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HGV Cat C jobs pay an average of £25,000 a year, with HGV C+E jobs going as high as £40,000 a year. Plus the WTD means that the max you’ll work is 56 hours a week. Find the right company and you’ll be in line for perks too: free uniform, staff meals, sick pay, holiday pay and even a pension!

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WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS SAY
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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

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 OFOVER 92%

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

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

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

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.

What We’ll Do For You

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!

TRAINING FOR ALL LICENCES

HGV/LGV  <br/>CAT 'C+E' (CLASS 1)

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

HGV/LGV
CAT 'C+E' (CLASS 1)

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  <br/>CAT 'C' (CLASS 2)

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

How to Transport Horses Safely and LEGALLY IN THE UK

How to Transport Horses Safely and LEGALLY IN THE UK

You may already know how to transport horses from a practical standpoint. If so, that’s great. But are you familiar with your options to transport them safely and legally in the UK? We ask because there is a big difference between practical horse transport and moving the animals in a way that ...

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What Are The Licence Requirements For a  7.5 TONNE HORSEBOX?

What Are The Licence Requirements For a 7.5 TONNE HORSEBOX?

Horse owners who want to take their animals off property for competitions, training, and medical treatment must use either a horsebox trailer or an HGV horsebox. Horsebox trailers have less stringent licencing requirements as long as tow vehicles and trailers are below a certain weight threshold. If...

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The Driver’s GUIDE TO LGV CLASSES

The Driver’s GUIDE TO LGV CLASSES

As someone interested in earning an LGV licence, we suspect you have a lot of questions about the process. So who better to ask than experienced drivers themselves? At the HGV Training Centre, we only employ instructors who have spent time behind the wheel as real-world professionals. Each of our in...

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WONDERING HOW TO PAY FOR YOUR TRAINING

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
Will New Window-Level Bins Solve Motorway Littering?

Will New Window-Level Bins Solve Motorway Littering?

16 October 2017

HGV drivers are being encouraged to bin their rubbish with the installation of window height bins at a motorway service station. The bins have been installed at the M6 Lymm services, and are the latest measure being taken to try and keep the motorways clear of rubbish thrown from cars and lorries. 

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London’s new HGV rating could see vehicles banned from the capital

London’s new HGV rating could see vehicles banned from the capital

6 October 2017

HGVs will now be rated for ‘direct vision’ in London, under new rules put in place by Transport for London. In the new rating system, lorries will be assessed to see how good a view the driver has from their cab of what’s going on around them. Any vehicles which don’t meet the requirements

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Why the Mental Health of Your LGV Drivers is Vital

Why the Mental Health of Your LGV Drivers is Vital

29 September 2017

As the awareness of mental health issues is coming to the fore, employers are urged to be more aware than ever of the potential mental health issues their employees may face. With one in four people experiencing a mental health issue at some point in their lives, it’s extremely important to be awa

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Drivers’ Hours: Changes to Fines for Commercial Drivers

Drivers’ Hours: Changes to Fines for Commercial Drivers

27 September 2017

News that the rules on drivers’ hours are to be changed means the whole industry is gearing up for the stricter laws and potential retrospective fines.  The change means that, rather than being fined on the day for any offence committed that day only – or for repeated and ongoing offences

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A Silver Lining For UBER Drivers In London Set To Lose Their Jobs

A Silver Lining For UBER Drivers In London Set To Lose Their Jobs

22 September 2017

Uber have been told in no uncertain terms to stop operating in London. The legal decision was made by Transport For London (TFL), who said the taxi operator was not fit to hold a licence in the city. This decision will see approximately 40,000 Uber drivers lose their jobs, although Uber has a short

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Everything a Lorry Driver Needs When Travelling Abroad

Everything a Lorry Driver Needs When Travelling Abroad

22 September 2017

One of the major perks of being a qualified and professional HGV driver is the opportunity to go abroad as part of your job. While this isn’t necessarily the case for every HGV job, it is a regular part of some jobs working for international haulage companies. It’s one thing getting on a plane

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Semi-Automated Trucks are Coming

Semi-Automated Trucks are Coming

20 September 2017

Britain’s motorways are about to look very different if the latest news from the Government and Department for Transport are anything to go by. The news this week is that the Government have set aside an impressive £8.1million for the specific purpose of trialling convoys of semi-automated HGVs

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How much does an HGV driver earn?

How much does an HGV driver earn?

12 September 2017

if you’re wondering how much does an HGV driver earn? there is no short answer to this question because the answer very much depends on the level of training you’ve reached, the type of goods you’re transporting, the distances you’ll be travelling, and the area in which you’ll be work

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