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HGV Class 2 Training – Get Your Cat C Licence

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

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.

What can I drive with a Class 2 licence?

• Most haulage trucks
• Fire engines
• Bin collection vehicles
• Large removal trucks

Earning potential:
Up to £32,000 per annum (£19.04 per hour)

Suitable for:
Anyone with a car licence (Category B) over the age of 18 who is medically fit to drive.

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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:
5 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 (after the age of 45) 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:


Next licence up:

Class 1 (Category C+E)

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