Frequently Asked Questions
Our most frequently asked questions are below but feel free to contact us with any other questions you have.
What is a 3a?
The 3a driver test is the off road manoeuvres element of your test. Your test will last up to 30 minutes, and includes:
- An ‘S’ shaped reverse into a bay
- The uncoupling and recoupling procedure if you’re taking a test with a trailer
- Your 3a is completed at our training site with one of our own examiners
What is a 3b?
The 3b driver test is the on road practical driving test. Your test will include:
- Vehicle safety questions
- 1 hour of practical road driving
- This is completed at the local Driving Test Centre which 15 minutes from our training site
- There are no manoeuvres to complete during this test
Do we offer finance support?
Yes, we do. Choose Payl8r at the checkout. Or you can use credit card, PayPal, debit card or bacs transfer.
How do I apply for my Tachograph Card?
To apply for your Tachograph card, you do so through the DVLA Website and can apply at any time.
Apply for a driver digital tachograph card – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
When will my DQC come though once my mod 4 is passed?
Once you have passed your LGV Driving test your DQC should arrive in the post in approximately 3-4 weeks.
Can I drive professionally whilst waiting for my DQC to come through the post?
You can still drive professionally whilst you wait for your DQC to come through.
What is the full process to gain my licence and approximately how long will this take?
To gain your LGV licence, it will take approximately 8 weeks.
Medical – We can arrange this for you with our Doctor who visits twice a month and costs £75. This last approx. 20 mins. We have the D2/D4 form required.
Step 2 & 3 can be booked once you have the provisional
Theory – Book and take your theory test. https://www.gov.uk/book-theory-test .
- Hazard perception (£11)
- Multiple Choice (£26)
- Driver CPC Case Studies (If required) (£23)
Assessment – Once you licence is back you can book this with us. This is approximately an hour of driving so the instructor can see what your capabilities are and recommend length of course and you can also see what we are like and ask any questions.
Course – Once you have passed your theory, attend your training. You can book this in after your assessment, however it cannot take place if the theory is not passed.