Please find below information on what needs to be done to obtain your HGV or PCV licence. We can simplify the process by arranging everything for you, all we need is your licence details and a small deposit
Obtaining a Provisional Licence
In order to obtain a Provisional Licence, you will need to obtain Forms D4 (Medical Form) and D2 (Licence Application Form). These are available from Atkins LGV Training when you join a course. Provisional Licences are now provided free of charge.
This can be arranged with your own GP, who will charge for this service. Medicals can also be arranged by Atkins LGV Training, see our price list page for more details. The GP must fill in the D4 Medical Form which should be submitted together with your Driving Licence and the D2 Application Form which is filled out by the driver.
When you receive your Provisional Licence, you are then required to take a Theory Test and Hazard Perception Test. We will book this for you and provide the necessary literature and support to help you through this stage.
With the Theory and Hazard Perception Test out of the way, it’s time to get behind the wheel. We will pre-book your Test and arrange your Training leading up to the Test date. We will instruct you on all aspects of driving to a standard level to pass your driving test.
CPC Training ( Needed to become Professional LGV/PCV Driver) Since September 2009
CPC (Certificate of Professional Competence) is needed by all LGV/PCV drivers. Please see below the 2 CPC Courses required and explained into more detail.
New Driver CPC (for drivers passing the car driving test after January 1997 and not passing a PCV before September 2008 and not passing a LGV before September 2009)
Consists of a CPC Theory Test and a CPC Demonstration test which is conducted on site. This will give the driver the DQC Card (Driver Quailification Card) this will last for 5 years and within that five years the driver will need to complete the Periodic CPC Classroom based.
Periodic CPC (for drivers who passed the CAR/PCV/LGV Before January 1997 and Before September 2009)
All drivers must complete 35 hours classroom based training which we conduct on site, with no exam at the end of the course. This is a continuous training course which should be completed every 5 years. The driver must attend a classroom for 7 hours at a time.
Atkin’s will be able to determine which CPC is required for you to become a quailfied LGV/PCV Driver.
NB: The term “HGV and PSV” have now been replaced by the following: LGV (Large Goods Vehicle) and PCV (Passenger Carrying Vehicle)
|Entitlement||Means you can drive|
|B||Motor vehicles not exceeding 3500kg having not more than 8 passenger seats with a trailer up to 750kg|
|B+E||Combinations of vehicles consisting of a vehicle in category B and a trailer over 750kg|
|C1||Lorries between 3500kg and 7500kg with a trailer up to 750kg|
|C1+E||Combinations of vehicles where the towing vehicle is in subcategory C1 and its trailer has a MAM of over 750kg provided that the MAM of the combination thus formed does not exceed 12000kg, and the MAM of the trailer does not exceed the unladenmass of the towing vehicle|
|C||Vehicles over 3500kg with a trailer up to 750kg|
|C+E||Vehicles over 3500kg with a trailer over 750kg|
|D1||Vehicles with between 9 and 16 passenger seats with a trailer up to 750kg|
|D1+E||Combinations of vehicles where the towing vehicle is in subcategory D1 and its trailer has D1+E 21 5 / 10 a MAM of over 750kg, provided that the MAM of the combination thus formed does not exceed 12000kg, and the MAM of the trailer does not exceed the unladen mass of the towing vehicle|
|D||Any bus with more than 8 passenger seats with a trailer up to 750kg|
|D+E||Any bus with more than 8 passenger seats with a trailer over 750kg|