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COURSE IN Hertfordshire

Imagine being able to take something you already do on a daily basis and turning it into a lifelong career that includes competitive pay and very good job stability. That is exactly what you will be doing when you sign up for HGV training in Herefordshire. You will be taking the skills you already possess as a car driver and enhancing them with additional training that will enable you to work in the logistics industry as either an HGV or PCV driver.

Training professional drivers is what we do at the HGV Training Centre. Furthermore, we do it well. We have become the UK's largest provider of professional driver training thanks to our commitment to students and the fact that we deliver on our promises. When you register for our truck driving school, you will be registering with a training company that boasts a first-time pass rate consistently above 90%.

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Why did we mention our pass rate? Because the DVLA uses a series of four tests to determine whether a driver possesses the knowledge and skill to get a commercial driver licence. Drivers who cannot pass the tests cannot get a licence. It is that simple. That means our success greatly depends on whether our students learn what they need to learn. We believe our first-time pass rate speaks for itself.

What You Need to Learn

If you want to become a professional lorry or bus driver, there are certain things you need to learn in preparation for your career. For example, you need to know what the legal requirements are for professional drivers who operate vehicles of different classes. You need to know all about the regulations pertaining to:

  • drivers’ hours
  • vehicle classes and weights
  • proper cargo securement
  • preventing illegal migration
  • maintaining proper documentation.

We have just scratched the surface in terms of the kinds of information new drivers need to know. But it goes above and beyond just information; new drivers also need to learn the physical skills necessary to safely drive large, commercial vehicles. Suffice to say that driving an articulated lorry is nothing like driving a four-door saloon. The size and weight of commercial vehicles make them inherently more dangerous and harder to control.

Our training covers three key areas, beginning with driving theory. What is driving theory? It is that full compendium of knowledge you need to possess before you ever sit behind the wheel of an articulated lorry or bus. It includes information on regulations, the mechanics of commercial vehicles, principles of safe driving, highway safety, and more.

The second area of training involves the actual skills that students need to safely drive. We teach students how to properly accelerate, take corners, conduct controlled stops, and perform reversing manoeuvres with trailers. These skills are learned in much the same way a person learns to drive a car: through practice, practice, and more practice.

The third and final area of training involves what are known as practical skills. These skills are not directly related to driving itself, but they are part of almost every job in the logistics industry. Practical skills include learning how to conduct walkaround checks and how to make sure cargo is properly secured.

5 Steps to a Licence

Our HGV training in Herefordshire is designed to help you get your licence as quickly as possible. We have no intention of putting you through a series of classes that take between six and 12 months to complete. We have no intention of putting you through a university degree programme that could have you studying for years. Rather, we want you to complete your training in a matter of weeks.

We follow a five-step process that takes our students from initial registration to earning their licences without any wasted time or effort. The five steps in this process are:

  • Medical Exam and Provisional Entitlement – The first step is to apply for one's provisional entitlement and undergo an HGV medical exam. We provide paperwork, instructions, and assistance for both. We even go so far as to furnish students with a list of doctors to conduct medical exams at a reasonable cost.
  • Theory Exam Preparation – It takes 7 to 10 business days for a student's provisional entitlement to arrive by post. That period is ideal to prepare for the HGV theory exam. We offer preparation classes as well as free software that enables our students to prepare by taking actual tests given in the past.
  • Taking the Theory Exam – The third step in the process is to actually take and pass the HGV theory exam. This is a two-part exam that can be taken in a single session or separate sessions if necessary. Drivers who fail one or both parts of the test can retest after waiting three days.
  • Practical Skills Training – Step four is to undergo practical skills training at our Herefordshire facility. This training occurs in both the classroom and on our closed driving course. Our HGV training in Herefordshire prepares students to take and pass their final three tests.
  • Final Testing – The last two tests (driving skills and practical demonstration) are taken during the same session following the conclusion of training. We send an instructor with each student to the testing facility on the day of the exams. Students know by the end of the day whether or not they have succeeded – more than 90% of our students do.

Completing these five steps is all it takes to obtain a commercial driving licence and embark on one's career as a professional driver. If you apply yourself, and you have the ability to learn quickly, you can finish the entire process in about a month. If you need more time, that's okay too. We don't push drivers through training in the hope that they will figure things out. Rather, we give every student all of the help and support necessary to succeed.

What Makes Us Different

Our HGV training in Herefordshire is just one of your options for getting a commercial driving licence. So why should you choose us as your training partner? We have already explained our higher than average pass rate for testing, now let us talk about our staff.

The HGV Training Centre utilises training instructors who are either former or current industry professionals themselves. In other words, all of our instructors have spent time behind the wheel as working drivers. They know what it takes to prepare students for careers because they have done the work themselves. Our instructors are dedicated to the success of each of their students.

Complementing our instructors is a full support staff comprised of training specialists and administrative assistants. Support staff are available to offer guidance, answer questions, help solve problems, and handle routine administrative tasks, like booking tests. Each support staff member is equally dedicated to the success of students.

Finally, the HGV Training Centre is different because the original founders of our company have a different vision. For them, HGV training in Herefordshire is not just a money-making venture. It is an opportunity to help alleviate the logistics industry driver shortage by training as many new drivers as possible. To that end, we are not confined only to HGV training in Herefordshire. We operate more than four dozen training facilities across the UK.

Your career as a professional driver begins by contacting us. The sooner you do so, the sooner we can get you registered for the next class in Herefordshire.

WE ARE THE UK’S LARGEST PROVIDER
of HGV / LGV / PCV Training

WE ARE THE <span>UK’S LARGEST PROVIDER</span> <br/>of HGV / LGV / PCV Training
WE ARE THE <span>UK’S LARGEST PROVIDER</span> <br/>of HGV / LGV / PCV Training

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.

  • Over 60 HGV / LGV / PCV Training Centres across the UK
  • We train for some of the biggest organisations in the UK, including HSS Hire, Hackney Council, Enterprise PLC, DHL, the DWP and Job Centre Plus
  • Get your HGV / LGV / PCV licence in under a week
  • One of the highest pass rates in the UK
  • Access to 1000’s of jobs via our unique Jobs Portal
  • Super-competitive prices across the board - save £££’s with daily discounts.

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