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COURSE IN Northamptonshire

Northamptonshire is a landlocked county in central England with a number of important roadways traversing its borders. For example, the M1 from London to Leeds cuts right through the heart of the county. Between motorways and major carriageways, Northamptonshire gets its fair share of commercial traffic moving in all directions. You can see all sorts of commercial vehicles on the roads virtually 24 hours a day.

The county itself is also a bustling region of its own. Food products, cosmetics and technology are part of local industry while the rail freight terminal at Daventry International provides a connection point for intermodal transport throughout England. It should be no surprise that lorry traffic in Northamptonshire is consistent and necessary to so many other things. It is one of the reasons we established our HGV training in Northamptonshire.

Our question to you is this: did you know that the haulage and transport industries are currently short tens of thousands of drivers? That means there is a job waiting for you in Northamptonshire. All you need to do to begin looking for work is get your HGV or PCV licence. We can train you for either one. Our HGV training in Northamptonshire will have you ready to start applying for jobs in a matter of weeks.

How do we do it so quickly? We utilise an intensive training approach that focuses on preparing our students for their four exams without wasting time on things that do not need to be learned. We keep it lean, mean, and effective so that our students can get through quickly and start earning right away.

Intensive but Still Effective

We know from experience that intensive training can cause apprehension in the minds of our students long before they ever begin their first class. So if you are not sure about our training approach, we want to set your mind at ease. It is extremely effective for more than 90% of our students. We deliver what we promise: a high-quality training course to prepare students to pass the exams they need to pass in order to get their commercial driving licences.

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By now, you are probably curious as to why we call our training approach ‘intensive’. The answer is quite simple: we do not waste your time or your money by dragging out classes for long periods. Why put our students through a three-month course when they can learn the same amount of information in just a few weeks? Our training approach presents information quickly and in concentrated bursts. Yet our presentation enables students to learn and understand.

The key to our training approach is one of activating short-term memory. In other words, we do not overwhelm students with a lot of information and expect them to retain it for months at a time. We teach individual principles and concepts, building one on top of another in quick succession. Students only have to remember specific information for a short amount of time, because what they learn in one lesson will be reinforced by the next. This results in a more complete and total learning process that achieves passing grades on the necessary exams.

Training with an Added Bonus

Are you still unsure about undergoing HGV training in Northamptonshire? If so, you should probably know that our intensive training approach offers an added bonus: it prepares students to work in the real world. Driving a lorry or bus for a living is certainly not so stressful that you are likely to break down after just a few days on the job, but it does require a considerable amount of concentration and attention to detail. Our training not only imparts testing information, but it also prepares the mind to begin concentrating and thinking in terms of details. Students find this a big plus once they hit the real world.

One last thing our intensive training does is to impart confidence in our students for their tests. They have undergone a very demanding training course designed to make sure they have the skills and knowledge to drive professionally. They are more than ready to take their tests with complete confidence. That confidence goes a long way toward ensuring that our students pass on the first attempt.

CPC Testing Overview

Since 2008, commercial driving licences in the UK have been governed by the Driver CPC mandates originally developed and adopted by the European Union. Our standards are slightly different compared to the EU standards, but they are comparable nonetheless. There are four tests required by the mandate. These are:

  • Theory Test – The HGV theory test is the first of four that students must take. It is a two-part test that can be taken in multiple sessions or during a single sitting. In either case, both parts of the test must be passed within two years of each other in order to remain valid. A driver who fails one or both parts of the test can a retest beginning three days from the previous attempt.
  • Case Studies Test – The second test in the series is the case studies test. It is designed to gauge a candidate’s knowledge of real-world scenarios that he or she is likely to experience in the workplace. Examiners want to know how candidates would react in such situations.
  • Driving Skills Test – All commercial drivers must have both the knowledge and physical ability to safely manoeuvre large commercial vehicles. Therefore, driving skills are tested at the conclusion of training. The driving skills test is a two-part test that involves driving on public roads and a closed course. The first part is conducted with an examiner in the vehicle; the second part involves solo driving.
  • Practical Demonstration Test – The fourth and final test required by the CPC mandate is the practical demonstration test. Candidates are asked five questions taken directly from the Driver CPC syllabus. They must be answered using the ‘show me, tell me’ format. We train our students how to take this test correctly.

Future drivers should note that practical skills training cannot begin until the driver takes and passes the theory test. The test is preceded by obtaining a provisional entitlement and undergoing a routine medical exam. We can provide all the information you need on both topics when you contact us to register for HGV training in Northamptonshire.

The case studies test can technically be taken at any point during your training. However, we have a designated spot within our training programme where we prefer to book this test. Maintaining a schedule in this regard just makes training easier and more structured. As for the final two tests, they cannot be taken until you complete practical skills training. We will book those tests for you as you get near the end of training.

The HGV Training Centre is here to help you succeed as a professional driver. We are committed 100% to the success of our students, as evidenced by the support offered by our trainers and administrative staff. Should you have any questions or concerns at any point during your training, you need only speak to someone. We will provide all the help and support you need to succeed.

Our HGV training in Northamptonshire has room for you. Contact us today if you are ready to begin a training course that could change your life. We will help you get your commercial driving licence in no time at all.

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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
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