Category C+E

Are you a HGV Class 2 driver looking to upgrade to HGV Class 1? Or maybe you are a car driver looking to start your career in lorry driving and want to Fast Track to the largest commercial vehicle category on the road (Category C+E)

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HGV Class 1 'Articulated'

Driving articulated vehicles demands a high level of skill, particularly concerning forward planning and defensive driving techniques, as well as reversing with a large trailer.

For Category C (HGV Class 2) licence holders the Category C+E training course is similar to what you would have taken to gain that licence, with the additional requirement to demonstrate the ability to couple and uncouple your vehicle with a trailer.

For Category B (car licence holders) the ‘Fast Track Category C+E’ course is slightly longer in duration. After obtaining provisional and passing the relevant theory tests you will start your training course in a Category C vehicle, familiarising yourself with the size of the vehicle before progressing onto the Category C+E and taking your Module 3a (off road) and Module 3a (on road driving ability) tests at the end of the course.

Passing the Category C+E tests will entitle you to drive any commercial vehicle (except PCV) including those towing a trailer.

At RSM we provide all classes of  PCV driver training courses through our centres throughout the country. Our intensive driver training courses are provided on a ONE-to-ONE basis. Our experienced PCV driver training instructors will teach you to drive the vehicle both confidently and safely to a high standard beyond what is typically required by the PCV driving test.

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  • Proven High Pass Rates
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Essex HGV Driver Training Programme 2023

Essex County Council caught up with our trainers to find out about their experiences of the Essex Driver Training Programme. The programme was delivered in partnership with Harlow Council, Uttlesford District Council, Tendring District Council and the DWP.

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Steps To Success

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Obtain Our 'Starter Pack'

RSM Driver Training’s Starter pack includes everything you need to start the process of becoming a HGV/PCV driver including medical appointment, online theory revision program (6 month subscription) and your HGV/PCV Theory Multiple Choice and Hazard Perception tests

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Apply For Provisional Entitlement

After you have attended your medical you will need to send the D2 & D4 form, along with your driving licence photocard, to the DVSA in the envelope we provided. It can take up to 3 weeks for the DVSA to return your licence. In the meantime, we recommend that you study for your relevant theory tests.

Pass Your Theory & Hazard Tests

Let us know once your provisional licence has been returned and we will book your Theory Multiple Choice and Hazard Perception tests at a local theory centre to you. You will need to pass both tests to start your driving course with us.

Book Your Driver Training Course

Once you have passed the theories, we will be pleased to confirm a booking for you on your driver training course. After passing your practical tests, before you are able to drive commercially, you will need to complete Drivers CPC training in order to obtain your Drivers’ Qualification card.

Why choose RSM Driver Training

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RSM Driver Training

RSM Driver Training are the largest fully accredited commercial driver training school in the South East of England.

With primary sites in Essex and Suffolk, we offer a variety of intensive one to one HGV and PCV driver training courses across the country to individuals, companies and large organisations alike.

From Provisional to Qualified Driver

The RSM team are committed to providing a first class service from start to finish of becoming a commercial driver. From booking medical appointments, theory tests and providing revision material, we take all the hassle and confusion out of the booking process. Our dedicated customer service team are here to guide you through with minimal fuss, reliable communication and are dedicated to finding the right course for you.

Our registered driving instructors pride themselves on training drivers be confident, aware and safe on the road which we believe give them the best chance of passing their driving tests first time. Our pass rates are above the national average because we teach drivers to be highly professional and able drivers, beyond what is expected in commercial driving tests.

In addition, our fleet of modern, well kept training vehicles, comfortable training classrooms and onsite hardstanding Module 3a practice areas ensure you really do get the best all round experience with RSM.

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