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Anyone wishing to take a test in a Cat C1 (over 3.5 Tonne Medium Goods) or a Cat C (over 7.5 Tonne Rigid Large Goods) Vehicle must pass a theory test before taking their practical driving test.

The LGV Theory Test consists of three segments.

The first part consists of a multiple choice exam. It consists of 100 randomly generated multiple choice questions on the following topics:

·        Vehicle Weights and dimensions

·        Braking systems and speed limiters

·        Vehicle condition

·        Vehicle loading

·        Documents

·        Drivers’ hours and rest periods

·        Attitude and alertness

·        Safety and Hazard Awareness

·        Accident handling

·        Leaving the vehicle

·        Restricted view

·        Overtaking

·        Environmental issues

·        Weather conditions

·        Traffic signs

The second part of the test is the hazard perception element.

In this part you will be shown 19 video clips chosen by the computer at random from a selection of 200 clips. most of the clips will contain one developing hazard some clips will contain two developing hazards. Each developing hazard has a maximum of 5 points allotted to it.

The third part is a case study exam, candidates answer multi choice questions after reading a number of scenarios.

Candidates must pass the three exams, this does not have to be at the same sitting.  If one part of the test is passed and the other part failed, candidates retake the part they have failed they must pass all three parts before taking a practical test.

JMW run a one and a half day course covering the main elements of this test.  The course also allows candidates to practice for the exam using computer programs.

PLEASE NOTE From September 9th 2009 candidates must complete the Drivers CPC, this will require candidates to pass a further short test after the practical driving test showing the examiner that you know the basics of load restraints, daily checks, etc.

IF YOU HAVE A FULL C1 & D1 ON YOUR LICENCE YOU DO NOT NEED TO DO THE DRIVERS CPC. YOU HAVE UNTIL 2014 TO COMPLETE 35 HOURS TRAINING.

Course Cost: £ 125.00 + VAT

JMW can book the DSA tests on the candidates behalf (3 exams) £80.00.

For further information please telephone us on 01673 87899 or email Sales@jmwtraining.co.uk

 
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