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Every day, countless lorries leave County Fermanagh carrying goods and industrial supplies south toward Ireland or across the North Channel to England. More lorries are coming in the other direction to bring their loads to the local region. Yet all of these crisscrossing vehicles have one thing in common: they are being operated by experienced and licenced drivers whose hard work and dedication keep the economy moving. You can join their ranks by undergoing HGV training in County Fermanagh.
An expanding economy and driver retirements have created a perfect storm that has left both the haulage and transport industries short by tens of thousands of drivers. Some estimates suggest more than 100,000 new drivers will be required by the end of the decade. What does this mean for you? It means that your career as a professional driver will come with a level of job security you will not find in many other careers. The reality is that great drivers are in demand. You should never have to worry about being out of work if you follow the law and meet all of your employer’s expectations.
We can prepare you for your career as a professional driver through our PCV and HGV training in County Fermanagh. We train for all classes of commercial driving licences, enabling our students to eventually drive everything from articulated lorries to heavy construction equipment. The most common licence categories we train for are:
The two Category C licences are for drivers who want to operate HGVs including articulated lorries, tipper trucks, etc. The Category D licence is intended for bus and coach drivers. We can go through the details of the different licences when you contact us. Rest assured that we will help you earn the licence appropriate to the kinds of vehicles you want to drive.
You may have heard in the past that professional driving is a job anyone can do. The fact that HGV training is necessary is proof that such sentiments are not true. Our question is this: do you have what it takes to be a professional? Driving HGVs or PCVs for a living is a challenging job that requires concentration, skill, and knowledge.
From a legal standpoint, you only need a commercial driving licence and reasonably good health to be employed as a professional. But practically speaking, professional drivers should possess the following qualities:
Some people possess most of these qualities naturally; others have to learn them. At any rate, our training takes those who have what it takes to be professionals and prepares them to pass the four required tests to obtain a commercial driving licence. Obtaining a licence is your ticket to a long and successful career as a professional driver.
Nearly every career choice in the UK requires training of some sort. Professional driving is no exception. However, things were not always this way. It used to be that a new driver could sit for his/her tests without ever undergoing any formal training whatsoever. Today that is no longer possible. Training is now a requirement in order to obtain a licence.
Here are three reasons training is now required:
Our HGV training in County Fermanagh teaches everything you need to know to be successful. Our students spend some time in the classroom learning from books and instructors, and the rest of their time on a driving course behind the wheel of a late-model vehicle corresponding to their licencing programme. Driving time is critical in helping our students master the physical driving skills required by the job.
There has long been a considerable amount of doubt about the practice of training to tests in primary and secondary education. But there is a big difference between traditional education and the vocational training we provide here at the HGV Training Centre. That difference lies in the tests themselves.
In order to become a licenced HGV or PCV driver, a candidate must pass a series of four different tests. Those tests are required by the government as its primary tool for verifying that candidates possess the knowledge and skills required to be safe drivers. Furthermore, testing is the only means by which the government can know for sure that drivers are qualified. Therefore, the number one priority of training has to be test preparation.
We train to the tests with the goal of helping every student pass on the first try. Not all do, but more than 90% of the students across all of our training programmes succeed. We are very proud of our first-time pass rate given that national test rates are considerably lower.
One of the ways we achieve our high pass rates is by utilising a fast-paced and intense training model that takes advantage of how people naturally learn. We present information in short, concentrated segments that build one on top of another to create a full body of knowledge. It is a training approach we have successfully employed since our company was founded.
Another way we achieve high pass rates is to teach students how to take their tests. In other words, testing is more than just knowledge alone. Candidates need to know how to approach testing, what to expect once testing begins, and how to effectively answer questions in order to demonstrate they know what they are talking about. Learning how to test is just as important as obtaining the knowledge a test requires.
You Can Get Started Today
Any desire you might have to become a professional driver can be addressed as soon as you are ready. Our HGV training in County Fermanagh is available through new classes forming on a regular basis. The only thing you need to do to get started is contact us. We will answer all of your questions and supply you with the paperwork you need to begin the process.
The first thing you will need to do is get an HGV medical exam. After that you will apply for provisional entitlement, prepare for your theory test, and off you go. In a matter of weeks, you can complete your training and take the final tests necessary to get your commercial driving licence.
To learn more about our HGV training in County Fermanagh, simply contact us by phone or through our website. Our dedicated staff is standing by to assist you.
The HGV Training Centre trains over 200 people per month. We are the UK’s largest specialist vehicle training company, training for some of the UK’s biggest organisations.
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