Dulson Training

HGV / LGV - Cat C+E - Class 1

Cat CE Class 1 driver training Shrewsbury Telford

Course Information

What do I need to do first? 

We recommend arranging a free taster session. This is a perfect opportunity to visit one of our sites and find out more about the courses that we offer and try the equipment that we use. It allows us to predict a suitable amount of lessons for you. 

What do I need before I start?

You must hold a valid UK driving licence and Cat C (Class 2). When you pass your Cat C you should automatically receive the Cat C+E provisional from DVSA. You do not need a medical or theory test.

Where will I do my course and test?

Our driving courses are available in Shrewsbury, Telford and Wrexham. We have hundreds of driving tests pre booked at these locations. Shrewsbury and Telford are private DVSA test sites used exclusively by Dulson Training for training and tests. We will arrange an intensive training course and test to fit in with your schedule available 7 days a week. We have the only facility in Telford and Shrewsbury for HGV Class 1 driving tests. 

How does the training work?

We supply the equipment you need for the training and test. These are new DAF CF’s and tandem axle box trailers, they are easy to drive automatics and easy to reverse. Your lessons will be in the same location as your test. Our experienced instructors will prepare you for the 90 minute test one to one. Covering the reversing exercise, coupling, safety questions and on road driving. 

The course is not fixed, we can arrange more or less training depending on your skill and experience.. Our popular 16 hour course works very well for most people and produces an excellent pass rate more than double of the national average. This course is usually split into 4 days including the DVSA test. 

Can I pay monthly? 

We are able to spread the costs up to 5 years with variable or fixed APR rates. A credit check and T&C’s apply. You can complete the finance application in your name or someone can apply on your behalf. We can work out a monthly plan depending on your budget by adjusting the deposit and the duration of the credit. 

How do I book?

If you would like to arrange a free taster we will provide you with a list of appointments to choose from. If you would like to skip the free taster and book a standard 16 hour course we will need to know when you would like to do it and where you would like to do it. 

You can email us on info@dulsontraining.co.uk or contact our head office on 01952 770659 to discuss.

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Training courses available in Telford, Wrexham and Shrewsbury. 

We are the only training provider to offer Class 1 tests in Telford and Shrewsbury and have exclusive use of both DVSA driving test sites. 

Dulson Training - HGV 1 - Cat C+E

  • Pay Monthly - Finance Available 
  • One-2-One Training 7 Days Per Week
  • Excellent Pass Rates
  • Great Value 
  • Free Assessment 
  • Everything Supplied
  • Take Your Test At Our Private Test Site 
  • Choose Shrewsbury, Telford or Wrexham

Licence Requirements

  • You must be 18 years +
  • You must have a valid UK driving licence
  • You must have a Cat C Class 2 entitlement
  • You must have a Cat C+E provisional licence (you should have received this when you passed your Cat C)

Who should train? Why should I train?

There is a huge shortage of drivers in the UK. Cat C+E vehicles are seen delivering goods all over the UK and Europe and it is the largest standard vehicle category. As a result, Cat C+E is usually the required qualification for people who enter the haulage industry and therefore the most sought after. The salary and career opportunities are usually better than the Cat C Class 2. If you want a career driving professionally across the UK or Europe it’s likely that you will be driving the larger Cat C+E vehicles.

The Process

You must already hold a Cat C Class 2 licence.
You must also hold a Cat C+E provisional licence.
You must have a valid UK driving licence.


We can arrange your Free Cat C+E Driving Assessment.
Choose your training and test location.


Choose your payment method.


We can arrange a flexible training course to work around your schedule.
We will have a DVSA test pre-arranged for your training course.

What does the training include?

Free Training

We will guide you through the entire process, from your initial application and documentation requirements, to helping you to find employment once you're qualified.

Free Training

We supply brand new vehicles for you to train in which are highly maintained and fitted with reversing cameras. They are easy to drive and have fully automatic transmissions (you will however, still receive a manual licence).

Free Training

Your test will be arranged at one of our professional test sites. Dulson Training has Shropshire's only private DVSA customer test facilities. The examiner will conduct your test at the same location where you completed your training.

Free Training

Practicing and testing from the same site is something that no one else offers locally - this continuity helps our drivers to feel confident and prepared when it comes to test day.