Learn to Drive LGV & Get Your License with Us
Learn to Drive LGV
If you are looking to change your career and try something new then Driver Link Training can provide LGV training, helping you to explore a new career and increase your earnings. If you want to operate a vehicle that is between 3,500kgs and 12,000Kgs then you will need an LGV licence. We offer LGV training and when we help you pass, you will be able to operate a class 2 Large Goods Vehicle. The course will cover everything from provisional paperwork to theory test booking, driving theory and vehicle and instructor hire.
Our courses are designed to give you the skills to operate LGV and with the right driver training, delivered by our experienced instructors, you will be on the road in no time. So, with our training course, you will have the ability to operate a class 2 vehicle safely and professionally. This will enable you to drive any rigid LGV or HGV up to a weight of 32 tonnes.
Training Course Requirements
In order to take the course, you will need to meet the following requirements:
- Must be 18 or over
- Have a UK car driving licence
- Bring your driving licence with you when taking tests
- A valid photo card licence.
How Does LGV Training Work?
Download the D2 and D4 forms from the DVLA to apply for a provisional licence. This can be done by following the below link – https://www.gov.uk/dvlaforms
The D2 form is to be filled out by yourself and the D4 form is to be filled out by a doctor. Both forms then need to be sent off together to the DVLA.
Book in for your Module 1- theory test. The test is made up of 2 parts – multiple-choice (1a) and hazard perception (1b). You must book both parts separately, but you can take them on the same day. To do this, please follow this link – https://www.gov.uk/book-theory-test
Once you have passed your theory tests, this is when you can book your tuition and practical tests. Tuition times vary dependant on the individual.
The practical tests have been split up into 2 parts (Module 3a and Module 3b).
Module 3a (off-road exercises) – This includes an ‘S’ shaped reverse into a bay. If you’re taking a test with a trailer, this also includes showing the uncoupling and recoupling procedure. Module 3a tests are completed in house at our own training centre, with a Driverlink Training examiner.
Module 3b (on-road exercises) – This will include vehicle safety questions and 1 hour of practical road driving. Module 3b is completed from a DVSA test centre with a DVSA examiner.
Module 3a must be done first and you cannot do module 3b without passing the off-road exercises first.
Steps 4 and 5 are required for Driver CPC purposes.
After passing the practical, this is when you will book in for your Module 2 theory test – the case study. The test is made up of 7 case studies based on situations you are likely to come across in your working life and you will be asked between 6 and 8 multiple-choice questions on each case study.
There is one last part to complete to drive professionally – Initial CPC – Module 4. Some of the things you will be tested on is vehicle safety checks, reducing physical risks, loading the vehicle safely etc.
Once passed, your Driver Qualification Card or ‘DQC’ will be sent to you via post to the address that is on your driving licence. This card must be carried on you whilst driving an HGV, bus or coach professionally. If you have recently passed your test and are waiting for it to arrive, you can drive without it. If you are taking the 35 hours of periodic training after being qualified, you can drive without your card as long as the training provider has uploaded your hours within 5 working days of you completing it.
You will also need to apply for a Digital Tachograph card. This store’s information about your daily work. This can be done by following this link – https://www.gov.uk/apply-driver-digital-tachograph-card
Medical – This can range depending on who you book with
Module 1a – £26.00
Module 1b – £11.00
Tuition – £60.00 per hour (each candidate varies)
Module 3a – £40.00
Module 3b – £115.00
Module 2 – £23.00
Module 4 – £335.80
Digital Tachograph Card – £32.00 (£19 to renew or replace / £32 to change to a GB tachograph card)
What if you don’t pass your test?
If you do not pass your test then you can take a retest which is around 5 hours in length. If you feel as though you need further training then we can offer additional training but we can ensure that you are ready for your test in around two weeks.
At Driver Link Training, we offer expert LGV training that is delivered by qualified instructors. Our courses are designed to give you the skills and knowledge so you can pass your test and begin your new career. So, if you want to find out more about our training, you can get in touch with us today.
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