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HGV TRAINING DESIGNED FOR SUCCESS

Obtaining your HGV licence opens up a rewarding career in an industry that’s very much in demand and that offers a great deal of earning potential. Whether you’re just starting out on your HGV journey, looking to add to your existing skills or in need of CPC training, we’ve got the experience and know-how to help.
At HGV Training Services (HGVT), we offer affordable, high quality training that’s designed to get our drivers the success they need to realise their HGV ambitions. Our HGV Class 2 & Class 1 licence training enables HGV drivers to drive the full range of commercial vehicles, allowing you to take advantage of the tens of thousands of jobs that exist across the UK.

Throughout your HGV training, we offer guidance, support and always keep you in the loop at all times in terms of your progress. With our help, you’ll never be short of HGV driving work in what is an incredibly rewarding and exciting industry.

TYPES OF PROFESSIONAL HGV LICENCES

The HGV training you require will depend on which type of HGV licence you hold or are trying to achieve, as there are a few different options available. Standing for Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV) in the UK and referred to as Large Goods Vehicle (LGV) in the EU countries.
However, as you can see below, there are other specialist categories that you can add to enhance your earning potential. The four HGV driver training courses we offer are:

NOVICE

Entry Level

HGV CAT C / CLASS 2

For vehicles in excess of 7500kg with trailers up to 750kg

Requirements
  • 18+ years of Age

  • Valid UK Car Licence

What's included in Training
  • Medical test

  • Theory training software & test

  • Practical training & test

  • CPC training

  • Pass Protection (optional)

Salary range
  • £22,000 - £30, 000 per year

ADVANCE

Highest Salary

HGV CAT C+E / CLASS 1

For vehicles in excess of 7500kg with trailers over 750kg

Requirements
  • HGV CAT C/Class 2 Licence

What's included in Training
  • Class 1 Practical training & test

  • Pass Protection (optional)

Salary range
  • £30,000 - £55000 per year

FASTEST
COMPLETION

Highest Salary

BACK TO BACK

Back to Back Class 2 & Class 1 Licence training

Requirements
  • 18+ years of Age

  • Valid UK Car Licence

What's included in Training
  • Medical test

  • Theory training software & test

  • Class 2 Practical training & test

  • Class 1 Practical training & test

  • CPC training

  • Pass Protection (optional)

Salary range
  • £30,000 - £55000 per year

NOVICE

Entry Level

HGV CAT C1

For vehicles between 3500kg and 7500kg with trailers up to 750kg. Best suited for ambulance/paramedic drivers.

Requirements
  • 18+ years of Age

  • Valid UK Car Licence

What's included in Training
  • Medical test

  • Theory training software & test

  • C1 Practical training & test

  • CPC training

  • Pass Protection (optional)

Salary range
  • £16,000 - £20000 per year

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Our friendly team will be in touch to help you get started with your HGV training from scratch. Once you sign up, we do all the paperwork, get your medical arranged and help you to get ready for your HGV theory and practical tests.

All our training centres are DVLA approved centres following all COVID safety practises outlined by the UK Government. You also get the benefit of driver training conducted by DVLA certified instructors and you’ll always train in the same vehicle and on the same route as you’ll take on the big day. This improves familiarity and is another reason why our pass rates are so high.

STEPS REQUIRED TO GET STARTED WITH HGV TRAINING

We always welcome enquiries from anyone looking to start their HGV career at our HGV training centre, however, there are some stipulations that need to be met in order for you to get started. The law states that anyone looking to become an HGV driver must have a full UK car licence (CAT B) and be over the age of 18.

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What’s Included?

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    Medical - You don’t need to be an athlete to get an HGV driver job, but you do need to be fit enough to drive an HGV. We will arrange a medical with your closest approved DVLA centre.

  • Theory - Everyone must complete their theory test before moving on to the practical stage with any HGV training provider. Access to our online practice modules, free mock tests & CPC case study tests give you the knowledge you need to move onto the next step.

  • Practical - We offer both manual and automatic HGV training based on availability at each location and this includes advanced-level hands-on training with our DVLA-approved instructor. Once you’re ready, we’ll book your test at the end of the week.

  • Driver CPC - Once you’ve got your HGV licence, you’ll need to take your CPC training before you can get out on the road. This requires 35 hours of training, involves no test and needs to be repeated every 5 years in order to remain compliant. HGVT offers full CPC training services.

MANPOWER DRIVER ACADEMY

Manpower is one of Britain’s leading recruitment providers that offers jobs at over 1100 of the UK’s top companies like Royal Mail, Tescos, Calor and Waitrose. With them as HGTV's exclusive recruitment partner, we have created the Driver Academy which comes with a dedicated team that focuses on getting HGV Driver Jobs for newly-qualified licence holders.

HGVT’s Driver Academy Provides 8 Distinct Steps to Success

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UK’s only HGV Training & Recruitment Programme

(Specially designed for newly qualified drivers)

No other HGV training provider offers this kind of service with 100% commitment to help you find work after training. It’s why anyone looking for HGV training should see us as a #1 choice for their training needs, as we offer support well beyond test day and into your driving career.

Are You Looking for Work as an HGV Driver?

If you’re looking to get started on your journey to becoming a fully-fledged HGV driver, you’ll be aiming to get your Class 2 license to drive vehicles up to 3.5 tonnes. Once qualified, you’re able to further enhance your skills and earning potential by taking class 1 HGV training to allow you access to vehicles up to 7.5 tonnes. At HGVT we offer a back-to-back package that lets you do both at the same time and provides you with a direct route to potential earnings of £40k per year.

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Looking to Upgrade Your Licence to HGV CAT C+E/Class 1?

There’s no doubt that extra driving qualifications can significantly boost your income, so if you’ve already got your Class 2 HGV licence and you want to add CAT C+E/Class 1 to your driving skills, we can help. You won’t need to do a medical or take a theory test and you can book your practical directly through us. The same applies if your CPC training has lapsed, as we can provide the required classes or continue your training in the existing CPC period.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

“How long does it take to train as an HGV Driver from start to finish?”

If you can be flexible about where you train, you can qualify in as little as 4 days. It’s always necessary to wait for the DVLA to process your application and your test centre forms, so the minimum you can expect is about 3 weeks. That said, Covid-19 has caused significant delays, so these times may be extended.

“Is passing the HGV test difficult?”

If you’ve already got your car licence, you’ll understand the basic format and roughly what to expect. Passing your HGV test isn’t overly difficult with the right training, but a good level of concentration is required at all times. Remain calm and confident in what you’ve learnt and your own ability and you shouldn’t have a problem. We will always provide your HGV training in the same vehicle as you’ll use on your test and on the same route as often as we can. In addition to this, you train for 4 days, with your test happening on day 5, meaning that your knowledge is fresh in your mind.

“How much does HGV training cost?”

The average cost of training for your HGV licence can range anywhere between £1,990 and £4,999 and this includes both the 4 day practical training and getting you through the entire process. Covered within this is your medical, your theory practice, the theory test, your CPC and practical training, pass protection (when purchased) and recruitment assistance from Manpower.

“Can you fail an HGV medical?”

Yes, you can. However, if our approved doctor deems you to be unfit then we’ll refund your training fees. It’s important to stress that this is not a drug test, rather a test to see if you’re fit to drive an HGV.

“How much do HGV drivers in the UK?”

Class 2 drivers can earn between £22,000-£27,000 depending on their region, with Class 1 qualified drivers able to earn as much as £40k per year.

“Is it possible to go directly to Class 1 HGV?”

If you want to qualify directly as a Class 1 driver, you must pass another test in addition to your Cat C and CPC training. Doing so adds Cat E to your driving licence and is an indication that you are a focussed and committed professional. So, yes, you can go directly to Class 1 without waiting and HGVT can make it happen for you.

“What is the basic requirement of starting my HGV training?”

In order to get started on your training to be an HGV professional driver, you’ll need to be over the age of 18 and hold a full UK driving licence.

“Should I pass my C1 before my C licence?”

Prior to taking your Class 1 licence (CE) practical test, you need to have already obtained your class 2 or Cat C licence. That said, new drivers going for their Cat C entitlement do not need to pass their C1 test beforehand.

“How long is an HGV provisional licence good for?”

When you have a provisional HGV licence, you will keep this entitlement until the specified date and your theory test pass will expire after 2 years.

“What is the difference between HGV and LGV?”

They’re essentially two different terms for the same thing. HGV is the term used in the UK, with LGV being the correct nomenclature for European drivers.

“Are HGV drivers in demand in the United Kingdom?”

There has been a huge demand for HGV drivers in the UK for some time now, due to the ongoing shortage of qualified personnel. Over the last decade, this has increased considerably, with the current shortfall sitting at around 50,000 drivers. Our Driver Academy has a dedicated team that focuses on finding drivers the best opportunities from amongst this huge number of available jobs.

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