Training We Offer

If you are looking for fully comprehensive HGV/LGV driver training you have come to the right place. With our expert instructors and modern fleet of vehicles we can offer the full range of professional driving instruction to help you achieve your driving ambitions.

In this section you can find details about all of the different types of courses we offer, whether you want to drive a minibus for your local school, or become a long distance lorry driver, we can help you to get there.

All of our courses have been designed to enable you to add the next category to your license and we can tailor them for you, so if you want to learn to drive a van, but with a trailer, and do your Driver CPC we can put it all together for you in a training package.

Our courses range from three days up to five days and cost from a few hundred to over a thousand pounds, it all depends what you need.

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LGV/HGV DRIVING TRAINING - RIGID AND ARCTIC

Our professional HGV / LGV training is a fully comprehensive five day training course covering all aspects of driving and manoeuvring a large vehicle

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7.5 TONNE VEHICLE - AMBULANCE

Are you thinking of training to become an ambulance driver for a living? Or perhaps you own a large motorhome and are wondering if you can drive it on a car licence? The answer to both of these is that you need what is commonly known as a C1 licence and for this, you need specialist training.

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PCV AND MINI-BUS TRAINING (D1)

The D1 minibus driving test for anyone wanting to drive a smaller minibus on a voluntary basis, is a five day training course.

If you need the PCV licence this is another five-day instructional course with a test and once you have passed this, and met any other requirements – you will be able to drive a larger minibus commercially.

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MOTOR HOME AND HORSE BOX

Leisure licences for vehicles over 3.5 tonnes do not need to do driver CPC courses unless travelling for hire and reward. However a Category C1 is required, or for larger vehicles you may need a Category C. If towing anything over 750 kilos a Category C+E would be required.

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DRIVER CPC TRAINING

CPC stands for the Driver Certificate of Professional Competence and it is now a legal requirement for all professional commercial drivers to hold a CPC in order to continue driving legally. It applies to both new drivers, who have to pass a four part test, and experienced drivers who have to undertake regular periodic training to keep their licence.

Whether you just need help to legally drive your horsebox on a leisure-basis, or want to retrain as a professional HGV driver, or coach driver, we can help with everything from applying for the right licence, to the full training course and we can even help support you to get your first full-time driving role.

With our training courses you could be fully qualified within a week so what are you waiting for? Call us to book your HGV/LGV training now and make your driving dreams a workable reality.

Have you been made redundant within the last six months? Funded training MAY be available. Contact us for details.

Want to discuss your options?

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