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Pay rates for HGV Drivers have never been higher

HGV Cat C jobs pay an average of £25,000 a year, with HGV C+E jobs going as high as £40,000 a year. Plus the WTD means that the max you’ll work is 56 hours a week. Find the right company and you’ll be in line for perks too: free uniform, staff meals, sick pay, holiday pay and even a pension!

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WE OFFER TRAINING FOR ALL DRIVING COURSES

We don’t just provide HGV training – we provide training for all specialised licences

Cat C, Cat C+E, Cat B+E, Cat C1, Cat D, Cat D1, Horsebox, Ambulance, Forklift, Periodic CPC, HIAB, ADR, 360 Excavator, and many more.

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HELPING YOU INTO A NEW CAREER

WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS SAY
YOUR NEW CAREER

YOUR
NEW
CAREER

Here at Specialised HGV training centre, we’ll literally do everything for you! We take care of all the complicated forms, medicals and theory test. We’ll keep you updated on your course via text messages and we’re at the end of the phone anytime you need us!
HASSLE FREE HGV/LGV TRAINING

HASSLE FREE
HGV/LGV
TRAINING

We are proud of our success. For example, our bespoke theory test software has ensured 9 / 10 people get through the test at the first attempt, making one of the harder parts of becoming an HGV/LGV driver, one of the easiest!
PASS RATES OFOVER 92%

PASS
RATES OF
OVER 92%

Our unique ‘Pass Protection’ program gives you the best possible chance of passing your HGV / PCV practical test. When in place, our pass rates are over 92% - the highest in the industry!

WHAT WE DO FOR YOU

True National Coverage

True National Coverage

The Specialised HGV Training Centre is the UK’s largest provider of LGV / HGV Training. With access to over 60 training centres across the country, we have the biggest network of locations and vehicles available anywhere. The Specialised HGV Training Centre has decades of experience in training candidates from scratch, all the way through to high-paying placements as an HGV/LGV driver. But we don’t stop there. We also offer training across the whole range of DVLA licence categories including PCV (bus licences), Forklift 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.

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Careers Through The Specialised HGV Training Centre

Careers Through The Specialised HGV Training Centre

We are not just an LGV training provider. The Specialised 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

More Than A Just A Licence

The Specialised 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 LGV 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/LGV 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

What We’ll Do For You

The Specialised 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 60 centres. Once you’ve completed the above, we’ll book you in for your full LGV / 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!

TRAINING FOR ALL LICENCES

HGV/LGV  <br/>CAT 'C+E' (CLASS 1)

HGV/LGV
CAT 'C+E' (CLASS 1)

Any vehicle over 7.5t that has a detachable or separate trailer, Cat 'C+E' licences can only be applied for once the driver has taken and passed their Cat 'C'. These are larger vehicles so tend to be used for long haul, national and international routes. Starting salaries are around £28,000 per yea.. Read more

HGV/LGV
CAT 'C+E' (CLASS 1)

HGV/LGV  CAT 'C+E' (CLASS 1)

Any vehicle over 7.5t that has a detachable or separate trailer, Cat 'C+E' licences can only be applied for once the driver has taken and passed their Cat 'C'. These are larger vehicles so tend to be used for long haul, national and international routes. Starting salaries are around £28,000 per year.

HGV/LGV  <br/>CAT 'C' (CLASS 2)

HGV/LGV
CAT 'C' (CLASS 2)

For vehicles in a rigid-based body that is over 7.5t – examples include fire engines, rubbish collection vehicles and any HGV, providing the vehicle is all one unit (i.e. the cab does not separate from the trailer). Usually operated in towns and cities, starting salaries for Cat 'C' drivers are ar.. Read more

HGV/LGV
CAT 'C' (CLASS 2)

HGV/LGV  CAT 'C' (CLASS 2)

For vehicles in a rigid-based body that is over 7.5t – examples include fire engines, rubbish collection vehicles and any HGV, providing the vehicle is all one unit (i.e. the cab does not separate from the trailer). Usually operated in towns and cities, starting salaries for Cat 'C' drivers are around £24,000 per year

CAT C1

CAT C1

For use if driving any goods vehicle that is above 3.5t and below 7.5t in weight. If you gained your driving licence before 1997, you will automatically have this category on your licence. If you gained your driving licence after 1997, you will have to take a test. Note – if you gain your Cat 'C' .. Read more

CAT C1

CAT C1

For use if driving any goods vehicle that is above 3.5t and below 7.5t in weight. If you gained your driving licence before 1997, you will automatically have this category on your licence. If you gained your driving licence after 1997, you will have to take a test. Note – if you gain your Cat 'C' you automatically get given your Cat 'C1', so it is advisable to take a full Cat 'C' course and get both categories for the price of one. C1 vehicle examples include: horseboxes, ambulances, Occado delivery vehicles etc. Course can be completed in 1x week.

CAT C1+E

CAT C1+E

Same as CAT C1, but gives you the capacity to tow a trailer behind your C1 vehicle. Course can be completed in 1x week.

CAT B+E

CAT B+E

This enables you to tow an item behind a standard car. Again, if you passed before 1997 you do not need to pass a test to tow a trailer behind a car – if you passed after 1997, a full course and driving test is required. Course can be completed in 3x days.

CAT D

CAT D

This is a full bus / coach licence, enabling you to drive any sized Passenger Carrying Vehicle. Course can be completed in 1x week.

CAT D1

CAT D1

Enables you to drive a minibus of 9-16 seats maximum. If you passed your driving test before 1997 this category will already be on your licence, if you passed after that date a full course and test is required. Course can be completed in 1x week.

FORKLIFT

FORKLIFT

The licences depend on what vehicle is used and the type of environment it is used in. 1-day refresher courses: for experienced operators with lapsed licences 3-day mini courses: for experienced operators who have not received formal training 5-day full courses: for novices who have not received any.. Read more

FORKLIFT

FORKLIFT

The licences depend on what vehicle is used and the type of environment it is used in. 1-day refresher courses: for experienced operators with lapsed licences 3-day mini courses: for experienced operators who have not received formal training 5-day full courses: for novices who have not received any training and have no experience. All courses begin with classroom time where you will learn the theoretical requirements of the vehicle they are being trained on. Includes all relevant aspects of health and safety and short multiple-choice Theory Test. Practical training begins with an explanation as to the operation of the relevant truck. Practical elements cover daily vehicle checks and safe loading techniques – you will then practice the operation of the vehicle until they become proficient, whereby a short practical test will take place.

The Driver’s GUIDE TO LGV CLASSES

The Driver’s GUIDE TO LGV CLASSES

As someone interested in earning an LGV licence, we suspect you have a lot of questions about the process. So who better to ask than experienced drivers themselves? At the HGV Training Centre, we only employ instructors who have spent time behind the wheel as real-world professionals. Each of our in...

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Fleet Training – Professional Driving TUITION FOR BUSINESSES

Fleet Training – Professional Driving TUITION FOR BUSINESSES

Every professional HGV and PCV driver has to undergo a minimal amount of training in order to be licenced and certified under the Driver CPC scheme. Yet the operative word here is ‘minimal’. Just because a driver has met the requirements for minimal training does not mean he or she is fu...

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The Best Nationwide Low Cost Intensive TRAILER TRAINING COURSES

The Best Nationwide Low Cost Intensive TRAILER TRAINING COURSES

Do you own a caravan, horsebox trailer, or cargo trailer? If so, do you possess a Category B+E licence? We ask because the majority of trailer owners in the UK are required to have the additional entitlement to tow legally. If you need the entitlement and do not have it, you could face severe penalt...

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WONDERING HOW TO PAY FOR YOUR TRAINING

WONDERING HOW TO PAY FOR YOUR TRAINING

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KEY STATISTICS

Some interesting stats below: Our pass rates are the highest in the country,

we have access to the best paid jobs and our courses can be completed in just a week!

Pass Rate with Specialised's
Pass Protection

  • £21,000
  • £23,000
  • £27,500
  • £31,000

Average Salary

  • 5 days only!
  • 3 years
  • 4 years
  • 2.5 years

Time To Train

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

  • Provisional Licence Pack
  • Medical Forms & Discounted Examinations
  • Online Theory Test Training Software
  • Minimum Hours Behind the Wheel
  • Job Assistance Program
  • Continued Exam Support & Training Assistance
  • Full CPCS Registered Training
  • CPCS Photocard & Licence Issued
  • TOTAL PRICE
Are These The UK’s Best LGV Truck Stops?

Are These The UK’s Best LGV Truck Stops?

23 March 2017

LGV Truck stops are a very important factor in enjoying your job as an LGV driver. The right facilities can make long journeys a real treat, and something you enjoy doing rather than something you’re simply paid to do. Hot showers, good food, evening entertainment, clean facilities, security and r

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A New Device To Ward Off Petrol Theft

A New Device To Ward Off Petrol Theft

15 March 2017

HGV drivers are rarely the victims of crime but, on the few occasions when they are, it can take the form of petrol theft. The fuel in an HGV is sometimes as financially valuable as the HGV’s actual cargo, and it’s almost always easier to reach when the vehicle is left unattended – if the.

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What are mega trucks, and are they a good or a bad thing?

What are mega trucks, and are they a good or a bad thing?

6 March 2017

‘Mega trucks’ is the name given to HGVs that are longer, wider and heavier than any other type of HGV. These trucks can be so long that they take up more space on the road than two double-decker buses combined – up to 25.25m in length – and may weigh anything up to 60 tonnes...

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6 of the Weirdest HGV Spills

6 of the Weirdest HGV Spills

9 February 2017

Of course, all the HGV drivers we train are incredibly safe and careful drivers, and we’re very proud to say so but, nevertheless, there have been some HGV-related accidents in the news now and then. One of the things that can happen when an HGV has an accident is that the cargo can be spilt..

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Do’s And Don’t’s Of Using LGV Rest Stops

Do’s And Don’t’s Of Using LGV Rest Stops

31 January 2017

As a professional driver, driving long distances, you’re likely to become very familiar with truck stop facilities. These are places for LGV drivers to park up and refuel their vehicles, get refreshed, eat, and often sleep too. However, the most helpful and polite ways to behave at a truck stop ar

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Transporting Dangerous Goods In Your LGV

Transporting Dangerous Goods In Your LGV

30 January 2017

Some of the very best paid HGV driving jobs you’ll see if you look at job listings, for example on our Job Finder service, are those that involve transporting dangerous goods. This isn’t simply because they come with more risk attached, in theory, than other driving jobs, but because there are e

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Camera, Signal, Manoeuvre: Goodbye LGV Mirrors

Camera, Signal, Manoeuvre: Goodbye LGV Mirrors

18 January 2017

It might surprise you to learn that mirrors aren’t essential parts of an LGV, and that you don’t actually need mirrors to drive at all. They can be bulky and vulnerable to damage. The cost of replacing LGV Mirrors can really add up if it happens regularly. But before you decide to stop using LGV

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Things To Know Before Driving An HGV In London

Things To Know Before Driving An HGV In London

10 January 2017

Driving an HGV in London is unlike driving in any other city in the UK. That’s why training in London can give you an edge when it comes to actually working in the capital as a professional driver. We’ve weighed up some of the pros, cons, and general differences when it comes to driving in..

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