LGV Training & HGV Training


First, you will be shown a short video clip about how the hazard perception part works. You will be presented with a series of 19 video clips which feature everyday road scenes. In each clip there will be at least one developing hazard, but one of the clips will feature two developing hazards.

To achieve a high score you will need to respond to the developing hazard during the early part of its development. The maximum you can score on each hazard is five. You will not be able to review your answers to the hazard perception test: as on the road, you will only have one chance to respond to the developing hazard.

The pass mark for the hazard perception part of the theory test is 67 out of 100.

To help people prepare and study for the multiple choice theory test we recommend the following publications:

The Official Highway Code
The Official DSA Guide to Driving the Essential Skills
Know Your Traffic Signs
The Official DSA Guide to Driving Goods Vehicles
The Official DSA Theory Test for Driving Buses and Coaches
The Official DSA Theory Test for Drivers of Large Vehicles (Books and CD-ROM)
The Official DSA Guide to Hazard Perception

It is important that you study – not only to pass the test – but also to become a safe driver. More information on the study materials available can be found at www.dsa.gov.uk (opens a new window). These should be available locally at The Stationery Office, 16 Arthur Street, Belfast (Tel: 028 90 238451), or any good bookshop.

When you take the LGV / PCV multiple choice theory test you’ll be asked some specific questions relating to the category of test being taken, as well as questions that apply to all road users.

You do not have to pass your theory test before you start to learn how to drive on the road. DVA recommends that you have practical lessons before you take your theory test because you are likely to perform better if you have some driving experience. You can choose how to prepare yourself for your theory and practical driving tests. It is generally the case that learner drivers who have plenty of practice and who receive professional instruction perform well.

After passing the theory tests

You will receive an embossed pass letter detailing the results for the part of the theory test you have completed.

When you have passed both parts, you will receive your theory test certificate which has your theory test number on. You will need this number when you book your practical test.

Your theory test certificate is valid for two years from the date you passed the first part of the test. If you do not pass your practical test within this two year period, you will have to take another theory test.

There are no exceptions to this rule.

If you fail the theory tests

If you fail you should look at the feedback given on the letter and identify why you failed.

If you want to book another theory test you can book a test straight away, but you cannot take the test for another three clear working days. So, if you failed your first test on Monday afternoon, you will have to wait until Friday morning before you can take your next theory test.

Theory Tests are available six days a week depending upon the demand. Weekday, evening and Saturday test sessions are available. Arrangements can be made for candidates with special needs. You must tell Booking Section staff about your special needs when you book your test.

Source: www.dvtani.gov.uk

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