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HGV Theory, Hazard Perception (Module 1)& Initial DCPC (Module 2)


Although when you are taking your training to gain your category "B" licence (car) most candidates take their theory and hazard perception tests during the period of tuition , with intensive courses of between 5 to 10 days I would recommend that both theory and hazard perception tests are passed prior to starting your practical training.

So what do you need and how do you book your tests? The official DVSA training materials come in book and DVD can be purchased from several sources good stationary stores or the TSO ( www.tsoshop.co.uk/Driver-And-Vehicle-Standards-Agency/Bus-Lorry-And-Specialist-Vehicle-Drivers/?CLICKID=000178 ) your library or even chosen training provider may also be able to loan you a copies. There are also apps that can be downloaded onto your smartphone some are free and others you can purchase my advice would be to research before using these apps.

Once you fell you are ready to take both theory and hazard perception tests these can be

booked online at www.gov.uk/become-lorry-bus-driver/driver-cpc-part-1-theory-test . as a rule both of these tests are booked on the same day to save the inconvenience of going back to the Pearson's test centre twice.

How the test works

Multiple-choice questions part

The multiple-choice questions part lasts for 1 hour and 55 minutes, and the pass mark is 85 out of 100 questions.

Hazard perception part

You’ll watch 19 videos, and there are 20 developing hazards to spot. The pass mark is 67 out of 100. You can’t review your answers.

Your test result

You’ll be given a letter at the test centre with the results for the part of the theory test you’ve just taken. Your theory test certificate is valid for 2 years from when you passed the first part of the test.

You need to pass the Driver CPC part 3 (practical driving test) driving test within 2 years, otherwise you’ll have to pass the part 1 theory test again.

Driver CPC part 2 test: case studies

You can book the part 2 case studies test of the Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) as soon as you’ve got your provisional licence. You don’t need to have passed the Driver CPC part 1 theory test.

How the test works

The test is made up of 7 case studies you work through on a computer. The case studies are short stories based on situations that you’re likely to come across in your working life. You’ll be asked between 6 and 8 multiple-choice questions on each case study.

The test lasts for 1 hour and 15 minutes, and the pass mark is 40 out of 50.

You need to pass the Driver CPC part 4 practical demonstration test within 2 years, otherwise you’ll have to pass the part 2 case studies test again.


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