HGV / LGV, PCV / PSV and CPC Modules



Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV) and Large Goods Vehicle (LGV)

C1 Licence – the old class 3 (3.5 tonnes to 7.5 tonnes) – ideal for ambulance, horse box and more
Train and test in our C1 prepared Ford Transit van, which is compact and makes negotiating hazards and the test manoeuvres as easy as possible.

C1+E Licence – same as above but with a trailer attached (a max weight of 12 tonnes) – ideal for building contractors
The maximum train weight of both van and trailer should not exceed 12 tonnes.

C Licence – Class 2 rigid lorry (up to 32 tonnes)
This is the first stage of becoming a professional HGV / LGV lorry driver. Train and test in our fully automatic MAN 18 ton truck. It has a shorter than normal wheelbase and reversing cameras fitted, which makes this a decent training / test vehicle.

C+E Licence – articulated lorry, which also includes wagon and drag (drawbar combinations)
This licence enables you to drive the conventional semi and trailer articulated combination or the drawbar and trailer combination (wagon and drag). Train and test in our fully automatic drawbar and trailer combination with reversing cameras.

Simply couple up to the trailer using the same MAN rigid truck you trained and tested in for your category C Licence. Again, thanks to the shorter than normal wheelbase, the turning point with the trailer is easier to master. Once your test is passed in this wagon and drag combination a one-day training course can be arranged to show you the difference between a conventional semi and articulated combination.

Refresher courses (familiarisation for existing vocational licence holders)
If you passed your test a number of years ago or perhaps, outside of the UK, a refresher course is highly beneficial. These are particularly helpful for inexperienced or nervous drivers who want to regain confidence for a new job or to feel more at ease on the roads. We can help with a four-hour training day in any of our vehicles to refine your driving skills. This will ensure you are brought up to speed and prepared for any new driving task.

Courses available with Shaws Driver Training

Passenger Carrying Vehicle (PCV) and Public Service Vehicle (PSV)

These fall under the Category D licence, which are broken down into four types.

D1 Licence – minibus nine passenger seats to 16 passenger seats
Also allows a trailer of up to a maximum weight of 750kg. Train and test in one of our Ford Transit minibuses, which has great visibility – making it suitable for training / test vehicle to gain your D1 licence.

D1+E Licence – minibuses with an excess trailer weight of 750kg
Suitable for D1 category minibuses with a trailer weight above 750kg. The MAM of both must not exceed 12,000kg.

D Licence – buses with more than eight passenger seats

Allows a trailer with a maximum weight of 750kg.

D+E Licence – any D category vehicle with trailer
Allows you to drive any bus or coach in the UK with a trailer weight of more than 750kg.


Customer Note: We do have a minimum age restriction on our Driver Training Vehicles (due to vehicle insurance) of over 21 years of age.


Driver CPC Module 4
The Initial Driver CPC Module 4 training course is delivered by one of our DVSA qualified instructors. You can also complete the CPC Module 4 qualification with our own fully qualified Module 4 assessor who can conduct the test at a time to suit. This includes weekends at our Shrewsbury base. The Module 4 can only be taken once the Case Studies Module 2 has been successfully completed.

Driver CPC PERIODIC Training Courses
We are proud members of the Prestigious RTITB Master Driver CPC Consortium. Offering Driver CPC Periodic Training for both LGV and PCV drivers.

We will be running Driver CPC Training Open courses throughout the year at one of our Approved Training Centres in Telford or Shrewsbury.

Both single day courses (mainly on Saturdays 7.30am till 15.30) and full five day courses, allowing you to complete 35 hours of training in one go.

We will  be offering a discounted daily rate for bulk bookings from one company, available in-house at your premises or at one of our Approved  Training Centers. Also companies can book an Exclusive day at one of our Training Centers or In house at their own Business Premises.

We will also able to offer tailor made modules created to better reflect the Industry of your particular business. You’ll have the  option to choose from over 135 individual modules, giving variety and increased value to your business.

With our innovate ways of presenting the modules, we will deliver educational, fun, fully compliant, and engaging content.


Book your driver training today. Call 01743 233139

Successful Learners

Just want to say thank you for teaching me and getting through my class C last week, really enjoyed the course. Still can’t believe I passed first time.

-Warren Jones

Passed my CPC Mod 4. Great instructors would definitely recommend Steven and his team!

-Adam Bacon

Get In Touch

For more information or to enquire about our driver training services, please call us on 01743 233139 or fill out the contact form below.





Dates and course title of pre registered OPEN Sessions at our Telford venue in Lightmoor



Saturday April 13th Subjects: AM Digital Tachograph and PM On the Road (menu B).



Saturday May 11th  Subjects: Haulage Compliance and Enforcement and PM The Professional Driver (menu C)



Saturday June 8th Subjects: AM Safe Loading and PM On the Road (menu A).



Saturday July 20th Subjects: AM  Vehicle Systems on the road and PM Health and Safety in Haulage.



Saturday August 17th Subjects : AM The Professional Driver (menu A)  and PM Emergency Actions.


AM.  Factors that influence driving behaviour are often overlooked: This course subject explores the effects of road predictability and to avoid them. Drivers will also learn how Optical behaviour and driving distractions can affect them whilst on the road. 


PM. This course subject prepares drivers for Emergencies and unforeseen events, providing guidance on Emergencies such as: breakdowns, and vehicle fires. The subject also covers preventative measures such as vehicle inspections, tyre safety and vehicle security. 



 All above courses are suitable for LGV/HGV drivers.




Dates and course title of our Pre Registered OPEN Sessions at our Shrewsbury venue in Hadnall




Sat April 20th  Subjects : AM Drivers Hours and Regs and PM The Professional Driver (menu B). 



Sat May 18th Subjects: AM Digital Tachograph and PM On the Road (menu B).



Sat June 15th Subjects: Haulage Compliance and Enforcement and PM The Professional Driver (menu C)



Sat July 6th Subjects: AM  Vehicle Systems on the road and PM Health and Safety in Haulage.



Sat August 3rd AM Emergency Actions (menu B) and PM The Professional Driver (menu A).



 All above courses are suitable for LGV/HGV drivers. 

ARE YOU A NEW VOCATIONAL DRIVER ? OR AN EXISTING DRIVER THAT STILL NEEDS TO GET ALL 5 DAYS COMPLETED ASAP OR BEFORE THE SEPT DEADLINE ?? We have the answer for you with up to 20 places available on each date we will be running Weekday block courses. 

Soon to be announced, the dates we are going to be running weekday (5 day) courses. Will be announced on here for the weeks that we are going to be running 5 day courses in Telford and Shrewsbury. 



Driver Registration Form at the very bottom of this page, to be completed and submitted back to us once you are booked onto a course.




Exclusive Weekend or Weekend dates can be added to the list above during the remainder of this year and into 2019. If larger group bookings are required from a company,  at either of the above venues or In house at the company premises or in their local vicinity.


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