C + E Driving Licence

From April 2014 it is possible to pass your driving test in an automatic category C+E type vehicle and gain a full manual HGV / LGV licence. As nearly all new trucks are fitted with automatic transmissions it makes sense to change the licence acquisition process to reflect this. At Bains! you can choose, C and C+E training on automatic or manual type lorries.

Once you start you C+E training course / Class 1 driver training, you’ll be given essential, practical experience and quality tuition from one of our DVSA Approved Instructors. We’ll tailor your training just for you, taking into account any towing experience you’ve had in the past.

We are one of the best truck driving schools in London. We’ll address your concerns, answer any questions you have, and help you perfect towing maneuvers. As part of your course, you’ll be shown how to couple and uncouple correctly and effectively, how to reverse and how to ensure and check your load is both legal and safe for traveling on the UK’s roads. C+E training courses / C+E driving lessons are held at our Hayes Middlesex office, near Heathrow Airport.

We have excellent off-road facilities where maneuvers can be carried out and practiced to perfection. In order to receive C+E entitlement on your license, you will need to pass an official, practical test. This will take place at our local test center in Yeading Middlesex. The test will last for approximately 90 minutes. You will be tested on and off the road. You will be asked questions by the examiner and be required to demonstrate towing procedures and methods. When you return at the test center, you will be asked to complete a few more moves such as uncoupling/re-coupling the trailer, just as we’ve shown you during your training.

HGV 2 / LGV C

Rigid Trucks up to 32 tonnes

HGV 1 / LGV C+E

Drawbar & Articulated Trucks up to 44 tonnes

LGV C1 7.5 tonnes

Over 3.5t up to 7.5t for Recovery Vehicle, Horsebox or RV Motor Home, etc