Your guide to becoming a HGV and LGV driver

Here at Stockport LGV Training Centre, we pride ourselves on a service tailored around you. Specialising in HGV and LGV driver training, including car and trailer, ambulance and horse boxes, we take you through the whole process step by step. From applying for your licence and taking a medical through to theory and practical tests, you can count on us to make the whole process as hassle free as possible.

Everything we do is completely tailored to your needs. We don’t offer standard packages and as such we can’t charge fixed prices for them. Get in touch to arrange your initial consultation and from there, we’ll create a course just for you.

Provisional Licence

To apply for an HGV / LGV provisional licence the first step is a private medical. We can sort this out for you most days of the week without the need for an appointment.



Theory Test 

There are 2 parts to your licence, the driving side of your licence and the Driver Qualification Card (Driver CPC).

All trainees gaining their first LGV licence have to take the driving theory tests module 1a and 1b. Module 1a is the hazard perception test and module 1b is the multiple choice theory test.

All trainees who are going to drive for a living or are under 21 years of age will need to take the module 2 theory test. To find out more visit the Driver CPC page.

2 hour assessment lesson

Every trainee gets the opportunity to drive the vehicle before their training course is organised in their 2 hour assessment lesson. The 2 hours allow plenty of time to get used to the vehicle and to banish any initial nerves. Our instructors will recommend a personally tailored LGV driver training course, the length of which will depend on each individual’s experience and driving ability. The assessment lesson also provides each trainee with plenty of areas to think about and practice in their own car before starting the course.


Practical Tests

Driving Test

We block book our courses so that they run over consecutive days with your test on the final day. We endeavor to ensure that each pupil has their own instructor and vehicle for the length of their course. This provides a training environment which allows the instructor to continually train and then assess each pupil so that he can tailor training to suit each individual’s needs. The test itself is usually one and a half to two hours long and involves the reversing manoeuvre and the drive on the road which includes a controlled stop and 15 minutes of free driving.

Demonstration Test

This is module 4; the practical demonstration test (initial tests remove) to gain your Driver Qualification Card (DQC or driver CPC card). This is not relevant to all trainees but will be discussed with you when you first come in for your medical. The test itself is 30 minutes long and requires a vehicle to demonstrate the answers to the questions. We have a comprehensive training system for this test which is proving to be very effective.

Pass first time with Stockport LGV Training Centre.

Visit 36 Sandy Lane, Reddish, Stockport, Cheshire, SK5 7NZ

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