Gills Driving School can book all tests for you if required, we also provide theory classes for all categories of vehicle and for Driver CPC theory tests. Please call us today on 096 73030, email or use our Booking Form


Drivers wishing to become a professional Truck or Bus Driver must complete a range of theory and practical tests to obtain their professional driving license. Gills Driving School can help you become a professional truck or bus driver by offering you support and training at every step of the process. We have been involved in driver training since 1971 and are approved by the Road Safety Authority (RSA) to deliver a range of training programmes. We only use Scania trucks - the most modern fleet in Ireland. We offer the following training for truck and bus drivers:

Steps to Getting the C and EC Licence

  • C Licence Rigid Lorry - Vehicle Category C
  • Age Requirement - 18 years
  • Learner Permit Required? Yes for Category C
  • Days Tuition Provided - 6 Days a week

Steps to getting your C Licence
In order to obtain a learner permit for a Rigid lorry you must already possess a full licence for a car (category B) and be over 18 years of age.

Learner Permit
To book your theory test go to or call 1890 606 106 & book the theory test for Category C

3. Fill out the Learner Permit Application Form D201, for the C Licence .Complete and Medical Report Form D501 and Eyesight Report Form D502. These must be signed by your doctor and/or optician.

Post or bring the completed applications to your local NDLS office the fee of €35 and the theory test certificate.

CPC Theory Tests
If you intend to driver professionally you will need to complete the two CPC theory tests

Apply for your CPC Theory Tests (apply online at

  1. Part 1 Multiple Choice €72
  2. Part 2 Case Study Theory test €72
  3. CPC Theory Tests book (apply online at or from Gills €8.99
  4. Preparation CPC Theory Tests Class for 3 hrs available at Gills (€30 per hr)
  5. Apply for the C Driving Test on or by filling out the form & posting it to the RSA with the fee of €152. This fee covers the on road test and the CPC Practical test. Both of these should be completed on the day of your test to avoid unnecessary expense.
  6. Take some driving lessons to get you up to the standard the tester will expect in order for you to pass the driving test.

If you have any questions or want to book a lesson call us today on 096 73030, email or use our Enquiry Form