CAT C (Rigid) DRIVER TRAINING

Vehicles over 3500kg and trailers up to 750kg

CAT C training / Rigid training: Vehicles over 3,500kg and with a trailer up to 750kg. A vehicle with a cab and trailer fixed permanently together. Rigid vehicles are often used for last-mile deliveries and operate in urban areas.

TRAINING LOCATIONS:
Merlin Supply Chain Solutions has strategically located training hubs throughout the UK.

THE BASICS:
To become a heavy goods vehicle (HGV), bus or coach driver you need to:
Have a full car licence
Be over 18 (There are some exceptions)
Get a driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC)

TRAINING STAGES:
The Merlin team are with you through each stage of the process – The medical, the paperwork, the theory tests, the practical training and the on road driving test.

THE MEDICAL:
D4 Vision assessment
D4 Medical assessment

THE THEORY TESTS:
Multiple-choice questions
A Hazard Perception Test
The CPC Case Study
Out of the 100 marks available- to pass you need 85 or more.
2 hours in total. 1hr 15mins – multiple choice question and 45 mins for the the hazard perception

THE ON-ROAD TEST:
1 hour of practical road driving
The examiner will see how you:
Use the vehicle controls
Move away at an angle, uphill and downhill
Do a controlled stop
Use the mirrors
Give appropriate signals
Show awareness and anticipation of other road users’ intentions
Manage your progress and control your vehicle speed
Deal with hazards
Select a safe place to stop

FIDING THE RIGHT JOB:
With an extensive recruitment network Merlin can also assist recently qualified drivers to find the right job for them.

WHY MERLIN?
Merlin ensures that all drivers passing through the training centre meet the exceptionally high standards expected by the industry. Merlin instructors concentrate their efforts into making every driver the very best that he/she can be, ensuring they become an asset to the logistics sector.

★★★★★
Class 2 driver at Knights of Old Group, passed his CAT C (Rigid) and CPC Module 4 with Merlin Academy, on the same day. On Merlin, Adrian said, “Thank you to everyone at Merlin for all the training and support you provided. Amazing team of trainers and would highly recommend anyone looking to pass to use Merlin.

DRIVER TRAINING

Apprenticeship training
Skills Bootcamp training
Cat C training
CAT C+E training
Mod 3a / Mod 3b
Driver CPC training

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LEADERSHIP TRAINING

The Great manager
Introduction to coaching
Disciplinary and grievance situations
Personal productivity
Staff retention
Emotional intelligence

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MERLIN SUPPLY CHAIN

Skills bootcamps
Apprenticeships
Mod 3a / Mod 3b
Supply staff
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