The minimum requirements to become a Commercial HGV lorry driver in the UK are as
- You must be at least 18 years old.
- You must have a full UK driving licence.
- You must be medically fit to drive an HGV and undertake
an HGV medical
examination, which is carried out by a doctor who is approved by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency
- You must have a provisional licence for the category of goods vehicle you wish
- You must pass an HGV theory test. (Driver CPC part 1)
- You must pass an HGV Hazard Perception test. (Driver CPC part
- You must pass an HGV off road test. (Driver CPC part 3a)
- You must pass an HGV practical on road test. (Driver CPC part
- You must have a Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) to drive
Apply for a
Provisional HGV Licence
To apply for a provisional HGV license, you will need to:
- Order the D2 and D4 forms from the DVLA. The D2 form is the application
form, and the D4 form is the medical form.
- Fill out the D2 form. You will need to provide your personal information,
such as your name, address, and date of birth. You will also need to provide information about your previous driving experience.
- Get your medical form, D4, arrange an appointment for an HGV medical and have the form
completed and signed by a doctor. The doctor will need to certify that you are fit to drive an HGV.
- Send the completed forms and a passport-style photo to the DVLA.
- Once you have submitted your application, the DVLA will process it and send you a
provisional HGV licence.
LGV Training - prices vary according to requirements and include test fees.
The prices below are indicative and based on average training requirements. If extra training is required this will be discussed and agreed upon.
Car to Rigid C Licence - £2050.00
Car to Class One to C+E - £2250.00
Rigid to Class One C to C+E - £1800.00
Conversion to Drawbar -Training/Reversing/Coupling Uncoupling - day rate
Module 4 CPC- £275 including test fee £55.00
Module 1 CPC Theory and Hazard Perception Training £275.00
All prices subject to VAT except test fees which are exempt from VAT.