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Your Guide to the Driver CPC Theory Test

If you are wanting to get started on your journey to becoming a fully qualified HGV driver, then congratulations! It is a long road, however, there are great rewards and we are so excited to help you launch your new career with a few tips. The Driver CPC is one of the essential qualifications for driving an HGV in the UK. In order to obtain this, you must undergo medical exams, training and 4 separate tests – 2 for practical and 2 for theory. In this article, HGV Training Prices will give you a helpful guide through the process of taking the theory test and what you need in order to pass it.

Booking Your Test

The easiest part of the entire process is to book your theory test. Once you are ready, just go to the government website to locate the testing centre that is closest to you and get your test booked. You can also book your test through a third party site if you prefer, however they will frequently add commission onto the price which means you will pay more. It will cost £7 in total for the theory test and it may be adapted for those who have reading or hearing difficulties. It can also be translated into another language, just let your test centre know in advance.

Day of the Test

On test day, you need to go to the testing centre at the right time, with your identification (usually your provisional licence) and booking confirmation. You might not be allowed to take the test without your booking confirmation and identification. After all of that has been checked, you will go to a computer station and will be provided with some headphones for you to take your test.

Multiple Choice

This is easy to understand and straightforward. Multiple choice questions do exactly what it says it does on the tin. All you need to do is choose the right answer from all of the options for every question and in no time at all, you will be on your way. It is a very intensive test – 100 questions for you to answer and 115 minutes long. In order to pass you need to get 85 questions right. At times, there will be more than one right answer and if that is the case, the test will tell you that. If you aren’t sure what the right answer is, you can always ‘flag’ it and return to it later.

Hazard Perception

In this section, you must identify hazardous situations in several films. In total there are 19 films as well as 2 hazards (there is 2 contained in 1 film) and your task is to identify them as quickly as you can. The faster you are able to identify what the hazard is, the more points you will receive. In total there are 100 points and to pass you must answer 65 correctly. For anyone thinking you can pass this section of the test by just clicking in a pattern or everywhere – you are mistaken. If you do that you will be given a warning and for that film receive 0 points. Your total score will end up being 0 if you continue in that manner.

What Happens If I Fail the Test?

Anyone can have a bad day – and at times a day bad can occur when we really need to have a good one. So it is understandable that some people fail the first time they take the Driver CPC theory test. However, you don’t need to worry. It is possible to apply to re-take the test, without needing to worry about your score being affected by your past marks. Each test that you take is scored independently and it is also free to retake the test, so it won’t cost you any additional money either.

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