HGV Fast Track Training

Fast Track HGV Training

Monday 15th November 2021 saw new rules for the HGV / LGV Class 1 (Category C+E) driving test with a “fast track” option for Class 1 driver training.
Before this, drivers had to successfully pass their HGV / LGV Class 2 (Category C) test before being able to train for their Class 1 test. Drivers can now learn to drive a Class 1 Artic straight from their car licence (Category B)
A further change introduced simultaneously to speed up the testing process was that accredited and approved testing centres could undertake the 3A Reversing Exercise directly with their pupils.
Andy Swan Drivers Services are BOTH approved and accredited as are our DVSA Instructors.

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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.

Can I go Straight to Class 1 HGV?

One to One Tuition on the actual test routes

As our instructors know the routes the examiners use, you will have experience with the roads and routes before the day of your test – this will help boost your confidence during the practical 3B test.

6 Days of Professional Tuition

Once you have completed the Medical and passed your theories, your 6 days of ONE to ONE driving tuitions begins.
Pupils can experience driving in our fleet of modern Volvo FH AUTOMATIC trucks.
Day 7 is your 1-hour practical driving test at Llay DVSA Test Centre in Wrexham.

We will book & arrange everything

We will book and arrange everything you need to get qualified – from the medical to your test, so sit back and relax and let us book everything for you.

HGV Category C+E Licence

What am I allowed to drive?
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Class 1 HGV Truck

Fully articulated trucks also known as “Artics”. Made up from a tractor unit and a long trailer. Under normal circumstances these are the largest trucks you will see on UK roads. Popular with haulage companies due to the sheer volume of what can be transported.

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.

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%.

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