Cat C Training Course

Cat C Licence Training

What is a cat C licence?

A category C license allows drivers to drive vehicles over 3.5 tonnes, but must not exceed 32 tonnes. Category C license typically covers a vehicle with a cab and trailer fixed permanently together. Also known as a Rigid Truck .

To find out more about what is involved in the training for a Cat C licence, click this link to our HGV Training page.

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One to One Training.

Maximise's your time behind the wheel and the best possible chance to achieve your goal.

Test & Training Dates

From the beginning you will know your test & training dates.

Automatic Gearboxes

Our training fleet is made up entirely from Volvo's.

Training on actual Test Routes

Practical driver training delivered over the test routes.

Optimal Sessions

4 Hour driving sessions to maximise concentration.

HGV Category C Licence

What am I allowed to drive?
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Cat C Trucks

A Cat C HGV or a Class 2 (rigid) is the most common HGV you will see on the UK roads. Commonly used for multi-drop work in and around city centres and towns due to their ideal size and carrying capacity.

How Do I Become A HGV Driver?

At first glance the road to becoming a LGV / HGV Driver can appear complicated and confusing. Here at Andy Swan Drivers we can explain the whole process effortlessly.

We can book and manage the whole process from the start; booking your medical and assisting with the D2 application forms for your provisional entitlement .

With support and advice to help you through your theories along with an online training portal for easy learning.

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The Road To Your HGV Licence

Module 1 - Theory

Multiple Choice Test and Hazard Perception Test carried out by the DVSA at an approved test centre.

Whilst waiting for the provisional entitlement to be added to your licence, you can start to practise for your theory tests.

CPC Part 1A Multiple Choice Test. 100 multiple-choice questions. You need to answer 85 correctly to pass.

CPC Part 1B Hazard Perception Test. It consists of 19 video clips with 20 scorable hazards (1 video has 2 hazards); each hazard is scored from 0 to 5, so 100 points are available. Therefore, to pass, you need to score 67 out of 100.

Module 2 - CPC Case Studies

Case Studies. This part of the CPC is usually completed simultaneously with Module 1.

CPC Part 2 Case Studies Test. The test comprises seven case studies that you go through on a computer. The case studies are short stories based on circumstances you may encounter in your job. You’ll be asked between 6 and 8 multiple-choice questions on each case study. The pass mark is 40 out of a possible 50.

Module 3 - Driving

Practical. Consists of 2 parts.
Part 3A Reversing Exercise.
Part 3B On Road Driving

Once you have successfully passed your CPC Part 1 Theory, you can book your Mod Part 3A.

This consists of: An S-shaped reverse manoeuvre into a bay represented by a coned area whilst backing up to a barrier that replicates the edge of a loading bay. 

We have our own off-road reversing area, and this part of the test is done in house with our own highly qualified examiners.

If you are taking your Class 1 / C+E LGV, you will also be asked to demonstrate coupling and uncoupling a trailer as well.

Part 3B – On-road driving with a DVSA Examiner consists of 2 parts

  • 1 hour of practical road driving, including 10 minutes of independent driving.
  • HGV show me tell me questions

Module 4 - Practical

CPC Part 4 Practical Demonstration.

This test is conducted at our training facility by Andy Swan and lasts for 30 minutes. On the day, you will receive 2 1/2 of training covering such areas as:

  • Walk around checks
  • Ability to prevent physical risks
  • Border crossings
  • Load dynamics
  • How to assess emergencies
  • Security

To pass, you must achieve a score of at least 15 out of 20 in each area for a total mark of at least 80%.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much is HGV training?

We always keep our prices as competitive as possible and prefer to tailor our course prices around the individual so please feel free to call or pop in for your tailor made quote.

What is Driver CPC?

The Driver CPC is a qualification that all professional lorry, bus, and coach drivers must have to be able to drive for a living. It was created to improve road safety and uphold high levels of driving. This must be maintained by attending 35 hours of training every five years or the certificate will lapse.

What does driver CPC stand for?

The term ‘Driver CPC’ stands for ‘Certificate of Professional Competence’. The Driver CPC is a qualification that all professional lorry, bus, and coach drivers must possess to be able to drive for a living. The Driver CPC was introduced in 2008 as part of an EU directive, to improve road safety and standards of professional driving.

How long does driver CPC last?

Your Driver CPC certificate, which certifies your experience and competence in road transport, is valid for five years. To maintain your Driver CPC, you must complete 35 hours of training by the end of your five-year term. Your card displays the deadline for completing your education.

How long to train as an HGV driver?

To become a fully qualified HGV driver usually takes around 3-4 months. This includes completing both theory and practical training. However, the time it takes to complete your training may vary depending on the length of time it takes your licence to come back from the DVLA with the provisional entitlement.

How close are you to Chester?

We are situated just off of the M56, making us easily accessible for students coming from Chester and further afield.

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