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COURSE IN Kent

As one of England’s home counties, Kent enjoys all the benefits that come with neighbouring London. The county itself is primarily agricultural and residential in nature, with most of the manufacturing and industry that built the area at the turn of the 20th century having long since moved out. But that does not mean Kent’s economy is slow. Quite to the contrary, you can observe all sorts of commercial vehicles traversing local roads on any given day. This is why we have established HGV training Kent.

Some of the drivers you see on local roads were undoubtedly trained at one of our schools. Whether they trained in Kent or not is another question as we operate more than four dozen training centres throughout the UK. In and around every major metropolitan area in England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland, you will find an HGV Training Centre.

The haulage and transport industries in Kent are as strong as they are anywhere. There are jobs available for both HGV and PCV drivers with valid licences and a willingness to work. You can be part of this tremendously rewarding industry by getting your licence as well. The process begins by contacting us to inquire about our HGV training in Kent.

Why become a professional driver? There are a lot of reasons, but here are the three most important:

  • Available Work – The haulage and transport industries are currently short tens of thousands of drivers. There are thousands of jobs just waiting to be filled by new drivers like you. Start your training today, and you could be looking for work in a matter of weeks.
  • Job Security – The current driver shortage is expected to get worse before it gets better. Between an expanding economy and a wave of driver retirements set to hit within the next few years, some estimates suggest the industry will need upwards of 100,000 new drivers by 2020. You will never have to worry about being out of work if you do your job well and obey the law.
  • Competitive Pay – New drivers just entering the industry start at between £18,000 and £22,000 annually. With a little experience under your belt, you could be earning between £25,000 and £28,000. The best and most well-trained drivers can earn upwards of £35,000 annually.

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Training Required to Work

It would be nice if anyone wanting a commercial driver licence could just pay a visit to the DVLA, take a quick test, and be given a licence on the spot. But that is not the way it works. The reality is that you cannot work as a commercial driver unless you first undergo training to pass the four required tests in the Driver CPC regimen. And trust us when we say, those tests are virtually impossible to pass without some sort of professional training.

Before you get discouraged, there are some things you need to know about training. First of all, it is not like university. Your decision to undergo HGV training in Kent does not mean you will be spending 3 to 4 years in the classroom listening to former driver’s lecture. You will not even spend six months in training if you sign on with us. Our drivers can complete their training in about a month if they learn quickly and apply themselves.

The next thing you need to know is that you don’t have to be a genius in order to get an HGV licence. It is true that not everyone has what it takes to be a professional driver, but that is true of any profession. Before you dismiss the possibility of becoming a professional driver, at least contact us and look into it. One of our training specialists can describe what we do and answer any questions you might have. We should be able to help you figure out pretty quickly whether professional driving is right for you or not.

The Training Process

Our HGV training in Kent is relatively straightforward and easy to understand. This is on purpose. We do not want to make training unnecessarily complicated, knowing that complicating matters only discourages people from trying. We have laid out the training process in a very logical and goal-oriented sequence that keeps our students on track to complete training and get their licences as quickly as possible.

Our training process starts with your registration. When you register, you will immediately receive:

  • Medical Paperwork – You will need to pass a routine medical exam in order to get your HGV licence. We provide the paperwork, as well as the names and contact information of doctors who offer reasonably priced exams. There is also some additional information that comes with this medical paperwork.
  • Entitlement Paperwork – You will need a provisional entitlement to undergo practical skills training. We provide the necessary application as well as instructions for completing and submitting it. Should you require assistance with the form, our administrative staff can assist you.
  • Practice Software – Lastly, you will need to take and pass the HGV theory test before you can continue with your training. We provide practice software that includes real test questions and a number of practice tests that will make you familiar with the testing process. We also offer preparation classes if you are inclined to take one.

With your provisional entitlement and a passing grade on the HGV theory test, you can begin practical skills training in earnest. This training takes place in both the classroom and behind the wheel of a late-model vehicle. Rest assured that our professional trainers stick with you every step of the way, answering your questions and building in you the confidence that you need to pass the remaining three tests.

Getting Your Licence

Getting your licence is a matter of completing your practical skills training and taking the three final tests – the case studies, driving skills, and practical demonstration test. We will book your case studies test to coincide with your completion of the associated class; the final two tests are taken once you complete practical skills training.

As far as we are concerned, the most pleasing part of the training programme is to see our drivers successfully pass those final two tests. Assuming you sign up for our HGV training in Kent, you will know as soon as the exams are over whether or not you have passed. In all likelihood, you will succeed. Over 90% of our students pass all of their tasks at the first attempt. We anticipate plenty of positive conversation as you drive home from the testing facility.

Who will you be conversing with? One of your instructors. That’s right, the HGV Training Centre sends an instructor with every student on the day of his or her final tests. We do that to allow students the opportunity to ask questions that may be as yet unanswered. We also know that having an instructor enables the student to be more confident in the minutes leading up to the start of the exam.

The HGV Training Centre is proud to be able to put hundreds of students through our classes every month. You can be part of that group by registering for HGV training in Kent. Your training awaits, so why delay any further? Call us on our freephone number or send a message through this website to get the registration process started. We cannot wait to get you going on your career as a professional HGV or PCV driver in Kent.

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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