Est 1986 – HSM Driver Training have highly experienced driving instructors that will help you gain your C1 LGV driving test so that you are legal to drive a vehicle that weighs between 3500 kg – 7500 kg.
Drivers who passed a car driving test on or after 1st January 1997
You will not have the C1 category listed on the back of your photocard licence and are required to take the DVSA C1 test to gain the additional category.
You will need to take the necessary C1 training and complete a C1 DVSA test. However, you will have to have passed your category B (car) test prior to this and also be over 18.
Drivers who passed a car driving test before 1st January 1997 or those with C1 wishing to drive with a large trailer
You may already have the Category C1 on your driving licence, followed by 107. This is a restriction code that will not allow you to tow more than 750kg. You will need to take the C1+E test to lift the restriction code 107 which will then allow you to tow a combination up to 12000kg.
To obtain a C1 LGV licence, you must:
- Obtain forms D2 & D4 (Order D2/4 Pack from DVLA www.gov.uk/dvlaforms)
- Book a medical examination with your GP, making sure that you take the form D4 with you for the doctor to complete.
- Send the completed forms (D2/D4) together with your current licence to the DVLA to get the provisional category added to your licence
- Start studying for the theory and hazard perception tests. You can contact us on 01582 715111 for our revision/practice web site paid for by HSM.
- When you have your licence back and you feel ready, you should book your theory & hazard perception test. Unlike your car driving test, this is two separate tests, but you can book them for the same day.
- Once you have passed your theory and hazard perception, we can organise practical training followed with the practical test. Our 3-day courses that end with the practical test give the best chance of a first time pass.
HSM offers 2 or 3-day training courses with the DVSA test at the end of the last day. All our training is on a one to one basis; however, we do also offer training for larger groups. We try to bring the cost down as much as possible so are happy to use your own vehicle (if this meets strict DVSA rules) and will gladly supply additional equipment if needed.
Training including C1 vehicle, insurance and fuel:
2 Days (6 Hours a day – 1 on 1 instruction)
- Use of C1 Vehicle
- 12 Hours One on one instruction
- DVSA Cat C1 test taken end of forth day
- Total cost – £600 – excluding £115 test fee ( £ 715 including test fee )
3 Days (6 Hours a day – 1 on 1 instruction)
- Use of C1 Vehicle
- Hours One on one instruction
- DVSA Cat C test taken end of forth day
- Total cost – £900 – excluding £115 test fee ( £1015 including test fee)
Recap lesson followed with re test (5.5 hours)
Total cost – £280 – excluding £115 test fee ( £395 including test fee )
- Medical examination £ 50 to £100 depending on your Doctors charge
- Theory test: £26
- Hazard perception test: £11
Police Drivers C1 & D1
3 days(6 Hours a day – 1 on 1 instruction)
- Total cost – £900 – excluding x2 £115 test fee ( £1130 including test fee )
4 days(6 Hours a day – 1 on 1 instruction – strongly recommended)
- Total cost – £1120 – excluding x2 £115 test fee ( £1350 including test fee )