How to get your HGV licence


If you’re thinking of a career change and the idea of driving an HGV appeals to you, then this guide is for you. The internet can be a minefield when searching for advice on this subject, therefore it can be hard to know who to trust when looking to get your HGV licence. We pride ourselves on being the best source of information on this subject, because we are completely impartial and exist only to help you get the right training and advice.

Training Mentor work hard to help trainees like you get their HGV licence with the minimum hassle and feel educated on the subject throughout. Therefore we offer guides, like this one, and a directory of over 450 training companies for you to search to find the best options in your area, meaning you can make an educated decision about where to spend your hard-earned money.

Step by step guide

To gain your Category C licence which will enable you to start a career as an HGV driver, follow these steps:

  1. Complete a driver medical assessment
  2. Apply for a provisional Category C licence
  3. Take your theory tests
  4. Undertake your practical driver training (with a reputable company)
  5. Complete the Driver CPC practical demonstration test (Module 4)

This is a much-simplified list of the steps required to get your HGV licence. Subsequently, there is plenty more to know about each step, which is why we have created some detailed guides (listed below), to help you understand each step of the journey.

Our helpful guides

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