How to Become a Professional Class 1 and 2 Driver with A-CLASS HGV - LGV

You can start from the age of 18. Everyone will have to do Class 2 first then Class 1.

STEP 1: You will need to apply for the correct provisional entitlement to be added to the paper part of your licence, therefore you will need D2 & D4 forms that you can download off the internet or A Class HGV Driver Training can send you one. The D2 form you complete yourself but the D4 form is completed either by your GP or a medical center, or A Class HGV Driver Training can recommend some local doctors who will do it at a reduced rate. (See LGV/PCV medical page)

Once you have received you licence back in the post with the correct provisional entitlement you can then give us a call to book in a free assessment lesson so we can let you know what lesson plan will be required. Phone A Class HGV /LGV driver training to book your free assesment lesson

STEP 2: Once you have received your licence back with the correct entitlement on your licence, you will then need to study for your Theory test, Hazard perception test and CPC case study test. The theory books you can get at places like Ebay, Amazon, WH smiths, or if you do not wish to purchase them you can hire them from your local library. We always recommend, study the material from cover to cover and view the CD Roms if you have them as you will be asked random questions from your study material to pass your theory, and CPC case study tests.

To book your Theory, hazard and CPC case study go to or phone them direct to book all three the same day on 0300 200 11 22.

STEP 3: Hazard Perception and theory test.

Part one - multiple choice

Before starting the multiple choice test you'll be given instructions on what to do. You'll also have a practice session to see how the questions are laid out, and how to use the touch screen computer.
When the test begins a question and several possible answers will appear on screen. You will have to select the correct answer to the question by touching the screen or using the mouse. Some questions may have more than one correct answer.
You will be asked 100 questions in 115 minutes. You can navigate between questions and 'flag' questions that you want to come back to later in the test.
The pass mark for the multiple choice part of the theory test is 85 out of 100.

Part two - hazard perception

In the hazard perception test you'll be shown a short tutorial video on how the test will work. You will be presented with a series of 19 video clips which feature everyday road scenes. In each clip there will be at least one developing hazard, but one of the clips will feature two developing hazards.
To get a high score in the test you'll need to respond to the developing hazards early. The maximum you can score on each hazard is five. You will not be able to review your answers to the test because, as when you are driving on the road, you'll only have one chance to react.
The pass mark for the hazard perception part of the theory test is 67 out of 100.

After passing the theory tests

You will receive a pass letter detailing the results for the part of the theory test you have completed.
When you have passed both parts, you'll receive by post your theory test certificate which has your theory test number on. You'll need this number when you book your practical test.
Your theory test certificate is valid for two years from the date you passed the first part of the test. This could be either the hazard perception or the multiple choice test.
If you don't take your practical test within two years of passing the first element, you will have to retake the relevant part again.
There are no exceptions to these rules.

STEP 4: Practical training and test.

The HGV LGV Practical Test

The Practical test last about 90 minutes of driving and is performed under the strict supervision of a DSA Examiner.
The examiner will give you clear and concise instructions on where to drive and instruct you to perform certain exercises.
You will be instructed to perform maneuvering exercises along with road driving such as reversing into a marked spot, braking, coupling and re-coupling.

STEP 5: Driver CPC. This is in 2 parts first part is case study and second part is practical.

If you are a new driver, you must pass an initial Driver CPC qualification before you can drive professionally.
The initial Driver CPC qualification is split into four parts:

  • part one - theory test (multiple-choice and hazard perception)
  • part two - case studies
  • part three - practical test of driving ability
  • part four - vehicle safety demonstration

You must pass all four parts to be able to drive professionally.

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