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Our website provides you with comprehensive details about legal requirements and training objectives for each category by visiting the relevant sections.

No need to worry about paper work and red tape . We’ll provide a complete service and guide you through all stages of the process.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact us by filling out the enquiry form on the contact page or simply give us a call for your FREE Starter Pack.

HGV TRAINING             PCV TRAINING

CPC TRAINING             TRAILER TRAINING

CAT D1 + E REQUIREMENTS


We provide an intensive training course with the test on the final day.



£450 + VAT / trainee*



 Minimum of 2 trainees per vehicle.


DO I NEED CPC MODULES 2 & 4?


If choosing to use your coach licence for hire or reward, you may need to complete CPC Module 2 & 4.  Click CPC for further details.

WHAT’S IN THE TEST?


A. Safety Questions


B. Off Road Manoeuvre

1. Reverse exercise

2. Controlled stop

(3. Uncoupling & re-coupling -

only for cat D,D1+E)


C. On Road Drive

1. Be able to move off from the

    side of the road safely

2. Pull in  & stop in a safe & convenient place

3. Complete an angle start

4. Complete a down hill start

5. Complete a gear change exercise

6. Show ability to drive this vehicle safely

7. Pull in and move off from a bus stop

CAT D1 REQUIREMENTS


The Category D1 test is required to drive any minibus with a maximum of 16 passenger seats towing a trailer up to 750 kg.We provide an intensive training course with the test on the final day.



£375 + VAT / trainee*



Minimum of 2 trainees per vehicle.


DO I NEED CPC MODULES 2 & 4?


If choosing to use your coach licence for hire or reward, you may need to complete CPC Module 2 & 4.  Click CPC for further details.




CAT D REQUIREMENTS


The Category D test is required to drive any coach with over 16 passenger seats towing a trailer over 750 kg.We provide an intensive training course with the test on the final day.



 £850+VAT £1020



Minimum of 2 trainees per vehicle.


DO I NEED CPC MODULES 2 & 4?


If choosing to use your coach licence for hire or reward, you may need to complete CPC Module 2 & 4.  Click CPC for further details.




CAT C1,C1 + E REQUIREMENTS


You can do this test from the age of 18 with an initial CPC qualification. The Category C1 test is required to drive all lorries between 3500 kg  & 7500 kg towing a  trailer up to 750 kg.



£375 + VAT / trainee*  





DO I NEED CPC MODULES 2 & 4?


If choosing to use your HGV licence for hire or reward, you may need to complete CPC Module 2 & 4. Click CPC for further details.


HOW  DO I OBTAIN THE CATEGORY C1+E TEST?


The Category C1+E tests are required to drive all lorries between 3500 kg & 7500 kg towing a trailer over 750 kg with total weights not more than 1200 kg.You must have first passed CAT C1.



£450 + VAT / trainee*

 

CAT C,C + E REQUIREMENTS


You can do this test from the age of 18 with an initial CPC qualification.The Category C test is required to drive all Lorries over 3500 kg towing a trailer up to  750 kgWe provide 2 days training with the test on the 3rd day - on a one to one with our instructor.


£850 + VAT / trainee*  





DO I NEED  CPC  MODULES 2 & 4?


If  choosing to use your HGV licence for hire or reward, you may need to complete CPC Module 2 & 4.  Click CPC for further details.


HOW  DO I OBTAIN THE CATEGORY C+E TEST?


The Category C+E test is required to drive all lorries over 3500 kg towing a trailer over 750 kg. You must have first passed CAT C .We provide 2 days training with the test on the 3rd day - on a one to one with our instructor.


£950 + VAT / trainee  

WHAT’S IN THE TEST?


A. Safety Questions

     Relevant To Vehicle


B. Off Road Manoeuvre


1. Reverse exercise

2. Controlled stop

3. Uncoupling & re-coupling

    (only for cat C+E, C1 + E)


C. On Road Drive


1. Be able to move off from the side

    of the road safely

2. Pull in & stop in a safe & convenient     place

3. Complete an angle start

4. Complete a down hill start

5. Complete a gear change exercise

6. Show ability to drive your vehicle safely


DRIVER TRAINING

DRIVER PERIODIC TRAINING


 


This is a legal requirement for all Lorry drivers who drive commercially. Any driver who fell into the exemption above must complete 35 hours i.e. 5 days Driver CPC by 10th September 2014. Only on completion of 35 hours will you receive your Driver Qualification Card which lasts for 5 years. We advise that you then complete 1 days Driver CPC per year for the rest of your Driving career to ensure your Driving Qualification Card is updated.

 

•  All new drivers who receive a Driver Qualification Card after passing Module 4 are best to keep themselves updated by completing one days training ( 7 hours) per year so that by the time the Driver Qualification Card expires you will automatically have completed and submitted 35 hours.

 

The Driver CPC Course is classroom based and is usually held on a Saturday (contact us for availability/dates). On completion of your licence details being uploaded on to the DSA website you will receive an attendance certificate.


 

• Cost £65

• Includes DSA data upload fee of £8.75

• Maximum 20 candidates




CPC - PCV DRIVERS

 


Initial CPC Module 2 & Module 4 were introduced on 10/9/2008 for all new drivers to drive commercially.

 


• You can sit Module 2 & 4 after you’ve passed Module 1a, 1b & 3.

• You must pass Module 2 before you can sit Module 4.


Training for Module 4 & use of vehicle for test  = £150 + VAT.


On completion of Module 4 will you receive your

Driver Qualification Card which lasts for 5 years.


Module 1a               

Module 1b


Module 2 (CPC)


Module 3

           

Module 4 (CPC)     

Theory Test


Hazard Perception Test


Case Study Test


Practical Test


Skills Test     

WHAT’S IN THE

TRAINING?


CPC MOD 4 2HRS      £150+VAT £180

DRIVER PERIODIC TRAINING

 



• This is a legal requirement for all Bus drivers who drive commercially. Any driver who held their licence (D, D1, DE, D1E) prior to 10th September 2008 must complete 35 hours i.e. 5 days Driver CPC by 10th September 2013. Only on completion of 35 hours will you receive your Driver Qualification Card which lasts for 5 years. We advise that you then complete 1 days Driver CPC per year for the rest of your Driving career to ensure your Driving Qualification Card is updated.


•  All new drivers who receive a Driver Qualification Card after passing Module 4 are best to keep themselves updated by completing one days training ( 7 hours) per year so that by the time the Driver Qualification Card expires you will automatically have completed and submitted 35 hours.


The Driver CPC Course is classroom based and is usually held on a Saturday (contact us for availability/dates). On completion of your licence details being uploaded on to the DSA website you will receive an attendance certificate.

 


•  Cost £65

• Includes DSA data upload fee of £8.75

• Maximum 20 candidates

Module 1a               

Module 1b


Module 2 (CPC)


Module 3

 

Module 4 (CPC)      

Theory Test


Hazard Perception Test


Case Study Test


Practical Test


Skills Test     

WHAT’S IN THE

TRAINING?

CPC – HGV / LGV DRIVERS



Initial CPC Module 2 & 4 were introduced on 10/9/2009 for all new drivers who drive commercially. Drivers exempt from Module 2 & 4 are as follows, however all drivers must complete Driver Periodic Training if they use it for hire & reward


• If you passed your lorry test prior to the 10th September 2009.

• If you passed your car test before January 1997 you automatically gained C1

  which gives you 'grandfather rights'.

 

If you don’t fall into any of the categories above then you must complete Modules 2 & 4 to drive commercially. Follow the order to sit the tests below

 

• You can sit Mods 2 & 4 after you have passed Module 1a, 1b & 3.

• You must pass Mod 2 before you can sit Mod 4.


Training & use of vehicle for test for Mod 4  = £150 + VAT. On completion of Mod 4 will you receive your Driver Qualification Card which lasts for 5 years.


CPC MOD 4 2HRS      £150+VAT £180

Customers who first obtained car licences before 19 January 2013 but on or after 1 January 1997 are required to pass an additional driving test in order to gain entitlement to category B+E (Car and Trailer combinations), & also for all larger vehicles. In addition to the new driving tests, drivers of vehicles which fall within subcategories C1, C1+E, D1 and D1+E also have to meet higher medical standards. Category B entitlement holders may still tow a trailer; however certain restrictions apply.

What does the test consist of?


A. Safety Questions


B. Off Road Manoeuvres

1. Reverse exercise

2. Uncouple

3. Re-couple

4. Controlled stop

C. On Road Drive


1. Be able to move off from the

    side of the road safely

2. Pull in and stop in a safe and

    convenient place

3. Complete an angle start

4. Complete a down hill start

5. Show  ability to drive this

vehicle safely

Key Points

No Theory/Hazard Perception Test Required

Group Bookings Available


Excellent Pass Rate

17 years and upwards (includes R Plates)

Jeep and trailer on test day £120

THE TRAILER TEST

The Category B+E test is required to drive any cars or light vans with up to 8 passenger seats and up to 3500 kg towing a trailer over 750 kg.


Changes in Jan 2013  and later in the year mean most car & trailer combinations will not be accepted for the test .Please contact us for further details.


If you have passed your Car Test (Category B) after 1997 and wish to tow a trailer over 750 kg you are required by law to take the additional Category B&E test.



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From on road towing to reversing,loading & pitching, our comprehensive caravan courses cover the following skill sets :


IAN’S CARAVAN TRAINING provide top rated caravan handling and manoeuvring courses on our private 1.5 acre training site for those who have little or no towing experience and would like to gain some experience and increased confidence.




CARAVAN

3 HR LESSON

£180

CARAVAN TRAINING

CARAVAN LESSONS

We offer a CARAVAN TRAINING PACKAGE  which consists of a 3 hour caravan lesson for only £180.  As you can see in our promotional video we have exclusive use of a huge one and a half acre training site which provides ample space for safe training procedures.  Call us to book your training or with any enquiries you may have.

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We offer a 1 DAY TRAILER TRAINING + TEST PACKAGE  for only £400 + VAT. Alternatively you can book your a 2 hour lesson for only £80 + VAT regardless of the time of day, weekdays or weekends. Hire of a jeep and trailer for your test day can be arranged for only £125 + VAT. Call us for details.

TRAILER LESSONSAnytime that suits you

£480

ALL IN 1 TRAINING+TEST

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