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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
HGV/LGV
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%

Our unique ‘Pass Protection’ program gives you the best possible chance of passing your HGV / PCV practical test. When in place, our pass rates are over 92% - the highest 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. With access to over 60 training centres across the country, we have the biggest network of locations and vehicles available anywhere. 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.

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.

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 ar.. Read more

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' .. 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.

Everything You Need To Know ABOUT THE LGV TEST

The HGV Training Centre has been in the business of training commercial drivers for decades. Over the years, we have noticed something curious among the vast majority of drivers who come to us for training: they assume there is a single LGV test that, if passed, sets them up for life. Nothing could ...

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Top Quality Intensive Paramedic / Ambulance DRIVER TRAINING COURSES

Every day the various ambulance services around the UK provide life-saving transportation for those suffering from medical emergencies. In addition, non-emergency services transport patients to and from medical appointments and healthcare facilities using specially-built ambulances and vans. You cou...

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HGV Drivers' working hours

HGV Drivers’ Working Hours: Staying Legal

Like many professions, HGV drivers are governed by a specific EU law regarding the HGV drivers’ working hours are calculated and strictly controlled to try and avoid tiredness and loss of concentration on the road, which – as we know all too well – can be a killer. In this case, LGV / HG...

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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

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17 November 2017

We cover the problem of bridge collisions quite frequently on our website, but one spot in Stoke-on-Trent could have an entire news section all of its own. The Stoke Railway Bridge in Shelton has been hit a mind-boggling 43 times in the past 8 years alone, making it the 35th most hit bridge in the

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Grandfather Rights and Driver CPC Explained

16 November 2017

If you’ve never heard of the term ‘grandfather rights’ it might sound strange to be said in the same breath as something as professional and modern as Driver CPC training, but it’s a commonly held belief that these rights mean you don’t need to hold a Driver CPC qualification under certain

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New Parking Nightmare for HGV Drivers

10 November 2017

HGV drivers were turned away from the Ashford Truckstop in Kent in their droves last week, as the site reached capacity, and it’s caused uproar. With more than 200 drivers turned away from the official rest stop, the heat is on this and all other truck stops in the UK to expand their facilities or

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What The Truck Is The Problem With Bridges?

9 November 2017

Network Rail has joined forces with the haulage industry to put a stop to HGV bridge collisions once and for all. It seems that every day there’s a story in the news about a lorry hitting a bridge somewhere in the country, causing all kinds of problems for the local area around the accident. And

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Heathrow Plans HGV-sharing App

1 November 2017

Following news earlier this year that Uber has started an app to match HGV drivers in the US with companies who need goods transporting from one place to another, there’s a UK scheme doing the same thing.  Heathrow Airport has unveiled their plans for a matchmaking app called Heathrow CargoCloud

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Tesla Delays Electric HGV Launch

31 October 2017

Tesla has pushed back the release of their all-electric HGV yet again, with the new date being set as 16th November 2017. Formerly due to be released in September this year, the new HGV promises to change the face of haulage by converting one of the largest and most long-distance vehicles to run wi

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DVSA Fines

DVSA Clarifies Cab Rest Fines

30 October 2017

The DVSA has been forced to clarify its position on fines for working drivers who take their full weekly rest periods in their cabs. The original announcement that fines would be introduced has caused concern among the haulage industry, with many drivers questioning how these fines would work. But

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HGV Drivers' working hours

Longer HGVs – Emissions Heroes or Dangerous Vehicles?

20 October 2017

Are longer lorries on Britain’s roads the answer to a pollution problem? Or are they a disaster waiting to happen? The answer depends on who you ask.  MPs recently backed extended trailers as one solution to cut carbon emissions, and there are currently a fleet of 1800 of them on the UK’s road

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