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COURSE IN North Ayrshire

Whenever you go shopping for a big-ticket item, you expect value for money. You might be shopping for a car, house, or even a home entertainment system that you expect to give you years of reliable service. You do not expect to pay a lot for an item that does not meet your expectations, or find that it either does not perform well or breaks down rather quickly. We believe the same case can be made for HGV training.

There are numerous options for HGV training in North Ayrshire. But not all of them offer value for money. Some training companies offer extremely cheap prices in exchange for low-quality training you may or may not be able to trust at testing time. Others charge excessively high prices and justify doing so by putting students through classes they do not need to take to get their licences. From our perspective, value for money in the arena of HGV training means providing students with the knowledge they need to get their licences at a cost that is reasonable.

As the largest provider of commercial driver training in the UK, we believe our HGV training in North Ayrshire provides excellent value for money. We will explain why as we go through this guide. Suffice to say that training with us will prepare you for a long and rewarding career as an HGV or PCV driver. You can start the process right away by contacting us and speaking to one of our training consultants.

Required Knowledge and Skill Sets

Driving commercial vehicles for a living requires a certain body of knowledge and a number of different skill sets. It also requires the possession of a valid driving licence. What needs to be understood is that it is impossible to get a licence if you do not possess the right knowledge and skills. Therefore, it is important that any training you receive equips you with those skills and knowledge. That is what we do at the HGV Training Centre.

Training for driving work around North Ayrshire

We know what government testers expect to see during the four exams professional drivers are required to take. We know what information is required, what skills will be measured, and what kind of mental disposition examiners are looking for. We take all of that into consideration in our training programme.

Everything students learn in our HGV training in North Ayrshire falls under one of the following three categories:

  • Driving Skills – Almost everyone thinks of driving skills when they think of HGV driver training. That is reasonable, given the fact that you need to know how to operate an HGV in order to get your licence. We teach those skills and give our students plenty of opportunities to practice.
  • Driving Theory – Professional driving requires a particular body of knowledge classified as driving theory. This body of knowledge includes things relating to the physics of driving, how weather affects commercial vehicles, the legal requirements for professional driving, drivers hours rules, and so on.
  • Practical Skills – Driver CPC rules require professionals to possess a specific set of skills commensurate with the CPC mandate. Those skills are tested before a licence is awarded. They include things such as performing walkaround checks and making sure loads are properly secured.

The required knowledge and skill sets for professional driving are all we focus on. Certainly there is extra knowledge and additional skills employers may require, but those are things that can be learned on the job. It has been our experience that employers prefer on-the-job training anyway, as it allows them to instil in their drivers the kinds of habits and practices they expect.

If value for money is partially measured by the knowledge and skill sets you obtain from training, then our HGV training in North Ayrshire fits the bill. We teach the knowledge and skills you need; nothing more, nothing less.

Fast and Efficient Training

Another important component of the value for money equation is speed. In other words, if you had to spend a significant amount of money on a training course that took 12 months to complete, you might wonder whether it was worth pursuing a career as a professional driver. For that kind of investment, you could go to university and get a degree.

Understanding that speed is of the essence, we have developed a fast-paced training approach that makes it possible to complete training in a matter of weeks. Not only does that ensure our drivers are able to start looking for work quickly, but it also saves money by not forcing students to spend a lot of time in school. Less time spent in the classroom means less money spent on training, AND the ability to start earning a salary more quickly. That is value for money.

Hand-in-hand with speed is efficiency. We make this point just in case you are concerned that the speed of our training results in lower quality. It actually does not. The quality of our training is evidenced by the fact that more than 90% of our students pass their tests on the first attempt. The national average is slightly more than half that.

We are able to train quickly without compromising quality because of the efficient nature of our methodology. Like building a Scottish castle one stone at a time, our training imparts knowledge by building one concept on the next in quick succession. In other words, there are no long lectures at the HGV Training Centre. There are no courses that force a large volume of knowledge on students that could overwhelm them.

Our training approach is based on presenting information in short, concentrated bursts. The first concept is introduced and mastered, followed by the next concept in quick succession. This fast but methodical approach results in maximum comprehension, retention and recall. Once again, that is value for money.

Training for the Present and Future

We make no apologies for the fact that we train our students to pass their tests. If testing is the only way the government has to determine whether a candidate should get a licence, it does not make sense for us to train any other way. You need to get your licence; it is as simple as that. However, our training goes beyond just testing.

The way we teach students increases the chances that what they learned through our HGV training in North Ayrshire will be retained and utilised throughout their careers. Our students continually refer to their training to be the best drivers they can be. Many of them even return to us in the future to receive the ongoing CPC training the law requires.

If you are unfamiliar with the CPC mandate, all professional drivers must obtain a CPC qualification card when they first get their licences. That card is good for five calendar years. Drivers must undergo an additional 35 hours of training in that fifth year in order to renew their cards for another five years. The HGV Training Centre is a licenced provider of CPC training for both individual and company drivers. You can find our licence number and the JAUPT logo at the bottom of any page on our site, verifying our status as an approved training provider.

Our HGV training in North Ayrshire is training for now and the future. In the short term, our training prepares you to take the tests you will need to pass to get your licence. You will refer to your training throughout your career, confident that you can rely on what you learned at the HGV Training Centre. Finally, you can return to our classroom in future years to get your CPC training.

For more information about HGV training in North Ayrshire, feel free to contact us on our freephone number or send a message through this website. One of our training consultants will be more than happy to answer any questions you might have. If you are ready to register for training today, we can schedule you for the next class in your local area. In less time than it takes to complete one semester of university, you can have your commercial driving licence and be ready to look for work.

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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
  • Get your HGV driver licence in under a week
  • One of the highest pass rates in the UK
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