LGV Training

East Coast Driver Training Ltd offers all classes of LGV (Large Goods Vehicles) driver training:

Category  C1 – vehicles between 3.5 – 7.5 tonnes MAM. This category is necessary for Candidates wishing to undertake Paramedic training, or those wishing to drive small/ medium horseboxes ect.
Category  C – rigid vehicles over 7.5 tonnes, with a maximum weight of 32 tonnes MAM.

Category  C+E – any articulated goods vehicle, or drawbar combination from 12 tonnes – 44 tonnes MAM.

Category  C1 + E – a C1 vehicle, plus a trailer weighing more than 750kg MAM.

Minimum age for obtaining any LGV licence is 18.

Category  C must be obtained before Category C+E can be attempted.

Acquiring an LGV licence can feel a little daunting –  that’s where East Coast Driver Training Ltd can help. If you would like to speak to us, we can explain the whole process, and then send you detailed information, including the D2 and D4 forms to get you started, and details of DVSA publications that you may find useful .

Following the successful completion of both the Hazard Perception and Multiple Choice theory tests, you can undertake practical driver training, in either the C1 or C vehicles.

Practical Training LGV C and C+E:

20 Hour Course £1000.00+VAT £200.00 + Driving Test Fee £115.00 = £1315.00

16 Hour Course  £800.00 + Vat £160.00 + Driving Test Fee £115.00 = £1075.00

On a 1 to 1 Basis over 3 Days.

Doing 5 or 4 Mornings 8 am to 12 pm or 5 Afternoons 12 pm to 4 pm is another way to do your Training.

The cost is the same as above as is the amount of Training Hours.

Remember these Courses are on a 1 to 1 Basis.    No Sharing.


Practical Training LGV C1

Courses available and the Costs:

1 Day Course £280 +Vat £56.00 = £336.00 +  Driving Test Fee  £115 =    Total Cost: £451.00

1.5 Days Course £420 +Vat £84.00 = £432.00 + Driving Test Fee £115 = Total Cost: £619.00

2 Days Course £560 +Vat £112.00 = £672.00 + Driving Test Fee  £115 = Total Cost: £787.00

2.5 Days Course £700 +Vat (£140) = £840.00 + Driving Test Fee £115 = Total Cost: £835.00

Additional Training

Extra training sessions, or tailored training courses can be arranged, with minimum driving periods of 2 hours. The cost of training is £50.00 per hour for Catergory C and CE, £35.00 per hour for C1 and £30.00 per hour for B+E plus Vat.

If you do not pass your driving test 1st time, retest training can be arranged. To carry out a retest you will require the vehicle and instructor for ½ day, to allow approx 2 hours driving time, and 1 ½ hours for the test.

Costs for C and C+E:
½ day Training £200.00 + Vat  £40.00 = £240.00 + Driving Test Fee  £115  Total Cost: £355.00

Additional training can be organised as necessary, with minimum driving periods of 2 hours. The cost of training is £50.00 per hour + Vat for C or C+E and £35.00 per hour + Vat for C1

Training in Candidates own vehicle – Any Category:

Training courses can be arranged in customers own vehicles subject to certain conditions: Vehicles must meet DVSA test requirements. Contact us for more information, or check online at the DVSA website.     


1 Day (8 hours) £300.00 + Vat £60.00 = £360.00

½ Day (4 hours) £150.00 + Vat £30.00 = £180.00

Driving Test Fee  £115.00                            

Our Vehicles     

Our Training Vehicles exceed the minimum vehicle requirements of the DVSA.  They are Modern, regularly maintained, Well looked after and we take great pride in our vehicles – after all, they are our biggest advert!
All vehicles in our fleet, both Rigid and Articulated vehicles are Automatic. 

The C1 and B+E vehicles have Manual Gearboxes.