National Register of Lgv Instructors

Aims and Objectives:

The course provides candidates with the skills necessary to prepare drivers for the DVSA Cat C and C+E driving tests, to deliver Driver CPC training, and to carry out corrective training. It also prepares candidates for the independent National Register of LGV Instructors (NRI) examination. 

On successful completion of the course candidates will: 

• Be able to plan and deliver LGV training 

• Be able to recall and discuss the responsibilities of a LGV instructor 

• Be able to explain the content and objectives of the LGV driving test 

The LGV instructor course concludes with an objective examination carried out by an NRI examiner. All elements of the examination must be passed in order to successfully qualify as an LGV instructor. 

Course Content:

• Role of the instructor

• Preparation of a training course

• Preparing lesson plans

• In-cab instruction

• Classroom lesson delivery

• Vocabulary and phraseology

• Object and scope of the DVSA driving test

• Teaching manoeuvring exercises

• Report writing

• Training route selection

• Road Transport Regulations

• The theory of driving including road observation and planning (instructors viewpoint)

The NRI Examination:

At the end of the course an examiner from the National Register of LGV Instructors will conduct the following 4 part exam.

Part 1: Multiple choice theory test

  • Duration 90 minutes 
  • 100 questions
  • 85% overall pass mark and 80% in each of the following areas: instructional techniques, legislation, highway code, safe driving and testing

Part 2: Practical driving ability test

  • Duration 60 Minutes 
  • No more than 6 minors
  • No serious or dangerous
  • Successfully complete one-off road exercise

Part 3: In-cab training delivery test

  • Duration 60 Minutes
  • Deliver training for a new skill – 33/47
  • Remedial Training for a candidate suffering skill fade – 27/39
  • Demonstration drive & commentary (post-test failure) – 51/73

Part 4: In-class training delivery test

  • Duration 30 Minutes 
  • 84/120 pass mark

On completion of the exam:

Following the successful completion of the examination, you will be required to complete a registration form which outlines the terms and conditions of your qualification. The form must be sent, along with all requested documents, for final approval. You will then be sent a registration number and photo card within 10 to 15 working days, which will be valid for five years.

Course Requirements:

Anyone holding a full category C1, C1+E, Cat C or C+E UK manual or automatic licence may submit themselves for examination subject to meeting the following eligibility requirements. The category must have been held for a full 3 years. The candidate must not have been disqualified from driving at any time in the previous 4 years prior to examination.

All convictions, including motoring offences (not spent) will be considered when the application is submitted, this is at the discretion of the NRI.

Course Dates

Scheduled throughout the year.

Please contact our Course Information and Booking Team at your preferred location or email for further details.

Alternatively, you can contact us through our contact page.

Course Duration

10 Days – Novice, 5 Days – Conversion, 3 Days – Re-registration

Course Location

TTA Atherton

Delivery Method

Classroom and Practical, 1:2 Instructor/Candidate Ratio maximum

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