CLASS 3 LICENCE

Class 3 vehicles are quite rare. A Class 3 vehicle is a combination vehicle (truck and trailer unit)witha GCM (Gross Combined Mass) of 25,000kg or less.

GMC

 
For example:
  • Some articulated car transporters - a two axle tractor unit with a single axle semi trailer, as below
  • Some articulated horse transporters
  • Some articulated bread trucks
 
Class 3 truck

What you need to know:

  • Class 3 is not a required step in the graduated driver licence system (you can get your Class 4 without having your Class 3)
  • Most combination vehicles are Class 5 vehicles as they have a GCM of over 25,000kg.
  • If you get your Class 5 Licence, the Class 3 will be put onto your licence automatically.
  • If you specifically need a Class 3 licence you must have held your Class 2 Full Licence for at least six months, or 3 months if you are over 25, before you can obtain your Class 3 Learner Licence from a Licensing Agency (e.g. AA.)
  • The Class 3 Learner Licence test is a multiple-choice, computer-based test (35 questions) and is the same test as for Class 5 Licenses (seeherefor free road code online.)
  • You can do a course with us for your Class 3 Full Licence but because it is a rare course we do not own a Class 3 vehicle, so you will need to supply your own Class 3 vehicle for the practical assessment.
  • Also because the Class 3 Licence is so rare we do not have a setcourse costfor it (depends on your circumstances.) Please discuss your situationwith us.

Clickhereto see the fees payable to the Licencing Agency.