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In Cumbria, you will find a seemingly endless supply of private sector employers of all sizes and scopes. A few of the area’s largest employers have payrolls numbering in the thousands while hundreds of smaller companies get by with much smaller staffs. Cumbria is well-known for its manufacturing industry in a day and age when the service industry and tourism are both gaining strength. And at the heart of the Cumbrian economy is a robust logistics industry that provides both haulage and transport. It should be no surprise that we offer HGV training in Cumbria as a way of contributing to logistics.

Training is necessary before a person can obtain a commercial driving licence to operate either PCVs or HGVs. There are a lot of positive aspects to training, not the least of which is the fact that you can complete training and start looking for work in a matter of months. Training to be a professional driver does not require a years-long commitment such as going to university. Drivers who learn quickly and apply themselves can be ready to start searching for a job in no time at all.

At the core of effective training is an understanding that certain tests are required in order to get a licence. The government does not simply hand out Category C and D licences indiscriminately. They are very careful to make sure every candidate seeking a commercial driving licence is both qualified and capable. That is what testing is all about. It is why we train for the tests.

Knowledgeable Drivers Are Successful Drivers

Driving professionally requires a particular body of knowledge that can only be obtained through training. Although a new driver could theoretically learn everything he or she needs to know from books and the internet, attempting to do so is neither practical nor feasible. It would take too long. By signing on with the HGV Training Centre, the new driver is exposed to a concentrated and fast-paced learning environment that makes it possible to gain all of the necessary knowledge in a short amount of time.

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It is important to note that knowledgeable drivers are successful drivers. Therefore, who you choose as your training partner is important. Rather than working with a company that offers only the bare minimum, choose a company offering comprehensive HGV training in Cumbria. We are that company.

Skilled Drivers Are Successful Drivers

Candidates for commercial driving licences are tested on their actual skills as much as their knowledge. Therefore, a necessary part of training is driving the kinds of vehicles one can expect to encounter in the real world. Once again, the HGV Training Centre is the training company you can rely on. All of our equipment is late model equipment that is fairly representative of what is now being used.

Because skilled drivers are successful drivers, we give our students plenty of opportunity to practice their skills. We teach them how to handle an HGV properly and give them opportunities to practice what they have learned. We give drivers as much time as they need to get it right.

Confident Drivers Are Successful Drivers

Our HGV training in Cumbria enhances driver knowledge and skills by also instilling confidence. It has been our experience that confidence is a major factor in passing exams. For example, a driver who lacks confidence at testing time may buckle under the pressure to the point of eventually failing – despite having the knowledge and skills necessary to pass. A driver who approaches testing with confidence is more likely to pass the first time.

We work very hard to instil confidence in our drivers during every step of the training process. At the root of that endeavour is the knowledge that students learn in different ways and at different paces. Our instructors know this, and they are trained to keep an eye open for any sign that a student might be struggling in a given area.

When students do struggle, our instructors make the time to provide extra help and support. In so doing, we help the affected student overcome his or her struggles so that learning can continue. The struggling student eventually comes to realise that he or she can succeed as long as learning and practice continue.

What You Can Expect from Training

If you have any plans to embark on a career as a professional driver, we hope you will consider our HGV training in Cumbria. When you work with us, we promise you will get the highest quality training in the business, accompanied by a dedicated and caring staff 100% committed to your success. When you train with us, you can expect the following:

  • Initial Paperwork – We provide all new students with two informational packages at the start of their training. The first package is the medical package; it includes medical paperwork, instructions, and contact information for doctors who provide HGV medical exams. The second package is the provisional entitlement package. It also includes application paperwork and instructions. Our support staff can help you complete your paperwork and submit it to the appropriate authorities.
  • Test Preparation Software – We also provide new drivers with preparation software in advance of the HGV theory test. The software includes real test questions from previous exams as well as numerous practice tests that students can take at their leisure. This software is invaluable in preparing for the theory test.
  • Classroom Training – Successful completion of the HGV medical and theory test allows a student to begin classroom training in anticipation of eventually taking the final three tests necessary to get a driving licence. Our classroom training covers a full range of topics including driving theory, regulatory compliance, cargo control, and so on.
  • Hands-On Training – Every driver who undergoes our HGV training in Cumbria will have plenty of opportunities for hands-on training. We know students need to practice driving, so we make sure they get to practice. Drivers are always accompanied by an instructor tasked with the job of teaching the necessary skills to drive safely.

At the completion of training, every student must then take the driving skills and practical demonstration tests in order to get a licence. The HGV Training Centre does not conduct these tests ourselves, but we do send an instructor with every student to the testing facility. We do so for two reasons.

First, the driver may have unanswered questions that need to be addressed before testing. Sending an instructor gives students an opportunity to ask those questions on the way to the testing facility. Second, we have discovered that students are more confident on test day when they have an instructor with them. We are happy to accommodate their desire for an instructor in order to increase their chances of success.

Contact Us for More Information

The administrative staff here at the HGV Training Centre is ready to help you get started in your training programme. Please feel free to contact us for more information about our HGV training in Cumbria or any one of our other locations. We will be happy to answer all of your questions and, if you are ready, begin the process of getting you signed up for the next training class scheduled to start in your area.

Please bear in mind that in order to begin training you must be at least 18 years old, possess a valid Category B licence, and be in reasonably good health. Do not be afraid to ask if you have any questions about the HGV medical exam or paperwork.

Lastly, we want you to know that the HGV Training Centre works with a financing partner to offer course financing to any drivers who need it. We are one of only a few training companies in the UK to offer this package. We offer financing because we want to make it possible for anyone who wants to become a professional driver to receive the necessary training right away. Financing makes that possible.

The UK is currently in the midst of a tremendous driver shortage. That means the industry needs you. If you have been considering a career as a professional driver, now is the time to sign up for HGV training in Cumbria.

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  • 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
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