For theselicences we recommend that you first come for a driving assessment.
The assessment lasts about an hour and 20 minutes and costs £50 inc.VAT
This will inform us which course, A (some experience) - B (Standard) - C (Novice) is most suited to your ability in order to get you up to test standard.
Class D1 or (D1E) - Minibus 16 seats (Minibus + Trailer) - £39 + VAT an hour
A - 14hrs over 2 days = £546+ VAT £109.20 + Test fee £115.00 = £770.20
B - 16hrs over 3 days = £624+ VAT £124.80 + Test fee £115.00 = £863.80
C - 18hrs over 3 days = £702+ VAT £140.40 + Test fee £115.00 = £957.40
Class D PCV (Bus/Coach - AUTOMATIC) - £44 + VAT an hour
A - 16hrs over 3 days = £704 + VAT £140.80 + Test fee £115.00 = £959.80
B - 18.5hrs over 3 days = £814 + VAT £162.80 + Test fee £115.00 = £1091.80
C- 21.5hrs over 3-4 days = £946 + VAT £189.20 + Test fee £115.00 = £1250.20
Occasionally we suggest you come for a longer assessment/training session (4hrs) before you commit to a course. This is to make sure you choose the correct course to match your experience and ability.
A £300 deposit is required on booking.
Course start times and fees may be adjusted to match DVSA test time.
OBTAINING A PROVISIONAL DRIVING LICENCE TO DRIVE...
Licence Group C1 - Over 3.5 up to 7.5 Tonnes Maximum Authorised Mass (MAM)
Licence Group C1+E - Over 3.5 up to 7.5 Tonnes (MAM) towing large trailer (over 750Kg)
Licence Group C (rigid) - Over 7.5 Tonne (MAM)
Licence Group C+E (artic or drawbar) - Towing a large trailer
Licence Group (D1) - Minibus (over 8, but no more than 16seats)
Licence Group (D1+E) - Minibus towing large trailer (over 750Kg) Passenger Carrying Vehicle (PCV)
Licence Group (D) - Bus/Coach (over 16seats)
You must have a full licence to drive a car - Group B.
The next stage is to complete the forms required to apply for your provisional driving licence - D2 & D4 (available from LTS). D2 is about you and the provisional you want and D4 is a medical form that must be completed by a Doctor. Any Doctor can carry out the medical and this usually costs between £55 - £120. See Fit 2 Drive Medicals
When completed, forms D2 & D4 must be sent to DVLA, Swansea together with your ordinary driving licence.
If all is well you should receive your new licence from the DVLA within about three weeks. Make sure you have been granted the provisional entitlement/s you applied for.
To obtain a FULL vocational driving licence you must then pass 4 modules
Module 1 Theory Test – 2 Parts - 1a multi-choice questions & 1b hazard perception test
Module 2 Case Study - Initial Driver CPC
Module 3 Practical Driving Test
Module 4 Practical Daily Checks - Initial Driver CPC
Module 1 - Theory Test.
The multi-choice test ( part 1a) pass mark is 85 out of 100 and the hazard perception (part 1b) pass mark is 67 out of 100. These tests can be taken together or separately, but you must pass both parts to receive a Theory Test Certificate. If both tests are taken together and one is failed, you only need to retake the failed part!
You can book the tests on the driving and vehicle standards agency’s (DVSA’s) website http://www.DVSA.gov.uk or
Tel 03002001122. Cost 1a £26.00 and 1b £11.00.
Module 2 - Case Study.
Module 2 must be passed before Module 4 can be taken.
You can book on the DVSA’s website http://www.DVSA.gov.uk Phone 03002001122. Cost £30.00.
Module 3 - Practical Driving Test.
Module 3 is carried out at DVSA test centre. LTS is an approved DVSA test centre. Cost of this test is £115.00. To find out what happens on a practical LGV driving test Click Here.
Module 4 - Practical Daily Checks.
Module 4 is carried out at DVSA test centres and is all about daily checks, security of the load and passenger care, etc. You must pass module 2 before you can do module 4. LTS is an approved DVSA test centre. The fee for Module 4 is £175.00. This includes training, VAT and the test fee £55. Check out our MODULE 4 page.
You can drive an LGV/PCV for yourself after successful completion of modules 1 & 3. For example, a horse box to transport your own horse, but you must NOT drive ‘vocationally’ (get paid as a driver) until you have passed all 4 modules!
If you need any more information, please do not hesitate to Contact us. We are here to help!
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