Filling up the category section on the back of your driving licence is not only satisfying in itself, but can also upskill you to ensure a secure career in driving…
Here is a cost effective way where you could gain an extra 9 licence categories by passing only 3 driving tests! (Drivers who passed their car driving test before 1997 will already have categories: B+E, C1 and D1).
Pass the Large Goods Vehicle C (rigid truck) driving test, and you will also gain the C1 (7.5 Tonne) licence.
Then pass the LGV C+E (Truck & Trailer) driving test, and you’ll also gain the B+E (Car & Trailer) licence, and the C1+E (7.5 Tonne & Trailer) category.
Once the LGV licences have been passed, you can move on to take the Passenger Carrying Vehicle D (Bus / Coach) test. Passing this test will also give you the PCV D1 (Minibus) category. However, because you have passed the larger LGV C+E trailer test, you then also gain the PCV trailer entitlements D1+E (Minibus & Trailer), and the D+E (Bus / Coach & Trailer)!
Here’s a recap of these licence categories gained:
- B+E (Car & Trailer)
- C1 (7.5 Tonne)
- C1+E (7.5 Tonne & Trailer)
- C (Rigid Truck)
- C+E (Truck & Trailer)
- D1 (Minibus)
- D1+E (Minibus & Trailer)
- D (Bus / Coach)
- D+E (Bus / Coach & Trailer)
Check out our package that includes everything required to become a commercial truck and bus driver:
‘All LGV and PCV Licence Categories & Driver CPC’
Ben Shaw Training Ltd
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