LGV CE (Class 1): Upgrade From C

What Is A Category CE Licence?

LGV Category CE, also known as Class 1 or Artic, is the largest heavy goods licence you can have.

These vehicles are typically used for longer distances and heavy haulage. A Category CE licence will allow you to drive lorry and trailer combinations generally to a maximum of 44 tonnes.

Entry Requirements

To book onto a CE Upgrade course, you must already hold an LGV C (Class 2) licence.

If you do not yet have this, please see our Car to CE (Class 1) Fast Track Course.

You do not need to complete any additional medicals, provisional applications or theory tests to attend this course.

HGV Class 1 Lessons South Wales

Duration: 5 Days including test

Cost: £1789.00

*Free Accommodation*

Class 1 Training Wales

The Course

Our LGV CE (Class 1) Upgrade driver training course is completed over 5 full days.

We use fully automatic vehicles for training purposes. By passing in a vehicle with an automatic transmission, you will still be issued a full manual LGV entitlement. Most of our vehicles have been specified by us from new to ensure your driver training and test is as easy as possible.

The practical driving test is made up of two parts:

  • Module 3A: an ‘S shaped’ reverse exercise into a loading bay, followed by an uncouple and recouple to the trailer. You’ll practice these exercises during your driver training course at our private reversing area. When you feel ready, one of our in-house assessors will sign this off.
  • Module 3B: a 60-minute on-the-road drive. This will be conducted by a DVSA driving examiner on the final day of your course.

Pass Protection

For additional peace of mind, some customers wish to invest our Pass Protection insurance, priced at £395 including VAT.

This entitles you to 2 x Module 3A Retests (reverse exercise) and 2 x Module 3B Retests (on-road test), worth £878.

Free Accommodation

If you are travelling more than 70 miles then you will qualify for Free Accommodation in a local Premier Inn.

Please Contact Us to discuss.

Available LGV CE (Class 1): Upgrade From C Courses

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Course NameDateAvailableLocationBook

LGV CE (Class 1) Driver Training: Upgrade from C

06/08/24 - 12/08/24

06/08/2024 08:00 - 15:30

07/08/2024 08:00 - 15:30

08/08/2024 08:00 - 15:30

09/08/2024 08:00 - 15:30

12/08/2024 08:00 - 15:30

1 Heads of the Valleys Training

LGV CE (Class 1) Driver Training: Upgrade from C

13/08/24 - 19/08/24

13/08/2024 08:00 - 15:30

14/08/2024 08:00 - 15:30

15/08/2024 08:00 - 15:30

16/08/2024 08:00 - 15:30

19/08/2024 08:00 - 15:30

2 Heads of the Valleys Training (Newport Test)

LGV CE (Class 1) Driver Training: Upgrade from C

19/08/24 - 23/08/24

19/08/2024 08:00 - 15:30

20/08/2024 08:00 - 15:30

21/08/2024 08:00 - 15:30

22/08/2024 08:00 - 15:30

23/08/2024 08:00 - 15:30

1 Heads of the Valleys Training

No – as you already have a category C licence, you do not need to take any extra theory tests to upgrade to CE.

This is irrespective of when you passed your category C test.

If booking by phone, we ask for a £200 deposit to secure your course dates.

If booking online, you will be asked to pay a 20% deposit.

The remaining balance is due 2 weeks prior to your course start date.


If you are traveling more than 70 miles, accommodation in a local Premier Inn is included.

Straight away!

You do not need to have held your category C (Class 2) licence for any minimum duration before you can Upgrade to CE (Class 1).

HGV Class 1 Lessons South Wales

Duration: 5 Days including test

Cost: £1789.00 (Including VAT)

*Free Accommodation*

From £1015.00

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What Do Our Customers That Passed Their LGV CE (Class 1): Upgrade From C Say?

I received excellent training at Heads of the Valleys. Rod, my instructor, was very knowledgeable and patient and made me feel comfortable throughout my Class 1 HGV course.

I am very grateful to Rod and the team at Heads of the Valleys Training for helping me pass the course.


I recently completed my C+E HGV course at Heads of the Valley training. From the moment I entered the office on the first day, I was impressed by the friendly, helpful, and professional staff. The instructors were patient and had a vast amount of knowledge and experience between them.

I want to give a special thank you to Ollie, who stayed behind to help me with my reversing practical, Lee, who helped me transition from a car driver to a safe trucker, and Brent, whose calm and simple instructions helped me get my reversing maneuver right.

I highly recommend Heads of the Valleys Training!


If you are searching for HGV training, Heads of the Valleys Training is the perfect choice for you!

My experience of doing HGV training with them has been enjoyable. They have a highly professional setup with experienced instructors. All the staff members are friendly and down to earth. I highly recommend HOV!

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