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Would you agree that every adult in the UK deserves the opportunity to make the best life possible for him or herself? If so, would you also agree that one’s career choice goes a long way to determining whether a person achieves his or her life’s goals or not? Here at the HGV Training Centre, we know how important it is to offer individuals the tools and resources required to build the kinds of lives that they want for themselves. To that end, we provide high-quality HGV and PCV driver training that enables our students to establish careers as professional drivers.

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Professional driving is a career choice that offers good pay, competitive benefits, job security, and career advancement. Yet it all starts with training. New students looking to become professionals need access to high-quality training that is both convenient and affordable. We are proud to say that we offer just what students are looking for.

The HGV Training Centre operates nearly four-dozen facilities throughout the UK. We can give you access to an HGV training course in London, Manchester, Liverpool, or virtually anywhere else in the UK. We have chosen to operate such a large number of facilities because we want training to be as accessible as possible to as many as possible.

Training Close to Home

Your typical HGV training course is purposely designed to be fast-paced and intense. With that in mind, taking training close to home can help alleviate some of the stress that comes with career training. Being close to home lets you return to that peaceful and comfortable home environment where you can relax and absorb the material learned that day. HGV training is not like university in that you are not required to be away from home for weeks or months at a time.

Training close to home also makes it possible for students to take part-time work while they learn. Working part-time is a great way to supplement one’s income and pay for training more quickly. But don’t worry; the HGV Training Centre offers a financing option for students who prefer to concentrate entirely on their training without having to take part-time work. Our financing package makes it possible for you to train now while paying for your training after you are licenced and working.

The Best Training Course

If you have been thinking about taking an HGV training course, then you first need to know that not all large, commercial vehicles require special licencing. For example, you could drive an HGV as part of an agricultural operation on private property, without a commercial driving licence, just as long as that vehicle does not leave the farm. You can find a complete list of HGV licence exceptions on the government’s niDirect website.

Assuming you do need a commercial licence – and most HGV drivers do – the process of becoming a professional begins by understanding what is required of you. The law mandates that all new student drivers be in reasonably good health, possess a valid car licence, and pass a 100-question theory test designed to measure one’s understanding of basic road safety and hazard avoidance.

It is our position that the best HGV training courses offer support to new drivers even in the early stages of the application process. The HGV Training Centre provides that support. When you work with us we will:

Some of our drivers require minimal assistance in completing the application and training process. Others look to us to provide support from start to finish. Our goal is to provide as much support as each student requires. Ultimately, our hope is to do whatever is necessary to make sure you earn your licence so that you can begin your career as an HGV driver.

What We Teach

You might be wondering just what is involved in a typical HGV training course. It goes without saying that we do more than just teach you how to shift gears and turn a steering wheel. We teach our students everything they need to know to drive safely, competently, and within legal compliance. Our training courses cover:

Despite the extensive amount of information that we impart to drivers during the HGV training course, we are able to prepare most students to take their practical skills test within a matter of weeks. HGV training does not require years of dedicated schooling at university accompanied by a high debt load upon graduation. With just a few weeks of your time and a couple of thousand pounds in training costs, your HGV licence is well within reach.

Completing your training opens the doors to all sorts of job opportunities across the UK. You could drive a tipper truck for a local construction company with regular projects in and around the UK’s largest cities. You could take a job as a regional delivery driver transporting goods to retail outlets in several different counties. If you like long distance driving, you could take a job that has you travelling from one end of Europe to the other. You have plenty of choices once you complete your training.

Other Training Courses

The HGV Training Centre focuses a lot of attention on lorry drivers. However, our class list is not limited exclusively to these kinds of vehicles or the HGV licence per se. We also offer training courses for PCV driving (e.g., coaches and buses) as well as forklift trucks, heavy construction equipment, horseboxes, and trailer-towing. We take great pride in our extensive list of training classes for both professional and non-professional drivers.

You can find all of the introductory information you need here on our website. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are more than happy to help you in whatever way we can.

Additional Reading Resources

The following articles provide further information to extend your knowledge and understanding of training for a career in heavy goods vehicle lorry driving.

 

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