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HGV Class 1 Training – Get Your Cat C+E Licence

Find out about our fast-track Cat. C+E training

A Class 1 driver is qualified to drive a truck over 3,500kg (C) with a trailer over 750kg (+E).

A Category C+E vehicle has a trailer that detaches and is frequently referred to as an artic (articulated lorry), Class 1 or an HGV.

By gaining your HGV Class 1 (C+E) licence, you’ll be able to drive the largest vehicles in the logistics industry, weighing up to 44 tonnes and generally used for national and long-haul deliveries. The vehicle may also be in a drawbar configuration.

What can I drive with a Class 1 licence?

  • Drawbar or artic vehicles
  • Category C trucks
  • Vehicles above 7.5 tonnes
  • Tractors with a long trailer unit

Earning potential:
Up to £35,000 per year (£20.83 per hour)

Suitable for:
Anyone who holds a Cat. C (Class 2) licence can upgrade to a Cat. C+E (Class 1) licence.
If you hold a Cat. B (car) or Cat C1 (7.5 tonne) licence, new rules mean you don’t have to take your Cat. C test first – you can train directly for your Cat. C+E licence.

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What’s involved

Driver Hire Training are here to help you gain your new licence. We’re here with you every step of the way.

Training length:
4 days

Course content and tests:
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Costs will vary depending on where you do your training. We can provide all this information when you call us or submit an enquiry form.

Ongoing requirements

Once you have your licence, you will need to undergo a medical examination every 5 years and undertake 35 hours’ periodic Driver CPC training in order to keep your DQC up to date. This is standard for any HGV driver. Find out more about Driver CPC.

Further training

Add-on specialist training opportunities for this licence include:


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