Introduction to Class 2 Training
LGV, Class 2, C
LGV (HGV) class C is also known as Rigid. Once you are fully trained and a qualified LGV (HGV) driver you would be able to drive rigid lorries over 7.5tonnes in weight.
The LGV Category C Licence replaces the old HGV Category 3 and 2 Licences. The HGV 3 Licence allowed the holder to drive any rigid HGV vehicle with no more than two axles. The HGV 2 Licence allowed the holder to drive any rigid HGV vehicle with more than two axles, for example, a tipper with four axles.
The holder of the new LGV Category C Licence is qualified to drive any LGV rigid vehicle no matter what the size, weight, or number of axles.
The LGV Category C Licence also allows the holder to train for the LGV Category C+E entitlement (Articulated Vehicles or Vehicles Towing Trailers). The time limit on how long an LGV Category C Licence must be held before training can commence on an LGV Category C+E Vehicle is simply how long the DVLA in Swansea take to process the Licence. The processing generally takes between one and two weeks. This can be shortened if the application is sent by Registered Post.
- Take a driver medical examination, apply for provisional C entitlement by completing the forms we gave you (also available from any large post office).
- Revise the DSA Theory Manual which is available from any bookshop selling HMSO publications.
- Book an Assessment driving lesson to acquire an exact course cost/duration that is right for you.
- Book LGV Theory Test, hazard perception test and module 2 initial Driver CPC ( if applicable). Test Centres are in most towns/cities, www.dsa.gov.uk or 0300 200 1122
- Book your training course.
If You Need Assistance
We have produced a number of videos aimed at giving people who are considering taking some driver training some insight.