Class 1 Driver Training ( Category C+E )

HGV Class 1 Training / Category C+E Driver Training 

The Class 1 HGV Driver Training Course will include everything you need to ensure your driving is to test standard. The HGV Class 1 licence is category C+E.

We deliver an intensive 20 hour Class 1 Driver Training course over 5 half days with either morning sessions or afternoon sessions. You will start your training at our Rotherham based site and will be taken on training routes that include Rotherham, Sheffield and Barnsley.

The cost of your HGV Class 1 Training if you are a current category C licence holder and test is:

£1550

From the 15th November 2021 the DVSA have implemented the option for direct access to category CE driver training. Costs for direct access category CE driver training are: 

Category CE DIRECT ACCESS CAR DRIVER
Starter Package – medical, theory and hazard perception training and test fees £150
Driver CPC 2 and 4 Package £300
Car driver 9 sessions 36 hours including tests £2,666
TOTAL £3,116
Category CE DIRECT ACCESS BUS DRIVER/7.5T DRIVER
Starter Package – medical, theory and hazard perception training and test fees £150
Driver CPC 2 and 4 Package £300
Current Bus/7.5t Driver 7 sessions 28 hours including tests £2,108
TOTAL £2,558

Contact us on 01709 896 864 to book your course.

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The driving test is now made up of two part, the 3A manoeuvres test and the 3B on road driving test.

How the 3A test works

Your test will last up to 30 minutes, and includes:

  • an ‘S’ shaped reverse into a bay
  • showing the uncoupling and recoupling procedure if you’re taking a test with a trailer

During the test

You can carry on if you make a mistake during your driving test.

In England, your driving examiner will only stop your test if they think your driving is a danger to others.

Test result

If you pass the test, you’ll get a test certificate. You’ll need to take the certificate to your Driver CPC part 3b (on-road driving) test.

You need to pass the Driver CPC part 3b test within 6 months of getting your certificate. If you do not, you’ll need to pass part 3a again.

If you fail you can book another test straight away, but you must leave at least 24 hours before you take the test again.

How the 3B test works

Your test will include:

  • vehicle safety questions
  • 1 hour of practical road driving

Vehicle safety questions

During your test you’ll be asked vehicle safety questions. Check the:

Practical road driving

During your practical road driving, the examiner will see how you:

  • use the vehicle controls
  • move away at an angle, uphill and downhill
  • do a controlled stop
  • use the mirrors
  • give appropriate signals
  • show awareness and anticipation of other road users’ intentions
  • manage your progress and control your vehicle speed
  • deal with hazards
  • select a safe place to stop

There will also be 10 minutes of independent driving, designed to test your ability to drive safely while making independent decisions.

During the test

You can carry on if you make a mistake during your driving test.

If you’re in Scotland or Wales and you make a mistake which means you’ve failed, your driving examiner will direct you back to the driving test centre. The test will end early.

In England, your driving examiner will only stop your test if they think your driving is a danger to other road users.

Test result

You’ll pass your test if you make:

  • 12 or fewer driving faults
  • no serious or dangerous faults

If you fail, you can book another driving test straight away. You cannot take the test for another 3 working days, not including the day you took the first test.