What Do I Need to Become a HGV Driver?
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HGV drivers are still in high demand and recently qualified drivers are like gold dust. Today, we have a few points to help you on the road to success in joining this exciting profession.
How to get a HGV licence
Category C1 is the first and fundamental degree of HGV training and licencing that you can accomplish. This licence is a step up from a regular UK driver licence and enables you to drive a vehicle of 3500 kg.
Simple steps to this:
What qualifications do you need to drive HGV
Main requirements to start are a full UK driving licence and be over the age of 18.
There are a few licence categories, but they are incredibly straightforward to understand, and I’ve collated them below for you, so it’s handy to break it down.
A medical exam is mandatory and will be part of your HGV training. This is a basic medical to determine if you have any existing medical conditions that could prevent you carrying out the duties of an HGV driver. If you are in general good health, you should pass with a breeze. Expect a brief consultation followed by a basic medical examination with an approved GP in your local area.
How long does it take to be a HGV driver
How long the process takes will depend on how quickly you can complete the 7-step process, but if everything runs smoothly, it should not take longer than 10 weeks to become a HGV qualified driver.
Getting started today on the 7-step process today and in 8-10 weeks you will get that amazing licence in hand and can start applying for one of the UK’s most in demand jobs right now.