A Class 2 driver is qualified to drive a truck over 3,500kg, including a trailer weighing up to 750kg.
This smaller truck, frequently referred to as a rigid, and weighing up to 32 tonnes, is normally used for making local and domestic deliveries.
The HGV Class 2 training route is the most popular one for new commercial vehicle drivers to take, as your Cat. C licence also automatically qualifies you to drive any vehicle covered by the Category C1 licence (vehicles over 3.5 tonne but below 7.5 tonne).
New rules mean that you can train directly for your Cat. C+E licence, without taking your Cat. C test first. Or, you may only wish to gain your Cat. C licence. You can still upgrade to your Cat. C+E at a later date.
• Most haulage trucks
• Fire engines
• Bin collection vehicles
• Large removal trucks
Up to £32,000 per annum (£19.04 per hour)
Anyone with a car licence (Category B) over the age of 18 who is medically fit to drive.
Driver Hire Training are here to help you gain your new licence. We’re here with you every step of the way.
Course content and tests:
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Costs and finance:
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. Remember, you can spread the cost of licence acquisition training through our Finance offering.
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.
Add-on specialist training opportunities for this licence include:
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* Representative example: If you borrow £2,100 over 3 years at a rate of 15% APRC fixed, you will pay 36 instalments of £71.83 per month and a total amount payable of £2,585.96. This includes the net loan, interest of £485.96, a broker fee of £0.00 and lender fee of £0.00. The overall cost for comparison is 15% APRC. Indicative total £2,100.00 Category C (Class 2) – Full Service (Modules 1-4) + Test.