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Category C+E Training

Category C+E (Class 1) LGV / HGV training runs around Ipswich, Suffolk and uses the DVSA Test Centre in Ipswich. C+E is the category that allows you to drive a vehicle over 3,500kg with a trailer over 750kg. Typically these type of vehicles go up to 44,000kg. We offer 3 Category C+E training courses:

  • 15 Hours – £1,225 (Experienced Category C Driver with Trailer Reversing Experience)
  • 16 Hours – £1,315 (Experienced Category C Driver with Trailer Reversing Experience)
  • 20 Hours – £1,595 (Little/No Category C or Trailer Reversing Experience)
All prices include the practical test fee of £115.

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Once you have passed your Category C practical test, your C+E practical course can be arranged and the practical test can be booked – the test lasts approximately 1.5 hours.

The Category C+E practical test consists of several parts:

  • Show Me Tell Me C+E‘ – You will be asked 3 questions from the list (Different to Category C list)
  • Reverse Manoeuvre – Off Road (See Below)
  • General Road Driving – On Road
  • Independent Drive – On Road
  • Trailer Un-couple and Re-couple Exercise – Off Road
When attending training and test you MUST have BOTH parts of your licence.

Upon passing your Category C+E practical test, your examiner will send your licence to the DVLA for updating to the full entitlement.


  • 15 Hours – £1,228 (course inc. test fee)
  • 16 Hours – £1,315 (course inc. test fee)
  • 20 Hours – £1,595 (course inc. test fee)

The above course prices include the standard DVSA LGV Test Fee of £115. If you decide on an ‘Out of Hours’ test there is an additional fee of £26 for the DVSA LGV Test.
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