LGV Driver Training

Lockdown Update 25/2
DVSA have still not confirmed when they will be opening the driving test centres, so we cannot move any further in booking training and testing yet.
As soon as we know when training and testing will be allowed to take place,  we will be rescheduling candidates who were already booked for training and tests in the order in which they were booked, with priority being given to candidates who have had more than one test cancelled due to successive lockdowns. Once these candidates have been rebooked, we will start working on our waiting list. Please let us know if you wish to be added to the waiting list.
This is what the DVSA said on 24/2/2021

In its roadmap the Government set out that driving tests and theory tests in England will restart (as part of step 2) no earlier than 12 April 2021.

DVSA is working closely with the government and will provide more information as soon as we are able to do so on motorcycle, vocational and other tests, lessons and training.

The government has further considered the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the validity period of theory test certificates.

After careful consideration and in response to a recent petition the government has decided not to extend theory test certificates for road safety reasons.  

We understand this will be disappointing for some of your pupils, but it’s essential that they have the most up-to-date road safety knowledge and hazard perception skills at the critical point that they drive on their own for the first time. 

The requirements for obtaining a lorry licence are detailed on the government website, for further information click here.

Please call if you require help with applying for your licence, we can provide information and all the forms you need. We can also provide you with online training material for the theory and hazard perception tests.

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 (£12 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 C1E 7.5 tonne Goods Vehicle and Trailer
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 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 are:

    • 2 days for (C1) 7.5 tonne goods vehicle (£763 incl vat and test fee)
    • 3 days for (C) Large goods vehicle (£1303 incl vat and test fee)
    • 3 days for (C) Large goods vehicle (£1303 incl vat and test fee)

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 £45 + vat per hour
Large Goods Vehicle £55 + vat per hour
Large Goods Vehicle and Trailer £55 + vat per hour

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.