HGV | LGV C1, C1+E, B+E Driver Training
The C1, C1+E Test


The test itself which is conducted by a Dvsa examiner at our local Test centre in Guildford Surrey.

You will have to produce a current Uk Driving Licence and ensure you are able to read a car number plate at 20 metres with or without glasses as required.


You will be asked 5-6 show me tell me questions relevant to the catagory of test.


You will then be asked to demonstrate the S-Shape reversing exercise staying within the boundary set up for your combination length.


You are allowed a maximum of 2 correctional shunts forward to complete the excercise and you are allowed to exit the vehicle to check the rearmost of the vehicle or trailer is in the black yellow box as required.


You may move the vehicle or trailer back more if required to complete but would not be allowed to check a second time.


If taking the Hgv C1+e test you will then be asked to uncouple /re-couple the trailer in a safe manner throughout the demonstration.


The on the road element of the Test lasts for 50-60 mins on urban/rural roads incorporating dual carriageways.


The standard is high and you will be marked in the same way as any previous test.

To pass you will need to achieve no more than 15 driver errors and no serious/dangerous faults.


But dont worry as we have 32 years of experience and our training courses will quickly eliminate those bad habits and help you achieve your goal.


We provide a modern vehicle and trailer to make the whole process as easy as possible.


Tried and tested training helping hundreds each year to pass on their first attempt.


We know exactly whats required to pass first time so don't hesitate to ask further questions if required or come and try an assesment lesson to get experience on what you'll be tested on.      



We achieve very high pass rates for this catagory and look forward to helping you pass your C1 or C1 + E Hgv test very soon !! 




Towing Courses available for those that need to tow horses in Hampshir
Horse Trailer Towing lessons in surrey - Berkshire - Hampshire
Hgv C1, C1 +E Driver training, The Hgv |Lgv C1 [ 7.5 tonne ] Test is available to clients from Hampshire - Surrey - Berkshire who need to drive lorries up to 7.5 tonne. we can also train our clients in the C1+e catagory which allows the towing of trailers up to 4500kg,

***** "Nick was amazing and got me through my test first time with no driving faults! I did the two day course with no towing experience. His teaching style and car/ trailer set up makes it as easy as possible to pass (the car has easy reversing cameras for hitching up, markers for the reversing exercise etc.). Nick took me round all the test routes to tell me all the tips and get me used to the roads. Highly recommend, he really knows his stuff and knows how to make it easy for people to pass."

Harriet Weller

“***** Great guy and good teaching. My Advice is to do the assessment first then Nick will assess you to see which course would be suitable.

He came highly recommended and could not have been more helpful.

If you need a B+E trailer instructor look no further than Nick ! "

Christopher Rolfe

“***** A great trailer experience with Nick. He taught me everything i needed in order to pass and helped keep me calm leading up to the test. I would highly recommend Nick to anyone wanting to take their test.”

Abbie Potter


Copyright © Nick Martins Driving School 2021 all rights reserved.