If you are taking your first lorry or bus drivers test, or renewing your driving licence on or after 19 January 2013, the licence issued will be valid for a maximum of 5 years. This affects you if you have passed driving tests for categories C1, C, D1, D, C1E, CE, D1E or DE. For further details click here
Thinking of LGV or PCV driving? Professional drivers are
still very much in demand today despite the recession, and today
the job can be a very rewarding career. LGV and PCV driving is
fast becoming a fairly specialised job and there are a number of
very different options within the field.
As well as obtaining your driving license to become a professional driver, you will need to complete a number of additional courses dependent upon the type of driving and vehicles that you will be driving.
It sounds complicated, but by using a professional training company high quality LGV and PCV driver training can be arranged at a location that is both convenient to you and meets your needs completely getting your professional driving career off to a great start.
Changes in professional driving rules and requirements have meant that drivers of commercial LGV and PCV vehicles need additional and ongoing training enabling them to perform at the highest standard and maintain a full awareness of the ongoing legal requirements of their roles. To achieve this the government now require all professional drivers obtain the Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC). If you're new to professional driving and want to drive a lorry, bus or coach. You'll get a driver qualification card when you qualify. You must keep this with you at all times when you're driving professionally. Qualified professional drivers must also do at least 35 hours of periodic training every 5 years, by taking approved courses with government approved training centers in order to maintain their Driver Certificate of Professional Competence.
For further information on the availability of local day training courses or residential coarse suitable for individuals, agencies or corporate clients though out England click Here, for further information on specific courses select from the options below:-LGV Category C1: 7.5 Ton Vehicle LGV Category C: Rigid Commercial Vehicle LGV Category C + E: Articulated Commercial Vehicle PCV Category D: Coach and Bus Fork Lift Training HIAB Lorry Mounted Crane Operator Training Horse box Driver Car and Trailer Driver Driver CPC Driving Licence EntitlementsCPC On-site Training