LGV HGV Driver Training for Bristol
Whether you are looking to train as a local delivery driver or international lorry driver Learn to Drive Me can provide comprehensive HGV and LGV training in Bristol and the South West, and across the UK.
Train in a way that suits you
When it comes to HGV and LGV training in Bristol, Learn to drive Me offers a truly flexible approach. You can choose from a five day training course to an intensive two and half day course. All with a friendly, patient DSA approved driving instructor. We offer group or solo instruction for HGV and LGV training in Bristol and the South West so whether you’re an individual looking to start a new career or a large transport firm looking to train your staff Learn to Drive Me can offer a tailored course that suits your requirements.
What will I need to become a lorry driver?
Firstly, you need to have a valid UK or EU car driving licence before you can apply for your provisional Larger Goods Vehicle (LGV) driving licence. You will also be required to pass a medical before you can apply for your provisional LGV licence.
You will also be required have a Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (also known as Driver CPC) to go with your LGV driving licence. For more information about Driver CPC click here.
Which category of license is correct for you?
LGV licenses are spilt into two categories depending on the weight and the size of the vehicle these are known as Category 'C' and Category 'C + E'
Category C1: is for a rigid goods vehicle weighing between 3.5 tonnes and 7.5 tonnes. Vehicles drawing trailers not over 750kg maximum authorised mass are included in this category. Drivers must have a minimum age of 18 years.
Category C: is also known as a Rigid. The licence required to drive a Category 'C' vehicle is also known as a 'Class 2'. This category allows the holder to drive any rigid goods vehicle with more than 2 axles. Drivers must have a minimum age of 18 years.
Category C + E: is for an articulated lorry, often called Artic, also known as class 1. This category allows the holder to drive a vehicle weighing over 3.5 tonnes with a trailer over 750 kg maximum authorised mass. This licence can be obtained once the driver has their licence back with the full Category C on it. Drivers must have a minimum age of 18 years.