Come to BCDT if you want to learn how to drive LGV's, if you are looking to upgrade from your normal car licence or 7.5 tonnes to a large rigid vehicle then look no further. You will be taught by our DSA Registered driving instructors who are all fully competent in getting you up to test standard in the shortest time but also maintaining a good safety record. You will be taught how to reverse into tight spaces and how to control the vehicle in all types of road and weather conditions.
For anyone wishing to drive goods vehicles over 7500kgs a Category C licence will enable you to drive any rigid vehicle. You might know this licence as a Rigid or Class 2. We can train you for this licence and you can expect to earn up to 30k a year. There's no better time to become an HGV driver. No problem, we can train you straight away. All of our vehicles are the latest specification Eco friendly DAF Trucks. All credit and debit cards accepted.
To become an LGV driver you must possess a high degree of skill in the handling of your vehicle and also be prepared to make allowances for the behaviour of others. The right attitude and approach to your driving, together with a sound knowledge of professional driving techniques and the ability to apply those techniques, are essential.
You will be required to undertake a medical examination to comply with the higher medical regulations that this licence category requires which we can arrange for you. Once you have had your medical you will need to apply for your provisional vocational licence. Once your licence has been approved and returned, your theory test can be arranged. The theory test is made up of two parts; the multiple-choice part and the hazard perception part. The multiple choice part is delivered using a touch screen computer and mouse and the hazard perception part records your responses through the use of a computer mouse button.
Before the test starts you will be given instructions on how the test works.
You can also choose to go through a practice session of the multiple-choice questions to get used to the layout of the test. At the end of the practice session the real test will begin.
A question and several answer options will appear onscreen and you have to select the correct answer to the question by touching the screen or using the mouse. Some questions may require more than one answer.
You will be asked 100 questions in 75 minutes. You can navigate between questions and 'flag' questions that you want to come back to later in the test.
The pass mark for the multiple-choice part of the theory test is 85 out of 100. After the multiple choice part you can choose to have a break before the hazard perception part starts.
After the break you will then be shown a short tutorial video clip about how the hazard perception part works.
The hazard perception part is also delivered on a computer but you respond by clicking a button on the mouse. You will be presented with a series of 19 video clips that feature every day road scenes. In each clip there will be at least one developing hazard, but one of the clips will feature two developing hazards. The test will last for 45 minutes.
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.
Please note: Audio facilities can be arranged for the tests for those people requiring assitance with reading.