LGV Instructor National Register
Registered LGV Instructors demonstrate commitment to high-quality, professional LGV driver training.
Only Instructors that have achieved the sought-after National Register of LGV Instructors qualification can join the register, as this proves they have the training, knowledge, experience and skills to be an effective LGV Instructor.
Many UK businesses look for this qualification when employing Instructors or engaging with training providers.
JOIN THE LGV INSTRUCTOR REGISTER
To join the National Register of LGV Instructors you need to pass the four-part examination at an approved exam centre. There are two ways of doing this:
DIRECT ENTRY BY EXAMINATION OR EXCEPTION
An experienced LGV Instructor can join the NRI directly by taking the four-part examination detailed below. You will need to select a NRI approved examination centre local to you to take your examination. They can be found here. In addition to the examination fee, you will need to pay the examination centre fee*. This will vary from centre to centre.
Those with an MoD Defence Licence Acquisition Instructor (DLAI) qualification (or other) may be eligible to join without examination (see FAQ below).
*some examination centres may charge an administration fee for examinations. The fee shown is the NRI charge to the exam centre for a four-part examination for one person.
ENTRY BY TRAINING AND EXAMINATION
Even if you are a very experienced LGV Instructor, you may find training helpful as preparation for the four-part examination process, especially if you haven’t been examined or assessed recently.
There is no scheme governing this training or the content, so it is important you ask your chosen training provider about their pass rates, standards, and processes. You can choose a training provider who is also an NRI approved examination centre as this may be more convenient for you but is not a requirement.
The fees shown below are the NRI charge to the exam centre for a 4-part examination for one person. Exam centres may charge an administration fee.
NRI (5 YEAR REGISTRATION)
Examination (per candidate)
£465.00 + VAT
Registration (5 Years)
£70.00 + VAT
Online Theory Re-Examination
£110.00 + VAT
ABOUT THE EXAMINATION
For each part of the examination there is guidance material, marking details, or example role-play scenarios available. We recommend you read this information before deciding whether you will need training before taking the examination.
PART ONE – THEORY TEST
90-minute test with 100 multiple choice questions covering instructional techniques, legislation, The Highway Code, and safe driving and testing. The overall pass mark is 85% and you also need to achieve a minimum of 80% in each of the four subject areas.
PART THREE – IN-CAB TRAINING
A 60-minute role play in-cab training test. Your examination scenario is sent to your chosen examination centre three working days before your examination to allow you time to prepare. This test has three parts as follows:
- 20 minutes – Deliver training for a new skill – 33/47 pass mark
- 20 minutes – Remedial Training for a candidate suffering skill fade – 27/39 pass mark
- 20 minutes – Demonstration drive & commentary (post-test failure) – 51/73 pass mark
PART TWO – PRACTICAL DRIVING ABILITY
A minimum one-hour drive. You cannot incur any more than six driving faults and you must not incur any serious or dangerous faults. You will be asked to do one of two off road exercises (chosen on the day by the examiner).
PART FOUR – CLASSROOM TRAINING
A 30-minute role play classroom training test. Your examination scenario is sent to your chosen examination centre three working days before your examination to allow you time to prepare. The pass mark is 84/120.
Upon successful completion of the examination, you will finalise your enrolment on the Register by filling out a registration form and agreeing the terms and conditions, before submitting for approval.
ABOUT THE REGISTER
The National Register of Instructors (NRI) is the only Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) endorsed Instructor register developed by the industry for the industry. There are currently 560 Instructors and Assessors on the National Register.
The not-for-profit Register is operated by RTITB and supported by Logistics UK and the Road Haulage Association (RHA). All of whom sit on the governance committee and oversee the standards and future development of the Register. The NRI also issues AFV training certification to drivers, as well as supporting those delivering training and/or assessment to Category B+E licence holders.
The objective of the register is to agree and maintain a set of standards for the skills and underpinning knowledge required to be an effective LGV instructor. The register helps to improve the standard of LGV instruction available with the aim to increase the number of registered LGV instructors.
Benefits of transferring onto the National Register of Instructors
- You can display the National Register Instructor logo on your business website and other marketing materials
- You can prove to customers and potential customers that you hold a highly sought-after, professional qualification
- You can demonstrate that you are committed to high quality, professional LGV driver training
- You have access to free technical advice and guidance
- You will receive discounts on products and services from NRI partner organisations
- You receive an ID card to evidence your success
- You receive regular industry and legislative updates by email
- You receive an NRI pen and window sticker