The LGV C+E test was formerly known as HGV Class1. The LGV Category C+E test will allow drivers to drive any rigid vehicle with a trailer over 750kg (truck and trailer) up to a combined weight of 44 tonnes. Drivers who pass the LGV C+E Test will be entitled to drive articulated lorries(artics), or trucks with a drawbar trailer. C+E entitlement will also automatically grant you C1+E entitlements (7.5 tonne & trailer) and also Category B+E (Car & trailer towing) licences. If you hold any PCV entitlements (ie Category D or Category D1), you will also inherit the entitlement to tow trailers over 750kg on these licences as well (ie Category D+E and Category D1+E) once you pass your HGV Class 1 test.
LGV Category C+E (HGV Class 1) Requirements
In order to attend our LGV C+E (HGV Class 1) training courses, you must have first passed your LGV Category C test (HGV Class 2 test). There is no theory test required, however you must ensure that you have Category C+E provisional entitlement stated on the paper counterpart of your driving licence. You will also need to ensure that your existing LGV Category C entitlement is still valid, and has not expired, as candidtaes over the age of 45 will nedd to renew their LGV medical examination every 5 years for their LGV Cat C Licence entitlement to remain valid.
You can choose to take your LGV C+E / HGV Class 1 test in either an Articulated lorry (Artic), or truck & drawbar combination. Both have their own respective advantages, as the artic lorries are more widely used by haulage companies so receiving training in this type of lorry may enhance your chances of successfully gaining job opportunities once you pass your LGV C+E test. On the other hand, the Category C rigid vehicles with drawbar combination are considered to be easier to drive and manouvre, so by choosing this option you may increase the chances of you passing your HGV Class 1 test first time. The other advantage with choosing to pass your LGV C+E test with a truck and drawbar combination is that you will be using the same truck (Category C Vehicle) that you passed your LGV category C test (HGV Class 2 test) in if you completed such training with us. This means that you will already be familiar with the vehicle, and only a few minor ammendments will by required to be taught to you to take into consideration the trailer you would be towing to acquire your LGV C+E Licence.
LGV Category C+E Courses In East London
Our LGV training courses in East London are probably the cheapest HGV training courses in London. We offer Cheap HGV Class 1 courses in East London, which offer fantastic value for money, matched by a superb pass rate. Our Cheap Cat C+E LGV courses London, and Cheap LGV Training in East London, & all of Essex including LGV Training in Ilford, Romford, Dagenham, Chingford, Enfield, Wanstead, Walthamstow, Loughton, Buckhurst Hill, Chigwell, Barking, Forest Gate, Manor Park, Stratford, Hackney, Dalston, and Tottenham.All our courses are very competatively priced, and we are probably the cheapest LGV training school in London, offering cheap LGV courses in East London.
We offer a range of LGV C+E training courses to accomadte drivers with different levels of experience. All of our LGV C+E courses are provided on a 1-2-1 basis, ensuring that you receive 100% of the instructors attention without the pressure of any other observers. It is this 1-2-1 LGV training by our fully qualified DSA LGV approved trainiers which leads to our superb first time pass rate. Our training days consist of 4 hours training each day, with all 4 hours being spent by you at the wheel, and not spent with unecessary "coffee breaks" or "lunch breaks" which many other schools use as a tactic to reduce your training time.
Many other schools will offer you an 8 hour training day, which may sound like good value on the face of it, but the 8 hour day is not on a 1-2-1 basis, and the driving time is shared with another pupil, meaning you spend half the time squeezed in a drivers cab waiting for your turn to drive and effectively wasting half your day. The other problem with the 8 hour days provided by other LGV training schools in East London is that many of theses training schools will introduce lunch breaks into this 8 hour day meaning that you are not receiving your full time driving/practicing that you are paying for. The combination of these problems is quite obvious as to why such schools do not have the same extensive pass rate as we pride ourselves on.
Our LGV C+E / HGV Class 1 training courses start off at 20 hours, and are aimed at people who have not recently driven Category C LGV's, or who have none or very limited experience towing trailers (with any vehiicle ie Car & Trailer). Just like our Category C LGV Training courses, the 20 Hour LGV C+E Course has been our most popular and successful LGV course. We also do a 16 hour course for those people who have been recently driving Category C Rigid LGV's , and also a 12 hour course for those who have previous experience driving large vehicles such as PCV's (preferably with a trailer) or for those who have previously driven C1+E Vehicles (7.5 tonne & trailer).
Your training will be split up into 4 hour sessions provided on a 1-2-1 basis, which will include your practical test on the final day of your course. 4 hours will be allocated on your test day which will include a 2 hour pre-test warm up, 1 and half hours for the test itself, and half an hour transit time back to the depo.
Please remeber when deciding which LGV C+E training course would suit you best, that if you try to select a shorter HGV class 1 / LGV Category C+E cousre to try to save yourself money, you may not pass your LGV test first time, and may end up spending more money on re-tests than if you selected the most appropriate course for your skill level in the first place. If you are unsure about which LGV course would suit you best, then please contact our office where we will be more than happy to listen to the experience you have and help you make an appropriate choice.
As well as offering the very best LGV C+E training in London, we are probably the cheapest LGV C+E training school in London as well, offering the very best instruction, matched with unrivalled pass rates at unbeatable prices.
Please check our unique online booking system to find out when our next available LGV C+E courses are running. We are extremely proud to be the only LGV C&E training school in London with a live Online Booking System whcih allows you to check all future LGV /HGVcourse dates so that you can book yourself onto an LGV course at a time and date which is convenient for you. The ability we have to allow you to book your LGV course online is also another example of just how far ahead of the other LGV training schools we are, as no other HGV school can offer it's clients this fantasic and convenient facility.
If you cannot find the course you would like on our online booking system, then please contact our offces on 020 8597 7333 or 0800 848 8418 and talk to one of the team members who will be more than happy to help you.
LGV Category C+E Test
The LGV / HGV Class 1 test will be taken in the same vehicle in which you do your training in. The test starts off with the examiner asking you some vehicle safety questions, and is immeadiatly followed by the reversing excercise. You then proceed to spend the next 50 minutes - 1 hour driving on the public road, going over through the test routes you would have practiced during your training. During this time on the road the LGV examiner will assess your ability to interact with other road users along. Upon returning to the test centre, the examiner will ask you to unhitch & then re-hitch your trailer as the final part of your test.
Once you have successfully passed your LGV Category C+E practical test, you will then obtain a Category C+E, Category C1+E and also Category B+E on your driving licence which will entitle you to drive any rigid lorry and trailer combination up to 44 tonnes.
LGV Category C+E (HGV Class1) Price List
We are proud to be one of the only HGV training schools who advertise our price list for our clients convenience. Lots of LGV training schools will not publish a price list as a marketing method to entice you to call them. Whilst we have no objection to customers calling us with enquires, and welcome it just as much as any other LGV/HGV Training school, we also understand and appreciate that customers would like to simply browse and compare prices, without being pressured into the sale of a course!
For this reason, and because we know our cheap HGV training courses, are probably the cheapest HGV class 1 training courses around, we not only publish our Cheap LGV courses, but also proviude you the facility to book our Cheap LGV training courses Online. It is also worth noting that all of our Cheap HGV Class 1 courses also include your practical test fees as well!
All courses are available for you to book online on our Online Booking System, where you can view our upcoming dates to make sure they fit in with your diary, and then complete your whole booking online at your own convenience. Once you have book your HGV course online, you will automatically receive an email confirming all the details of your course and your payment.
If you cannot see the course option you would like on the LGV Online booking system, then please do not hesitate to contact our office on the telephone number provided.
|24 Hour Course (Limited Cat C experience / no trailer experience)
|20 Hours (Limited Cat C experience / no trailer experience)
|16 Hours (Recent Cat C Experience / Some trailer experience)
|12 Hours (Experienced with Cat C Vehicles & also trailer experience)
All courses INCLUDE practical test fee's. (An additional £30 will be charged for any practical test booked on a weekend or out of hours)