Heavy goods vehicle (HGV) licence group C (rigid) and C+E (artic)

Course times generally cover 5 days of 18 hrs on a 1-to-1 basis with test at the end for LGV / HGV rigid and PCV. We do make exceptions for trainees who would like to do weekend and evening courses and can advise availability as and when necessary.

The CPC, which is a drivers competence test also came into force on the 10th of Sept 2009. This carries 4 modules as does the DCPC (coach drivers).

    These four modules are as follows:
  • Theory part A and B
  • Theory case study
  • Practical test
  • Off road safety test (Part four needs to be completed within 2 years of the other 3 modules)

The above only needs to be taken if you are going into paid employment. This excludes workforce services such as ambulance / schoolteacher requirements.

There are three categories of HGV/LGV licence:

Category C1 - Minimum age 18
These lorries weigh more than 3,500 Kgs but don't exceed 7.5 tonnes (Gross Vehicle Weight). You can tow a trailer as long as it does not exceed 750 KG (G.V.W.) and if you got your licence prior to 1997 then you are already covered for C1.

Category C - Minimum age 18
Category C entitlement is needed to drive vehicles weighing over 3.5 tonnes and not exceeding 32 tonnes (Construction & Use regs.)
Cat C, (known more commonly as class 2) is best described as a rigid vehicle, i.e. the cab and trailer are permanently fixed together. <
Like the C1 any trailer being towed weight not exceed 750kg (G.V.W.) Cat C is the most common HGV licence held and the stepping stone to C+E.

Category C+E - Minimum age 18
If you want to drive articulated or draw bar type vehicles then you must gain category C+E. The letter E represents trailer entitlement (i.e. up to and over 750 Kgs).
Once you acquire cat C+E (better known as class 1) you can drive any type of Large Goods Vehicle.


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