CAT C (RIGID) TRAINING

Learn to drive a rigid in 5 days - finance available

Merlin Academy is a nationally recognised training provider with strategically located training hubs throughout the UK. All centres are JAUPT registered and the Kettering training centre is registered to deliver Transport Managers Certificate of Professional Competence. Additionally, qualifications for the carriage of Dangerous Goods and Mechanical Handling Equipment are also available.
 
Merlin Academy has created an environment where dedication to delivering excellence can take place ensuring that all drivers passing through the training centre meet the exceptionally high standards expected by the industry. Merlin instructors concentrate their efforts into making every driver the very best that he/she can be, ensuring they become an asset to the logistics industry with safety at the forefront of everything that they do.
 
The combined impact of an ageing professional hgv driver workforce and the lack of new entrants coming through to replace those who leave the sector, has resulted in a well documented driver shortage. A significant contributing factor to the lack of new entrants is the cost of licence acquisition. Merlin Academy’s train now, pay later finance options provide an entry path for candidates looking to start their career in logistics with CAT C (Rigid) training.
 
Adrian Teale: Class 2 driver at Knights of Old Group, passed his CAT C (Rigid) and CPC Module 4 with Merlin Academy, on the same day. On Merlin, Adrian said, "Thank you to everyone at Merlin for all the training and support you provided. Amazing team of trainers and would highly recommend anyone looking to pass to use Merlin.
 
FINANCE OPTIONS:
  • Learn now -  Pay later finance is available for CAT C (Rigid) Training - allowing you to avoid the upfront costs.
  • Start your training today with a small deposit followed by monthly payments. 
  • You can even settle your finance plan early with no penalties or charges.
  • Interest is only paid on the time that you have the finance agreement.
  • Call for 01536 533696 for details about Pay4Later finance.


STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO OBTAINING YOUR CAT C (Rigid) LICENCE

STEP 1: APPLICATION FOR PROVISIONAL LICENCE
  • Be a resident of Great Britain (a different service exists for Northern Ireland)
  • Meet the minimum eyesight requirement   
  • Not be prevented from driving for any reason
  • Have a valid UK passport or other form of identity
  • Have your National Insurance number if known
  • Provide addresses where you’ve lived over the last three years   

STEP 2: YOUR MEDICAL
  • D4 Vision assessment
  • D4 Medical assessment
  • 1:Nervous system
  • 2:Diabetes
  • 3:Psychiatric illness
  • 4:Cardiac
  • 5:General health

STEP 3:  THEORY MODULES:
THEORY TEST MULTIPLE-CHOICE QUESTIONS - MODULE 1A
  • 100 multiple-choice questions
  • Pass mark: 85/100
THEORY TEST HAZARD PERCEPTION CLIPS - MODULE 1B
  • 9 perception clips
  • Pass mark: 67/100
  • Duration: 2.5hrs
THEORY TEST DRIVER CPC ELEMENT (CASE STUDY) - MODULE 2
7 case studies consisting of 6-8 questions per case study
  • Pass mark: PCV - 40/50
  • Pass mark: LGV - 38/50
  • Duration: 1.5hrs
 
STEP 4:  PRACTICAL MODULES:
PRACTICAL DRIVING TEST - MODULE 3
  • 1 hour minimum on-road driving   
  • Questions from the ‘show me tell me’ list
  • Off-road reversing exercise
  • Off-road braking exercise
  • Duration: 1.5hrs
DRIVER CPC PRACTICAL DEMONSTRATION TEST -  MODULE 4
  • Ability to load the vehicle adhering to 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
  • Pass mark: Overall score of 80% with 15 out of 20 possible points in each topic area (75%)
 
Enquire now about CAT C (RIGID) TRAINING
t: +44 (0)1536 533696
 
 

CAT C (RIGID) TRAINING

CAT C (RIGID) FEES:
Mod 1A - Theory: £26.00
Mod 1B - Theory: £11.00
Mod  2  - Theory: £23.00
 
MOD 3 - PRACTICAL:
5 Days tuition - £1050+ VAT £210
Test fee £115
Total: £1375
 
DRIVER CPC FEES:
Module 4 - Driver CPC:
1 Day tuition - £166.67+ VAT £33.33
Test fee £55
Total: £255.00
 

 

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