COMMERCIAL VEHICLE DRIVER TRAINING


DSA Test Modules

Your Driving Test

Any person now taking a Large Goods Vehicle (LGV) driving test, who intends to drive an LGV (or vehicle above 3.5 ton) during the course of business/commercial use or for hire or reward, will need to pass additional Test Modules to obtain their Driver CPC qualification, over and above the standard practical &  theory tests already in place.  For the benefit of our customers having an accurate understanding of the current process required, please see the 4 seperate modules listed below and click on the module to see further details.

Please note:  If you wish to obtain you LGV category C licence and already hold category C1 (7.5 tonne entitlement, gained prior to 10th September 2009, you are not required to sit any of the Initial Qualification modules.  You will still, of course, be required to complete Periodic Training across a 5 year period, if using your licence on commercial basis for hire or reward.

DSA Module 1 – Theory Test (x2) – £50.00

Theory test consisting of 100 multiple choice questions & 19 hazard perception clips.

Pass mark for multiple choice test is 85 and 50 for hazard pereception

These tests can be taken together or seperately, with a total duration of 2.5 hours.

Both tests must be passed before you can take Module 3, the on road practical element of the driving test.

Mutliple Choice Test – £35.00

Hazard Perception – £15.00

DSA Module 2 – Initial Qualification – £30.00

Case Studies

In addition to passing module 1 (LGV Theory Tests), to obtain your Driver CPC, you will also need to pass module 2.  This module is a computer based test and uses case studies, each one based on real-life scenarios you may encounter in your working life as an LGV driver.

This module aims to test your knowledge and how you put theory into practice.  Questions will be based around the case study and you will be asked to answer in a number of different ways, such as multiple choice answers, clicking an area on an image or typing a short answer.

Each test will be made up of 7 case studies, each consisting of 6-8 questions, with a possible maximum score of 50 (of which the pass mark is 40)

You are allowed 90 minutes to complete the test and it is held at the same centre as module 1

DSA Module 3 – Practical Driving Test – £115.00

LGV Trainers use local the DSA Test Centre at Weedon, Northants for all practical test appointments.

We have detailed below the elements of the test to give you an idea of what to expect and help you understand the need of such intensive training courses prior to sitting your test and the financial investment you are considering making.

The test involves:

  • Questions from the ‘show me tell me’ list
  • Off-road reversing exercise
  • Off-road braking exercise
  • Actual on-road driving for a minimum of 1 hour, with the examiner testing your ability to drive safe and well controlled, well planned manner, due regard to other road users and fuel economy (eco-safe driving)
  • Uncoupling & recoupling exercise (dependant upon vehicle combination)

We have the facility of being able to book test appointments up to 10 weeks in advance and have daily access to short notice slots also.  It is always with our best intentions to accomodate your availability, ensuring minimal disruption of your lifestyle.

DSA Module 4 – Practical Test – £55.00

The second stage to gaining your Initial Qualification, module 2 must be passed before attempting module 4.  This is a new practical test focusing on vehicle safety.  The test is lasts for 30 minutes, throughout which you will be required to demonstrate your knowledge and ability in the areas detailed below:

  • Ability to load the vehicle with due regard for safety rules and proper vehicle use
  • Security of the vehicle and contents
  • Ability to prevent criminality and trafficking in illegal immigrants
  • Ability to assess emergency situations
  • Ability to prevent physical risk
  • Demonstrate your ability through a physical walk round vehicle safety check

The test consists of 5 topic areas, laid down to meet the Driver CPC syllabus.

Pass Mark – You need to score 15 out of 20 possible points in each topic area (75%) and an overall score of 80%

This module requires the provision of a suitable vehicle, which is usually the vehicle used for module 3.

Please see our pricing summary for our training packages to prepare you for all 4 modules.