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COURSE IN Manchester

The Greater Manchester area is known for a lot of things, including its sports teams and arts culture. But economically speaking, it is one of the busiest hubs of transport in all of England. Manchester Airport is third in terms of the amount of cargo handled, the city is serviced by no fewer than 50 bus companies, and thousands of lorries traverse local roads bringing freight in and carrying finished goods out.

We established our HGV training in Manchester to take advantage of its robust economic activity. Understanding there are new drivers in the area who might want to get their commercial driving licences, we set about creating a training facility that could offer top-of-the-line training at an affordable price. Our efforts in Manchester reflect what the HGV Training Centre does throughout the UK.

Are you a young person just getting ready to embark on your career? Or perhaps you are an older worker looking for something new or are in need of a career change after redundancy. We have you covered in any case. Our HGV training in Manchester is just what you need to start a brand-new career as a professional lorry, bus, or coach driver.

We offer training for every category of commercial driving licence, including the Category C and Category D licences. We can help you choose which licence is right for you, depending on the kind of job you are looking to get. You need only call our freephone number and speak to one of our training consultants. Our consultant can explain everything you need to know including how training programmes work, where our facilities are located, how long training takes, and what it costs.

Start Working Sooner Than You Think

The HGV Training Centre is the largest provider of commercial driver training in the UK for a number of reasons. One of those reasons is speed. Simply put, our HGV training in Manchester does not take months or years to complete. It only takes weeks for students who apply themselves and are able to learn quickly. Imagine, while your friends are working through a two-to-four-year university programme, you will be employed and earning a salary as a professional driver.

We can conduct our training in such a short amount of time because we have developed a unique training process tailored to the needs of students who have to pass four tests to get their licences. Our training methodology is based on three important principles:

  • Short-Term Memory – Utilising short-term memory is vital to preparing our students to pass their tests at the first attempt. We want them to test as soon as possible after training in order to take advantage of maximum recall, and then start working right away to cement the things they learned.
  • Progressive Learning – Our training is based on a progressive model, often described as 'building block' learning. It is a method that builds one concept upon another in quick succession until the entire compendium of knowledge is mastered.
  • Information Volume – Most people learn better when information is presented in small, bite-sized chunks. To that end, our students are not sitting through hours of long lectures that only encourage them to stop paying attention and get lost in their own thoughts. We present information using a fast-paced and intense approach.

Does our training work? Absolutely. Across our entire spectrum of training programmes, more than 90% of our students successfully pass their tests at the first attempt. We have earned our reputation as a leading provider of commercial driver training because we deliver results.

Testing with Confidence

Consulting with our students has made it clear that many of them start training with a very apprehensive attitude about testing. They fear testing as something that can derail their career goals before they even get started. If you fear having to take the four tests required to get your licence, we want to encourage you not to worry. Our students approach their tests with ultimate confidence because we have trained them to do so.

Imagine going into a test not sure whether or not you will pass. The anxiety associated with your doubts will make it difficult for you to recall the necessary information. With every question you struggle over, your level of anxiety increases, thereby making recall even harder as you progress through the exam. A lack of confidence becomes self-defeating long before the test is completed.

We seek to prevent that from happening by instilling confidence in our students. Furthermore, we instil confidence in them by giving them plenty of opportunities to practice and apply the knowledge learned. Our instructors are trained to work directly with students who happen to be struggling, giving them extra help and support to overcome their challenges. And when the testing day arrives, we send instructors with our students to the testing facility for an extra boost of confidence.

Our students go into their exams fully confident that they will pass. They rely on their training for information recall and demonstrating the skills examiners are looking for. And as we have already explained, our first-time pass rate proves our training works.

How to Get Started

Hopefully, our explanation of HGV training in Manchester has sparked your interest. If so, getting started is very easy. You simply contact us on our freephone number and speak with one of our training consultants. We will explain everything you need to know along with providing details about class registration and schedules.

Should you decide to train with us, and we hope you will, we will provide you with free things straightaway:

  • Medical Package – Your medical package will include the paperwork you will need for your HGV medical exam along with contact information for local doctors offering exams at reasonable prices. Expediting your training dictates that you should pay for a private exam rather than trying to go through the NHS.
  • Entitlement Package – Your entitlement package includes the application information you will need to apply for your provisional entitlement. Our administrative staff will be happy to help you complete and submit the paperwork if you require assistance.
  • Training Software – We provide all of our new students with training software designed to prepare them for the HGV theory test. This software includes questions taken from previous tests as well as a number practice tests that will get you used to the testing environment.

The first steps in the training process are to undergo a medical exam, apply for your provisional entitlement, and prepare for the theory test while you wait for the entitlement to arrive in the post. You can take a theory test preparation class if you want to. When you eventually do take the test, you must score 85 on the first part and 67 on the second part to pass. You can then move on to practical skills training.

This training involves both classroom and hands-on training. In just a few weeks’ time, you should be ready to take the final two tests required to get your licence. Pass those two tests and you will have both your licence and your initial CPC qualification card. You will be able to start looking for work right away.

Finally, all of our successful drivers enjoy the benefit of job placement assistance through the HGV Training Centre. We offer our students access to a jobs database listing employment opportunities all across the UK. Taking your HGV training in Manchester does not limit you to working here; you can work anywhere in the country.

Are you ready to embark on your career as a professional driver? If so, contact us to learn more about HGV training in Manchester. The sooner you do the sooner you will be earning an excellent salary doing a job you love.

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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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