There is no theory test requirement to obtain a C+E licence. This is because the "+E" part of a driving entitlement simply means "and trailer over 750kg".
CATEGORY C+E TRAINING WOLVERHAMPTON
In order to attend our LGV C+E training courses, you must have first passed your Category C (Rigid Lorry) LGV test. You must ensure that you have Category C+E provisional entitlement.
You will also need to ensure that your existing LGV Category C entitlement is still valid, and has not expired, as candidtaes over the age of 45 will need to renew their LGV medical examination every 5 years for their LGV Category C Licence entilement to remain valid.
There is no theory test requirement to obtain a C+E licence. This is because the "+E" part of a driving entitlement simply means "and trailer over 750kg". By adding the right to tow a trailer, you are simply extending your existing Category C entitlements (for which you would have already passed a theory test for) as opposed to obtaining a new category of licence.
Just like the Category C Class 2 driving test, if you have a manual Category B licence (car licence), or indeed a manual Category C licence, then you will only be required to take the Category C+E driving test in an automatic vehicle.
You can choose to take your LGV C+E / HGV Class 1 test in either an Articulated lorry (Artic), or truck & drawbar combination. Both have their own respective advantages, as the artic lorries are more widely used by haulage companies so receiving training in this type of lorry may enhance your chances of successfully gaining job opportunities once you pass your LGV C+E test.
Your course will typically be split up into 4 hours training per day, with your test being taken on the final day of your course, where you will receive pre-test warm up training, followed by your C+E practical driving test for which 2 of your training hours will be allocated for. However this is subject to change depending on what you require & what you agree with our instructor.
The C+E test will be taken in the same vehicle in which you do your training in. The test starts off with the examiner asking you some vehicle safety questions, and is immediately followed by the reversing excercise.
You then proceed to spend the next 50 minutes - 1 hour driving on the public road, going over through the test routes you would have hopefully practiced during your training. During this time on the road your examiner will assess your ability to interact with other road users in a safe and appropriate manner following correct road traffic procedures. Upon returning to the test centre, the examiner will ask you to un-hitch & then re-hitch (COUPLING UP) your trailer as the final part of your test