LGV Training Courses In Wirral
In order to obtain your LGV license you must undergo the necessary training in order to demonstrate your theoretical knowledge and practical skills. LGV training teaches you how to safely handle a large goods vehicle and to correctly carry out manoeuvres such as making turns, reversing trucks, manoeuvring in tight spaces and using mirrors and brakes appropriately.
TL Training is offer a number of LGV training courses in Wirral to businesses and individuals. Our expert trainers are extremely welcoming and professional and our courses are informative, interactive and rewarding, as well as being completely jargon free.
In order to attend one of our LGV courses, candidates must be 18 years or older and hold their category B license.
Our LGV training courses are split into 4 categories:
A course designed for those aiming to drive a vehicle up to and including 7.5 tonnes (eg. Ambulance, horsebox, grocery delivery trucks, small home removal trucks). Drivers who passed their driving test before 01/01/1997 will usually have cat C1 entitlement on their driving license (also known as acquired rights). If you wish to drive professionally you will also need a driver CPC qualification. This involves attending courses on various aspects of professional driving. Drivers who passed their driving test after the date stated above are not entitled to drive vehicles that exceed 3.5 tonnes. These candidates will be required to take a practical driving test.
This license is one held by most LGV drivers in the UK. This license is aimed at those wanting to drive vehicles such as tipper trucks, bin lorries, articulated lorries and the heaviest box trucks. Once you have passed your Cat C your license will be upgraded with the C+E provisional entitlement allowing you to train to drive a C+E (articulated vehicle) if you wish.
This is the highest of the LGV license classes. Only those drivers holding this license can drive the largest and heaviest HGVs and construction equipment now on the road. It is for vehicles with a maximum authorised mass in excess of 7.5 tonnes with trailers heavier than 750kg. Once you have acquired your Cat C entitlement, you can begin your Cat C+E training. You are not required to repeat Driver CPC Part 1 (hazard perception & theory test).
This lower class license covers vehicles between 3.5 tonnes and 7.5 tonnes with trailers of 750kg or more. This might include a large cargo van with a utility trailer or a smaller tipper truck built on a standard truck chassis.
Interested in undertaking one of our LGV training courses in Wirral? Call us today on 0151 343 0588 to learn more. Alternatively, you can email us at [email protected] and a member of our team will get back to you as soon as possible.