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PCV (Passenger Carrying Vehicles) can range from a small 9-seater minibus (CAT D1) to a 120-seater double decker bus (CAT D). The process for gaining your PCV licence is quite simple, and we’ll be on hand every step of the way to assist you.

Get a Medical

Get a Medical

A quick, 20 minute DVLA medical is required to drive a coach or bus, we’ll arrange this or you can pop your to your local GP

Sort Your Provisional Licence

Sort Your Provisional Licence

Once the medical is complete, simply fill in the D2 form we’ve sent you and pop it in the post to the DVLA, there is no charge for this service

Theory Test

Theory Test

Our Expert team will send you all the material you need to study online. Once you're ready you can practice on our FREE online MOC Tests. When you're confident our team will book the date for your theory test based on your availability.

Practical Training

Practical Training

You’re now ready to get behind the wheel. Our Booking team will choose the Training Centre that's nearest to you and we’ll offer you a selection of dates. Once you finish your practical training - You're now ready to take your practical test.

CPC  <br/>(Certificate of Professional Competence)

CPC
(Certificate of Professional Competence)

Our Expert team will check which CPC you need and we’ll have you booked up in no time. That's it. Get in touch to get started today!

What We Offer

Convenience

Convenience - It is not easy devoting yourself to PCV training for 3-4 solid weeks. Therefore, convenience is a major factor. You will be happy to know that we operate more than four dozen training centres all around the UK. We are conveniently located to make it as easy as possible for you to train without excessively long commute times.

Time

Time - There are some training providers who put their students through programmes that can take months to complete. Such programmes require a considerable time commitment that could prevent you from looking for work longer than you want. We solve that problem through a focused and intense training programme that can have you licenced in a matter of weeks.

Support

Support - There are paperwork and a multitude of administrative duties related to obtaining a commercial driving licence. The Specialised Training Services (HGV Training Centre) provides full support so that students are not overwhelmed by these things. We assist with paperwork, book the tests, and provide additional support as needed.

Pass Rates

Pass Rates - The most dependable measure of success for a training company is the first-time pass rate of students. After all, that is the whole point of training. Our students pass their tests the first time at a rate consistently above 90%. By comparison, the average LGV pass rate across the country is around 55%.

Experienced Instructors

Experienced Instructors - Desiring to receive training from an instructor who has real-world experience is not only normal, it is also reasonable. Why would you want to be trained by someone who has never worked as a professional? At the Specialised Training Services (HGV Training Centre), all of our instructors have real-world experience.

It is clear that the Specialised Training Services (HGV Training Centre) provides the kinds of services students need and want. Our reputation speaks for itself. Because we work so hard on behalf of our students, we have consistently grown over time to become the largest and most respected provider of HGV and PCV training in the UK.

What Are You Looking for?

Assuming you have come to our website because you want to receive PCV training to become a bus or coach driver, what are you looking for in a training company? We expect most of our new students to have quite a few concerns prior to signing on with a training organisation. For example, cost is a significant concern for many potential new drivers.

We understand that the cost of training can be prohibitive if you do not have a few thousand pounds in cash ready to spend. We are constantly working with industry trade groups actively lobbying the government to do more to help by either providing financial assistance or reducing the cost of training through government support. In the meantime, we also offer our own financing option through Pay 4 Later scheme.

Financing your training enables you to obtain your PCV licence right away while deferring payment until after you have started looking for work. It is the most affordable way to undergo PCV training in the shortest time possible. Please ask about our financing option when you contact us.

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Your Success is Our Priority

We do not believe it is a stretch to say that our priority at the Specialised Training Services (HGV Training Centre) is your success. It may sound like a cliché, but consider this: training is our livelihood. Every staff member we employ relies on us to put food on their tables. If we do not consistently produce on behalf of our students, our business will dry up and our staff would lose their jobs. Simply put, we do not succeed if you do not succeed.

It is in our best interests to make sure that every student who passes through our doors successfully completes training and obtains an HGV or PCV licence. There would be no point in continuing to operate otherwise. Therefore, you can sign up for one of our HGV or PCV training programmes with complete confidence that we will do everything we can to help you succeed in your endeavour.

You will see our commitment to your success first-hand during the early stages of your training. As an example, every student who signs up for PCV training immediately receives two packets of information.

Those Packets Are:

Medical Packet

Medical Packet -

The medical packet contains the required paperwork you need for the medical exam. You take that paperwork to your doctor for completion and submission to the appropriate government agencies. Also, we provide you with a complete list of physicians who offer low-cost medical exams throughout the UK.

Application Packet

Application Packet -

The second packet of information includes both application paperwork and instructions to apply for your provisional entitlement. This entitlement is needed before you can begin practical skills training. We work with students to make sure the paperwork is filled out correctly and submitted in a timely manner.

Those students who decide to utilise us for theory test preparation also receive an excellent software package designed to enhance the preparation process. The software allows students to review real test questions and take practice tests for free. This is one of the best ways to prepare for the theory test.

As you progress through your training programme, you will discover that your instructors are individually committed to your success as well. You might find yourself struggling to grasp a particular concept or master one of your driving skills. Our instructors are trained to identify such struggles and provide the extra help and support needed to overcome them. We will spend as much time with you, and expend as much effort as necessary, to make sure you succeed.

Not every HGV and PCV training company goes to such great lengths to help students. Our commitment to each and every person who trains with us has made us the UK's top HGV and PCV training school, bar none. We invite you to contact us to learn more about obtaining your commercial driving licence through a programme that is convenient, cost-effective, and fast. We would be more than happy to answer all your questions. If you are ready, we can get you signed up and started right away.

 

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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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