C1 (7.5 tonnes) driver training

If you are looking to drive a large van, large horsebox, or become a delivery van driver then you may need C1 entitlement added to your driving licence. If you passed your car test after 1st January 1997 you will need to pass the test to drive any car or van exceeding 3.5 tonne. The C1 LGV licence entitles you to drive vehicles up to 7.5 tonne.

C1+E (7.5 tonnes with trailer)

The C1+E enables you to drive a rigid 7.5 tonne vehicle with the addition of a trailer.

To take this test, you will need:

  • Be fully licensed to drive a car
  • Be over 18 years old
  • Have passed a medical
  • Be in possession of a provisional C licence
  • Have passed both the Hazard Perception and Theory tests

The length of the course is tailored to suit your needs, with the test on the last day of training, all carried out in Hereford.

The C1 driver training test, consists of:

  • Safety checks on your vehicle and trailer
  • Reversing exercise
  • On-road driving

The test lasts approximately 75 minutes. The on-road driving part of the test is carried out to LGV standards; your training with DSA qualified instructors will cover on-road driving to ensure you are above the examiner’s expectations.

Depending on your intentions with your licence you may be better off going straight for LGV C license.

If you are planning on driving a lorry for a living you will also need to pass the driver CPC initial qualification.


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PJE Driver Training have been offering our services to private individuals and companies in Herefordshire and the Midlands for over 20 years. Our own certified training area, modern fleet and highly experienced instructors mean that we are able to consistently achieve very high pass rates. If you want to add to your driving skills and employability, or you are a commercial organisation looking to train your staff, we can help.