Getting Started

How do I become an LGV/PCV Driver?

You must be 18 years of age, and hold a full car entitlement (B or BE) before you can apply to the DVLA for a Provisional category C or D licence.

STEP 1.

You must complete application form D2 (Provisional Entitlement) and send it off with Medical and Eye-Test Examination Report D4 filled in and signed by a Doctor. Include your licence with both forms and send them to the DVLA. Both forms can be supplied by us and a Medical arranged for £60.00+vat if required.

STEP 2.

I suggest you start studying for the Theory tests (Module 1) once you have sent off the forms, this will allow you to book your Multiple Choice Questions and Hazard Perception tests as soon as your new licence is returned. We can supply you with online study material for both theory tests at no additional cost. You can sit both tests back to back or at different times. See study material at Publications!

STEP 3.

Once you have passed both parts of the theory test, call your Instructor and he will organise your practical training and test (Module 3). This is traditionally a five-day intensive training course, ending with your test on the fifth day.

Modules 1 and 3 represent your Vocational LGV Licence. To obtain the Driver CPC Initial Qualification, a further two modules are required:

STEP 4.

Module 2 is a computer based case-studies test, similar to the  Multiple Choice Questions.

See study material at Publications!

STEP 5.

Call your Instructor and he will book Module 4 for you, which is a Practical Demonstration Test. You will need the Truck for this – but no driving involved! See study material at Publications!

If you are simply upgrading your licence. For example from category C (rigid) to category C+E (artic) only the ‘Practical Test’ is required.