Claims of being the best are relatively common across nearly every aspect of our economy. Whether you are talking about cars, clothing, electronics, or even training services, everyone claims to be the best in the business. So how do you know? How can you, as someone looking to undergo forklift truck training, know whether or not the Specialised Training Services (HGV Training Centre) truly offers the best training courses in the UK?

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We believe answering these questions is easier than it sounds. It is simply a matter of understanding the criteria and then applying it accordingly. In this guide, we lay out all of the things that are important to forklift drivers. We invite you to measure us against these criteria to see if we truly are the best. We are confident in this exercise because we have been offering industry-leading forklift training for decades.

For the purposes of this guide, the criteria we will be dealing with include:

Training Course Content

It does not make much sense for a company to offer forklift truck training that doesn’t include content appropriate to the job. Yet some do. That’s not how we operate at the Specialised Training Services (HGV Training Centre). Each of our three forklift training courses has been specifically developed to include the kinds of content competent drivers need to fulfil their job requirements.

For example, the first thing brand-new drivers need to learn is how a forklift works from an operational standpoint. We have developed course content that covers a full range of operational topics including how forklifts are designed, how they are built, the controls used to operate them, how they are powered, and so on. The idea is to make the driver intimately familiar with his/her vehicle before he/she ever operates it.

Other areas of course content we have developed include:

As you can see, our content is more than thorough. Drivers who complete any of our courses are fully prepared to both pass their certification exams and work safely throughout their careers.

Training Course Quality

The quality of our training courses is just as important as the quantity or content. We offer proof of quality by way of our accredited certificate. Our certificates are issued under the umbrella of standards as set forth by the Independent Training Standards Scheme and Registry (ITSSAR), one of six accrediting organisations approved by the Health and Safety Executive for forklift training.

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To be clear, no forklift truck training programme is required to furnish a certificate from an accredited organisation. But why would you want to receive training in any other way? Why accept an inferior training programme that is not accredited when there are so many others out there? We are aligned with the ITSSAR scheme because we believe meeting their standards is one of the most important ways we can ensure quality for students.

Results of Training

Training programmes of all sorts typically conclude with an exam or assessment. The purpose for this is simple: trainers need to know that students have learned and absorbed the required material and can put it to practical use. To earn our forklift truck training certificate, students must pass an exam given at the conclusion of the programme. The results of these exams are further evidence of the quality of our programme.

Across all of our training courses – HGV, PCV, and forklift – we consistently achieve a first-time pass rate of 92% or better. Those are results you can trust. They are results that prove the Specialised Training Services (HGV Training Centre) is a training company that knows how to get things done. Our consistently high pass rate should provide some motivation that you can, indeed, learn to drive a forklift and go on to a long and rewarding career.

Scheduling and Pricing

Over decades of service to our individual and corporate clients, we have built a business that now includes dozens of convenient locations throughout the UK. To be more specific, we offer more than four dozen training centres close to all of the UK’s major metropolitan areas. There is likely a training centre fairly close to where you live. Why is this important? Because it means you do not have to travel for hours – for five days straight – to complete our full forklift truck training course. We are close by for your convenience.

Our large number of locations also allows students quite a bit of flexibility in scheduling. How flexible depends on the individual student needs and the kind of forklift training he or she is looking for. To learn more about scheduling, a student need only contact us and speak with one of our coordinators.

We have already given you multiple reasons why we believe we have some of the best forklift truck training courses around. But if all we have said thus far is not enough, let’s throw in affordable pricing as well. At the Specialised Training Services (HGV Training Centre), we use our size and the cost-cutting efficiency it affords us to save money on training expenses. We pass those savings on to our students by way of low-cost classes.

How much does our training cost? That depends on whether you choose the five-day, three-day, or one-day refresher course. Our coordinator can discuss pricing with you when you are ready to enrol. Suffice to say we make training affordable enough for almost any budget. We even offer a financing option for those who do not have the cash to pay for the training up front. By financing through Pay 4 Later, we make it possible for you to train now and wait until you start working to pay for it.

Career Training Now

We have made our point that the Specialised Training Services (HGV Training Centre) offers the best forklift truck training courses in the UK. Now we want to encourage you to get in touch with us so you can start your career training right now. Even with absolutely no experience, you can be trained, certified and ready to start looking for a job in just five days’ time. Just five days is all it takes to become a certified forklift driver.

When you train to be a forklift driver, you will not be spending months in the classroom or years working your way through university. You will be undergoing a fast-paced and intense training regimen that enables you to learn and retain all the necessary information in a very short amount of time. It is a training approach we have proven works year after year. If you are ready for a forklift truck training programme that will jump-start your career, it’s time for us to talk.

Additional resources on Forklift truck Training

Below you will find a list of our other articles covering many aspects of forklift certification.

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