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YOUR
NEW
CAREER

Here at Specialised HGV training centre, we’ll literally do everything for you! We take care of all the complicated forms, medicals and theory test. We’ll keep you updated on your course via text messages and we’re at the end of the phone anytime you need us!

HASSLE FREE
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TRAINING

We are proud of our success. For example, our bespoke theory test software has ensured 9 / 10 people get through the test at the first attempt, making one of the harder parts of becoming an HGV/LGV driver, one of the easiest!

PASS
RATES OF
OVER 92%*

*A Pass Rate of 92% is achieved when opting for our unique ‘Pass Protection Policy’ – this gives trainees three attempts at passing the HGV / PCV practical test, giving some of the highest pass rates in the industry!

WHAT WE DO FOR YOU

True National Coverage

The Specialised HGV Training Centre is the UK’s largest provider of LGV / HGV Training. We have an Approved Training Partner Network of over 60 Training Centres, giving you access to the best training in the country. The Specialised HGV Training Centre has decades of experience in training candidates from scratch, all the way through to high-paying placements as an HGV/LGV driver. But we don’t stop there. We also offer training across the whole range of DVLA licence categories including PCV (bus licences), Forklift Training and all elements of the new Driver CPC. We are accredited and approved by all the main industry bodies including the FTA (Freight Transport Association). We offer official DSA (Driver Standard Agency) examinations and all categories are added and endorsed by the DVLA (Driver & Vehicle Licensing Agency.

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Careers Through The Specialised HGV Training Centre

We are not just an LGV training provider. The Specialised HGV Training Centre prides itself on its contacts and networks that assist new licence-holders into employment. Just check out our Jobs section, there are literally 1000’s of positions available across the UK, which all need filling with the right driver. Not only do we have a dedicated area on the site for job location – but we are connected and have contracts with some of the largest employment agencies in the UK. It’s in our interest to find you a job – we get paid by these agencies if we can assist in filling vacancies. Once you have completed your licence acquisition and passed your DSA examination, we’ll work with you to try and find that perfect driving job. Nationwide estimates put the ‘Driver Shortage’ between 20,000 to 40,000 – this means that when you’ve passed, with a little bit of patience and our help, you’ll be a sought after employee with all the best qualifications.

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More Than A Just A Licence

The Specialised HGV Training Centre prides itself on customer service. We don’t just send you a load of forms and sit back waiting for you to do all the work. Once you’ve signed up for one of our courses you’ll be allocated a specialist Training Co-ordinator (TC) – who will be with you at every step of the way. Our Co-ordinators our specially trained and are on hand whenever you need them. They will assist and guide you through the LGV licence acquisition process – which can be daunting and intimidating if you don’t know what you’re doing. Our TC’s will help you complete forms, assist in arranging medicals, help out with software issues and generally be on hand to ease your journey from trainee to fully-fledged HGV/LGV driver. A lot of our TC’s are ex-truckers – so they really understand and appreciate what it is you’re going through. We turn a complicated and potentially stressful process into a smooth, effortless transaction – and our testimonials and huge client base will back this up.

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What We’ll Do For You

The Specialised HGV Training Centre will literally do it all! Well – we can’t take your driving test for you but we can ensure that everything you receive training-wise will be of the highest possible standard. Take a look what we offer for an HGV Cat C Course:

• Full provisional licence application pack (we’ll even part-complete the eight page DVLA form for you)
• Full medical application pack with medicals guaranteed to the lowest price in the UK
• State-of-the-art Theory Test Training Software – this piece of kit has been developed with the DSA, we’ve even got a smartphone App which allows you to learn on the go. We’ll also track your progress through our servers and let you know when we think you’re ready for the real thing.
• Complete booking, registration and examination facility for both parts of your Theory Test. We’ll book it; pay for it then SMS you so you know where to be and when. All you need to do is your homework!
• Full 16hr DSA registered instruction at a choice of over 60 centres. Once you’ve completed the above, we’ll book you in for your full LGV / HGV Training Course. You’ll get 1-2-1 tuition from some of the best instructors around, guys with years of experience and a reputation for getting people successfully through their courses.
• Complete DSA Examination – once you’ve completed your course we’ll have you ready for your DSA Test. We’ll have pre-booked and pre-named your test, you’ll drive there with your instructor for some last minute tuition – then it’s over to you!

LICENCE CATEGORIES WE TRAIN FOR

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 yea.. Read more

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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.

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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 ar.. Read more

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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' .. Read more

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 CAT C1, 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.

FORKLIFT

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.. Read more

FORKLIFT

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.

WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS SAY

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What Happens During The Trailer Test

If you’re about to take your trailer test, or even just thinking about booking it or starting your training, you may be wondering what happens. It won’t be anything like your driving test, of course, because you already know how to drive a car and don’t need to learn that again. Instead, you n...

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UK Wide – Low Cost Professional CPC TRAINING COURSES

Back in the early 2000s, there was a discussion within the European Union about introducing competency standards for drivers of heavy commercial vehicles. The purpose of the discussion was to determine whether or not a set of standards could be developed that would improve commercial driver safety t...

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Intensive Trailer Towing Training Courses – ALL UK LOCATIONS

At the Specialised Training Services (HGV Training Centre), we are apt to describe our trailer towing training as intensive. This description is purposeful. We describe it as intensive in order to set us apart from the competition. What we do is designed specifically to get our students through thei...

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WONDERING HOW TO PAY FOR YOUR TRAINING

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KEY STATISTICS

Some interesting stats below: Our pass rates are the highest in the country,

we have access to the best paid jobs and our courses can be completed in just a week!

Pass Rate with Specialised's
Pass Protection

  • £21,000
  • £23,000
  • £27,500
  • £31,000

Average Salary

  • 5 days only!
  • 3 years
  • 4 years
  • 2.5 years

Time To Train

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

  • Provisional Licence Pack
  • Medical Forms & Discounted Examinations
  • Online Theory Test Training Software
  • Minimum Hours Behind the Wheel
  • Job Assistance Program
  • Continued Exam Support & Training Assistance
  • Full CPCS Registered Training
  • CPCS Photocard & Licence Issued
  • TOTAL PRICE

All about the ADR training & test

20 June 2018

There are times when you might need to get the specialist extra layer of certification on top of your HGV driving licence, for when you’re doing very specific types of work. While this does mean undertaking a bit of extra work to have your vehicle tested and to get qualified yourself, it can also

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Which forklift course is best for you?

22 May 2018

If you’re looking for a change of job, a forklift course could be the best option for you. Not only are there always plenty of jobs in this field all over the country, but you can also find plenty of variety within the sector. There are many different types of forklift, and many different environm

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LGV Training in London

All about the Logistics Emissions Reduction Scheme

14 May 2018

Carbon emissions are a big issue in the haulage sector, with HGVs constantly under fire for emitting more pollution than cars due to their sheer size and the many miles each one drives. With that in mind, the Freight Transport Association has relaunched the Logistics Emissions Reduction Scheme (LERS

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Preparing for your HGV theory test

9 May 2018

If you’re training to upgrade your licence so you can drive an HGV professionally, it helps to be fully prepared – not only for the hands-on practical test, but also for your theory test.  At Specialised HGV Training we can help you to be as prepared as possible. This means providing you w

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Preparing to upgrade your HGV licence

4 May 2018

Whatever kind of driving licence you have, you can always find a clear way to work your way up to a full HGV licence, driving the very largest kinds of haulage vehicles. The way you would do this is by upgrading your licence in stages, and taking a test to pass each intervening stage. At..

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truck-racing

What happens at a Truck Festival?

30 April 2018

If your main foray into festivals is the musical variety, you might find a festival of trucking quite hard to imagine. Are they boring and serious places full of HGV buyers and recruiters? Is it only a place to go if you really want to trade a truck? The truth is it’s not so very..

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Four reasons campervans are better than hotels

23 April 2018

You might be dreaming of a lovely hotel while planning your summer getaway this year, but let us try to convince you why investing in a good campervan is actually a far better idea. It’s a slight adjustment if you’re used to staying in hotels, but we’re convinced that once you’ve been bitten

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Owning a Horse and getting your Horsebox licence in London

19 April 2018

You might not associate the very urban capital city with such a peaceful and rural pastime as horse riding, but the popularity of this activity has never really gone away, even in one of the most built-up areas in the country.   Whether you already have a horse, or are considering getting one,

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