provisional entitlement and after this you will need to undertake a drivers medical examination.
Driver medicals are a common requirements for most driver training courses. It is important for us to ensure that the diver medical test is as easy and stress – free as possible, so that our team can arrange LGV 2 application medicines with local practitioners. When you attend the medical, you are required to take a completed D4 medical application form.
Please download one and make sure that you take it with you once completed. In addition to the form, you will also need to complete an application for a provisional C license, which you will receive from us and send it along with your current driving license and D4 medical form to the DVLA in the envelope we provide.
2. LGV Theory Test
The next steps after you have your obtained your provisional entitlement and medical examination are the tests. There are two tests that you will need to pass in the theory test and they are the main theory test and the hazard perception tests. In order to pass these tests, you will need to get 85/100 answers correct on the theory test and 67/100 answers correct on the hazard perception test. To get your personal log-in, call our office on 0118 402 1861.
Practice is important and it will increase your chances of passing, so we offer access to online practice theory test software to help you pass your theory first time. If you passed your car test after 1st January 1997, you will need to sit the CPC case studies test. This will be held at your local DCA Centre where original theory tests are held.
3. Providing Expert HVG/LGV Training to Learners from Sussex
Only once you have successfully passed your theory test will you be able to start your practical LGV driver training. By talking to our team and discussing your requirements, we can ensure that you are enrolled in a course that is best suited to your needs. Courses tend to take place Monday- Friday but testing can be midweek or on Saturday, depending on your requirements.
We conduct our training sessions over a five – day period with training sessions starting at 07:00, 10:30 and 14:00 ; these sessions are conducted with a one – to – one instructor over a three – and – a – half hour period or a two – to – one instructor ratio over a seven – hour period. This allows our instructors enough time to fully assess and instruct drivers on different test routes and exercises required to pass your test. Anyone who obtained their original driver’s license after September 1997 will be required to place their initial CPC before they can drive for hire and reward. Learn more about the CPC.
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 term that was 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 offer a variety of courses in the surrounding areas and across the UK. We offer finance solutions for individuals to avoid the upfront costs and train immediately. Interested in our train-now-pay-later scheme?
Other course available:
- Drivers CPC Training
- Minibus Training
- Forklift truck Training
- HIAB Training
- Bus and Coach Training
- C1 Driver training, Ambulance Training
Contact us today
Contact us for more information on our LGV Driver training course or any other courses. Over the years we have helped many learners fulfil their goals across West and East Sussex including areas such as Worthing, Chichester, Brighton, Crawley and Arundel. For information regarding any of the vehicle training services we provide, do not hesitate to get in touch by email or calling us on 02392123555