Today (26 November) we have launched a new find my nearest service where you can find your nearest approved Driver CPC part 3a test provider for the off-road exercise part of the vocational driving test.

All Driver CPC 3 tests are being split in to 2 parts from Monday 29 November – part 3a tests (off-road exercises), and part 3b tests (on-road). Drivers must have passed a part 3a test before they can take their 3b test.

Splitting HGV and bus driving tests into 2 parts to create 500 more tests a week is part of the government’s 32 actions to tackle the current HGV driver shortage.

The new GOV.UK service lists all current approved assessors across Great Britain who can carry out the off-road exercises and have agreed to be on the directory.

It also includes their premise address and contact details, and any accessibility information relating to their premises.

All you need to do is provide your postcode to find your nearest provider.

The provider can charge up to £40 for this test, but this does not include the cost of any training or vehicle hire.

Take a look at the new GOV.UK directory.

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