The course provides candidates with the skills necessary to prepare drivers for the DVSA driving tests, to deliver Driver CPC training, and to carry out post-assessment/incident remedial training. It also prepares candidates for the independent National Register of LGV Instructors (NRI) examination.

Delivered by the UK’s best Instructors, who all come with real world transport and logistics experience, we provide the highest quality RTITB Instructor training courses.  Plus, to give you total peace of mind, all candidates must successfully complete an independent examination to qualify as an RTITB Instructor.

By the end 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

This course is suitable for candidates who: 

  •  Have held (or still hold) a valid category C or C+E entitlement for 3 years or more 
  •  Have significant experience as professional LGV drivers 
  •  Have the confidence to present to small and large groups of their peers 
  •  Have strong knowledge of the Highway Code 
  •  Have good communication skills

Overview

The course provides candidates with the skills necessary to prepare drivers for the DVSA driving tests, to deliver Driver CPC training, and to carry out post-assessment/incident remedial training. It also prepares candidates for the independent National Register of LGV Instructors (NRI) examination.

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.

RTITB consortium members and approved LGV Driver Training Standards members are eligible for a 20% discount on course prices.

To make a booking, select a course type below and search for dates, alternatively please call our Academy team on +44(0)1952 520214. 

We’d love for you to visit us at the Instructor Academy to meet the team and see our facilities. Let us know when you would like to visit.

Book a course at the Academy

LGV Instructor Course Initial

A course for experienced LGV drivers who wish to deliver LGV driver training and who have not been formally trained as an Instructor before.

Prices are per course, not per candidate (all exclusive of VAT):

1 candidate, 1 instructor, 1 vehicle: 7 days £4572 (including NRI examination fees)

2 candidates, 1 instructor, 1 vehicle: 10 days £6760 (including NRI examination fees)

LGV Instructor Conversion (DVSA or RTITB to NRI)

A course for currently registered DVSA or RTITB LGV Instructors who wish to become a qualified NRI LGV instructor.

Prices are per course, not per candidate (all exclusive of VAT):

1 candidate, 1 instructor, 1 vehicle: 3 days £2188 (including NRI examination fees)

2 candidates, 1 instructor, 1 vehicle: 4 days £3184 (including NRI examination fees)

LGV Instructor Conversion (other qualifications)

A course for experienced LGV drivers who have been previously trained as instructors (for example PTTLS, RTITB lift truck Instructor, ADI etc.) who wish to become a qualified RTITB LGV Instructor.

Prices are per course, not per candidate (all exclusive of VAT):

1 candidate, 1 instructor, 1 vehicle: 4 days £2784 (including NRI examination fees)

2 candidates, 1 instructor, 1 vehicle: 5 days £3780 (including NRI examination fees)

Course content

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)

Examination:

At the end of the course an examiner from the National Register of LGV Instructors will conduct the following 4 part exam. Find out more about the NRI exam.

Part 1: Multiple choice theory test
• 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
• No more than 6 minors
• No serious or dangerous
• Successfully complete one off road exercise

Part 3: In-cab training delivery test
• 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
• 84/120 pass mark

Resources

It is beneficial to familiarise yourself with the following webpages, publications and documents prior to attending a goods vehicle instructor course. It is by no means compulsory to download/purchase and read all of these items, they are provided as recommendations only of what is likely to assist in preparation for course attendance.

The NRI theory test preparation guidance document 

The NRI practical driving ability marking sheet

The NRI in-cab lesson

The NRI in-class lesson

The Highway Code (England, Scotland, Wales) 

The Highway Code (Northern Ireland) 

RSA Rules of the Road (Republic of Ireland)

The Official DVSA Guide to Driving Goods Vehicles

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