Step one: You will need a drivers medical by a doctor who will verify that you are fit to drive and then complete a D4 form which you will send off along with a D2 form to apply for your provisional licence.
Your own GP can do this for you, or there are private medical companies that can sometimes be a cheaper and more convenient option.You can order D2 and D4 Forms from the DVLA here. Or we can supply you with them.
Once you have your provisional licence contact us to arrange an initial driver assessment.
You can book Driver medicals here
Parts 1a & 1b. The test is made up of 2 parts - Multiple Choice and Hazard Perception. You have to book both parts separately, but you can take them on the same day. The DVSA cost for the tests are, Part 1a, Multiple Choice £26.00 and Part 1b, Hazard Perception is £11.00
It doesn’t matter which one you take first, but you need to pass both within 2 years of each other to get your theory test certificate.
The Multiple-Choice test lasts for approx. 1 hour and 55 minutes, and the pass mark required is 85 out of 100 questions.
The Hazard Perception test lasts for approx. 28mins and consists of 19 videos, there are 20 developing hazards to spot. The pass mark is 67 out of 100. Watch the official DVSA video explaining how this test works.
Watch the Official DVSA video here.
You can book your own Theory tests here on the Official DVSA Website. Or we can book them for you for a small fee.
*When you don’t need a theory test.
*You don’t need to take the theory tests to upgrade from category C1 to category C unless you gained your C1 entitlement from “Grandfather Rights”.
Part 2. Case Studies, are short scenarios based on situations that you’re likely to come across in your working life.
You’ll be asked between 6 and 8 multiple-choice questions on each case study.
The test is made up of 7 case studies you work through on a computer. Watch the official DVSA video here.
The test lasts for 1 hour and 15 minutes, and the pass mark is 40 out of 50. The cost for the Part 2 Case Studies is £23.00
Part 3. Practical Driving Test, after we have trained you to become a safe and courteous Professional LGV Driver.
You will drive to the Test Centre with the same truck and instructor you have been with throughout your training and show the examiner how good you are.
Tests are conducted by the DVSA at their Kingswood Driving Test Centre.
Part 4. MOD 4 CPC, consists of a days training with an instructor using one of our vehicles.
After the training we will take you to the DVSA Test Centre in our truck where you will be expected to answer questions on :-
The test is made up of 5 topics from the Driver CPC syllabus. You can score up to 20 points for each topic.
To pass you have to score at least 15 out of 20 in each topic area and have an overall score of at least 80 out of 100.
See what is involved in the MOD 4 test here.
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LGV Licence Categories Explained
Category C - Any rigid vehicle with two or more axles, normally referred to within the industry as an 18 tonner or 26 tonner. There is no need to acquire at Cat C1 (7.5t) first.
You need a Cat C licence before moving on to the big boys! Cat CE. Artics.
Category CE - Any rigid vehicle with a trailer, i.e. a wagon and drag or an articulated vehicle.