What is a Class 1 ?
The Class 1 vehicle is the biggest vehicle you can drive in the area of HGV. These vehicles are over 3.5T and have a trailer with a weight over 750 Kg. Do you know you can now take your CE (Class 1) licence without doing your Class 2?
YOUR STEP BY STEP GUIDE TO QUALIFICATION
- Medical – D4 DVLA form – We can help you with this
- Provisional – D2 DVLA form – If needed we can help you complete thist
- Start theory training (we provide you with an online theory learning portal) so that you can be learning while awaiting your provisional licence
- Theory Test – Booked by PDTL or by yourselves at your local test centre (not all Test Centres can carry out LGV)
- We can pre-book these to speed this timeline up, this can speed up the process by upto 12 weeks
- NOTE: The theory test is made up of two parts:
- Mod 1 – Multiple choice and Hazard perception
- Mod 2 – Case Studies – CPC Part 1
- Upgrade your provisional licence to CE – This can be done via email to the DVLA
- Book your training and off/on road test with PDTL
- Training commences – This is normally 10 weeks after the above stage 1 has commenced, could be longer if there any unforeseen complications
- Mod 4 Training and test – This is carried out at our third party partners site – NOT at the DVSA site
- Mod 3a – Off road reverse coupling and uncoupling – This is carried out at our third party partners site – NOT at the DVSA site
- Mod 3b – Lorry on road driving test carried outat the DVSA site
- Licence received back from the DVLA – usually within 5-7 working days
- Once passed – we can help you on your path to your new career
The Class 1 vehicle is the biggest vehicle you can drive in the area of HGV. These are most widely referred to as an Artic or Class 1. These vehicles are over 3.5T and have a trailer with a weight over 750 Kg.
When you are on the roads, it’s hard to miss the big Articulated (Artic) lorries. There has been a lot in the news and press about the driver shortage of people that are able to drive these large vehicles. As a result, it is now even easier and more cost effective to be able to train to drive these vehicles and feel like you are a king on the road.
Wages for newly qualified Class 1 drivers is at a high level, where drivers can expect to earn in the region of £34k and upwards.
If this is of interest to you, then we have a course, vehicle and qualified trainers to help you pursue your new career