Truck – Cat C

HGV / LGV / Trucker / Lorry training

With over 3,000 lorry driving jobs available in the Dorset area and over 100,000 nationwide, anyone considering to get an LGV/HGV driving licence may say that they have made a lifetime investment, and a profitable one.
A Category C licence will enable you to drive vehicles over 3,500kg (with a trailer up to 750kg). As an LGV/HGV driver, you would drive commercial vehicles over 7.5 tonnes, including rigid trucks, articulated lorries, tankers, transporters and trailer wagons and more and gain access to work within a variety of industries

Cat C Training Courses Poole

Application process

You must pass an LGV 2 medical exam which consists of a brief health check on your eyesight, any existing illnesses and more.

You can do your medical exam with you own GP or for a quicker and cheaper process we can arrange your LGV 2 application medical with our practitioner in Bournemouth. You will be required to take a D4 medical application form with you. We can provide the required D4 forms. please ask our instructors.

After passing the medical exam, the D4 Medical form must be sent along with an application for a provisional C1 licence and your current driving licence to DVLA, in the provided envelope.

While you are waiting for you driving licence to be returned we advise you to start studying for your theory test.
You can find many helpful materials online or you can buy a book or a CD-rom and study both for the question and the hazard perception part.

The theory test consists of two parts, theoretical questions and hazard perception. You will need to score those 85/100 correct answers for the question part and 67/100 for your hazard perception.
Practice makes perfect and we can help you by offering you a range of materials, DVSA accredited books and CD-s containing mock tests for the questions, as well as the hazard perception exercises.

Get in touch today for more information.

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Truck & Trailer

LGV 2 class C 8 Training

Location: Bournemouth and surrounding areas.

You will receive a tailor-made learning experience, based on your experience and needs, on a one to one basis.

Most courses are booked Monday – Friday but can be midweek or Saturday testing if the trainee requires.* Training and passing on automatic will give you a full manual and automatic lorry licence provided you already hold a manual car licence.

From past experience we have learned that most trainees achieve the required level in a 20 – 24 hours course. The hours are spread over five days, and each lesson has a duration of 4 hours. However this can be adjusted to suit individual needs.

The day of the test will have a separate layout, with at least one hour of training before the test, depending on the time the test had been booked for.

Your training will consist of verbal and practical training for the following:

• improving your general driving skills to make sure they are up to the DVSA driving test standard.
• showing you popular test routes you are likely to encounter as part of your driving test.
• teaching you about the reversing manoeuvre which you will be required to do as part of your practical test.
• teaching you the ‘show me/ tell me’ questions which will be asked at the beginning of your test.

Please consider when deciding which LGV training course would suit you best, that if you try to select a shorter trailer training course in an attempt to save money, you may not pass your LGV test first time, and may end up spending more money on re-tests than if you selected the most appropriate course for your skill level in the first place. If you are unsure about which LGV course would suit you best, then please contact our office where we will be more than happy to help you decide.

Practical test

The HGV Class 2 Category C driving test consists of:

vehicle safety questions / reversing exercise / 50 minutes to 1 hour of driving on the public road

During the road part of the test the LGV examiner will assess you ability to interact with other road users. You will be examined on your general driving and on set exercises. The set exercises will include an ‘S’ shaped reverse into a bay.

During the driving test the examiner will give you directions which you should follow. Test routes are designed to be as uniform as possible and will include a range of typical road and traffic conditions.

The examiner will be looking for an overall safe standard of driving. If you make a mistake, don’t worry about it, it might be a less serious driving fault and may not affect your result. You can make up to 15 driving faults and still pass the test (16 or more driving faults will mean a failure). However, one serious or dangerous fault will fail you the test.

If at any time your examiner considers you to be a danger to other road users, the test will be stopped.

The category ‘C’ licence is for learning to drive vehicles with a greater weight than 3500kg, along with trailers with a maximum weight of 750kg.

The category ‘C+E’ licence is for driving vehicles which have a bigger weight than 3500kg, along with trailers with a weight over 750kg.

The category ‘C1’ licence is for lorries between 3500kg and 7500kg, along with trailers up to a maximum weight of 750kg. Generally, this is the first step for prospective lorry drivers.

The category ‘C1+E’ licence is, again, for lorries between the weights of 3500kg and 7500kg, but this time a trailer over the weight of 750kg. On a side note, the weight of the lorry and trailer can’t amount to more than 12,000kg in total.

In order to get an LGV/HGV licence (category C), you must to be at least 18 years of age and have a full manual driving licence with Category B.


Dorset Driver Training offers so much more in the realm of driver training.


3 lessons of training and the test on the 4th lesson suitable for driver with substantial experience on 3.5 tones or 7.5 tones vehicles.


4 lessons of training and the test on the 5th lesson suitable for driver with some experience on 3.5 tones or 7.5 tones vehicles.


5 lessons of training and the test on the 6th lesson designed for car drivers.


including a minimum of 1 hour training before the test, traveling to the test centre and back and the test itself.

Get in touch

If you have any questions, or would like to enrol in one of our courses, please call us on 07555 275 285, fill in our enquiry form below or contact us by email

To apply, order forms D2 and D4 from DVLA