Rigid Truck Driving Lessons

We tailor every lesson to suit your particular needs with our rigid trucks providing the ideal surrounding to learn to drive and will ensure that you are well placed to pass your Category “C” Driving Test the first time you take it. We also specialise in both the Initial and the Periodic Drivers CPC Training Courses.

Package One: - Obtaining a licence:

For a driver who:

  • Currently possess a Car Licence only and wishes to obtain a category C (Rigid) licence (answer to question below would be No)
  • Currently possess a C1 Licence (rigid less than 7.5 tonne) – wishing to obtain a category C (Rigid) licence (answer question below to determine which option to follow)
  • Currently possess a C Licence (rigid more than 7.5 tonne) – wishing to obtain a category CE (Artic) licence (answer question below to determine which option to follow)


Q: Did you complete D.T.T. when obtaining C1/C licence? Yes   No
Step 1 CPC STEP 1 - Truck Theory Test  NA    €72.00
Step 2 CPC STEP 2 - CPC Case Studies  NA    €72.00
Step 3 Practical Driving Test  € 120.00    €120.00
Step 4 CPC Practical Walk Around Test NA    €32.00
  Total Exam Fees  €120.00    €296.00

- Prices are valid as of August 2016.

- If you completed a Driver Theory Test for a Rigid licence and currently hold a full C licence, you are entitled to a CE (Artic) learner permit (€35.00 ) subject to medical(approx. €50.00). Driving tuition approx 10 hours @ €80.00 per hour = €800.00 (pre-paid option available for €750.00)

Package Two: - Assessment:

Applicable to - full licence holder for relevant vehicle category (Rigid)

€100.00 – 90-minute assessment to include:

Reversing, town, regional and national road driving, position, reacting to hazards, observation, control of vehicle and progress

Sample of assessment sheet attached, which will be completed and returned to Transport Manager, showing full details of driving assessment and any recommendations required.

Package Three:  - Upskilling Course:

Applicable to - drivers who possess the relevant category licence but require additional training.

Rigid - €300.00 (approx. 4 hours)
• Daily Vehicle Checks
• Tilting Cab
• Tachograph & Fault Finding
• Defensive Driving - (2 hours)
• On Road Assessment  - (1 hour) positioning, reacting to hazards, observation, control of vehicle and progress

Package Four: - CVRT:  Driver Daily Walk-Around Checks Training

The Commercial Vehicle Roadworthiness Testing is currently making appointments to carry out inspections to assess the maintenance and repair of commercial vehicles, including trailers, used in your business.

Specific Documentation required for the inspection includes:

  1. A list of all vehicles and trailers used in the business including vehicle registration numbers and copies of certificates of roadworthiness.
  2. Records of inspection, maintenance and repair for each vehicle
  3. Records of defect reports received from drivers and the evidence of follow up actions to address the defects
  4. Scheduling plan for maintenance/safety checks of vehicles
  5. Details of training provided to drivers for carrying out walk-around checks and for reporting of vehicle defects.
  6. Qualifications of the personnel responsible for carrying out maintenance of vehicles

We are offering training in number 5 above - Driver Daily Walk-Around Checks.

View more details on CVRT here

For CPC Appointments send us an email using the form here or call 071 915 3516

For Driving Lesson Appointments Contact Myles on 087 298 9990

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