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LGV C – HGV Class 2

LGV Category C 

There is a huge national shortage of LGV / HGV drivers within the UK. We have training centres in Hampshire and Berkshire and work with local and national employers, to make your job finding process as simple, cost effective and stress
free as we can.

What is the difference between HGV and LGV?

In 1992 the licencing system in the UK changed in line with the EU. This changed the term HGV (Heavy goods vehicle) to LGV (Large goods vehicle).

HGV 3 became LGV C1

HGV 2 became LGV C

HGV1 became C+E

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Training Course

LGV Category C – (HGV 2). This vehicle is all in one unit over 7500kg (7.5t) commonly known as HGV class 2.

The LGV C licence is for drivers 21 or over, or 18 when taken with the driver CPC.

Course Requirement. Hold a provisional LGV C licence (HGV 2) and passed the LGV theory tests.

Course Aim

For candidates to develop the theoretical and practical knowledge and skills to be able to safely drive a vehicle over 7500kg such as 18t Box lorry

Be able to manoeuvre and reverse the vehicle safely for the required DVSA exercise.

Be able to drive to a high standard on varying road and traffic conditions including motorways.

Be able to carry out the vehicle daily safety checks, and answer the test show and tell me questions.

And to gain their LGV C category on their driving licence.


Our LGV C driver training courses vary in duration depending upon your driving experience and ability to fully prepare you for the DVSA LGV C driving test standard. Typically this can be 5 and 7 days in duration.

Our lessons are 3 or 4 hours in duration.

Ask about our complete training packages – Call us Now. Online Theory Training INCLUDED With Our Packages

Elements Covered

Vehicle Safety Checks and Compliance.

Knowledge on how to safely Load the Vehicle.

Show and tell me questions on the vehicle.

S shaped reverse for the DVSA test exercise.

Driving in varying road conditions and traffic conditions.

Driving on motorways.

Uphill, downhill and angled starts.

Moving off and stopping, being able to move away safely.

Important Factors

Some Important factors to consider when choosing a training provider.
is the training 1:1?

Always check this. Some training providers will pair you with another candidate meaning they will get the course cost twice but you will get half the training you thought you would.

How many hours?

Always check this. How many hours are in the days training session? Some training providers will say for example a 5 day course, but if that is only 3 hours a day that`s only 15 hours where as some one doing 4 hours a day over 5 days
will be 25 hours, meaning a 10 hour difference. So check how many total training course.

Steps to get your LGV Licence

1.  LGV Medical:

Take the LGV medical. Call us we can arrange this for you,

2.  Licence application:

Apply for your provisional LGV C licence entitlement with the D2 form from DVLA or collect from us.

3.  Call us & Book your LGV Cat C or C+E driving assessment so we can assess how long a course you will require and book your course with us.

4.  LGV Theory Tests :

Book and pass the LGV theory, hazard perception and case study tests.

5.  LGV Practical Test:

Book your LGV course with us and take and pass your LGV practical test.

Driver Initial CPC

Take the LGV initial CPC test if required.

Drivers who got their drivers licence after September 1997 will be required to do the driver initial CPC before they can drive for hire and reward.

The initial driver CPC consists of two parts, module 2 theory case study and module 4 practical test

Training Vehicle

Ask what training vehicle you will be using. Some providers will use older vehicles, some will use new vehicles but the cost will reflect this. Some will use Manual gearboxes and may even be a splitter box giving you several gears.
Some will be automatic gearboxes.

At Trailer training UK we use the industry standard automatic vehicles. This will be much easier to get to grips with than a manual vehicle. You will still get the same licence so you will be able to drive a manual of automatic lorry
as long as you had passed your car licence in a manual gearbox car. The haulage industry is also moving over to automatic vehicles.

Currently we have a range of modern and comfortable automatic Volvo and MAN box vehicles.

Training School or broker?

BE CAREFULL, Make sure you know if you are booking directly with the training provider or a broker, who will then pass your training onto a training school. You will pay a lot more money booking through a broker than direct with the
training provider as the broker will put their fees onto the course.

A broker will typically sell you a training course for the highest price they can and then get a training provider to do your training at the lowest cost they will accept giving the broker a large profit. You will find brokers at the
top of the search page listings on the add words. (Paid listings). Brokers will also offer training for the whole of the UK.

So our advise is to ask the questions above, go and see the training provider if possible, talk to the staff and instructors, see the vehicle you will train in. And book a driving assessment to find out how long you will need, do you like the vehicle and instructors that you will train with.

Course Packages

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