Driving Lessons - Driving Licence Categories
The different categories of LGV and PCV licence are listed below:
Large Goods Vehicles
|C1||Rigid goods vehicle between 3500 kg and 7500 kg towing a trailer up to 750 kg. This class of vehicle is generally known as a ‘7.5 tonner’.|
|C1+E||Category C1 plus the towing a trailer over 750 kg – the total weight should not be more than 12000 kg. This class of vehicle is generally known as a ‘7.5 tonner + trailer’.|
|C||Rigid goods vehicle over 7500 kg towing a trailer up to 750 kg. This class of vehicle is generally known as ‘Class 2 or LGV2 or HGV2 or rigid’.|
|C+E||A rigid vehicle towing any size of trailer. This class of vehicle is generally known as ‘Class 1 or LGV1 or HGV1 or articulated’.|
Passenger Carrying Vehicles
|D1||Minibuses with between 9 and 16 passenger seats towing a trailer up to 750 kg.|
To begin a LGV or PCV training course, you will need a provisional LGV or PCV licence. For this you must:
- Be 18 years of age
- Hold a valid car licence
- Pass a medical
Our office staff will deal with the paperwork – they can book your medical and complete the application forms needed for your provisional licence.
|B+E||A car or van towing a trailer over 750 kg.|
If you passed your car test after 01/01/1997, you need to take a test to pull a trailer over 750kg. Your car licence will have a provisional entitlement so no medical or provisional application is required.