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Theory Test

Useful information & Resources to help you pass your Theory Test

Therory Tests

Whether you wish to drive and LGV or a PCV, there are a number of Theory Tests that accompany the Practical Tests behind the wheel, and unless you pass most of these, you won't be allowed to drive.

The testing to get behind the wheel of an LGV or PCV is known as Driver CPC (Driver Certificate of Professional Competence). While most people only think of Driver CPC as the latter stages after you have passed your LGV Test, this isn't actually true. Driver CPC starts from the very beginning and the entire process is split into 4 parts.

Driver CPC - Part 1: Theory

In order to get behind the wheel of a LGV or PCV you need to pass CPC Part 1. This is split into two sections, Multiple Choice & Hazard Perception. For both categories the prinicple and questioning is the same. Both parts can be taken at different times, but you must pass BOTH modules within 24 months to acquire a pass. Both parts are conducted on a PC which is easy to use, and you will be guided how to use it before the test begins.

Multiple Choice (Module 1a)

For both the LGV and PCV, the Multiple Choice is the same. You will be asked 100 questions in 115 minutes. If you’re unsure of an answer to a question, you can ‘flag’ it and come back to it. The pass mark for this section of the test is 85 out of 100.

The following links, which open in a new tab, take you to demo tests so you can see how the tests work, and what kind of questions you are likley to face:

Multiple Choice Demo 1
Multiple Choice Demo 2

Hazard Perception (Module 1b)

To begin, you will be shown a short video clip which shows how the Hazard Perception Test works.
You will then go through 19 video clips which feature everyday road scenes. In each clip there will be at least one developing hazard, but one of the clips will feature two, so it’s important to click each and every time you believe there is a hazard.

There is a window of opportunity where a hazard is present. If you click the mouse at the beginning of this window, i.e. when the hazard has first appeared, you will score the maximum amount of points. If you don’t click right away, you will score fewer points, and if you click too late in the scoring window you will score zero. The maximum points you can score in each hazard is five.

The pass mark for the hazard perception part of the theory test is 67 out of 100.

People often find this part of the test more difficult than the multiple choice because there are no right or wrong answers, it is simply a case of clicking as soon as you see the hazard. Make sure you have a thorough knowledge of what’s expected of you by using the hundreds of professionally filmed hazard perception clips within Driving Test Success Online.

Hazard Perception Demo

Driver CPC - Part 2: Case Studied

You can book the part 2 case studies test of the Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) as soon as you’ve got your provisional licence. You don’t need to have passed the Driver CPC part 1 theory test. The test is made up of 7 case studies you work through on a computer. The case studies are short stories based on situations that you’re likely to come across in your working life. You’ll be asked between 6 and 8 multiple-choice questions on each case study.

The test lasts for 1 hour and 15 minutes, and the pass mark is 40 out of 50.

Driver CPC - Part 3: Driving Ability

This is the test you have been working towards, your physical driving test!

Driver CPC - Part 4: Practical Demonstration

You can complete this section immediately after passing Part 2, or wait until you have passed part 3. The test is made up of 5 topics from the Driver CPC syllabus. You can score up to 20 points for each topic. Our Driver CPC site, Wigan Driver CPC, has more detailed infrormation on Initial Driver CPC for new drivers or Periodic Driver CPC for established drivers.


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