Remember that man or woman who drove the coach you and your friends took on your trip north last year? It turns out your driver was a highly trained professional who underwent intensive training in order to earn a Category D driving licence. Perhaps that person even received his or her coach driver training at the HGV Training Centre. That would not be unusual, given the fact that we train hundreds of new drivers every month.
At any rate, our coach driver training programme prepares new drivers to be career coach drivers providing a valuable service to passengers throughout the UK and Europe. We take great pride in producing students we believe are the best suited to be the coach drivers of the future.
There is a lot about our coach driver training programme that differs from what our competition offers. In short, we like to describe our training programme as intensive and concentrated. This is at the core of everything we do. Rather than wasting your time by putting you through a long and cumbersome training programme that could take months to complete, we offer you an intensive training programme that will get you licenced and looking for work in a very short amount of time. Keep reading to learn more.
Regulations require new bus drivers to undergo a certain amount of training that will prepare them to pass four tests as part of the Driver CPC regimen. Only when a candidate can prove his or her skill, competency, and proficiency will a Category D licence be awarded. Along with that licence, the new driver is given a CPC qualification card good for five calendar years. Drivers must receive an additional 35 hours of CPC training to renew the card for the next five-year cycle.
Our CPC testing regimen in the UK concentrates on three primary areas, all of which are included in our training:
The law does not stipulate how long a training course must take. That’s good for us because it allows us to take full advantage of our intensive and concentrated training approach. As long as our students have the knowledge and skill to prove they can drive a coach safely and competently, they should not be held back by an arbitrary time restriction set by the government. Thankfully, they are not.
We believe it is important to know why we market our training programme as intensive. As we see it, there are two basic ways to impart a large body of knowledge to students who need to learn it as quickly as possible. The first method is to utilise a small number of courses containing a lot of information that is taught over longer periods of time. This is the kind of approach typically used in a traditional school system. We do not believe it is the best approach.
The other approach, which is the one we use, breaks down the entire body of knowledge into small, bite-size chunks of information that can be learned quickly. Our programme is intensive because we take those smaller chunks of information and teach them in short, concentrated bursts. Between each information burst, students have time to step back and take stock of what they have learned.
Years of successfully training hundreds of students every month have proved our training approach to work. Not only does intensive training improve comprehension, retention, and recall, but it also takes less time without sacrificing results. Our students learn without having to spend month after long month in the classroom.
It is true that our intensive training approach sets us apart from many of our competitors. But we offer another advantage to those who train with us: convenience. Over decades of service to our clients, the HGV Training Centre has gradually expanded to the point that we now operate more than four dozen training centres across the UK. There is likely a training centre very near to where you live or work.
With the HGV Training Centre, it is easy to find coach driver training near you. You will not have to travel clear across the country and pay for a temporary flat while you complete your training programme. You can easily commute to your training courses during the day and then return home to the comfort of your own home every evening. And because we have training facilities in and around every major metropolitan area in the UK, you also will not spend hours commuting to and from your daily courses.
We believe convenience is essential to successful training. Simply put, the fewer distractions our students have to deal with, the more they can devote their energies to learning. Distraction-free students are students who are able to take and pass their tests right on schedule. They are drivers who obtain their licences in just a few weeks, and then start looking for work right away.
By now, you are probably wondering how to get coach driver training started. It’s easy when you train with the HGV Training Centre. Just contact us on our freephone number, use the contact form on this website, or stop in at one of our training schools and speak with a specialist. We will give you all the information you need up front to determine whether or not coach driver training is right for you.
If it is, we will supply you with the necessary information and application forms to get started. We will also provide information about our financing package made available through Pay 4 Later. If everything seems right to you, we can sign you up on the spot and get the ball rolling with your medical and provisional entitlement application. In about 10 to 14 days, you could be ready to take your theory test and then move on to practical skills training.
All it takes to begin coach driver training with the HGV Training Centre is a willingness to put forth the effort and a few weeks of your time. Our intensive and concentrated training programme offers you results, convenience, and the opportunity to acquire a Category D commercial driving licence quicker than you ever imagined. Put us to the test. We believe we can more than meet your expectations.
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