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Mainstream is a DSA registered driving school with a fleet of modern and fully compliant truck, bus and coach vehicles.

We provide driver training courses for Category C1 (7.5 Tonne Truck), Category C (Rigid Truck), Category C+E (Artic Truck & Drawbar Lorry), Category D1 (Minibus), Category D (Bus Coach) and Category B+E (Car or Tractor Towing a Trailer).
Additionally, Mainstream offer LGV and PCV transport industry associated courses including: Temperature Controlled/Tail Lift/Roping & Sheeting, Lorry Mounted Crane (HIAB), Tachograph, Moffett (Lorry Mounted Forklift), SAFED (Safe And Fuel Efficient Driving), Driver Assessments, ADR Hazardous Goods, CPC Transport Management (Certificate of Professional Competence) and Driver CPC.

Route to gaining your licence:


Phone Mainstream
0871 222 8789

2 - Licence Application

Complete a medical form - download from here. Forms can also be obtained by calling Mainstream.

Theory Test

You will need to pass this test - including hazard perception section.


You are now ready to commence your practical driving course.


On the final day of your driver training you will be ready for your practical driving test.

Mandatory requirements for Category C entitlement on driving licence (Module 1a and 1b).
Theory 3 - 6 LGV case studies (Module 2).
Training (Module 3)
Driver CPC test (Module 4).

Note: Modules 2 and 4 are for persons who do not possess an entitlement for a 7.5 tonne licence.

Truck and bus driver training

With up-to-date training methods, our training courses are suitable for the novice driver seeking to aquire their first LGV / PCV driving license or the experienced professional driver who wishes to learn specialist skills.

On passing your LGV driving test, you may be able to find employment through our Recruitment Division »»

Transport Related & Management Courses

Mainstream provide additional transport related courses designed for warehouse operatives, supervisors, managers, transport office personnel and individuals wishing to aquire new skills or reinforce existing qualifications.

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