How to get a LGV Licence

To simplify the process of gaining your LGV licence and starting your new career we have produced a step-by-step guide below:

1.    Apply for your FREE welcome pack from Supreme Driver Training.

2.    Then you will need to pass a medical examination (don’t worry, its just a basic health check). This can be done by your GP or another qualified doctor that is recognised by DVLA. We can help to arrange this for you if prefer, just get in touch. Make sure you take the D4 form enclosed in your welcome pack with you to your medical. If you already hold a full category C you may not need to take another medical for the CE, contact us if you are unsure.

3.    Using the D2 form enclosed in your welcome pack apply for the provisional LGV entitlement to be added to your current licence. Don’t forget to include the completed D4 medical form. If you already hold a full category C you do not need to apply for a provisional CE, it should already be on your licence.

4.    Once you have received the provisional LGV entitlement, the next step is to pass the theory and hazard perception tests. These can be booked at https://www.gov.uk/book-theory-test or we can book them for you (this will cost £45 including the test fees). You must pass both the theory and hazard perception before you can take the practical driving test. If you already hold a full category C you do not need to take another theory or hazard perception test for the category CE.

5.    After you have passed both the theory and hazard perception tests you are ready to start training for your practical test. Contact us on 01621 779890 or info@supremedrivertraining.co.uk as soon as possible after passing your theory and practical so we can arrange your practical test, your training will then take place on the days prior to the test. View our LGV courses here.

Congratulations, you can now drive a LGV!

However, if you are going to drive commercially, that is using your licence for work purposes, you will also need to pass the Driver CPC initial tests (follow steps 6 and 7 below). Click for more information on Driver CPC.

6.    Book and pass your Driver CPC Case Studies test (known as Driver CPC Part 2 or Mod 2) at https://www.gov.uk/book-theory-test or we can book it for you (this will cost £30 including the test fee). You can take the DCPC Part 2 test as soon as you have the provisional LGV entitlement on your licence, you do not have to pass the theory or hazard perception test first.

7.    Contact us to book your Driver CPC Practical Demonstration test (Driver CPC Part 4 or Mod 4). Although this test doesn’t involve any driving it does require the use of a suitable vehicle, which we provide. Your training will normally take place on the test day. You must have passed the Part 2 test before taking the Part 4 test.

If you are unsure of how to proceed, or if you have any questions regarding training for any of the above tests (theory, Driver CPC, or practical) please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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