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COURSE IN East Sussex

From the chalk uplands of the South Downs to the northern borderlands of the Weald, East Sussex has some lovely landscapes that are truly a feast for the senses. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to be able to experience all of the beauty and grandeur this region has to offer as part of your daily job? You can, by obtaining a commercial driving licence to become a lorry or bus driver.

We make it easy to get your professional driving licence through our HGV training in East Sussex. As the largest and most reputable provider of driver training in the UK, we have a convenient and affordable programme in East Sussex that can have you licenced and ready to look for work in a matter of weeks. There is no need for you to spend years in university when you can complete our training programme in a fraction of the time.

HGV training is relatively fast because students already have car licences when training begins. It is not as if you have to start from scratch. Rather, HGV training builds on what you already know as a car driver with a few years of experience. It enhances your current knowledge of driving and road safety to account for the extra challenges of professional driving.

In order to be a professional driver, you need to take a few training classes and pass four exams mandated by the government. To begin training, you will need to:

  • be able to pass a routine medical exam;
  • already possess a valid Category be licenced; and
  • apply for provisional entitlement that will enable you to operate large, commercial vehicles.

If you can meet those three simple requirements, you can train to be a professional. Our HGV training in East Sussex is regularly accepting new students ready to learn. If you are ready, contact us so we can get you started right away.

Driving along in East Sussex for their HGV training

How the Process Works

Every new student who signs up for our HGV training in East Sussex is immediately provided with two information packages. The first package is all about the HGV medical. In that package you will find the medical paperwork you will need to take to your doctor at the time of your exam. It also includes additional information about what the exam entails and what the government regulations say about the health of professional drivers.

The second information package is all about the provisional entitlement we mentioned earlier. It includes helpful licencing information, instructions, and the provisional entitlement application itself. Our support staff can help you complete the application and submit it in a timely fashion. Submitting it as soon as possible is a wise idea in light of the fact that you cannot begin your formal training without the provisional entitlement.

While waiting for your provisional entitlement to arrive in the post, we recommend preparing for the HGV theory exam. This exam is a two-part test intended to test your knowledge of road safety and hazard avoidance. It consists of the following:

  • Multiple-Choice Questions – Part 1 of the test involves 100 multiple-choice questions of which you must get 85 correct. The questions test your knowledge of general road safety as applied to the operation of large, commercial vehicles.
  • Computer-Based Videos – Part 2 of the theory test includes 19 videos containing 20 developing hazards that you are expected to identify. The test is designed to measure how quickly and correctly you can spot hazards in order to avoid them as you drive.

We provide all of our students with advanced training software that they can use to prepare for the theory test. The software includes actual questions taken from previous tests as well as multiple practice tests. This kind of preparation is invaluable to new drivers, inasmuch as it makes them familiar with what the actual test will be like. It boosts confidence and increases the chances students will pass.

After Passing the Theory Test

Our HGV training in East Sussex really picks up after students pass the theory test. With provisional entitlement in hand, students who pass can move on to what we call practical skills training. This training prepares you to take the final three exams required by driving regulations:

  • Case Studies – This test is necessary to get your initial CPC qualification card. It tests your ability to handle routine circumstances that will be part of your job. To do so, the test presents you with a number of case studies involving scenarios you are likely to encounter in the workplace. Multiple-choice questions are included in each study.
  • Driving Skills – The driving skills test is meant to measure how well you can handle large commercial vehicles under real-world conditions. It involves time spent on public roads with the examiner as well as solo driving time at the testing facility.
  • Practical Demonstration – This test measures your knowledge of the topics covered in the Driver CPC syllabus. It is a ‘show me, tell me’ test requiring both verbal answers and physical demonstrations.

We prepare our students through a combination of classroom and hands-on training. In the classroom, students learn the knowledge and basic principles they will need to know to satisfy examiners. Our hands-on training puts students behind the wheel of a late-model vehicle for the purposes of learning the necessary driving skills, and then practising what they have learned.

The case studies test can be taken at any point during training; the physical skills and practical demonstration tests are scheduled at the conclusion of classroom and hands-on training. Our goal, as a training company, is to do everything we can to make sure you pass your tests on the first try. We do not want you to have to repeat anything if at all possible.

Pass Your Tests, Get Your Licence

The final step in the process of becoming a professional driver is to convert your provisional entitlement into a permanent licence. Your only part in the process is to pass your final two exams. Assuming you do, the examiner who worked with you during the examination process will forward your successful test results to the DVLA so that a permanent licence can be issued. You will receive that licence in the post.

As you can see, the process of becoming a professional bus or lorry driver is not a complicated one. It is a simple five-step process most of our students successfully complete with little trouble. If others can do it, so can you. We are here to help make it happen.

The HGV Training Centre utilises a proven training approach that works for more than 90% of our students. It is a fast-paced and intense training approach that takes advantage of the way most people naturally learn. Furthermore, our instructors are trained to look for warning signs that a particular student may be struggling. Any such struggles are met with extra help and support designed to help students overcome.

Between our size, proven training approach, and affordable pricing structure, the HGV Training Centre is your best choice for HGV training in East Sussex. We invite you to get in touch with us if you are a young person looking for a stable career that offers plenty of opportunities and competitive pay. If you are an older person looking for something new as a result of redundancy, we hope you will consider professional driving as well. It is an excellent career choice.

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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
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