Dulson Training

HGV / LGV - Cat C+E - Class 1

Course Information

With the huge demand for drivers and lucrative salaries being offered there has never been a better time to qualify as a HGV driver. We are committed to giving you the best training to prepare you for the road ahead. 

The government has recently announced changes to the vocational testing process. One of the changes will be to allow drivers to go from a car licence to C+E without the need to pass the Cat C. This should speed up the process and will reduce the training and testing cost. There has been no date set for this change or how DVLA will process the licence changes. We are expecting some delays with DVLA initially. You can still train and test on the Cat C if that is all you require and complete the C+E at a later date. 

We offer an optional 30 minute free driving assessment. We invite you to visit one of our sites and find out more about us, the course and have a go. This will help you decide which is the best course duration for you. 

We supply easy to drive new vehicles and we arrange the test for you. We have some standard set courses with excellent pass rates to choose from or you can arrange training lesson by lesson. 

We offer training courses and tests in Shrewsbury, Telford, Wrexham and Wolverhampton. Lessons are available weekdays and weekends and we have access to hundreds of tests at our own private DVSA testing sites. 

The 90 minute Cat C+E test will include road driving, reversing, coupling and some safety questions. The minimum age is 18 and you must hold a UK driving licence and Cat C. 

If you already hold a Cat C and are upgrading to Cat C+E - 4 Day Standard Course 

Because you already hold a Cat C licence you will need a training course and test for the C+E. You do not need to complete a medical or theory test. You have already done this. 

If you are upgrading from Car to Cat C+E - 7 Day Standard Course 

If you do not hold a Cat C you will need to complete a medical, provisional application and theory tests before starting your Cat C+E course. We can send you a free application pack to help you with these steps. 

Low rate finance packages available to spread the costs. T&C's apply. 

If you would like any more information or to discuss course or free assessment dates please confirm which location and duration of course you prefer or contact us:

Head Office: 01952 770659  

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We have a large fleet of new and easy to drive Euro 6 DAF CF's and tandem axle trailers. We provide these for the lessons and test. We picked DAF because they are simple, easy to drive and reliable. Fitted with fully automatic gearboxes like most new trucks (you will still get a manual licence) and reversing cameras to make your time behind the wheel as easy and safe as possible. Euro 6 is the highest emissions standard and we are proud to reduce our carbon footprint.

If you already hold a Cat C+E Class 1 and you have not used your licence for a period of time and are entering the industry we offer

Refresher courses


HGV Class 1 Driver Training Shrewsbury, Telford, Wrexham

Payment and Funding Options C/C+E: 

  • Full balance by card, cheque, cash or bank transfer.
  • Finance packages available by Phoenix Finance to spread the costs from 12 up to 48 months, subject to status. 
  • Active job seekers claiming universal credit may be able to access employability funding for the Cat C and Driver CPC provided by our partners at Telford College. Please contact us for more details. 
  • If you have recently been or are being made redundant and living in Wales you may be able to access some funding provided by ReAct, Welsh Government. Please contact us for more details. 
  • Kickstart Scheme, for organisations looking to recruit new staff. New recruits must be active job seekers and under 25. Working with our partners at Shrewsbury Colleges Group funding is available for Forklift training, Cat C or Cat CE licence acquisition. Please contact us for more details. 
  • Apprenticeships, for organisations looking to recruit new staff. Working with our partners TRS Training and the Road Haulage Association using your levy or access to funding is available for Cat C or C+E licence acquisition.  

Licence Requirements

  • You must be 18 years +
  • You must have a valid UK driving licence

Who should train? Why should I train?

There is currently a huge shortage of drivers in the UK and it is anticipated that this is now over 100k. Working conditions and salaries are increasing.

You can add other qualifications for transporting hazardous goods or driving tankers (ADR) or a Lorry Mounted Crane course to further improve your CV and options. 

The Process

If you already hold a Cat C you can do the Cat C+E.
If you do not already hold a Cat C you will need to:
You must have a valid UK driving licence.


Complete a medical 
Apply for a C+E provisional


Complete the LGV theory tests


Attend your training course and test. 
You are ready to enter the industry. 

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

Training and taking your test at the same site will improve your confidence and pass rates. 

Reviews From Our Valued Trainees
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Amazing experience - it’s taken me more thank one go to get my licence and the only reason I continued is because of the amazingly calm, professional and encouraging manner of all Dulson staff. From the original enquiry through to the test, there is nothing they could have done better. Highly recommend.


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Well done to all concerned... from initial contact message through to completed delivery on uploaded training for my CPC.


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I just wanted to say I thoroughly enjoyed the course yesterday.

Paul was a brilliant instructor and I felt very confident once finishing the course.

Please could you pass on my personal thanks to him.


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Just want to say a massive thank you to Dulson Training for getting me through my class 2 I am so grateful for all the help and support you have given me. I just want to thank the instructors that I had they where great also a big thank you to Steve Dulson  for giving me all his help and support such a top bloke and I cant thank you enough. Thank you to Brian too who helped me get there in the end everyone at Dulson is great and I thank you all.


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I just wanted to say how impressed I was with the course content and the trainers who delivered them.

It was easy to book the days that suited me over a two week period and to complete each one. Pat was extremely helpful at every stage and made the process simple and easy with great communication along the way.

It is clear that your team strive to excel and exceed expectations, and on this they delivered it all.

What was also pleasing was that it was interactive and participative with the training team having good interpersonal skills and humour making all the subjects easy to engage with and get the most out of.

Please pass on my thanks to them all.

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Just like to add no driver looks forward to their cpc courses Neil & Rose made the course as painless as possible the time flew by, whilst it was done remotely with limitations on discussions we still managed to have some form of discussion between new drivers and the more seasoned drivers.  I would just like to extend my thanks to Neil, Rose and Pat very friendly team very helpful and may possibly be back to add to my CPC hours in the future I will be recommending Dulson in the future.


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From the initial phone call to pat about wanting to go for my cat c license right up to steve driving me back from the test site to rodenhurst and everything in between was just brilliant. Loved the cpc modules and steve is an asset to the company. The driving assessment was perfect and the fella that assessed me was brilliant. John was an absolutely fantastic trainer and a really nice fella. Super supportive and encouraging and its because of his wealth of knowledge and information he handed down to me I passed first time. So from start to finish I couldn't have been happier.. thank you


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Everything was absolutely faultless from the moment I first called the office to the moment I left after passing my test. First impressions were very good as the office staff explained everything I needed to do with a provisional and theory tests etc. They sent a full information pack of forms out that i found very useful and made the whole process easy. This is something that stood out to me as other driver training businesses didn’t give me a good first impression. Even though I didn’t pass first time(my fault), Steve and his team worked very hard in finding me a test as soon as possible and at the right time for myself. They were great.


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A big thanks for all your help with getting me through my class 2. And a massive thanks to Allen for his patients and perseverance. Totally recommended to anyone thanks again

Louis Price

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I found the course and the tutors to be very engaging, informative and overall superb.

Thank you to all at Dulson Training for your help and guidance with the CPC course. Brilliant!


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I would like to thank Steve Dulson for organising my training days and I would also like to say a special thankyou to John Challenor who was my coach trainer. The training was well planned with structured lessons. I couldn't have asked for anything more, passing both my cpc mod 4 and pcv practical tests 1st attempt on the same day. A massive thank you to all at Dulson Training for making me feel very welcome.

Tessa Wheeler

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Best driving school by far they helped me pass my class 1 and 2 and they did it at times that were suitable to me and they make sure you are 110% ready for your test Highly recommended.

Barry Jarman

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Just to say a huge thank you for your help and patience in getting me through my test. Many Thanks Kate


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Just a quick thankyou after having passed my LGV C test this morning and a special thankyou to Allan for his patience and persistence; I really believe that even if I'd failed the test today I would still have emerged a better driver after having met Allan

Gareth John

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A big thank you to Allan for his time, skill and patience in getting me through Class C last Thursday.....first time !!!!!

And for my CPC 4 test too !! A full unconditional recommendation to Dulson Training !!!!

John Anyon

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HIGHLY RECOMMEND. I did my class 2 with Dulson training and CPC MOD4 and passed both first time! Very friendly instructors and try to help you with what you feel the least confident about ( I had Paul as my instructor ) will definitely be back for my class 1 with Dulson training. 5*

Tyler Adderley

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Great team at Dulson's I had the pleasure of tony and Alan for my class two both great guys and easy to get on with and then I had rob for my class one who is top bloke definitely put me at ease straight from the start and definitely helped me on my journey to my new career great advice with all and will 100% recommend to anyone guys thanks and all the best to you all

James Bedworth

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I could not of been happier with the whole experience. Very helpful every step of the way and felt comfortable with my instructors.

Steve Smith

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We covered all relevant modules , this course was achieved remotely .I found the course full of relevant information and very interesting.

The course was presented in a professional and very easy to follow way via 3 host presenters Rosemary, Dave, Neil,not forgetting pat for her excellent customer service