Learn to Drive a Lorry in Dorset

Do you want to learn to drive a lorry in Dorset? Well, look no further than Dorset Driver Training, one of the only driving schools offering courses for every category of licence. So, if you are considering job prospects and believe that a lorry licence would expand your horizons, then get in touch with our team today. To find out more information about our courses, call 01202 932141.

Achieve a Dorset Lorry Licence

Having a licence to drive a lorry could open up a realm of possibilities for you. It may be a requirement for your job or it could lead to you getting a job in a specific industry. If you choose our lorry lessons in Dorset, you will be given a course that suits your specific needs. This will give you a greater chance of passing first time.

There are multiple category licences that you can qualify in, and we have trained and knowledgeable instructors that will take you through the process. If you want to learn to drive a lorry in Dorset, then consider the below categories.


Lorry Lessons in DorsetFor anyone who wants to drive a vehicle between 3.5 and 7.5 tonnes, with a trailer up to 750kg, you need to secure a Category C1 licence. If you achieve this particular Dorset lorry licence then you will be able to drive privately owned horse boxes over 3.5 tonnes. In addition, you could potentially get a job as a paramedic for the NHS or become part of A&E support.

To get a CAT C1 licence, you will undergo training, a medical exam and a practical test that will consist of the following:

  • Improving General Driving Skills
  • Showing Popular Test Routes
  • Teaching the Reversing Manoeuvre
  • Teaching the ‘Show Me/Tell Me’ Questions for the Start of the Test

On average, we have found that most individuals need between 16 and 24 hours of lorry lessons in Dorset to achieve a CAT C1 licence.


This is for if you want to learn to drive a lorry in Dorset that allows you to operate vehicles that weigh over 3,500kg, with a trailer up to 750kg. To achieve this particular Dorset lorry licence, you will undergo a medical exam, a theory test and practical test. It generally takes around 20-24 hours worth of lessons, with the 4-hour lessons being stretched across five days.


If you already obtained a Category C licence, then a CAT C+E course could be for you. This will allow you to drive an articulated lorry or draw bar lorry, which are the largest vehicles in the HGV industry. You could potentially earn up to £30,000 a year if you choose this particular licence.

No medical exam or theory test is required, just a practical test. Each lesson will take around 4 hours and the course should consist of four or five lessons.

Learn to Drive a Lorry in Dorset with Dorset Driver Training

With more than 15 years of experience in the driver and rider training industry, you can put your full trust in our instructors at Dorset Driver Training. We supply top quality training, full of professionalism and efficiency. Rest assured that all of our lorry lessons in Dorset will be tailored to your specific needs.

All of the vehicles we use are well maintained and fully equipped, and all of our instructors have a strong background in their field. If you want to learn to drive a lorry in Dorset, then you have come to the right place. We also offer consultancy on the lessons that are more suited to the needs and requirements of our trainees.

Here at Dorset Driver Training, we also stand out above other companies as we can guarantee you job interviews. In fact, if you successfully learn to drive a lorry in Dorset through our training methods, we can get you interviews from at least three employment agencies.

Contact Us Today

To find out more information about how to learn to drive a lorry in Dorset, give our team a call on 01202 932141. Alternatively, send an email to info@dorsetdrivertraining.co.uk or contact us by filling in our online form.