Getting Started

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.

 

Medical

This can be arranged with your GP, who will charge for this service. Medicals can also be arranged by Atkins LGV Training, see our Rates page for details. The GP must fill in the Medical Form which should be submitted together with your Licence Application Form.

 

Theory Test

When you receive your Provisional Licence, you are then required to take a Theory Test. We will book this for you and provide the necessary literature and support to help you through this stage.

 

Driving Test

With the Theory 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 including Drivers Hours and Tachograph training included as standard.

 

New Driver CPC (from 10 September 2009)

Once you have passed the Driving Test, you then need to take the New Driver CPC. Atkin’s will be able to determine which CPC is required for you to become a quailfied LGV/PCV Driver. This would be either the Periodic 35 Hour CPC Classroom Based or the Initial CPC which consists of a Theory Test and Demonstration Test which is conducted at the same test centre where the practical test was taken. We will book the test for you and provide you with a suitable vehicle for the test.

 

NB: The term “HGV and PSV” have now been replaced by the following: LGV (Large Goods Vehicle) and PCV (Passenger Carrying Vehicle)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
BMotor vehicles not exceeding 3500kg having not more than 8 passenger seats with a trailer up to 750kg
B+ECombinations of vehicles consisting of a vehicle in category B and a trailer over 750kg
C1Lorries between 3500kg and 7500kg with a trailer up to 750kg
C1+ECombinations 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
CVehicles over 3500kg with a trailer up to 750kg
C+E Vehicles over 3500kg with a trailer over 750kg
D1Vehicles with between 9 and 16 passenger seats with a trailer up to 750kg
D1+ECombinations 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
DAny bus with more than 8 passenger seats with a trailer up to 750kg
D+EAny bus with more than 8 passenger seats with a trailer over 750kg