LGV Driver Training

15th November 2021. Update to LGV licensing rules.
The government changed the Large Goods Vehicle Licensing rules on 15th November 2021. 
 
Now that the changed have taken place, candidates will still be able to take a category C test if they don’t want to drive an Articulated lorry, but those who want to drive an Articulated lorry can choose to do all of their training and tests in an Articulated Lorry without driving a Category C vehicle first.
 
The requirements for obtaining a lorry licence are detailed on the government website, for further information click here.

If you are concerned about the theory tests, and think you might need additional assistance, we are able to provide individual or group tuition classes (£15 per hour + vat per person). These courses are arranged on demand so please call us to arrange a class.

We can arrange practical training for:

Category C1 7.5 tonne Goods Vehicle
Category C Large Goods Vehicle
Category C+E Large Goods Vehicle and Trailer
   

There are three different ways of arranging your training.

  1. Intensive course. We will arrange an intensive course, usually over consecutive days with the 3a (off road) test sometime during the course and the 3b (driving test) on the final day. The length of the course is based on the average course length for the type of vehicle.
  2. Tailored Course. You can arrange an initial few hours of training, so that you can see how your training goes. After the initial training, your instructor will recommend a suitable length of training. We can then take into account existing driving experience as well as aptitude.
  3. Training in stages. If you prefer to arrange your training a few hours at a time, we can also accommodate this (minimum 2 hours at a time).

Average course lengths (under the new training and test rules) are:

    • 2 days for (C1) 7.5 tonne goods vehicle (£907 incl vat and one attempt at the 3a test and one attempt at the 3b test)
    • 3 days for (C) Large goods vehicle (£1411 incl vat and up to two attempts at the 3a test and one attempt at the 3b test)
    • 3 days for (CE) Large goods vehicle if you already hold the Category C Licence (£1519.00 incl vat and up to two attempts at the 3a test and one attempt at the 3b test)
    • 5 days for (CE) Large Goods Vehicle if you dont already hold a Category C licence (£2455.00 incl vat and and up to two attempts at the 3a test and one attempt at the 3b test)

Course lengths are usually 6 hours driving per day and will be one to one with your instructor.



Hourly rates are as follows:

7.5 tonne Goods Vehicle £55 + vat per hour
Large Goods Vehicle £60 + vat per hour
Large Goods Vehicle and Trailer £65 + vat per hour

We can also arrange your CPC Module 4 training and test. Often this can be arranged at the same time as your driver training, but depending on availability of tests, this might need to be arranged at a later date. The cost for CPC Module 4 training (including pre course training materials, practical training and test fee) is £211.00.

Please call us to discuss your requirements.

Driving Jobs

With a national shortage of lorry drivers, there are lots of opportunities for new drivers to gain employment quickly. Whilst some employers prefer to recruit drivers with experience, there are also lots of employers who are happy to take drivers with little or no experience. We have contacts with a number of employers and driving agencies local to Norwich, who are looking for drivers, so we can point you in the right direction in order for you to get work soon after passing your test. A lot of our customers have found work in a matter of days after passing their driving test.