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HGV Training


If you are looking for fully comprehensive HGV/LGV driver training you have come to the right place. With our expert instructors and modern fleet of vehicles we can offer the full range of professional driving instruction to help you achieve your driving ambitions.

In this section you can find details about all of the different types of courses we offer, whether you want to drive a minibus for your local school, or become a long distance lorry driver, we can help you to get there.

All of our courses have been designed to enable you to add the next category to your license and we can tailor them for you, so if you want to learn to drive a van, but with a trailer, and do your Driver CPC we can put it all together for you in a training package.

Our courses range from three days up to five days and cost from a few hundred to over a thousand pounds, it all depends what you need. We can also help if you have been made redundant – please do get in touch with us as there may be fully funded options available which we can discuss with you.

Whether you just need help to legally drive your horsebox on a leisure-basis, or want to retrain as a professional HGV driver, or coach driver, we can help with everything from applying for the right licence, to the full training course and we can even help support you to get your first full-time driving role.

With our training courses you could be fully qualified within a week so what are you waiting for? Call us to book your HGV/LGV training now and make your driving dreams a workable reality.

Have you been made redundant within the last six months? Funded training MAY be available. Contact us for details.

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7.5 tonne vehicle

Vehicles weighing between 3,500 kg and 7,500 kg, with or without a trailer – weighing no more than 750 kg also known as a 7.5 tonner You would normally have the entitlement to drive vehicles in this category if you passed your car driving test before January 1997. Car tests taken after that date would not have the additional licence category and would therefore require further tests. Trainee paramedics will also require this licence.

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PCV and mini-bus training (D1)

You may drive a minibus with up to 16 passenger seats if:
(1) you drive on behalf of a non commercial body for social purposes but not for hire or reward, unless operating under a permit.
(2) you are aged 21
(3) you have held a car (category B) licence for at least 2 years
(4) you are providing your service on a voluntary basis and the minibus maximum weight is not more than 3.5 tonnes excluding any specialist equipment for the carriage of disabled passengers. Minibuses up to 4.25 tonnes will be permitted in certain circumstances.
(5) if you are aged 70 and over, you are able to meet the health standards for driving a vehicle (i.e. minibus) which comes within the D1 class.
(6) Otherwise you will need to sit Medical Theory, Hazard perception tests and a Full D1 Test.

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Car and trailer practical test

The car and trailer test is based on the lorry driving test and lasts for approximately one hour. Please note that B+E tests are conducted at vocational (bus and lorry) driving test centres. The towing test (B+E) includes an off-road reverse manoeuvre, a controlled stop, uncoupling and coupling and driving on the road.

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Motor home and horse box driver training

Leisure licences for vehicles over 3,5 t do not need to do driver CPC courses unless travelling for hire and reward but a Category C1 or for larger vehicle possibly Category C and if towing anything over 750 kilo`s A Category C+E would be required.

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Driver CPC training

If you passed your car test after 1st January 1997, you can only tow up to 750 kilos – anything above needs a test. Vocational licences passed before 9th September 2009 have acquired Driver CPC rights. Anyone passing their test since this time needs to obtain 35 hours CPC training before 10th September 2014 or you won’t be able use your vocational licence.

Non vocational licence holders (leisure licence) need not attend CPC training.

CPC training is supplied by experienced, ex working drivers and experienced ex-fire service personnel supplying the training you need to a high standard.

Certificate of attendance issued for every seven hour course.

Module 2 is a case study test which takes place at a DSA approved Theory Test centre. You will have up to two hours to take this test.

Module 4 is a practical 25 minute demonstration test conducted with a DSA approved examiner.

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Top HGV Driving Tip – Don’t forget to register your 35 hours Periodic Training with the DSA

As you will have seen from our licence pages, there is a requirement for anyone who wants to work as an HGV driver, to complete 35 hours of CPC training every five years in order to continue working. We can help with the courses but you mustn’t forget to register that you have completed it with the CPC – that bit is your responsibility! If you don’t register the training, you can’t carry on working!

Top Leisure Driving Tip – Are you meeting the legal weight limits?

If you drive a motor home, a horsebox, or tow a caravan or trailer for leisure – do you know how much they weigh when fully laden? Are your weights legal? If you aren’t sure of the answers to these questions then you really should talk to us as your car licence may not cover your requirements – call us today for FREE impartial advice on 0808 146 9188

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