Truck – Cat C + E

Already have a CAT C licence?

If you already have a Category C licence and you want to earn more money, then our Category C+E course is for you.

The licence is also known as Class 1 or C+E. it will give you the opportunity to drive an articulated lorry or a draw bar lorry. They are the largest vehicles in the HGV industry and driving one of them will make you feel like the king of the road.

Newly qualified C+E / Class 1 drivers can earn up to £30,000 per year. And the more driving experience you have, the more money you can earn.

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LGV class 1 / C+E training

Location: Bournemouth and surrounding areas.

In order to progress to a C+E licence you must already hold a Category C licence or Class 2.

There is NO medical exam and NO theory test involved

The course will last between four or five lessons, depending on your experience.

Each lesson consists of 4 hours of training

One to one training – just you and the instructor in the vehicle

On the day of the test you will get up to two hours warm up before the test

You will take your training and test on our DRAWBAR (wagon and drag) vehicle.

* The draw bar vehicle is easier to manoeuvre that an articulated lorry, particularly on the reversing exercise. It also negotiates bends and corners a lot better that an artic and the general road feel of the vehicle is better as it doesn’t react to irregularities in the road in an unexpected manner. The automatic gearbox will take away of the pressure of clutch and gear chasing and will allow you to focus on the other elements of the training and test.

No waiting for tests – you will take your test immediately after you complete your training

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Practical test

The HGV Class 1 Category C+E driving test consists of:

vehicle safety questions / reversing exercise / uncoupling and coupling the trailer / 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.


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 experienced category C drivers or those that have recently passed their Cat C test.


4 lessons of training and the test on the 5th lesson suitable for cat C driver with little experience or those who have passed their cat C a while back.


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

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Legal requirements

Prior to 1st January 1997, this category was automatically awarded to all drivers upon passing their Car Driving test ( category B). This entitlement is referred to by most as “Grandfather Rights” or in official circles as “Acquired Rights” to drive a vehicle up to 7.5 Tones.

Anyone passing their category B licence (car licence) after 1st January 1997, was issued with a Driving License without this entitlement on it. The category is referred to as C1 and it is a sub category of the Class C LGV driving entitlement.