CAT CE (Class 1) Licence Acquisition

Welcome to the start of your CAT CE Licence journey. This licence enables you to operate articulated or articulated combination vehicles, commonly known as tractor-trailers or semis. Whether you’re taking your first steps or seeking to upgrade your driving capabilities, we’re here to guide you on the road to success.

Prices start from £1,800

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Are you looking to become a HGV driver and want further information?

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Course Details

Category C+E allows the holder to drive a large goods vehicle with a maximum authorized mass (gross vehicle weight) over 7,500 kg with a trailer over 750 kg, artic or wagon and drag Our courses run over 5 days with 1:1 tuition and your test is on the final day.

These LGV lorry driving courses concentrate on reversing, coupling + uncoupling the trailer and good driving practice.

All courses are designed with the sole aim of driving professionally beyond DVSA standards. You will be under constant instruction and guidance from our highly experienced instructors who have “been there, done it!”.

So, if you hold a full Class 2 (C) Licence, simply contact us to book the Class 1 (C+E).

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Nationwide training locations

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Course Duration

4/5 days (inc test)

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From £1800

Monthly payments plans available from Dopple

Course Requirements

To gain your C+E HGV driving licence you must be over 18 years old and meet the below requirements.

  • You must hold a valid UK car driving licence issued through the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (the DVLA).
  • You must hold a provisional lorry licence, again issued through the DVLA – RED can help you through this process.
  • You must be in good health, including having acceptable eyesight, mental health, and no neurological conditions – RED can manage and book a medical locally to you known as D4.

What is A Cat CE (Class 1) License?

Obtaining your HGV Class 1 (C+E) license enables you to operate the heaviest vehicles in the transportation sector, typically weighing up to 44 tonnes. These vehicles are commonly employed for both national and long-distance freight transportation.

HGV Driver Training: What’s Involved?

Becoming a HGV driver isn’t just about getting used to driving a bigger vehicle. It’s about learning all the rules of the road, how to load and unload the truck safely, and how to handle tricky situations. Below is a breakdown of what’s involved in training to become a HGV driver.


Find out more about becoming a HGV driver

From honing your driving skills to obtaining the necessary licences, we’re here to guide you through the training options, licensing requirements and career prospects in the field of HGV driving.

What Licence Do I Need?

With a wide range of vehicle types and sizes falling under the HGV category, it’s crucial to understand which specific licence you need to legally and safely drive each type.

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The steps involved in becoming a HGV driver

We’re here to guide you through the step-by-step journey of becoming an HGV driver. From understanding the prerequisites and choosing the right training program to passing essential tests and launching your driving career

How we can help…

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Ready to start your HGV driver training course? If you’re considering becoming a LGV or HGV driver, you’ll find more useful information in our ‘What HGV licence do I need?’ and ‘How much do HGV drivers earn?’ guides. We can also advise you on the most appropriate licence category based on your career goals and the type of vehicle you wish to drive. We have nationwide training locations and offer competitive 4-5 day intensive HGV training courses. Contact us today to discuss your driver training needs and requirements.