1st Castle Training

Need an HGV / LGV Licence?

If you are 18 and thinking of becoming a lorry driver as your career, or perhaps looking to move up from a 7.5 tonner to something bigger, then you have come to the right place as we offer fully comprehensive and professional driver training courses for whichever size of vehicle you have ambitions to drive.

Whether you want to become a long distance lorry driver, or set up your own home removal business, then we can support you to achieve your goals with professional driver training and also career support and advice to get you on your way.

The good news is that here at Crawley Truck and Bus Training Company we can provide all of the driver training, instruction and tests that you require to get you on the road and driving any type of HGV or LGV safely and legally.

If you want to know more about the legal requirements for different types of licences take a look at our licence section or call us to talk to one of our experts who can tell you exactly what you need to do for your particular driving requirements.

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Who is the training for?

Anyone who is looking to start out as a brand new HGV / LGV driver from scratch, or perhaps you have been driving a 7.5 tonne van but now need to expand your driving business and require a larger, heavier vehicle to do the work.

Whatever your driving aims, we can help. Whether you want to drive a flatbed, an articulated lorry, a tanker, or a refrigerated lorry carrying food, we have the right HGV training course for you here at Crawley.

We can also help to enhance your lorry driving skills by providing training in how to pull a trailer behind a lorry, giving you even broader driving opportunities and we are here to guide you through the licence and legal requirements every step of the way as well.

What is involved?

Our professional HGV / LGV training is a fully comprehensive five day training course covering all aspects of driving and manoeuvring a large vehicle. Successfully completing this course will give you the Category C on your licence which is also known as a Class 2 licence and basically enables you to drive any rigid vehicle over 7.5 tonnes.

If you want to go for the C + E Class 1 category then you will need to take part in a further five day training course, to teach you how to safely drive with a trailer behind as well.

Bear in mind that if you want to drive this size of vehicle professionally you will also need to pass the Driver Certificate of Professional Competence but we can provide a training package for you which covers both the C licence and the CPC requirements.

You can find out more about the exact CPC requirements here, or call one of our advisers who can tell you what you need to do.

What will you get from doing this training?

Once you have completed this training, you will be fully skilled and legally compliant to drive any vehicle that doesn’t carry passengers, and weighs more than 7.5 tonnes.

How much will it cost?

A five day HGV / LGV training course which will give you the skills you need to extend your driving licence to include a C class 2 category, starts at around £1,200. Remember, we can also create a complete training package for you to include the CPC requirements if you are planning to drive this type of vehicle on a professional basis.

How do I find out more?

We can offer unique courses for both men and women and our supportive, friendly and knowledgeable team are here to help so why not call us for a quick chat to see if this is the right course for you and get booked in?

As well as the instructional course and the test, we can also offer help and support to secure a job as professional driver, if that’s what you are looking for, through our professional recruitment pack which is full of advice and tips and tricks to help you secure your first driving position.

We are a professional driver training school, geared up to offer a full range of HGV and LGV training to suit all your needs so why not give us a call today and get started on the next stage of your unique driving experience.

Our courses can kickstart a new career or just make sure that when you are driving for leisure you are doing so as safely and skillfully as you can. Talk to us today and we will advise you on the next steps you need to take.

Want to discuss your options?

We’re open Mon – Fri 9am – 5pm | Sat 8am – 12pm. Give us a call or drop us a message and we’ll get back to you.

Want to discuss your options?

We’re open Mon – Fri 9am – 5pm | Sat 8am – 12pm. Give us a call or drop us a message and we’ll get back to you.