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COURSE IN South Lanarkshire

Did you know that the haulage and transport industries are short tens of thousands of licenced drivers right now? The industry cannot recruit and hire drivers fast enough to keep up with an expanding economy and the pending retirement of older drivers. This is true in South Lanarkshire as well as almost every other region of the UK. This is one of the reasons we established our HGV training in South Lanarkshire.

For the record, one of the biggest problems the industry is running into is the cost of training. Unlike university and vocational training, the logistics industry gets very little support from government to make training affordable for students. Many drivers who would otherwise be happy to get their commercial driving licences are unable to do so because they cannot pay for training. We want to change that. One of our primary goals as a training company is to always provide low-cost HGV and LGV training in South Lanarkshire and beyond.

Our company was first established based on a vision of helping to mitigate the driver shortage by training as many new drivers as we can. That vision still drives what we do today. To make it possible, the HGV Training Centre works very hard to contain costs so that we can offer our students competitive pricing.

Size Makes a Difference

There are lots of ways training companies can manage their costs in order to keep training prices low. But not all of those methods can be implemented without compromising quality. Please understand that our HGV training in South Lanarkshire is low-cost training, but we do not compromise quality in any way. We know how important it is to train drivers according to the highest standards in the industry.

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We are able to offer low-cost training due to the size of our company. We operate more than four dozen training facilities across the UK, making us the largest provider of commercial driver training in the country. Our size allows us to take advantage of several cost-cutting strategies:

  • Volume Pricing – How does a large retailer manage to sell at prices that are much lower than locally-operated businesses? They earn their money through volume. The more product they sell, the lower they can price those products and still make money. We do the same. Because we can train hundreds of drivers every month, we can offer lower prices without compromising our business.
  • Volume Purchasing – As a business, we have to purchase certain supplies and materials to maintain our operations. Once again, our size plays a role. Buying what we need in volume allows us to get better pricing from our vendors. We can pass our savings on to students by way of lower prices.
  • Operational Efficiency – Our size also allows us to be flexible with our resources. Simply put, we can concentrate our resources wherever they are most needed at any given time. When those needs shift, our resources shift as well. This makes us extremely efficient which, in turn, lowers our overhead costs.

You have plenty of options for HGV training in South Lanarkshire. We believe our low-cost training is just one of the reasons that make us your best choice. Another reason is our financing option. Even if you do not have the cash on hand to pay for training, you can still register for our classes.

We work with a reputable financing company to help students who do not have the money to pay for training up front. If you qualify, we can offer you a financing package that makes it possible for you to train right away but pay for it over time. Our financing packages are extremely budget-friendly and easy to manage. Be sure to ask about them when you contact us.

Our Training Gets Results

Low-cost training is one thing, but training that actually gets results is an entirely different matter. We are proud to say that our HGV training in South Lanarkshire does both. It is high-quality training that achieves the desired results without costing students a small fortune.

Not convinced? Well, consider this: the first-time pass rate across all of our training programmes is consistently above 90%, month after month. Compare that to the national average of just 55% for the LGV practical test. For the last decade, LGV pass rates have stayed between 45% and 55% for reasons no one has been able to explain. Meanwhile, our 90%+ pass rate means we are getting more drivers into the field every single month.

The Secret of Our Success

Our high success rate is directly tied to the way we train students. We can encapsulate our training methodology in one phrase: fast-paced and intense. The way we train is based on the way people learn most naturally, taking advantage of short-term memory to ensure that information is learned, understood, remembered, and recalled at testing time.

Our HGV training in South Lanarkshire relies on the following core principles:

  • Building Blocks – Rather than presenting information to our students in larger volumes that can be overwhelming, we work in smaller, bite-sized chunks. We teach a concept, make sure our students understand it and then follow with the next concept. This is known as the building block approach. By presenting less information, we keep learning manageable. By building one concept on another, we make it possible for students to more easily grasp what they are learning.
  • Speed – The key to learning using bite-size chunks of information is speed. In other words, it is necessary to follow one concept with another in quick succession if students are to connect the two in a comprehensive manner. We go just fast enough to keep things moving along but not so fast that students get lost in the shuffle.
  • Practice – We believe the best way to reinforce knowledge learned is to practice that knowledge as often as possible. Between practice tests and actual physical driving, our students have every opportunity to practice in preparation for their tests. Practice reinforces what they have learned and builds confidence.

The numbers prove that our fast-paced and intense training model works. As an added bonus, the training approach we employ makes it possible for you to complete your training in just a few weeks. Undergoing our HGV training in South Lanarkshire can have you ready to start applying for jobs in no time at all.

You Can Get Started Today

We want to close this guide by asking a question: are you seriously considering becoming a professional HGV or LGV driver? If so, you can get started today. The speed of our training allows us to begin new classes on a regular basis, so there is no need for you to wait several months just to get going. Contact us today and we will start the process immediately.

In order to train, you need to be at least 18 years old and possess a valid Category B driving licence. You will also need to be in reasonably good health. Regulations requiring drivers to undergo a routine medical exam conducted by a licenced physician who will complete the necessary paperwork and submit it to the DVLA. We have all the details along with the paperwork.

Provided you meet these two minimum qualifications, we can help you complete and submit your provisional entitlement paperwork and then prepare you to take the HGV theory test as soon as your entitlement arrives in the post. We offer both preparation classes and free software containing practice tests and actual questions taken from past tests. You need to get a passing grade in both parts of the theory test to continue training.

If you have any questions about our HGV training in South Lanarkshire, do not hesitate to contact us. We are proud to be able to offer future drivers just like you a low-cost and effective training option that can prepare just about anyone for a career as a professional driver.

WE ARE THE UK’S LARGEST PROVIDER
of HGV / LGV / PCV Training

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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