Best HGV and LGV Driver Training School
in South Yorkshire

Defining the best HGV training in South Yorkshire is not easy. So many different things make up a superior training academy. We believe we can offer the type of training most people are looking for, and it is why we continue to improve and give our students a comprehensive quality training service.

Quality Tuition

The first thing we look to do is offer quality tuition. It is the main part of any training course because teachers are the people who spend the most time with students.

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To highlight this importance we introduced tightened employment standards designed to filter out all but the very best. Here at the HGV Training Centre we do not just look for people who can effectively train people to get their HGV licences. We look for people who can connect with students and guide them through the process. In other words, we are looking for good human beings.

Exam Support

Registering for the exam is a trial in itself. Just when learners think they have filled in all the forms correctly, the examination centre counterblasts them with a letter telling them their entry was voided because they filled it out incorrectly. Our support staff eliminates the possibility of this scenario happening.

When someone registers for one of our courses, we spend time taking all the required information from students to fill out the exam form. We fill it in ourselves and our professionals use their experience to make sure there are no mistakes. They even fill in the irritating eight-page DSA form.

It also ensures learners can spend more time concentrating on their studies. Exam registration takes time and effort. Now this is a thing of the past since it is no longer a factor that students must take into account when they choose us, the HGV Training Centre, for their learning needs.

Affordable Services

What always plays a part in determining the best HGV training in South Yorkshire is the impact of price. An affordable course is essential for widening access. During these difficult economic times, it is not viable to spend thousands of pounds on a training course. It is why we have carried forward a number of initiatives in recent years to help drive costs down. Here are just some of the instances where we have taken action:

  • Reducing the length of courses. Shorter courses pack a more powerful punch and require fewer costs to run effectively. None of our HGV training courses last longer than a week.
  • We only spend money on what matters. It is pointless to have lots of pencil pushers and managers that do not actually connect to students. Instead, our staff members all play a vital part in the success of both the course and the learner come their final exams.

A general price cut. To put it simply, we cut our prices because we want to cut our prices. We do not need high prices to provide us with money to invest in the future as the sheer number of people flocking to our HGV training in South Yorkshire means we do not have to worry about boosting our bottom lines. For us, it is all about students.

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Step-by-Step
Getting Qualified Guide

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Receive your ‘Starter Pack’ containing all forms, application packs, online training software and provisional course dates.

Attend your discounted “Driver Medical”.

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Pass your 'Theory Test' with help from our unique online training kit.

Attend your selected Practical Training Course – at one of our 50 centres nationwide

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Take your driving test – remember, with ‘Pass Protection’ your chances of passing shoot up to 92%...

Attend our industry renowned “Fast Track Commercial Skills Course”, receiving CPC Compliant Certification to assist you finding work.

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Vehicle Type Verses Licence Class
HGV / LGV Cat 'C+E' (Class 1)

Any vehicle over 7.5t that has a detachable or separate trailer, Cat 'C+E' licences can only be applied for once the driver has taken and passed their Cat 'C'. These are larger vehicles so tend to be used for long haul, national and international routes. Starting salaries are around £28,000 per year.

HGV / LGV Cat 'C' (Class 2)

For vehicles in a rigid-based body that is over 7.5t – examples include fire engines, rubbish collection vehicles and any HGV, providing the vehicle is all one unit (i.e. the cab does not separate from the trailer). Usually operated in towns and cities, starting salaries for Cat 'C' drivers are around £24,000 per year

Cat C1

For use if driving any goods vehicle that is above 3.5t and below 7.5t in weight. If you gained your driving licence before 1997, you will automatically have this category on your licence. If you gained your driving licence after 1997, you will have to take a test. Note – if you gain your Cat 'C' you automatically get given your Cat 'C1', so it is advisable to take a full Cat 'C' course and get both categories for the price of one. C1 vehicle examples include: horseboxes, ambulances, Occado delivery vehicles etc. Course can be completed in 1x week.

Cat C1+E

Same as above, but gives you the capacity to tow a trailer behind your C1 vehicle. Course can be completed in 1x week.

Cat B+E

This enables you to tow an item behind a standard car. Again, if you passed before 1997 you do not need to pass a test to tow a trailer behind a car – if you passed after 1997, a full course and driving test is required. Course can be completed in 3x days.

Cat D

This is a full bus / coach licence, enabling you to drive any sized Passenger Carrying Vehicle. Course can be completed in 1x week.

Cat D1

Enables you to drive a minibus of 9-16 seats maximum. If you passed your driving test before 1997 this category will already be on your licence, if you passed after that date a full course and test is required. Course can be completed in 1x week.

Fork Lift

The licences depend on what vehicle is used and the type of environment it is used in. 1-day refresher courses: for experienced operators with lapsed licences 3-day mini courses: for experienced operators who have not received formal training 5-day full courses: for novices who have not received any training and have no experience. All courses begin with classroom time where you will learn the theoretical requirements of the vehicle they are being trained on. Includes all relevant aspects of health and safety and short multiple-choice Theory Test. Practical training begins with an explanation as to the operation of the relevant truck. Practical elements cover daily vehicle checks and safe loading techniques – you will then practice the operation of the vehicle until they become proficient, whereby a short practical test will take place.

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Just a quick note to say ‘thank you’ to everyone at the HGV Training Centre, all the folk I’ve... ~ M Buchanan, Strathcarron I was a mini-cab driver for 6 years around Birmingham, it was a nightmare! Things have changed a lot... ~ O Shah, Walsall I trained with my partner Heather for our Cat ‘C’ Licences and we thoroughly enjoyed the course.... ~ G Huntley, Isle of Wight Hi, just want to say thank you to you personally for your help in getting me through my Class I. You... ~ D Botterill, Port Talbot As promised, here is a quick note to say ‘thanks’. I really enjoyed my course and enjoyed meetin... ~ A Lawton, Fawkham, Kent Training was hard but professional, I passed 2nd time but had the Pass Protection so wasn’t out of... ~ R Fraser, Ipswich Just wanted to say that the Theory Training Software was great. A nice training method that I used m... ~ N Quinton, South Elmsall Not as difficult as I thought! 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