Obtaining a Provisional LGV / HGV Licence



In order to commence LGV / HGV Training you will need a LGV / HGV Provisional Licence. For this you must:-



• Hold a Valid Car Licence cat B manual or automatic logo2

• Be certified medically fit

• Minimum age 18 

• And have applied for the provisional licence to cover the group you wish to drive

Changes to driving licence rules in Great Britian click here


New driving licence rules from 19.01.2013 click below




CHECK YOUR LICENCE ON THIS LINK   https://www.gov.uk/view-driving-licence  


What do I need to do first?


You will need 2 forms - A Licence application form - D2 which you need to complete.

A medical form D4 which a doctor will have to complete

These forms are available from your Local Vehicle Licensing Office listed in the phone book under Driving and vehicle or from D.V.L.A Tel 03007906801 or you can also download them from the DVLA Website (tick D2 starter pack) click here.

You can have a medical with any doctor of your choice. Before you book an appointment ask about the cost as you will need to pay. We recommend that you ring round for the best price or you can google "hgv medical"
Or you can ring 
Fit to drive medicals 01254 825241 say you are from ribble valley hgv and the cost is £55 

Ready To Drive Medicals  £50.00 Telephone are email 0161-975-4947  0753926-5659 

www.just-health.co.uk £50.00  Just-Health 156 Colne Road Burnley www.just-health.co.uk £50.00  for Bookings call: 01282 936900

The normal cost can be up to £140.

Send your completed forms together with your current driving licence to DIP29, DVLA, Swansea SA 99 1BR. Once you have received your provisional licence from Swansea you can then book your theory test and hazard perception test.

Which provisional should i apply for : we suggest cat C this will cover you for all rigid vehicles.

After you pass the cat c test DVLA will send you the provisional ce licence.

Download the D4 medical form

A medical must be completed before you may apply for LGV provisional entitlement.After the age of 45 all drivers must pass a medical every 5 years and every year from the age of 65. The medical is to confirm you are physically competent to drive a Large Goods Vehicle.



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Small Lorries

Lorries between
3,500 and 7,500kg


7 1/2 Ton

 C1 truck small

Large Lorries

All Lorries over 3,500 kg
any number of axles. It can
tow a single axle trailer up to 750 kg


2 or 3

 CatC truck small

Small Lorries with Trailer

Between 3,500 kg and 7,500 kg towing trailer over 750 kg total weight not more than
12,250 kg

C1 + E

7 1/2 Ton with Trailer

 C1 E

Large Lorries with Trailer

Rigid Vehicles over 3,500 kg towing trailers over 750 kg

C + E


 CE truck small

Articulated Lorries

Articulated Lorries and rigid Vehicles over 3,500 kg and single axle trailers over 5,000 kg or any other trailer over 750 kg

C + E


 CE lorryl small

     HGV - LGV
     Are the same, one is British and the other is the European translation

     C1 = 7.5 Ton
     Provided that you have passed your car test before 01 / 01 / 1997
     you can drive C1 check your licence for cat. C1 entitlement.
     If you have passed your car test after 31 / 12 /1996 you cannot drive C1

     C and C+E
     Minimum age of 18 with a full car licence you can take your HGV / LGV Cat C,
     this is what was once called HGV 3 or 2

     After you pass your HGV / LGV Cat C, you can then take your HGV / LGV Class 1
     which is now called C+E





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