LGV/HGV cat C & CE training & Testing
LGV/HGV cat C & CE training & Testing
Tests conducted at our training centre
Diamond Driver Training are now able to offer practical test training for LGV Category C, also referred to as HGV class 2 & LGV CE (articulated) also referred to as HGV class 1 covering the Nottingham, Derby and Lincoln areas.
We also have full test facilities at our training centre.
Training for the LGV test would be conducted from either our offices at Alfreton, just off Junction 28 of the M1, or from our Training Centre located at Newark-on-Trent, the test itself would be taken at our Training Centre and is conducted by a DVSA LGV Examiner.
The category C practical test must be taken and passed before being able to take the practical CE test
In order to be able to take the practical training and test for your LGV Category C (HGV class 2) licence you must first complete the following elements:
On completion of these elements you are able to start your practical LGV Category C (HGV class 2) training with test, known as Module 3. Our training vehicle for this category is a MAN LE 12.220 with a manual 8 speed 'knock over' gearbox
If you are looking to drive commercially and for a living you will also be required to take and pass the Drivers CPC initial qualification tests which consist of the following:
After the 9th September 2014 any new category C driver passing the test who passed their car driving test before January 1997 and holds C1-7.5t under "acquired rights" (grandfather rights) will not need to do the Initial Driver CPC Qualification tests (modules 2&4) but will need to have completed 35 hours worth of periodic CPC training before being issued with a Driver Qualification Card, and therefore be able to drive for hire and reward.
N.B. recent changes to Driver CPC means that a driver with "acquired rights" (category C1 or C) gained prior to 10th September 2009, can now do either the 35 hours of CPC training, or can now take the Initial Driver CPC Qualification route instead (modules 2 & 4) in order to gain their first Driver Qualification Card (DQC) after this they will require the periodic training, 35 hours over 5 years, in order to renew their DQC card at the end of the 5 year period. This change now makes it easier for those with acquired rights to get their first DQC where time to complete 35 hours of periodic training may be limited or difficult.
LGV – Category CE (articulated)
Having passed the LGV Category C driving test the next step for most people is to take the LGV CE driving test, also know as Class 1. This category allows you to drive either an LGV articulated vehicle ( tractor unit & semi-trailer) or a draw-bar outfit ( rigid LGV with draw-bar trailer)
Diamond Driver Training are able to offer LGV CE (class 1) training and test in our recently acquired CE outfit which is a DAF CF75 4x2 tractor unit with AStronic gears (automatic) and a Don-Bur tandem axle semi-trailer.
The rules concerning the types of vehicle used for the LGV driving test have changed, from the 10th April 2014 anyone passing their LGV category C or CE test in an automatic vehicle will also gain manual entitlement for these categories providing that they hold manual entitlement in their car licence or other lorry or bus entitlements.
Our combination of training vehicles allow potential candidates to gain experience in driving a manual multi-gear LGV in category C, and then automatic gear experience in category CE.
More information on Drivers CPC, both initial qualification and periodic training can be found by following this link: www.direct.gov.uk/en/Motoring/Drivingforaliving/Drivinglorriesbusesandcoaches/DG_171186
For more information regarding our LGV Category C training courses please contact us.
B+E test training, CE (Class 1) ,C1-7.5t test training, C1+E test training and LGV Cat C (HGV class 2) covering Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Lincolnshire test training, tests conducted at our training centre
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