If you have acquired the standards licence, you might think that getting an LGV licence will be the same experience. And to some extent, you are right. The processes are similar up to a certain point. However, in some regards getting an LGV licence is different – it is longer and more involving.
For instance, for the theory portion of the process, you have to take two exams rather than one exam as is the case with a standard driving licence. Additionally with HGV courses, for the practical tests, you have to undertake two exams rather than one as is the case with standard licences. The process of applying for your LGV licence does have some similarities as well as differences.
What Do I Need: An LGV or HGV Licence?
Before we delve into the application process, it is important that we address some concerns that some people have as they seek a provisional licence. The main issue is the type of licence you should apply for. Presented with documents and applications for both LGV and HGV licences, you might get confused about which option best suits your needs. The truth of the matter is, either of the applications will meet your needs. Heavy Goods Vehicle, is better known as HGV, while LGV stands for Light Goods Vehicle or Large Goods Vehicle. You need the same licence to operate both kinds of vehicles.
However, if you want to apply for an HGV licence, you need to get 2 application forms, which are:
You need to get a D2 form. The D2 form is the actual application form you need to fill and submit to DVLA as your application for the provisional licence. This form works in the same way as the application process for your standard provisional …