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What is LGV Driver Training?

LGV stands for Large Goods Vehicle and is an acronym used in the UK logistics industry when talking about lorry driving. LGV training refers to driver training that includes vehicles with a gross combined mass of over 3500kgs. Furthermore, HGV training and LGV training have no differences with HGV standing for Heavy Goods Vehicles. An LGV licence is required by anyone who wants to drive a vehicle that is between 3,500kgs & 12,000 kgs. If you are planning on driving vehicles that fall into these weight categories, you will need to complete LGV driver training. There are two types of LGV licences which are the LGV Class 1 & HGV Class 2 licences.

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Frequently Asked LGV Training Questions

How to start LGV training?

To start one of our LGV driver training courses, all you need to do is decide which of our courses is the best one for you and then choose the best date available for you to complete your training. It is that simple! Our online booking system allows you to easily book your LGV training course and complete your training quickly!

Additionally, you can call our team on 02392 123555, and they will arrange everything for you! Also, you can email us at daisy@2start-training.com.

How long does LGV training take?

The length of your LGV training course will completely depend on which one of our LGV driver training courses you decide to complete. If you haven’t already achieved your Class 2 licence, then your training will take between 14-49 hours depending on your current experience and confidence levels.

If you have already achieved your CAT C licence, then our LGV Class 1 training course takes between 3.5-24.5 hours to gain your C+E licence.

How much does LGV driver training cost?

The prices for our LGV training vary depending on which one of our courses you complete. We have courses suitable for complete beginners to those who only need a refresher course. Our LGV 2 courses vary between £1,195 and £4,350.

Additionally, if you’re looking to progress and gain your C+E licence, then our LGV Class 1 courses vary between £270 and £2,275.

When will LGV training resume?

LGV training is available now! There was a temporary suspension of all driver training, but we are now running at full capacity and have a variety of dates available for all of our driver training courses!

We are also continuously adding new training dates for our LGV driver training courses!

Do I need Driver’s CPC training?

You will only need to complete your 35-hours of periodic CPC training if you are driving for hire & reward purposes or as the main part of your job. If you are driving as a hobby, then you will not need to complete CPC training.

We have both online and classroom CPC training courses available with 7-hour and 35-hour options on offer. We also have a wide variety of training modules that you can choose to complete!

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LGV Training Process, what are the steps?

Looking to gain your LGV licence? Read our below step-by-step guide on how to obtain your LGV driving licence.

Step 1 – Meeting the Requirements

The first step into gaining your LGV licence is to ensure you meet the minimum requirements which include:

  • Ensuring you are 18 years old or above.
  • Ensuring you already hold a Category B car licence.

You will not be able to begin your LGV training if you do not yet hold a car (Category B) driving licence.

Once you are 18 years of age and hold a full UK Category B car driving licence, you are ready to move onto step 2.

Step 2 – Completing your Medical & Gaining your Provisional Licence

The second step into gaining your licence includes completing your driver medical and obtaining your provisional LGV licence.

In order to complete your LGV driver medical, you will need to bring a D4 medical form with you to your medical, where the doctor or practitioner will help you fill this form out.

Your medical could last for around 15 minutes and can include:

  • Eyesight test.
  • Blood pressure test.
  • Completing basic health questions.

The team here at 2 Start will help you every step of the way on your journey, which includes arranging and booking your medical for you. You will then need to send your D2 & D4 forms to the DVLA along with your photocard driving licence.

You also need to apply and obtain your LGV provisional licence, which will allow you to begin your practical driver training.

Visit the government website for more info on gaining your provisional LGV licence: https://www.gov.uk/become-lorry-bus-driver/applying-for-a-bus-or-lorry-provisional-entitlement

Once you have passed your medical, submitted your D2 & D4 forms to the DVLA and received your provisional LGV licence back from the DVLA, you are now set to move onto Step 3.

Step 3 – Hazard Perception & Theory Tests

Congratulations, to get to this point, you will have successfully passed your driver medical and gained your provisional licence. You will now need to book both your Hazard Perception and Theory LGV tests. Depending on the LGV training package you have chosen, our 2 Start team will look to arrange these for you if included in your package.

To pass these tests, you will need a score of 67/100 on your Hazard Perceptions and 85/100 on your Theory Test.

Once you have successfully passed your Hazard Perception and Theory Tests, you are now set to progress onto step 4.

Step 4 – Practical Training & Test

Now that you have passed your theory tests, it is time to start your practical LGV driver training! Here at 2 Start Training, we have a variety of LGV training courses for both CAT C & C+E vehicles. Our team of training advisors will work with you to decide the ideal course that suits all your needs.

View our new fast track to LGV 1 (C+E) courses!  

View our LGV 2 (CAT C) courses!  

The length of your course will be based upon the amount of experience and skills that you already have, with courses suitable for all abilities from Novice to experienced drivers. Once you have completed your training and our instructors feel you are ready, it will be up to you to pass your 3a test at an approved training centre with a DVSA approved assessor and also pass your 3b practical driving test with a DVSA examiner.

Step 5 – CPC Training

Any driver who is hoping to drive a vehicle over 3.5-tonnes commercially or for hire and reward purposes is required to complete 35 hours of periodic CPC training every 5-years.

Those who are new to professional driving and do not currently hold a Category C licence will need to complete their MOD 2 & MOD 4 training and tests. You will then be required to complete 35 hours of periodic training every 5 years.

View our MOD 2 courses!

View our MOD 4 courses!

It is important to complete your CPC training every 5 years so that you remain safe and compliant on the road.

View our CPC training courses!

After you have completed the 5 steps mentioned above, you will have completed your LGV driver training and gained your full LGV 1 Category C+E licence. You are now able to take a job as an LGV or lorry driver and begin your journey in your new career.

Contact our LGV training advisors today to discuss your options!

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What our customers had to say

Portsmouth

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

2 Start Training
4.9
Based on 102 reviews
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Luke WhiteLuke White
13:36 18 Jan 22
The whole place is brilliant.Would highly recommend.Thank you to the whole team.Luke WhiteCM Sports
Dion HintonDion Hinton
12:52 17 Jan 22
Recently attended a Transport Manager CPC course at the Portsmouth depot.The course content was superbly delivered linking to real world scenarios making it easy to understand and absorb.The staff and tutors were incredibly friendly and helpful going above and beyond to assist in anyway they could.Very enjoyable experience from start to finish would definitely recommend.
David IsleDavid Isle
20:20 17 Dec 21
Completed my CPC training today after 5Days of online courses with Nicky HansonOne of 2 Start Training instructors with bags of real life HGV driving experience under her belt, that made learning a pleasure and enjoyable.Thanks Nicky. David
micheal reesmicheal rees
11:06 03 Dec 21
It was well run and very efficient the trainer was top notch and gave me a lot of information I was unaware of.
jelly64bellyjelly64belly
15:02 20 Nov 21
My 3 days at Portsmouth was fun Don my instructor amazing allways going through happy and allways up for a chat 💬 taught me all I need to know 10/10
GregGreg
07:46 06 Nov 21
Brilliant HGV training centre. Will and Kev trained me. All the guys are brilliant and helpful. Got me through my class 2 test 😁🚛👌🏼
W AW A
17:48 18 Oct 21
Recently just passed C+E having been instructed by Don.Don is an excellent instructor, his calm method of teaching made it a really enjoyable week for us, he gave pointers when needed and answered every of the many questions asked.As a result of Don's great instruction, we passed 1st time.Thanks 2 start and Don!
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Southampton

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

2 Start Training
4.8
Based on 57 reviews
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Adam BainAdam Bain
16:26 13 Jan 22
I went from zero experience to passing and I absolutely believe it was down to Martin and the rest of the team. They were patient and professional and I enjoyed every min. Passed first time as well.
Richard JonesRichard Jones
18:42 15 Dec 21
I was allocated Instructor Martin Keen who was very professional and extremely knowledgeable. I particularly enjoyed the constructive criticism and feedback of the errors of my ways and techniques of driving as I progressed through the course, which I took on board and on my test day I was well ready and confident in passing. which I then passed my practical C + E driving test. Happy with this company.
Damian HumphreyDamian Humphrey
23:18 11 Dec 21
I passed my class 2 first time. My instructor (angel in disghise) was Janet. Would highly recommend 2 Start. Top drawer professionals. Well worth it. Thankyou so very much.
Graham EmeryGraham Emery
06:52 27 Nov 21
I can’t recommend 2Start highly enough, I did class 2 training and test with them and then Class 1 training and test. Janette was very patient and professional during my class 2 and likewise Adam was to during my class 1. Both instructors put me at ease which made for a great week of training. Due to my own stupidity I failed my first test on both classes but I went back for second tests and Martin took me to them, again very calming and professional. Great company, nice vehicles to learn in.
James ReynoldsJames Reynolds
16:45 09 Jul 21
Absolutely fantastic group of people, massive thanks to Martin for the training on my cat c and an even bigger thanks to Carl for my first day on my cat ce and Adam your just a gem
Zack ReveleyZack Reveley
15:28 05 Apr 21
The staff are friendly and easy to get along with, which helped ease me into learning at my own pace. All the instructors were experience drivers with many years in professional industries. I have managed to complete my Cat C and Mod 4 with the company, with ease. The website is easy to navigate with multiple ways to communicate with the adviser team based in Portsmouth. Also having prices available to view beforehand makes it easy to see how much money will likely be required, and when talking to Jack (adviser) it was all streamlined, quick and with no forceful selling like I had experience with other companies.One thing to note is they do not guide you through the theory process as this will be something you will need to prep for and complete prior to practicals, however there are a lot of material available online and in the DVSA books (recommend "The official DVSA guide to: Driving goods vehicle" a lot of useful information).
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Reading

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

2 Start Training
4.9
Based on 76 reviews
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Mathew DawsonMathew Dawson
10:45 20 Jan 22
Taken Cat C with this company and Alex (one of the instructors) made you feel relaxed from the start. 5* service and passed first time.
Mike BrooksMike Brooks
19:18 15 Jan 22
I have just completed a 5 day Fork Lift Truck course here. Very professional setup and a great facility.Mark was my instructor & he was brilliant with us.Definitely recommend him and this company10/10
Ilie ViorelIlie Viorel
10:18 21 Oct 21
Had a great time with Clint.s.at reading passed my artic test today thank you to all the staff at 2 start Readingthank you
Me And MeMe And Me
11:44 15 Oct 21
Instructor was very knowledgeable and knew what he was doing. Most importantly he new to convey that knowledge.
Jamie LinegarJamie Linegar
08:51 15 Sep 21
Big thank you to Clint, Aussie Clint and Mark for all helping me pass my Category C1 License. They are all great instructors and would highly recommend to anyone looking to pass! Thanks again!
TobyToby
12:30 26 Jul 21
Passed my category c with these today ! Nice clean vehicles very professional instructors . Mark s my instructor was Great from start to finish! Turned me from a B to a C licence in a week! Pleasure to have been a student here 👍 advice : just listen 👂 as the guys here know what they are talking about
Mark IMark I
15:38 16 Jul 21
Really helpful, friendly staff and great vehicles to learn in.
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Worthing

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

2 Start Training
5.0
Based on 24 reviews
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Ryan FraserRyan Fraser
11:26 15 Dec 21
Very professional tutors explain everything clearly so the information stays in would highly recommend this company
Adrian TharbyAdrian Tharby
10:35 15 Dec 21
Superb trading team. Paul excellent communicator and patient approach to teaching. Highly recommend this team for all logistics training.
MattMatt
02:59 06 Dec 21
I've been looking to get into the HGV industry as a lorry driver and I've been looking into booking a course, so I thought I'd try some introduction/trial drives with a few companies to see which company I like the most.After trying a few companies, 2 Start Training in Worthing is by far the best company I've experienced. The instructor Paul was very good, he was able to communicate and teach clearly and effectively and he made me feel at ease.2 Start Training had by far the best lorry to train in. A different company that I had an introduction drive with put me in a old, worn out lorry that broke down!2 Start Training have a professional, cosy office/reception area with break out rooms, along with a fully stocked vending machine. I'll definitely be completing a 5 day course in order to hopefully gain my HGV class 2 (category C) licence.I would highly recommend this company if you're looking to gain qualifications for the haulage industry.
Tim NichollsTim Nicholls
16:57 25 Nov 21
Mark and the team at 2 Start Worthing are utterly professional and ably demonstrate their commitment to getting you to the best standard. Great motivators who encourage and build your confidence. They are approachable enthusiastic and make full use of their good facilities and equipment.
Jeremy SkinnerJeremy Skinner
15:20 25 Nov 21
Jon my trainer answered all my questions and made me feel relaxed, and ready for my new job. Thanks, great service.
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