Lloyds School of Motoring provide training in our privately owned fleet across all vehicle categories.
- C1 – up to 7 1/2 tonne vehicle
- C1+E – up to 7 1/2 tonne vehicle with trailer
- C – rigid – automatic vehicles
- C+E articulated – automatic vehicles
Our rigid and articulated lorries are automatic. However this will allow you to drive either automatic or manual in the workplace.
Note: The category without a trailer (C1 or C) has to be completed before progressing to the trailer test (C1+E or C+E).
Minimum Age: 18 years
Going the extra mile to assist
We will provide a step by step guide and hands on assistance, from the initial contact right through to test and beyond.
We understand how confusing obtaining your licence can seem and to help with the process we have prepared a starter pack, with all the relevant documentation. You are welcome to collect this from our office.
If you have any questions or concerns during the process we are always happy to help and assist. We take pride in going the extra mile for our customers.
The steps of the process include:
- passing a medical with a GP and completing the DLM1 form
- applying for a provisional licence in the relevant category using the DL2 form
- wait for the return of your provisional licence
- meantime study for theory and hazard perception tests – we stock all required official DVSA study material and offer theory tuition
- book and pass theory and hazard perception tests at a Pearson Vue testing centre
Now you are ready for the practical road drive element, training and test.
Practical Training and Test
A DVA examiner will conduct the test on the final day at one of the 3 main testing centres:
- Balmoral (Belfast)
- Newbuildings (L’Derry)
Accredited Centre & Instructors
The practical road drive training is conduct by our qualified, experienced and registered NVDIR instructors. We are the only driving school in Northern Ireland to have approved NVDIR instructors and to carry centre accreditation.
Unlike car and motor cycle instructors, there is no legislation that requires LGV instructors to hold any formal qualification. Therefore, it is strongly recommended that to ensure you receive the very best professional training you use a registered instructor.
Choosing a registered school not only ensures that you will receive good training, but will also mean you are training at an establishment that carries correct insurance and complies with all current legislation.
Our instructors will tailor each individual student’s training to fully prepare them for the DVA test.
If you wish to use your newly acquired licence to drive for hire or reward you will be required to complete Driver CPC. This will either be Periodic (35 hours classroom training) or Modules 2 (Case Study) & 4 (Show and Tell). This is determined by the pass dates of previous tests.
After completing Driver CPC, a Driver Qualification Card will be issued for 5 years.
Digi / Tachograph Card
We stock the relevant form needed to apply for your card, allowing you to be workplace ready.