Pretuition: Get prepared with Stockport LGV Training Centre

At Stockport LGV Training Centre, you get a complete HGV training solution. From start to finish, our experienced team will guide you through every step of the process, including arranging your HGV medical and preparing for and booking the LGV theory test.

Here is your guide to pretuition, so you know exactly what to expect prior to taking your test. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Stage 1: HGV Medical

Anyone wanting to gain an LGV licence is required to have a private medical. It is a fairly simple procedure involving an eye test, blood pressure check and questions relating to your health, to make sure you are fit to drive the vehicle. There are one or two medical conditions which can prevent you obtaining the licence, for example, vision in one eye only and epilepsy. If you want to have a look further into the HGV medical requirements follow the link or contact us at the office and we can discuss confidentially with you what it entails.
Once you gain your LGV licence you will then have to complete a self-declaration regarding your fitness to drive every 5 years until you are 45 years old. At that point you will then have to have a medical done every 5 years until you are 65 years old. After this, the medical is every year.

When you come for your LGV medical you need to bring:

  • Your driving licence
  • Name and address of your Doctor or Doctors Practice

The medicals are carried out by our local GPs, Monday to Thursday, 9-10am with no appointment necessary. Alternate times or days can be arranged on request.

Stage 2: Pretuition Pack

On the day that you attend for your medical we also complete your licence application form (including new photos, change of address, first picture licence and licence change from another country).
We will set you up with your learning material to study for the theory tests you have to take. The two main choices for studying are books or online training. Once again, it is your choice; we discuss the choices and you choose the option which suits your style of learning.
On completion of your medical and application form, you post this off 1st class recorded to the DVLA Swansea and start to study while waiting for the return of your licence!

Don’t forget we are always at the end of the phone.

Stage 3 – LGV theory test and assessment lesson

Once your licence has been returned to you (this generally takes 7-10 days but it can take longer) the real work can begin. You contact us and we will book your LGV theory test on a date to suit you. We have tests booked up to 10 weeks ahead at the Stockport Test Centre so there is usually lots of choice. We can, of course, book theories at other test centres if you are happy to wait.

At the same time we will book your 2 hour assessment lesson, which is when the real fun starts. You get behind the wheel and have your first experience of driving an LGV vehicle. Your instructor will perform a demonstration drive, run through the controls and then you are away! At first you’ll be on the quieter roads while you get the feel for the vehicle but it won’t take long before you’ll be out on the main roads in the thick of it. Towards the end of your lesson your instructor will assess your drive, once your nerves have calmed down and you have relaxed a bit.

At the end of the lesson we will discuss your assessment lesson, the hours which have been recommended and when you want to have the course - then give you a cost. All our courses are run in a block. So for instance, if you were recommended 16 hours (which would be 14 hours tuition plus your test), we would run that over two days with your test on the second day!

You could be driving 6-10 weeks from the first day you walked into our office!

Practical Tests

For all the help you need to become an LGV driver, contact us today

Where are we?

Based in Stockport, next to the M60 junction 27 and only 6 miles from Manchester City Centre, customers come from all over the North West including Ashton-under-Lyne, Denton, Hyde to Buxton and the High Peak to Warrington and Liverpool, not forgetting Northwich, Middlewich and Chester.
We do cover Europe having had customers from France, Spain and Malta!

Find the right LGV and HGV training for you at Stockport LGV Training Centre

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

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