HGV/LGV Driver Training in Northern Ireland, Ireland and the UK

Sandy Arthur Training Services has been delivering LGV/HGV Training for over 30 years. We have a proven track record of delivering high quality instruction to all our customers.

CAT C1, CAT C and CAT C+E licence aquisition

Sandy Arthur Training cater for all categories of licence including CAT C1 (7.5 tonnes) CAT C (rigid) and CAT C+E (Drawbar-Conversion) licence acquisition.

Our LGV and HGV instruction is delivered by D.S.A. (Driving Standards Agency) approved instructors. We ensure your training will be delivered on vehicles that are modern and well maintained.

We offer to fully manage your application and training this includes:

  • Provisional Licence Application forms completed
  • "Fit to drive" medical conducted by our doctor
  • Booking DVA Theory Tests
  • Practical Training
  • DVA Practical Test
  • Initial Driver CPC Test (if req'd)

Category C1 Training

Sandy Arthur Training now delivers Cat C1, (7.5 tonnes training.) If you are considering a career using a twin rear wheeled van or small 7.5 tonne lorry e.g. you drive a horse box or you are considering a career with the Ambulance Service, then C1, 7.5 tonnes entitlement may be all you need. Please contact 02877 722221 for further details.

Category C (Rigid body vehicle / Class 2 / LGV)

The LGV Category C licence was formerly commonly known as HGV class 2. The LGV Category C licence will allow drivers who pass the Category C driving test to drive any rigid Category C vehicle up to 32 tonnes. Once you successfully pass your LGV Cat C test, you will obtain Category C on your licence as well as Category C1 (7.5 tonnes as Category C supersedes Category C1)

We offer a range of LGV Category C training courses / HGV Class 2 Training courses to accommodate drivers with different levels of experience.

There are 4 Modules altogether to complete to be able to drive a CAT C Vehicle on a public road.

  • Module 1 – Theory/Hazard Perception test at the DVLA
  • Module 2 – Case Study and test at the DVLA
  • Module 3 – CAT C Practical Training with Lloyds Motoring and test with the DVLA
  • Module 4 – Initial Driver CPC training with Lloyds Motoring and test with the DVLA

Sandy Arthur Training is here to help guide you through each Module, we have fully qualified Instructors who have been approved by the Driving Standards Agency (DSA) to deliver CAT C and C+E Training to the highest standard – Remember cheaper is not always better at Sandy Arthur Training Services we offer experience and fantastic value for money which is matched by a superb pass rate.

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Call our team now for more information on HGV / LGV Training

Tel: 028 7772 2221

LGV Cat C+E (Class 1 / Artic)

Here at Sandy Arthur Training Services, we offer your LGV C+E / HGV Class 1 test in a fully  Articulated lorry (Artic), as artic lorries are more widely used by haulage companies so receiving training in this type of lorry will enhance your chances of successfully gaining job opportunities once you pass your C+E test.


The LGV C+E test was formerly known as HGV Class1. The LGV Category C+E test will allow drivers to drive any rigid vehicle with a trailer over 750kg (truck and trailer) up to a combined weight of 44 tonnes. Drivers who pass the LGV C+E Test will be entitled to drive articulated lorries (artics), or trucks with a drawbar trailer. C+E entitlement will also automatically grant you C1+E entitlements (7.5 tonne & trailer) and also Category B+E (Car & trailer towing) licences.


If you hold any PCV entitlements ( ie Category D or Category D1), you will also inherit the entitlement to tow trailers over 750kg on these licences as well (ie Category D+E and Category D1+E) once you pass your HGV Class 1 test.

In order to attend our LGV C+E (HGV Class 1) training courses, you must have first passed your LGV Category C test (HGV Class 2 test). There is no theory test required, however you must ensure that you have Category C+E provisional entitlement stated on the paper counterpart of your driving licence. You will also need to ensure that your existing LGV Category C entitlement is still valid, and has not expired, as candidates over the age of 45 will need to renew their LGV medical examination every 5 years for their LGV Cat C Licence entitlement to remain valid.