Category C licence automatically qualifies him for the Category C+E provisional entitlement.
Practical Driving Assessment: Some training providers conduct a practical skills driving assessment to gauge how much training the candidate needs. Most candidates typically need five to seven days of training to be at the level required for passing the test.
Practical Training: Lessons from the training provider’s driving instructor will consist of a combination of lecture, demonstration and exercises on highway and traffic laws, safe vehicle handling and driving manoeuvres.
Practical Test: The practical test will be similar to the Category C driving test and will still be conducted by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency or DVLA but with some additional topics. Some training providers are also able to help candidates by booking the practical test for them. Once the candidate passes the test, the provisional entitlement on his licence is converted to a full Category C+E licence.
Training providers differ on actual training costs with the rate often based on the length of training needed. Several providers also offer packages including those that combine Category C with Category C+E training.
Here’s a look at the usual Category C+E training prices:
Free or included in the training package
£700 – £1,100
Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency Practical Test Fee
£115 – £140
*A fee is also often charged by training providers for the candidate’s use of their vehicles for the practical test.