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COURSE IN Berkshire

Berkshire is a great place to live and work. It has a decent economy, good schools, and opportunities to enjoy everything from football to horse racing. It turns out that Berkshire is also a great place to get your training to be a professional PCV or HGV driver. At the HGV Training Centre, we are proud to offer our industry-leading HGV training in Berkshire and surrounding areas.

HGV training in and around Berkshire

We are one of the largest and most respected professional driver training companies in the UK due in large part to our commitment to drivers and the quality of the training programmes we offer. There may be other companies out there doing the same thing we do, but few do it better. We invite you to put us to the test if you are considering embarking on a career as a professional lorry, bus, or coach driver.

Perhaps you are visiting our website today but you don’t really know much about professional driving. The National Career Service is a good place to start. They have all of the detailed information you need to understand what professional driving is all about. Suffice to say that driving is an excellent career choice that is well worth pursuing.

What do HGV drivers do all day? They spend most of their time behind the wheel of a lorry getting from one place to the next. But they also:

  • supervise the loading and unloading of cargo
  • plan routes and delivery schedules
  • work with scheduling managers to ensure on-time deliveries
  • maintain required paperwork and driver logs.

There is more to PCV and HGV driving than merely stepping on the accelerator pedal and turning the steering wheel. Some of the necessary knowledge is obtained through our HGV training in Berkshire while the rest might be learned on the job in a way that is specific to that particular company a driver works for.

Three Reasons You Need Training

In the earliest days of the haulage and transport industries, a driver could become a professional simply by passing two tests. No formal training was required. However, things have changed dramatically since those early days. Any driver who hopes to obtain a commercial driving licence and work as a professional today must undergo some sort of formal training. If you’re not convinced, here are three reasons you need training to be a professional:

  1. The Law Requires Training – Driver CPC requirements that went into effect in 2008 now require all professional drivers to undergo at least 35 hours of CPC training in order to obtain a certificate of professional competence. This is the minimum training one can undergo in order to get a commercial driving licence. It is unavoidable.
  2. The Tests Are Not Easy – New drivers must take and pass a series of four tests in order to be awarded a licence. Take it from us, passing those tests is not easy. You need training to ensure you pass the first time. Otherwise, you could find yourself repeating the tests over and over again until you finally master the information.
  3. Employers Want Trained Drivers – Even if the first two reasons did not exist, employers today want trained drivers whom they can trust to do the job right, protect their equipment, and keep their customers happy. The last thing any employer wants is a driver who is not prepared to work from day one.

Our HGV driver training in Berkshire is just what you need to fulfil CPC requirements, pass your tests, and demonstrate to future employers that you can get the job done. We provide high-quality driver training that is considered among the best training programmes in the industry.

Why You Should Train with Us

You might be wondering why you should choose the HGV Training Centre over another provider for your HGV training in Berkshire. Quite frankly, there are a lot of reasons. First among them is our reputation as the largest and most successful training company in the UK. With more than four dozen training centres in and around every major metropolitan area, our size is a strong indicator that we deliver what we promise.

Here are more reasons for you to consider training with us:

  • Test Pass Rate – There is no point in training to be a professional driver if that training does not enable you to pass the required tests. We are proud to say that students across all of our training programmes pass their tests on the first try more than 90% of the time. Nationwide pass rates are considerably lower on average.
  • Professional Affiliations – You can tell a lot about a training company by its professional affiliations. The HGV Training Centre is a proud member of the Freight Transport Association and The Logistics Guild, as well as a JAUPT government-approved provider of CPC training. Just look at the bottom of any page on this site to find the official insignias of all three organisations.
  • Support Staff – We believe it is of vital importance to provide our students administrative and other forms of support necessary to get them through the training process. To that end, we employ a full support staff at every facility we operate.
  • Experienced Trainers – We also believe it is important that our students be trained by people who are experienced in the concepts they are teaching. The instructors who guide you through your HGV training in Berkshire have real-world experience as former professionals themselves.
  • Learning Resources – The HGV Training Centre provides students with all the learning resources they need to succeed. This includes both course materials and software. You get everything you need in one package so that you are not incrementally spending more as you progress through the programme.
  • Hands-On Experience – Practice is an essential part of successful training. That is why we put our students behind the wheel of a late model vehicle and allow them to practice what they have learned in the classroom.
  • Course Financing – We are fully aware that there are individuals who would like to take our HGV training in Berkshire but do not have the money to pay for it right now. We make training possible through a financing package that enables you to train now and defer paying for it until you have completed your training and acquired your first job.

It should be clear to see that the HGV Training Centre has a lot to offer students who will go on to be the future professional drivers who keep our economy rolling. We have what it takes to make sure you become the kind of high quality professional the haulage and logistics industries are looking for. We will even help you find a job once your training is complete.

Getting the Process Started

Hopefully, the fact that you’ve read this far means we have piqued your interest in professional driving. Now you can get the process started simply by contacting us. We will explain our HGV training in Berkshire and, if you are ready, furnish you with the paperwork you need to get started. You will need to undergo a routine medical exam and apply for a provisional entitlement before your training can officially begin, but we can help you get these things done right away.

Once training commences it begins with preparations for the HGV theory test. Once you pass the test, your HGV training in Berkshire shifts to practical skills and knowledge. We will put you through the necessary classroom work and hands-on training before accompanying you to your final exam. In just a few weeks, you could be licenced and ready to look for work.

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HGV training Services (HGVT) 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 Training Courses 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 driver 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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