Preparing for your LGV instructor driving ability test

Preparing for your LGV instructor driving ability test

The second qualifying test to become a registered large goods vehicle (LGV) instructor is a practical test to show that your own driving is of a suitable standard. The test covers all the elements of the practical LGV test but at an advanced level: you’ll need to show a very high standard of competence. You must show that you have a thorough knowledge of the principles of good driving and road safety, and that you can apply them in practice.

You must pass the theory test before you can book the practical test, and you shouldn’t book it until your instructor says you’re ready.

You’ll need to take your practical test within one year of passing your theory test – otherwise your theory test pass certificate will expire.

The practical driving test costs £142.80: for full details of the LGV instructor test costs, visit GOV.UK.

See GOV.UK for more information about the driving ability test.

Taking lessons with an LGV instructor trainer should prepare you for your practical test.

For more information and help with practical skills, and what you should know and be able to do, visit the Driver Training Knowledge Centre.

Use the form you’re given when you pass your theory test to book your driving ability test.

You can find your nearest test centre at GOV.UK.

You can also use GOV.UK if you need to change the test date or centre or cancel your test.