Professional and affordable HGV / LGV Courses within easy reach of Kent

HGV Training, Kent

Driver Training Centre is within easy reach from within Kent. We are based in Hastings East Sussex and offer HGV / LGV heavy goods vehicle training to acquire your heavy goods vehicle licence. Our courses and timetables are flexible and we offer fully air conditioned classrooms and modern comfortable training vehicles. We are a fully equipped driver training centre with our own off road manouvering facility. We cater for every transport training requirement.

Well Above the National Average.

You might want to work towards your HGV / LGV Category C licence or C+E. No matter what we can help get you qualified. LGV / HGV drivers are in high demand and your qualification can lead to a great job. By choosing us you have a very good chance at passing. Our pass rates are way above the national average, at almost 98%. Go check out our facebook page and see for yourself the recent success stories. We look forward to hearing from you and adding you to our list of successful candidates.

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Training Course Information

7.5 LorryLGV Category C1 (3.5 – 7.5 tonnes)

From age 18 years category C1 is for light goods vehicles between 3.5 and 7.5 tonnes.

Although LGV licences appear to be staged C1, C, and C+E you can go straight to cat C and get a better licence without having to do C1 first.

Paramedic students will require this licence to drive ambulances.

All training is conducted on a 1 to 1 basis

HGV & LGV Driver CPC training

All LGV licence holders are now required to hold a current Driver CPC card to continue to drive professionally.

Existing Driver CPC card holders will need to complete the next block of 35 hours of periodic training before September 2019.

Ambulance drivers are currently not required to hold Driver CPC

New HGV ImageHGV / LGV Category C (All Rigid Vehicles)

Drive this vehicle from age 18.

This category is for any rigid bodied trucks between 7.5 and 32 tonnes, regardless of axles or weight.

Comfortable easy to drive Mercedes ‘Atego’ 18 tonne Trucks with 6 speed gearboxes make the whole training experience very enjoyable

Standard course is 16 hours 1:1 taken in 4 hour blocks over four days or intensively over two days if you require less time from work.

With the National driver shortage exceeding 50,000, jobs are available immediately you have passed the test, we have employers who will use new drivers straight away.

All training is conducted on a 1 to 1 basis

HGV & LGV Driver CPC training

All LGV drivers are now required to hold a Driver CPC card to drive professionally.

Existing Driver CPC card holders will need to complete the next block of 35 hours of periodic training before September 2019 to continue to drive professionally.

art-lorryHGV / LGV Category C+E

Draw Bar & Articulated Vehicles

Upgrade your category C licence to C+E.

No further theory tests required.

No restrictions or time delay between passing the C test and C+E.

Driver Training Centre use Drawbar vehicles, simply connect the trailer to the truck you gained your category C licence with.

All training is conducted on a 1 to 1 basis

HGV & LGV Drivers CPC training

All lgv drivers are now required to hold a Driver CPC card to drive professionally.

Existing Driver CPC card holders will need to complete the next block of 35 hours of periodic training before September 2019 to continue to drive professionally.

Module 1 Multiple Choice (1.5hrs)

This will be 100 multiple choice questions, the pass mark is 85.

Module 1a Hazard Perception. (45 mins)

You will be presented with a series of 19 video or computer generated clips which feature everyday road scenes.

In each clip there will be at least one developing hazard, although one of the clips will feature two!

To achieve a high score you will need to respond to the developing hazard during the early part of its development.

The maximum you can score on each hazard is five. You will not be able to review your answers to the hazard perception test: as on the road, you will only have one chance to respond to the developing hazard.

The pass mark for the hazard perception part of the theory test is 67 out of 100.

Module 2 Case Studies (1.5 hrs)

Based on real life scenarios you may encounter in your working life.

It aims to test your knowledge and how you put it into practice.

You will be asked to answer in a number of different ways, multiple choice, clicking in an area of a photograph/image or by typing in a short answer.

This will be made up of 7 case studies, each one with 6 to 8 questions with a maximum score of 50, you must answer 38 correctly.

You will be allocated 1½ hours to complete the test.

Module 3 Practical Test (1.5 hrs)

The test starts with a selection of ‘show me tell me’ questions.

A reverse exercise from right to left over a predetermined course into a simulated loading bay.

The actual on road driving time will be a minimum of 1 hour, to include 15 minutes of independent driving, this will give the examiner time to assess candidates driving in varied traffic conditions over a wide variety of roads.

Demonstration of coupling and uncoupling for candidates taking C+E Tests.

On conclusion of the test a full debrief is given.

Module 4 Driver CPC Practical Test (30 mins)
Driver Training Centre can now offer Module 4 Practical Demonstration Tests in-house at our Hastings Training Centre.

This ½ hour test will require you to demonstrate your knowledge and ability in the areas listed below:

Ability to load the vehicle with due regard for safety rules and proper vehicle use.

Security of the vehicle and contents.

Ability to prevent criminality and trafficking of illegal immigrants.

Ability to assess emergency situations.

Ability to prevent physical risks.

Demonstrate your ability with a physical walk round vehicle safety check.

Candidates have to score 15 out of a possible 20 points in each topic area (75%) and an overall score of 80%.

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Get ‘Starter Pack’ from Driver Training Centre, this will include all info for the category of licence required.

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Medical required for LGV or PCV licence application.

These may be available from your own doctor who are now reluctant to do, or make an appointment with us, this is £75.00 for first provisional and are held weekly.

We hold large stocks of forms D2 and D4 required.

You can book and pay for your course in advance if required, you will then get FREE admission to our online Theory Test facility, which will give you all the questions and answers required and will prepare you for the theory tests in advance, whilst waiting for your licence to be issued by DVLA.

Obtain login details for your FREE ‘Online Theory Test Training’ from Driver
Training Centre.

When you receive your Licence with Provisional Entitlement, you can then Book your Theory Tests by Telephone: 0300 200 1122 or Online:

You will need:
a. Multiple Choice
b. Hazard Perception
c. Driver CPC Module 2 case studies

When you have passed the relevant theory tests, call our bookings hotline for fast track joining instructions. Tel: 01424 432200

Please remember to send us copies of any theory test papers as you receive them.

Call: 01424 432200

To book your course or for more information.
Call: 01424 432200

Why Choose Us For Your Driver Training?

Modern Fleet of Vehicles

Our modern fleet of vehicles are regularly maintained, comfortable, easy to drive, and make licence acquisition a pleasure.

Quality Tuition

Our fully qualified Instructors will ensure you receive quality tuition for all categories of training.

Ideally Situated

Driver Training Centre is situated next door to the DVSA driving test centre at Hastings and provides easy access for any tests.Driver Training Centre has the resources and experience to deliver our customers requirements.

Kent Coverage


Frequently asked questions about HGV training. We are always here to talk to you so please call us on 01424 432200 if you have any questions that are not covered below.

These are included in your starter pack.
Category C, this will include the sub category C1
LGV Multiple choice, Hazard perception, LGV Case Studies (Module 2)
Study material is provided on line through our website. (This is included free of charge in your package)
You call 0300 200 1122 or book on line
At local DVSA theory test centres
We will fast track you for your practical training lessons. These can be taken in 4 or 8 hourly sessions
The test is booked with the DVSA so we cannot guarantee the date of the test, we will endeavour to book your test as close to the training as possible
No, you will have to take your CPC module 4 test before you can drive professionally
  • Doctors Medical
  • Apply for Provisional Licence
  • Theory Tests Hazard Perception, Multiple
Choice & Case Studies (module 2)
  • Attend Practical Training Lessons
  • Practical Test
  • CPC module 4 Practical Demonstration

HGV  Training

We are a flexible HGV training centre with modern easy to drive, comfortable vehicles, fully air conditioned classrooms, off road manoeuvring facilities, a fully equipped training centre to cater for every transport training requirement.


Driver CPC Training

35 hrs of Periodic Training is required to maintain licence compliance. Training can be taken in blocks of seven hours or as an intensive course.


Towing & Caravans

We offer C1+E, D1+E towing courses for all categories of vehicles, Horse-box Owners, Cargo Trailers and of course Caravans.


Minibus Training D1

If you drive for hire and reward you will need to gain PCV entitlement. Hire and reward does not mean if you take fares for any journey, it means if you are paid to drive the minibus or bus as part of your duties. We serve Sussex, Kent and further afield with PCV training.


ADR Training

All Drivers of vehicles over 3.5 tonnes carrying dangerous substances in packages, tank containers and road tanker vehicles must attend a Department of Transport approved ADR course and pass the relevant Examinations.


Ambulance Driver Training

To Become an ambulance driver you will need a minimum of a C1 licence due to the weight of the vehicle you will be driving. When an ambulance is loaded with equipment and patients it often falls between 3.5 and 7.5 tonnes.


Horsebox Training

We offer C1+E, D1+E towing courses for all categories of vehicles, Horse-box Owners, Cargo Trailers and of course Caravans.


Manual Handling Courses

This Manual Handling Training Course provides the necessary information and training for organisations to understand more about the risks associated with manual handling, how to undergo a risk assessment and how to ensure appropriate control measures are put in place.


FORS Professional Courses

The Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) is a voluntary accreditation scheme for fleet operators which aims to raise the level of quality within fleet operations, and to demonstrate which operators are achieving exemplary levels of best practice in safety, efficiency, and environmental protection.