HGV Training Guide


HGV is the same as LGV which means (Large Goods Vehicle). HGV was (Heavy Goods Vehicle) and formerly used until it was changed to LGV. Below you will find the average costs and fees associated with a training in order to obtain a HGV licence. The licences can be Category C, C1, and C+E. If you are interested in becoming a HGV driver, the cost of training to become a HGV driver is, of course, an incredibly important factor.

Generally speaking the HGV training costs can differ from one training centre to another. What influences training prices further is the location in the UK and how long are the courses that are being offered. As a word of caution it is best not to assume that cheaper HGV Training Prices means a quick acquired licence. Many reputable training centres charge higher training prices because of their reputation of providing the right effective training and giving the best chances for the student driver to obtain the HGV licence. Below you will find some tables which chart the average HGV training costs including supplementary costs such as revision materials and medical costs.

HGV Training Costs, Prices and Fees

Course Learning Material Comments Average Prices
The Highway Code Book Essential Book For Road Safety – Updated in 2015 Click to See Price on Amazon
Theory Test Revision Book Wonderful Book Written by a Trucker – Informative and Fun To Read! Click to See Price on Amazon
DVSA Hazard Perception DVD PC CD-ROM for the HGV/LGV/ PCV Theory Test and Hazard Perception Test. Click to See Price on Amazon
DVSA LGV/HGV Theory Test Book Prepare to pass your theory test first time with this official DVSA Theory Test Book. Click to See Price on Amazon
Medical Examination This can be done through your doctor or a specialist HGV Medical service. £50 to £70
Course Module Fees Comments Average Prices
Module 4 Driver CPC Practical Demonstration Test About 30 minutes.Will test your knowledge in loading, Contents, Emergency Situations, etc. £55
Module 3 Practical Driving Test Practical Test. Questions on Vehicle Safety Checks, Braking, etc. £115
Module 2 Driver CPC Case Studies Will be shown 19 video clips which demonstrate everyday road scenes £30
Module 1b Theory Test Hazard Perception Clips Must be taken at an approved center. Can be taken at different times. £15
Module 1a Theory Test 100 Multiple Choice Questions Must be taken at an approved centre £35
Course Offerings Details Average Prices
15 Hours Course 15 Hours Course £700 to £800
16 Hours Course Experienced Category C1 7.5t driver £800 to £900
20 Hours Course Someone with little or No Category C experience £950 to £1050
Driver CPC Periodic Training This is the 35 hours training that must be completed every 5 years in order to remain a professional LGV/HGV driver £300 to £400