The Category C is a vocational licence category which allows the holder to drive rigid heavy goods vehicles between 7.5 tonnes and up to a maximum of 32 tonnes. The most common types of vehicles that fall into this category are Tippers, Box waggons, Curtain-siders, Flatbeds and other medium HGV’s.
Wait – Have you considered Category C+E?
One thing to consider before you go any further is going direct for a category C+E licence instead. Gaining your category C+E licence will automatically give you the C licence, the process is exactly the same however you will need longer on the practical training as this is a big jump up to the 44 tonne articulated vehicle. Check out our Category C+E Training page.
To undertake C training you must hold a full UK car (Category B) licence and have applied for your provisional for C (see information below regarding a medical).
The driving lessons for C consist of:
Four 4 hour lessons, and one hour long lesson before the test and vehicle hire for the practical driving test
The practical training side only takes 1 week to complete however the whole process often takes 6 -8 weeks depending upon a number of factors.
Firstly the gaining your provisional relies upon the speed of the DVLA returning your licence after you complete your medical and this is usually 2-4 weeks, but don’t worry you can use this time to study for your theory and hazard perception.
Once your licence is back we can book you in for the theory tests and this depends upon the availability in your chosen location but is normally around 2 weeks.
Finally we would book you in for the practical training and tests which would be around 2-3 weeks after passing your theories.
The cost depends upon which of the elements mentioned above you will need but don’t worry you will not need to pay it all at once. You will pay a deposit of £400 which will cover your medical appointment, study material, and all theory tests and allow us to pencil in your practical training and tests at a convenient time.
The remaining balance will be payable before you undertake your driving lessons and practical tests in the vehicle. This balance will a maximum of £1514 if you needed all the elements detailed above. It is also possible to arrange to pay this balance in stages.
Simply pay your deposit online today and our team will be in touch to book your medical and give you all the information you need and get the wheels rolling.