Category C1 Licence
Another of the most popular course that we provide is the Category ‘C1’ or 7.5 ton package. In order to start your training, candidates have to be 18 years old and hold a valid car licence to start your career as a Cat ‘C1’ driver.
To obtain a Cat ‘C1’ licence (7.5 ton) all participants must first successfully pass the stage-by-stage process. Candidates will be fully supported by our dedicated, informed, friendly team who will be there to guide them through every step of the process. The steps to completion are as follows:
Stage 1 – Medical & Provisional Licence
We will send you the necessary paperwork to be completed, and book all your medicals with our approved team. Once this is done; all you have to do is send off your completed paperwork to the DVLA.
Stage 2 – Theory & Hazard Perception Test
Once you have received your provisional licence from the DVLA you can begin to practice and revise the theory and hazard perception tests. Our team will provide you with all the necessary study materials to ensure you are confident and enable you to pass first time, this includes a theory test login.
We even have a team dedicated to managing your theory test bookings to give you one less thing to worry about. As a fully approved DVSA Company, all we would require to complete this stage is your preferred location and availability. You will also receive a confirmation emails from the DVSA with details of the booking.
Stage 3 – Practical Lessons and Test
All of HGV Training Network’s Instructors are fully qualified and trained to the best possible standards to enable them to provide you with the highest quality training experience. To give you the best possible chance of passing your test first time our five day courses are filled with helpful tips that include: completing a daily walk around check (mirrors, gears, signalling and manoeuvring), how to use the road correctly, and details of the way the truck works, inside and out. Our excellent courses provide our students with the confidence and knowledge of how to manage and operate such large vehicles. Our instructors possess a wealth of knowledge; using every opportunity to learn from them will increase your chances of passing your test.
Day five is typically when it will be time for the test. You will have been given opportunity throughout the course to drive the common test routes and by this time should be familiar and confident with the roads. As the tests are run independently by the DVSA, our team has no influence on the results. However, all of our course instructors are experienced with the tests and will provide you with all the guidance and preparation you need to ensure the best possible chance of success at the first attempt. We firmly believe that going into the test with a confident attitude will give you the best possible chance of passing first time; listening to your instructors advice will put you in the best possible position for this to happen.
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Our Pass Protection Policy gives you 2 extra attempts to pass the test even if you fail, this can alleviate some of the pressure when taking your test.
Stage 4- CPC Qualification
CPC certification is now legally required for almost all professional drivers who hold Category C1 licences. Although there are some exemptions, The government recommends that all professional lorry drivers assume they must have the CPC certification in order to drive legally. You will either have to complete an Initial CPC course or a Periodic CPC course.
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Stage 5 - Getting a job
Finding work should be easy, when using our Job Finder app. The demand for drivers in the UK is at an all time high, and once you have passed our dedicated team will do everything they can to help you arrange interviews with many of the biggest companies in Europe, many of whom recruit through our company. Alternatively you can use our job finder link to start the search now. Thousands of jobs are currently available across the country; just find the right one for you.
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