Becoming an LGV instructor

Becoming an LGV instructor

Becoming a Driving Standards Agency registered large goods vehicle (LGV) instructor will demonstrate that you have the skills to train other people to drive an LGV.

You’ll need to have held a current full LGV licence for the category of lorry you’re instructing in for at least either

  • three years
  • one year and have had the equivalent full passenger-carrying vehicle licence for at least three years.

See the guide to becoming an LGV instructor on GOV.UK for full details including how to apply to join the register.

When you’ve been accepted to start the qualifying process, you can start your training towards the three tests.

  • theory test
  • practical driving test
  • instructional ability test.

You’ll have to pass the tests in this order and you must pass them within a one-year period.

You can contact DVSA's LGV instructor helpline for more information:

lgv@dsa.gsi.gov.uk

0115 936 6502

Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

If you want to supervise a small lorry (C1) learner driver, you must have a full licence for the same category of vehicle being driven by the learner. You must have had the licence for three years.

To find out more about supervising learners in a small lorry, see GOV.UK.

There are fees for each of the three tests and joining the register: see GOV.UK for details of the fees.