A step-by-step guide to becoming an LGV driver

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We've listed below the seven steps involved in beecoming an LGV driver through GTG Training. Simply get in touch if you have any questions or if you're ready to begin your journey.

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Step 1

Category C Training - An LGV medical examination will be arranged with our doctor at a time suitable for you.

If satisfied you are medically suitable to become an LGV Driver, the doctor will complete a D4 medical report form then a member of staff will assist you in completing an application for your LGV provisional licence.

The medical and provisional application forms will be sent to the DVLA for processing and will take approximately three weeks to be returned to your home address.

You’ll be provided with login information for online multiple choice and hazard perception practice. This will give you access to study materials and mock examinations.

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Step 2

Please inform us as soon as your licence has been returned, as the LGV theory test cannot be taken until your provisional licence is returned from the DVLA. We suggest that you use this time wisely to self-study.

The LGV theory tests can be taken at many theory test centres throughout the country. The multiple-choice test consists of 100 questions, the pass mark is 85 and the test lasts for one hour and 15 minutes. The hazard perception test consists of 19 clips and the pass mark is 67 out of 100 and will last for 45 minutes.

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Step 3

If you do not have C1 entitlement already on your licence gained through either sitting a test or gaining your car licence prior to 1997, you must gain the Driver CPC initial qualification which comprises two modules – Module 2 and Module 4.

The Driver CPC Module 2 case study test can also be taken at many theory test centres throughout the country. Each test is made up of seven case studies, each one with six to eight questions, with a possible maximum score of 50 (of which the pass mark will be 38). The case study must be completed prior to the practical driving test.

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Step 4

The driving assessment will enable our instructors to assess your current driving ability and recommend the length of training course you require to reach DVSA test standard. You will be debriefed at the end of your drive.

The assessment can be arranged as soon as you receive your provisional licence from DVLA either prior to theory tests or thereafter.

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Step 5

The office staff will discuss your assessment with you and give you advice on available dates and costs. Financial options can be discussed.

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Step 6

Driver training will commence at 8.45am and run until 4.00pm each day using our new, modern vehicles that will prepare you for working in the transport industry.

The training ratio is two delegates to one instructor per vehicle per day.

Your driver training will cover the areas used by the DVSA to conduct the driving test.

The final training day will be the day that your test is conducted by the DVSA. The time of your driving test will be determined by the tests allocated to us by the DVSA.

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Step 7

The Driver CPC Module 4 (driver walkround) is the second part of the Driver CPC, which you need to complete if you require the Driver CPC initial qualification.

This test requires a demonstration of your knowledge and ability in the following areas: ability to load the vehicle with due regard for safety rules and proper vehicle use, security of the vehicle and contents, ability to prevent criminality and trafficking in illegal immigrants and also the ability to assess emergency situations. This is completed after you have passed your C1 or C test.

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Awarding body skills partnerships

GTG Training is proud to work in partnership with the following awarding bodies

  • Road Transport Industry Training Board (RTITB)
  • Oxford Cambridge and RCA (OCR)
  • Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA)
  • Prefabricated Access Suppliers' and Manufacturers' Association (PASMA)
  • National Vocational Driving Instructors Register (NVDIR)
  • Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI)
  • Modern Apprenticeships

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