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Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV) Training

Becoming an HGV Driver is a life-changing experience that will open doors to jobs and earning potential you always thought were out of reach. Completing an HGV Training Course will enable you to drive a full range of large commercial vehicles, from lorries to tipper trucks.


Becoming an HGV Driver is a life-changing experience that will open doors to jobs and earning potential you always thought were out of reach. Completing an HGV Training Course will enable you to drive a full range of large commercial vehicles, from lorries to tipper trucks.


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Quick facts

Duration

5 days

From

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MANDATORY REQUIREMENT FOR

Being able to drive heavy goods vehicles


ELIGIBILITY

18+ years

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Basic level of English

Course NAME

Heavy Goods Vehicle Training

DURATION 5 days
MANDATORY REQUIREMENT FOR Being able to drive heavy goods vehicles
ELIGIBILITY 18+ years
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Hold a Full Driving Licence (Category B) and a Provisional Lorry, Coach or Bus Licence

COURSE UNITS
1

The Importance of Road Safety


2

Legal Compliance


3

Professional Competence


ASSESSMENT

Practical Skill Assessment and Exam

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What is the heavy goods vehicle (HGV) training course?

HGV training is designed for learners to understand the basic concepts of commercial driving. Even if you are already driving a car and consider yourself a seasoned driver, being behind the wheel of an HGV vehicle is a whole different experience, and as a result, requires adequate training and skills when operating such a larger vehicle.  

 

We make getting Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV) training a simple, stress-free process 

 

HGV training offers a varied mix of practical and theory scenarios and covers essentinal road safety guidelines while giving you the opportunity of getting to grips with the physics behind operating vehicles of larger sizes and weights. 

 

From learning how to make turns properly, from reversing trucks and trailers, understanding the physical skills necessary to do the job is vital in becoming a safe and efficient HGV vehicle driver.

 

Did you know? There is a serious shortage of HGV Drivers in the UK? Now is the best time ever to kick-start a career in this sector.

 

What HGV licence will I need?

 

There are a few basic things about commercial driving licences that applicants should know before they enroll on HGV training.

 

First is the difference between the HGV and LGV designations. 

 

✅ HGV is an acronym that stands for 'heavy goods vehicle'. 

✅ LGV is an acronym that stands for ‘large goods vehicle’. 

 

Practically speaking, there is no difference between what these two anacronyms refer to. HGV is the British acronym, LGV is the European acronym.

 

What are the different licence categories?

The next thing to know about commercial licences is the fact that there are different licence categories.

 

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Frequently asked
questions

From the time you complete your HGV Training Course, to apply to the DVLA & DVSA and receive your licence it will take around 13 weeks from start to finish for car drivers to be ready to work as a paid HGV/ LGV driver.

The law requires anyone wanting to be a professional HGV Driver to have a full car licence, be over the age of 18, and get a driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC).

A licensed HGV Driver can look to earn anywhere between £26,000 to £31,000 depending on experience, location and the company in which they drive for.

HGV Drivers are responsible for the safe and accurate delivery of products to and from locations across the UK. While many HGV Drivers work alone as they deliver goods while driving in their vehicle, they will also be expected to have the ability to work as part of a team – with communication between drivers and logistics management and depots an essential part of the role.

HGV Drivers will also be expected to maintain daily vehicle checks and ensure that any service requirements are reported.

None. They both refer to commercial vehicles over 3.5 tonnes.


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