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LGV Training Slough
2 Start Training is a fully approved logistics training centre, operating nationwide, covering Slough. At 2 Start Training, we operate and provide our services from three main locations; Southampton, Portsmouth and Reading. We have provided excellent-quality, professional services to customers since 2009, including all aspects of LGV training, from arranging driver medicals to gaining licences.
We provide an extensive range of driver training programmes in areas all over the UK including LGV Training in Slough. Our expert team of instructors and service providers offer help, support and relevant information at every step of the process.
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:
- Application Process – Medical
- Theory Test
- Training and Practical
1. The LGV Application Process
The process of applying and obtaining an LGV licence involves several stages. When you apply, the first step is to apply for a provisional entitlement, and then to undergo a medical examination. The medical test is a common requirement for driver training courses. Ensuring the diver medical test is as easy and stress-free as possible for you is important to us so our team can arrange LGV 2 application medicals with practitioners that are local to you. When you attend the medical, you are required to take a completed D4 medical application form.
Please download one, and make sure you take it with you, once completed. Along with the form, you will also need to complete an application for a provisional C licence which you will receive from us and send it along with your current driving licence and D4 medical form to the DVLA in the envelope we provide.
2. LGV Theory Test
After you have undertaken the medical examination and obtained your provisional entitlement, the next step of the process is to take your theory test and hazard perception test. 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 increases 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 LVG Training to Learners from Slough
Only once you have successfully passed your theory test, will you then be allowed to commence your practical LGV driver training. By speaking with our team and discussing your requirements, we can make sure that you are enrolled on 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 run our training sessions over a period of five days, with training sessions that start at 07:00, 10:30 and 14:00; these sessions are 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 be able to fully assess and instruct drivers on different test routes and exercises that are required to pass your test. Anyone who obtained their original drivers licence after September 1997 will be required to sit their initial CPC before they can drive for hire and reward. Find out more about the CPC.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 in Slough, 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?
- 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
Contact us today
Contact us for more information regarding our LGV Driver training course or any other course. Over the years we have helped many learners across Slough and the surrounding areas including Windsor, Maidenhead, London and Surrey fulfil their goals. For information regarding any of the vehicle training services we provide do not hesitate to get in touch by email or calling us on 0118 402 1861.