1. Overview

You can apply to join the voluntary register of large goods vehicle (LGV) instructors if you want to provide training to people learning to drive lorries.

Qualify as an instructor

  1. Check your eligibility.

  2. Apply to become an LGV driving instructor.

  3. You’ll get a reference number from the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) which you can use to start qualifying as an LGV instructor.

  4. Sit and pass the theory test.

  5. Take and pass the driving ability and instructional ability tests.

  6. Register your qualification.

You have up to 3 attempts to pass each test. You must wait a year before you can start the qualifying process again if you fail any of the tests on the third attempt.

You’ll have to retake all of the tests if you don’t pass all 3 within a year of your first attempt at the theory test.

When you’ve qualified

You must apply to join the DVSA register within a year of passing the instructional ability test.

Once you’re on the register:

  • your details will be given to people looking for LGV training
  • you can advertise yourself as a ‘Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency-registered LGV instructor’

Your registration as an LGV instructor will last for 4 years.