Cat. C+E / Class 1 Course
Cat. C+E Training + DVSA Tests £1,495
The TrainFor Group provide all the training you need to gain your Cat. C+E training HGV licence, we include theory and practical tests for your C+E training
The Category C+E training course is for candidates that already hold a Category C / class 2 driving licence.
If you do not already hold your Cat. C licence and want to gain your Cat. C+E Licence, please see our Car to Artic fast track course.
We are officially the lowest priced provider of Cat. C+E / Class 1 training in the UK.
Category C+E Training Course
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Unless someone decides to copy us, we are officially the only driving school to provide all of our candidates everything needed to gain the Category C+E driving licence.
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TrainFor Group, Unlocking Your Path to an HGV Licence
Welcome to a comprehensive guide on how to obtain your HGV (Heavy Goods Vehicle) Licence and kickstart your career in the world of transportation.
In this article, we will provide you with detailed insights and step-by-step instructions, ensuring that you are well-prepared to obtain your HGV license. Whether you are an aspiring driver, a career switcher, or a logistics professional, this guide is tailored to assist you in achieving your goal.
Understanding the Importance of an HGV Licence
Before delving into the specifics of obtaining your HGV Licence, it’s crucial to recognize the significance of this qualification. An HGV Licence opens up numerous career opportunities in the transportation and logistics industry. This Licence enables you to drive large commercial vehicles, which is essential for various roles, including long-haul trucking, delivery services, and logistics management.
To kick off your journey toward obtaining an HGV Licence, it is essential to meet certain eligibility criteria. These criteria may vary slightly depending on your location, but generally include the following:
Age Requirement: You must be at least 18 years old to apply for a Category C Licence and 21 for a Category C+E license.
Driving Licence: You must already hold a full car driving Licence.
Medical Assessment: A medical examination is mandatory to ensure you are fit for the role.
The Different HGV Licence Categories
HGV Licences come in various categories, each allowing you to operate different types of vehicles. Here’s a breakdown of the most common categories:
Category C1: This category permits you to drive rigid vehicles weighing between 3.5 and 7.5 tonnes.
Category C1+E: This allows you to drive a Category C1 vehicle with a trailer.
Category C: This is for operating large vehicles over 3.5 tonnes.
Category C+E: This category is for articulated lorries and involves the largest HGVs.
The Application Process
Step 1: Provisional Licence
Before you can begin HGV training, you need to apply for a provisional HGV Licence. You can do this through the official government website or at your local post office.
Step 2: Theory Test
The next step is to pass the theory test. This test consists of two parts: the multiple-choice questions and the hazard perception test. Preparing with official study materials and mock tests is highly recommended.
Step 3: Practical Training
It’s time to undertake professional HGV training. Choose a reputable training provider or school. The practical training will prepare you for the driving test, covering essential skills like vehicle inspection, manoeuvring, and on-road driving.
Step 4: The Practical Test
Once you’re confident with your skills, you’ll take the practical driving test, which consists of vehicle safety questions, an off-road exercise, and on-road driving. Passing this test is crucial to obtaining your HGV license.
Benefits of Holding an HGV Licence
Having an HGV Licence opens doors to a world of opportunities:
Competitive job market with high earning potential
Job security in the logistics and transportation industry
Opportunity to travel and see new places
Variety of roles, including driving and logistics management
Possibility to start your own transport business