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.
The test lasts about 90 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 up to 5.
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.
You will then drive on varying roads and in varying traffic conditions for about 60 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.
Back at the driving test centre, you will then be asked to carry out the reversing exercise " S shaped" manoeuvre.
We have 3 different types of cat C vehicle, 8 speed Iveco, 6 speed Renault and an automatic Iveco.
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