We help you into
a new career
What We Do For You
The HGV Training Centre is the UK’s largest provider of LGV / HGV Training. With access to over 50 training centres across the country, we have the biggest network of locations and vehicles available anywhere. The HGV Training Centre has decades of experience in training candidates from scratch, all the way through to high-paying placements as an HGV driver. But we don’t stop there. We also offer training across the whole range of DVLA licence categories including PCV (bus licences), Fork Lift Training and all elements of the new Driver CPC. We are accredited and approved by all the main industry bodies including the FTA (Freight Transport Association). We offer official DSA (Driver Standard Agency) examinations and all categories are added and endorsed by the DVLA (Driver & Vehicle Licensing Agency.
Careers through the HGV Training Centre
We are not just a training provider. The HGV Training Centre prides itself on its contacts and networks that assist new licence-holders into employment. Just check out our Jobs section, there are literally 1000’s of positions available across the UK, which all need filling with the right driver. Not only do we have a dedicated area on the site for job location – but we are connected and have contracts with some of the largest employment agencies in the UK. It’s in our interest to find you a job – we get paid by these agencies if we can assist in filling vacancies. Once you have completed your licence acquisition and passed your DSA examination, we’ll work with you to try and find that perfect driving job. Nationwide estimates put the ‘Driver Shortage’ between 20,000 to 40,000 – this means that when you’ve passed, with a little bit of patience and our help, you’ll be a sought after employee with all the best qualifications.
More than a just a licence
The HGV Training Centre prides itself on customer service. We don’t just send you a load of forms and sit back waiting for you to do all the work. Once you’ve signed up for one of our courses you’ll be allocated a specialist Training Co-ordinator (TC) – who will be with you at every step of the way. Our Co-ordinators our specially trained and are on hand whenever you need them. They will assist and guide you through the licence acquisition process – which can be daunting and intimidating if you don’t know what you’re doing. Our TC’s will help you complete forms, assist in arranging medicals, help out with software issues and generally be on hand to ease your journey from trainee to fully-fledged HGV driver. A lot of our TC’s are ex-truckers – so they really understand and appreciate what it is you’re going through. We turn a complicated and potentially stressful process into a smooth, effortless transaction – and our testimonials and huge client base will back this up.
What we’ll do for you
The HGV Training Centre will literally do it all! Well – we can’t take your driving test for you but we can ensure that everything you receive training-wise will be of the highest possible standard. Take a look what we offer for an HGV Cat C Course:
- Full provisional licence application pack (we’ll even part-complete the eight page DVLA form for you)
- Full medical application pack with medicals guaranteed to the lowest price in the UK
- State-of-the-art Theory Test Training Software – this piece of kit has been developed with the DSA, we’ve even got a smartphone App which allows you to learn on the go. We’ll also track your progress through our servers and let you know when we think you’re ready for the real thing.
- Complete booking, registration and examination facility for both parts of your Theory Test. We’ll book it; pay for it then SMS you so you know where to be and when. All you need to do is your homework!
- Full 16hr DSA registered instruction at a choice of over 50 centres. Once you’ve completed the above, we’ll book you in for your full HGV Training Course. You’ll get 1-2-1 tuition from some of the best instructors around, guys with years of experience and a reputation for getting people successfully through their courses.
- Complete DSA Examination – once you’ve completed your course we’ll have you ready for your DSA Test. We’ll have pre-booked and pre-named your test, you’ll drive there with your instructor for some last minute tuition – then it’s over to you!
- Then we’ll assist you with your job-search and hopefully you’ll find work ASAP.
Hassle Free HGV / LGV Training!
Here at The HGV Training Centre, we will literally do everything for you! All the complicated forms, medicals, theory tests etc are organised by us, for you. We’ll send you text messages, we’ll tell you where to be and at what time, all you have to do is follow our instructions and turn up!
Pass Rates of over 92%
We pride ourselves on your success! Our unique Theory Training Software has ensured over 9/10 people get through the tricky Theory Test 1st time. The same for the driving test – if you sign up for our Pass Protection Plan, you’ll be looking at the best success rate of any school.
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What You Should Know About the
UK Law on Towing
The UK law on towing is undoubtedly one of the most confusing areas of driving. Not only are there limits and laws on trailers and the vehicles towing them, but there are even more regulations relating to whether it has breaks, the licence in place, and even what the load is. This article provides a simple introduction to the subject of towing and ensures students know what they are getting into before taking their course. It explores the various licences relating to towing and aims to aid students in deciding which course they need to take, as well as the prerequisites to enrol on the programme.
What Can You Expect From A
Career as a Lorry Driver?
There are a lot of stereotypes about what it’s like to embark on a career as a lorry driver. Through this article people can find out what awaits them should they take the decision to train for their HGV licence and join the growing ranks of professional truck drivers. It elaborates on the rewards of becoming a professional driver, the potential challenges encountered, and the long-term implications of joining this industry of responsibility. All the information was researched from the experiences and knowledge of the HGV Training Centres tutors who have spent many years in the industry themselves.
The Simple Low Cost Solution to Getting
Your Horsebox Licence
The horsebox licence enables you to drive anything from horseboxes to ambulances; therefore you are gaining the skills to drive more than one vehicle. Enter the professional driving industry with us at your back. Through simply browsing this article you’ll see exactly how we make the training process simple and easy to get to grips with. We pride ourselves on making the process as simple as possible, and this is why we are confident of being the best training provider in the land. Keep reading and find out how we prepare you for both the real world of driving and the examination itself.
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