Become a LGV Instructor

DVSA has changed the way the LGV register of instructors is organised.  It is now managed by NRI & NVDIR (industry-led bodies) which allows DVSA to concentrate on driving test supply needs.

Wallace Accredited by NRI and NVDIR to deliver instructor training and help you become a qualified LGV Instructor and join the register of your choice. 

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Select the appropriate course according to your existing skills and qualifications. 

Training is conducted at our HEATHROW or SLOUGH training centre for people who have held their LGV licence, by test, for over 3 years.

Fees include a fully equipped Wallace training vehicle (either C or C+E as appropriate) with a fully qualified, occupationally competent, experienced instructor.  Training is arranged on a 1 to 1 basis, 4 hours per day, although by special arrangement shared training (2 to 1) may be available. 

Fees are quoted per candidate. 

All fees are subject to VAT at 20%.

Initial Course – New Entrant

For experienced LGV drivers or Assessors who wish to deliver LGV driver training and most likely will not have any previous driving instructor experience or formal instructor training (car, bus or truck) before. 
10 days - £3,150 + NRI Exams Fee £400 + NRI Registration fee £62.50

Qualified & Experienced Instructors Conversation Course

Suitable for (as an example) a Qualified Manual Handling Instructor or ADI who holds LGV Licence and has had formal training or is an existing qualified instructor in another transport related field. 
7 days - £2,250 + NRI Exams Fee £400 + NRI Registration fee £62.50

Existing experienced LGV Instructor who now requires formal qualification

Suitable for people with at least 2 years full time practical experience delivering LGV driver training.  Or someone regaining LGV Instructor qualification.
5 days - £1,650 + NRI Exams Fee £400 + NRI Registration fee £62.50

Renewal of NRI LGV Instructor Qualification

Suitable for existing NRI instructor currently delivering LGV instruction
4 days
- £1,260 + NRI Exams Fee £400 + NRI Registration fee £62.50


The NRI Examination is delivered on last day of training - all 4 parts on 1 day.
In advance of attending the course, NRI instructors are required to prepare their Multiple Choice Theory test.
Part 3 & 4 examination scenarios are provided 3 working days before your exam, so please allow time for preparation and revision for these In-Cab and Classroom which is required on top of the training course time.  

EXAM PART ONE- THEORY TEST - 90 minutes test, 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 4 subject areas.  Instructors are required to prepare for this test in advance of attending their practical course.  It is not a simple Q & A test, detailed knowledge is required to pass. Study material listed on above link must be thoroughly absorbed BEFORE the first day of practical training. If you have any difficulty in obtaining any of the material listed please let us know when booking so we can help supply material as required.

EXAM PART TWO – PRACTICAL DRIVING ABILITY- A minimum 1 hour drive. You cannot incur any more than 6 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).

EXAM PART THREE – IN-CAB TRAINING- A 60-minute role play in-cab training test. This test has 3 parts as follows:

    1. 20 minutes – Deliver training for a new skill – 33/47
    2. 20 minutes – Remedial Training for a candidate suffering skill fade – 27/39
    3. 20 minutes – Demonstration drive & commentary (post-test failure) – 51/73

EXAM PART FOUR – CLASSROOM TRAINING 30-minute role play/ test of classroom training. The pass mark is 84/120.


After Successful Completion of the 4 parts of the examination, to finalise enrolment, a completed registration form agreeing to the terms and conditions must be sent with all documents for approval.  The registration number / photocard will be issued within 10 - 15 days, and will be valid for 5 years.


Should a re-sit of examination be required:

Each part-pass is valid for 12 months, so a re-sit of any part must be taken and passed within 12 months of the taking the first test appointment, otherwise after 12 months of your first test appointment you will be required to re-sit all four tests.

Practical / Classroom (part 2, 3 and/or 4) - Wallace fee £450+VAT plus NRI fee £400+VAT

Theory (part 1) - Wallace fee £150+VAT plus NRI fee £100+VAT 


For further information about joining a Wallace LGV Instructor Training Course and Fees

Please contact us on 020 8453 3432

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After a bit of research, I ended up choosing Wallace and I'm glad I did. My first phone call was very informative and I had only to choose when to start the training. Got all the books from them, studied everything and passed my theory test first time. Went to do some practical training with Gerry the instructor and got my skills polished to a very high standard. Anticipate, not react. The best advice I could ever get. Passed my practical first time and also the following CPC theory and practical tests. If someone asks me where to go for a truck licence, my answer is 1000 times Wallace School of Transport. They care for you as if you were family. That counts more than anything.

Mr Augusto Barale

I passed the practical test first time and this is undoubtedly due to the professional and supportive manner in which I was instructed. Without this, I have no doubt that my progress wouldn't have been so quick or productive. Please once again pass my sincere thanks onto both the administrative staff and Michael himself.

Chris Bridger Student Paramedic

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