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Welcome to the HGV Driver Training Centre’s training section. We currently have access to the very best HGV training locations throughout the UK.

Our instructors and vehicles are regularly checked and vetted, meaning you, the trainee can train with 100% confidence. Below you will find a list of the main HGV Training courses we offer, and the different types of vehicles covered.

Our HGV Training Courses

Category C

Category C

Vehicles over 3,500kg + a trailer up to 750kg

This is the most popular HGV licence in the UK and is the entry level HGV licence.

Duration 4 days

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Category C+E

Category C+E

As Cat C but with a trailer over 750kg

This is the largest vehicle you can drive in the HGV industry. To obtain this HGV licence, you must already have a Cat C licence.

Duration 4 days

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Back to Back

Back to Back

Combined Category C and C+E training course

The fastest way to earn your Cat C C+E license, you could earn up to £32k per year driving any vehicle local, long haul, even cross-continent.

Duration 2 x 4 days

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Horseboxes

Horseboxes

Driving yourself is often the cheapest way to transport your horses

Horsebox Training designed for the Equestrian Community. You can legally drive a Horsebox from the age of 18.

Duration 4 days

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Category C1

Category C1

Vehicles 3,500kg - 7,500kg

If you passed your car test prior to January 1997, you will have this entitlement already by rights.

Duration 4 days

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Category C1+E

Category C1+E

As Cat C1 but with a trailer over 750kg

If you’ve already got a Category C1 licence and you want to tow a larger trailer, then our Category C1+E course is for you.

Duration 4 days

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Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to learn to drive a HGV?

From start to finish, it takes around 6-7 weeks to learn to drive and earn your HGV licence. This includes applying for your license, going through the medical exams, and going through multiple stages of theory and practical training and testing.

How much does HGV training cost?

Not as much as you think! If you opt for a course, like ours, that covers everything you need in just a few days, then the price can be very low indeed. So you can benefit from a very affordable course, and be on the way to earning £65K a year in no time.

What qualifications do I need to be a HGV instructor?

Generally, there are no specific qualifications you need to become a HGV instructor. You just need to have a valid HGV licence yourself, which you’ve held for at least 3 years. That’s all you need to supervise a learner driver through their training. There are courses available, but they aren’t essential.

How much do HGV drivers earn in UK?

It depends. Like any other job, salaries depend on location, company and skills, but the typical starting salary for a HGV driver is between £19K-24K. If you have more experience, or multiple licence categories, the you can earn up to £40K of more with the right employer.

How hard is it to pass HGV test?

Not as hard as you might think. If you’ve already passed a standard driving test, then you will already be familiar with the format. It’s just more of the same! You will need to do 2 theory tests and 2 practical tests, and if you’ve trained properly, it should be simple to do.

Can you go straight for Class 1 HGV?

No. If you want to be a Class 1 driver, then you first need to have passed your Driver CPC (a standard for any HGV driver), and your Cat C test. You can’t take the Class 1 test (which adds an E to your licence) without a Cat C – but you can do them both at the same time.

Is there a shortage of HGV drivers UK?

Yes. There has been a shortage of HGV drivers in the UK for a long time now, and the research shows it’s only getting worse. Right now, there is demand for over 370,000 HGV drivers, but only 320,000 are working.

What’s included in the cost?

Dedicated course co-ordinator

Dedicated course co-ordinator

You’ll always have someone to call if you need help

Access to 90+ training locations

Access to 90+ training locations

We’ll find a vetted, high-quality school near you

Dedicated recruitment advisor

Dedicated recruitment advisor

Assistance finding work when you need it

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