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Essex has a lot going for it as one of the counties bordering London. Not only is it considered part of the London commuter belt, but Essex also has a very active port region that supports lorries and coaches passing through the area in large numbers. On any given day, residents can observe thousands of commercial vehicles moving through Essex on their way to and from the coast.

You could be part of all the local economic hustle and bustle by getting your commercial driving licence. We make it fast and affordable through our HGV training in Essex. Essex is just one of more than four dozen locations playing host to one of our industry-leading training facilities. Furthermore, all of our facilities combine to train hundreds of new drivers every single month.

The HGV Training Centre is now the largest provider of professional driver training in the UK. We offer training programmes that can qualify you to operate all sorts commercial vehicles, including:

  • articulated lorries and bin lorries
  • tipper trucks and other construction equipment
  • box trucks and light goods delivery vans
  • minibuses, city buses, and coaches.

Our HGV training in Essex obviously focuses on vehicles such as articulated lorries, but that is not all we do. We can train you for any class of commercial vehicle. We can even train you to operate a forklift or horsebox. If you need any kind of driver training for professional purposes, we can provide it.

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Our Training Is Comprehensive

The entire purpose behind professional driver training is to obtain the full body of knowledge and all of the specialised skill sets you need to pass the required exams before going on to a successful career. This requires a comprehensive training philosophy that leaves nothing out. You can count on this sort of comprehensive training when you choose our programme. Our HGV training in Essex thoroughly prepares you to succeed as a driver.

We hope you are not intimidated by the thought of comprehensive training to the extent that you mistakenly assumed it takes months or years to obtain a licence. It doesn’t. Believe it or not, the average student undergoing one of our training courses can finish everything up in a matter of weeks. We do not extend training any longer than it needs to be extended, preferring to get our students through their exams and into the workforce as quickly as possible. In short, comprehensive training does not take years. You can learn everything you need to know without compromising the quality of your training in a fraction of the time required for a university degree.

Our Training is Convenience

The HGV Training Centre was established with the goal of training as many drivers as we can as quickly as possible. Doing so is one way we can help to alleviate the ongoing driver shortage. To make this possible, we continue to pursue an aggressive policy of expansion. The more training centres we can open throughout the UK, the more convenient we can make training for our students.

We currently operate more than four dozen training facilities in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. That likely means there is a facility near to where you already live or work. With training facilities in and around every major metropolitan area in the UK, there are plenty of opportunities for our students to enjoy convenient, local training.

Choosing to train with us means you will not have to temporarily relocate just to get your licence. It is an easy commute to our HGV training in Essex, enabling you to return home every evening so you can study in the relaxing comfort of your own home. What’s more, the convenience we provide helps to create a conducive learning environment that increases your chances of success.

Our Training Is Affordable

It is true that the average HGV training programme these days runs about £3,000. But when compared to the cost of a university degree programme, HGV training is very affordable. We strive to make it even more so by containing our costs so that we can pass on our savings to students. We contain our costs in three specific ways:

  • Short Training Courses – Our strategy of utilising short training courses does more than just get you licenced and looking for work quickly; it also saves you money. The less time you have to spend in training, the less money you have to spend on training.
  • Maintaining High Volume – Your local big-box retailer is able to keep prices low by making money on volume. Our business model works much the same way. By training hundreds of students every month, we can keep our prices low and still generate enough revenue to meet our targets. This means we can charge our students less.
  • Company-Wide Efficiency – Lastly, the size of our operation makes it easier for us to efficiently use all of our resources. This reduces our overhead and operating costs significantly. As a result, we can still generate enough revenue without charging exorbitantly high prices.

Some of our competitors charge top prices simply because they can. We do not believe this is a wise strategy. We believe it is better to keep our prices as low as we can in order to attract as many new drivers to the industry as possible. We go one step further by offering a financing package for each course on our list. Financing means you can train now and spread the cost of your training over several months.

Our Training Is Effective

It is great that our training is convenient, fast, and affordable. But is it effective? Absolutely. We have the numbers to prove it.

The primary goal of our HGV training in Essex, and the rest of the UK for that matter, is to prepare students to take and pass the required exams. Those exams are the only measurement the DVLA has to determine whether or not a driver is qualified to possess a commercial driving licence, so our training is focused on making sure students can perform well on those exams. And succeed they do.

The average pass rate for the LGV test UK-wide is about 55%. It may fluctuate by a point or two from year-to-year, but 55% is about right. Students who undergo our training programmes do much better. More than 90% of the drivers across all of our training programmes need just one opportunity to pass their exams. That is quite a difference, wouldn’t you say? We think so.

The success of our training lies in our belief that students learn much better in a fast-paced and intense environment. This kind of environment targets short term memory and increases a student’s retention of information. Strong retention equals strong recall at testing time. By utilising a fast-paced and intense training approach that takes advantage of how people naturally learn, we are able to produce impressive results on behalf of our students.

We believe our HGV training in Essex is your best option for obtaining a commercial driving licence in your local area. And once you have that licence in hand, you will be ready to start looking for work among the many haulage and transport companies in Essex so desperately in need of drivers. Our training and your licence represent your ticket to a long and productive career as a professional lorry or bus driver. Start training now by contacting us for more information.

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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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