Alternatively Fuelled Vehicles (AFV)

Aims & Objectives

UK law now permits Category B driving licence holders to drive an alternatively fuelled vehicle weighing up to 4.25 tonnes. This vehicle must not be driven outside of Great Britain. It must be used for the transportation of goods, not be a towing trailer and the driver must have completed a minimum of 5 hours accredited training.

An alternatively fuelled vehicle means a motor vehicle powered by:

  • Electricity, natural gas, biogas or hydrogen; or
  • Hydrogen and electricity

Training may only be provided by members of a government recognised LGV register. TTA are an approved National Register of Instructors (NRI) LGV training and exam centre with instructors qualified to deliver AFV training.

To provide the candidate with a greater awareness of the risks associated with driving and gain the ability to reflect on their own driving performance and improve on areas that need further development. They will also be able to control the risks associated with carrying loads, able to plan suitable AFV journeys, know and understand the various fuel types for an AFV and how to refuel safely and understand what to do in the eventuality of an emergency and the risks associated.

Content and Course Design

  • Course Introduction
  • Road safety benefits
  • Fuel-saving driving techniques
  • Energy-saving techniques
  • Refuelling and the safety factors of alternative fuel types
  • Safe driving techniques
  • Safe loading
  • Vehicle handling techniques
  • Legislative requirements

Candidates will need to successfully complete the course to the instructor’s satisfaction in order to achieve the qualification.

Candidates must hold a full UK Driving Licence and be aged 17 years and above

Course Dates

To suit Customer requirements and operation

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Course Duration

Five hours

Delivery Method

Maximum of 20 candidates

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Course Locations

Manchester Academy

Academy House, 255 Gloucester Street, Atherton, Manchester, M46 0JD

Call: 01942 874 686

Burnley Academy

17 Kestrel Court, Network 65 Business Park, Burnley, Lancashire, BB11 5NA

Call: 01282 332 098


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