What do I have to do to pass my Initial Qualification and become a commercial driver?
There are now four different modules to gaining the LGV driving licence :
Module 1 – Theory Test – Multiple Choice & Hazard Perception Test
Module 2 – Theory Test – Driver CPC Case Study
Module 3 – Practical Test – Practical Driving Test
Module 4 – Practical Test – Driver CPC Practical Demonstration Test
NB. If you only require the licence for personal reasons then you only need to pass Modules 1 and 3. Modules 2 and 4 are only for driving commercially.
Once driving test candidates have passed all four modules, they then become fully qualified LGV driver and will receive a Driver Qualification Card, which will cover them for five years! Within those five years drivers are required to under-go their Periodic Training which will then cover them for another five years, and so on.
Periodic CPC Training
All drivers of lorries over 3.5 tonnes or Passenger Carrying Vehicles (PCV) with 9 or more seats must complete 35 hours of periodic training every five years. Periodic training is delivered through training courses attended over the five year period covered by the validity of their current CPC. Training courses are usually 7 hours long and courses must be approved by JAUPT.
We offer classroom based training courses in order to meet the 35 hour requirement.
Please see our course booking page for our next course and get booked in.
The 35 Hour Course covers subjects such as tachographs, driver loads and security, driver hours, and health & safety.