Due to COVID-19, the DVSA (Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency) has announced that practical and theory driving tests are now suspended, with just a few exceptions.

If the LGV drivers you are training have tests booked or you are expecting your trainee drivers to be taking their tests imminently, here’s what you need to know about the changes.

The National Register of LGV Instructors is led by the road transport industry and is the only Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) endorsed instructor and assessor register developed by the industry for the industry.

The not-for-profit register is operated by RTITB and supported by the Freight Transport Association (FTA) and Road Haulage Association (RHA), all of whom oversee the standards and future development of the register.

As the only register supported by the industry’s leading trade bodies and validated by the DVSA, the National Register exists simply to improve and monitor LGV (often called HGV) instructor and assessor standards, ensuring professionalism and a high standard of training in our industry. The Register has the following objectives:

  • To agree and maintain a set of standards for the skills and underpinning knowledge required to be an effective LGV instructor
  • To improve the standard of LGV instruction available
  • To increase the number of registered LGV instructors
  • To contribute to an improvement in the national pass rate of LGV vocational tests
  • To publish test pass rates for candidates trained by instructors on the National Register