Category C – Rigid Truck / C1 – Large Van – HGV / LGV driving lessons in Cork city

We pride ourselves on being one of the most popular driving schools in Cork for Category C/C1 lessons and for having a history of successful pass rates. We also provide training to major transport and logistics companies within the greater Cork area. At present, we are the only registered driving school in Cork with an off-road reversing bay similar to that of the RSA’s for you to practice with. We offer lessons for two different rigid truck licence categories. A Category C licence will cover any size rigid truck, including those covered under a Category C1 licence.

  • Category C1– Large Goods Vehicle (LGV) less than 7500kg
  • Category C– Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV) greater than 7500kg

You may choose to use our Category C rigid truck for your driving lessons, or supply your own vehicle. Our truck is also available to rent for your driving test and practical CPC exam.

We are a registered training school recognised by the Dept. of Social Protection for the training of Solas candidates. Visit Solas (formerly known as FÁS) for more information.


Using our category C rigid truck
1 Hour Assessment€130
1 Hour Driving Lesson€100
1 Hour 30 minutes Driving Lesson (Recommended)€150
Rent our truck for your practical CPC exam.€100
Rent our truck for your driving test 
(1 hour pre-test included).
Rent our truck for your driving test and practical CPC exam 
(1 hour pre-test included).
Using your own category C rigid truck
1 Hour Driving Lesson€80
1 Hour 30 Minutes Driving Lesson (Recommended)€100
Using our category C1 large van
1.5 Hour Driving Lesson€130
Rent our van for your driving test 
(1 hour pre-test included).

Driver’s CPC

You must complete a three-part CPC exam if you wish to drive for reward, or if you wish to obtain your Category C, C1, CE, D, or D1 licence early. You are not required to complete this exam if you do not intend to drive for reward, or if you are of sufficient age to receive your licence without it, regardless of which licence category you hold. Parts 1 and 2 can be booked online, or by calling 1890 606 106. Part 3 can be booked through the RSA.

You must pass both Parts 1 and 2 before you can attempt Part 3.

Part 1Driver CPC Multiple Choice Questions€72
Part 2Driver Case Study€72
Part 3RSA Practical CPC€32

TIP: You need an appropriate vehicle to complete Part 3 of the CPC exam. It is best to sit Part 3 on the same day as your driving test for cost and convenience. If you book the driving test and Part 3 of the CPC exam at the same time, both will be scheduled for the same day. We offer rental services for Category C and CE vehicles for both driving tests and practical CPC exams.

After completing your driving test and three-part CPC exam, you must complete a yearly module to ensure your CPC is kept valid. We recommend booking this with Pat Donovan CPC Training.