We are thrilled to announce that Bethany from the South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust has successfully passed her C1 3b driving test! This achievement is a testament to her hard work, dedication, and the high-quality training provided here at MT Training’s Tewkesbury Training Centre. Well done, Bethany!

What is the Driver CPC Part 3b Test?

The Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) Part 3b test is an essential step for anyone aiming to drive large goods vehicles (LGVs) professionally. This on-road driving test assesses a candidate’s ability to safely and efficiently operate a vehicle in various real-world scenarios.

Key aspects of the test include:

  • Vehicle Control: Ensuring smooth and efficient use of all vehicle controls.
  • Maneuvering: Demonstrating the ability to move away at an angle, uphill, and downhill, as well as performing controlled stops.
  • Mirror Usage: Consistently checking mirrors to maintain awareness of the surroundings.
  • Signalling: Providing appropriate signals to other road users.
  • Hazard Awareness: Anticipating and reacting to the actions of other road users.
  • Speed Management: Maintaining appropriate speed and progress.
  • Hazard Handling: Identifying and managing potential hazards effectively.
  • Independent Driving: Completing 10 minutes of independent driving to show decision-making skills.

To pass, candidates must make no more than 12 driving faults and avoid any serious or dangerous faults.

LGV C1 (7.5 Tonne) Training at MT Training Services

At MT Training Services, we provide structured C1 training programs tailored for the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DSA) C1 test. Our specially prepared and insured C1 training vehicles, combined with our DSA-approved facilities across Gloucestershire, Somerset, and Devon, make the training process both local and cost-effective.

Our C1 training includes:

  • One-to-One Training: Personalized sessions with experienced and fully qualified instructors.
  • Emergency Services Staff Discount: A 10% discount for emergency services personnel.
  • C1 + E Training: Additional training for those who need to tow trailers with their C1 vehicles.
  • DSA Approved Facilities: Our locations are approved for vocational driving tests, ensuring a precise and efficient training process.
  • Comprehensive Support: From discounted LGV medicals to online support for theory and hazard perception tests, we provide expert advice throughout your training journey.
  • High Pass Rates: Our structured programs and local facilities contribute to excellent first-time pass rates.

Preparing for a Career in LGV Driving

Our programs are designed not just to prepare you for the test but also to equip you with the skills necessary for a career in LGV driving. Whether you’re starting a new career or enhancing your current role, our training ensures you are ready for the road.

For those needing the DSA Mod 2 and 4 CPC tests, we offer quality group or individual training sessions that fit around pre-booked test slots, again utilizing our excellent facilities.

Join Bethany and many others who have succeeded with MT Training Services. For more information about our LGV C1 training, please visit our LGV C1 Training page. Let us help you drive your career forward!