C1 Licence Driver Training

Here are all the steps required to obtain your Category C1 licence (7.5 tonne):


  • Complete a D4 medical at a doctors, this can be arranged locally by Veterans Training Academy at a medical centre near where you live.


  • Complete a D2 licence application form (this can be obtained from any Post Office or downloaded online). VTA will assist you with any questions you have about the form.
  • Send the D2 and D4 application forms as well as your driver’s licence to DVLA (they will return your licence with the provisional entitlement that you have applied for on it).

Theory Tests:

You will be required to do 3 theory tests:

  • Driver CPC Part 1a: Theory Multi-Choice Questions: The 100 multiple-choice questions are still part of the new test. These questions cover all the basics of safe and proficient driving of large, commercial vehicles. You must get 85 of the questions correct to pass this portion.
  • Driver CPC Part 1b: Theory Hazard Perception: Learners will watch nineteen one-minute long hazard perception test video clips. Hazard perception clips are computer generated imagery (CGI) and filmed from the perspective of a passenger in the vehicle. Learners must indicate, by clicking a mouse, when they observe a developing hazard. All the hazard perception clips will include one developing hazard, and one clip will include 2 hazards. The sooner the student reacts to a developing hazard, the more points are scored. Points are from five down to one, with no score if the candidate reacts too late. The test pass mark is 67/100 and the test contains 19 CGI clips.
  • Driver CPC Part 2: Case Studies: The case study test lasts 75 minutes and covers seven case studies, with 50 questions altogether. You will need to score at least 40 out of 50 to pass the test. Before you start the test, you can have a practice session of up to 15 minutes.

When practicing for both Driver CPC Theory Tests and Driver CPC Case Studies:

Veterans Training Academy has multiple-choice theory, hazard perception and initial CPC practice pages on our website. When you choose to be trained by Veterans Training Academy you will receive unlimited access to this site.

C1 Licence Driver Training

  • Driver training is conducted over 4-5 days depending on each individual’s driving experience. Each driving session will last approximately 4 hours.
  • Your practical driving test will be booked and will be completed on your final day of training.

Driver CPC Part 4: Practical Demonstration Test

In this 30-minute test you’ll need to show that you can keep your vehicle safe and secure. You’ll be asked about;

  • Safe use of your vehicle and checks to make before driving.
  • Loading your vehicle safely and securely.
  • Checking for risks from criminal acts and trafficking.
  • Assessing emergencies and risks.

You’ll need to score at least 80 out of 100 points (with at least 15 out of 20 for each topic area).

If you are not from the Greater Manchester area, we can arrange for you to complete your theory tests at your local DCA centre. At this stage we will arrange transport and free hotel accommodation next to our training facilities so that you can complete your practical training here at Veterans Training Academy!

Book Your Training Course Today

Get in touch with us today by submitting our online enquiry form and a member of the VTA team will contact you back. Once done, this will enable us to start the process of getting you your LGV licence and more importantly getting you into work once qualified.

Alternatively, email your enquiry to us at; info@veteranstrainingacademy.co.uk

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