The LGV category C (HGV 2 ) driving test is conducted at the DSA large goods vehicle driving test centre with an off road manoeuvring area.
There is now 2 Tests on this course (Introduced 15th November 2021)
3A Test lasts about 20 minutes. This is an off road reversing exercise & Coupling and un coupling.
You will be required to a complete a reversing exercise accurately and safely. The 3 things they are looking for are control, accuracy and observations. These will all be demonstrated to you by your instructor and fully explained what they are looking for.
3A MUST BE PASSED TO BE ABLE TO DO 3B TEST. 3B WILL BE FORFEITED IF FAILED 3A BEFORE 3B.
3B Test on road driving which lasts about 60 minutes. A HIGH standard of driving is required to pass this test.
At the start of the test you will be asked a few questions relating to the safety and loading of the vehicle.
You will then drive on varying roads and in varying traffic conditions for about 50 minutes (minimum), this can include motorways where possible. You will also complete uphill, downhill and angled starts and an element of independent driving. You will need to demonstrate a high standard of driving throughout the test.
You will return back to the Test Center for your results.
We have 3 different types of cat C vehicle, Automatic Iveco, Automatic MAN and an automatic Renault.
The LGV C licence is for drivers 18 Years and over
Course Requirement. Car licence and a provisional LGV Category C licence
Course length: Typically 16-20 hours including the test time.
It is the trainees responsibility to ensure they have the correct entitlement, failure to have the right entitlement will mean the course will be forfeited and all monies lost. We can assist to you to make sure you gain the correct entitlement but no responsibility will be accepted by WTTS if you apply for the wrong one.
Steps to get your C Driving Licence
1. Medical - Take the LGV medical, We can arrange this with our local doctors surgery.
2. Licence application - Apply for your provisional LGV C licence entitlement D2 from DVLA.
3. Theory tests - Book and pass the LGV theory tests, Study material available at the following web site, www.drvingtheory4all.co.uk, You may also need to do CPC modules 2 & 4 ( it is best to ring us for clarification on this)
4. Training course - Start your LGV / HGV category C training course