HGV/LGV DRIVER TRAINING
HGV/LGV Driver Training
LGV (Large Goods Vehicle) drivers, also known as HGV drivers, transport goods and materials across the UK and abroad, including items like food and fuel.
Currently, there’s a high demand for more LGV drivers because many are retiring or leaving the industry. The average age of lorry drivers is 53, and nearly 4,000 drivers retire each year. It’s estimated that we need 80,000 to 100,000 more drivers to meet the demand.
At TL Training, we’ve provided top-quality HGV/LGV training since 2015. We offer training for both Class 2 (Category C) and Class 1 (Category C+E) licences, with various packages to suit different budgets and needs for individuals and businesses alike
CLASS 1 / CATEGORY C+E (from a car license)
Our all-inclusive package streamlines the process, allowing you to skip the Class 2 (Category C) test and head straight for Class 1 (Category C+E). We handle the driver’s medical, provisional license, theory, Driver CPC, 32 hours of training, and DVSA testing (3a and 3b). With your Class 1 (C+E) license, you’re set for the biggest logistics vehicles, up to 44 tonnes, ideal for national and long-distance deliveries.
CLASS 1 / CATEGORY C+E (from a class 2 licence)
Upgrade your license from Class 2 (Category C) to Class 1 (Category C+E) with this package. Class 1 (C+E) vehicles, often called artics or HGVs, include a detachable trailer. This license qualifies you to operate the largest logistics vehicles, up to 44 tonnes, commonly used for national and long-distance deliveries.
CLASS 2 (CATEGORY C)
This is a package for anyone who currently holds a valid car licence and wishes to train as a Class 2 (Category C) driver. This licence will allow you to drive any lorry or truck which ways between 3.5 and 32 tonnes.
INTITIAL DRIVER CPC - Module 4
This course is designed for lorry, bus, and coach drivers who completed a vocational driving category course after September 2009 but don’t currently possess a DVSA Driver Qualification Card. Upon completion, you’ll receive a DVLA Driver Qualification Card valid for 5 years.
PERIODIC DRIVER CPC - 35 Hours
All lorry, bus, and coach drivers who completed their vocational driving course before September 2009 and intend to drive professionally must take the Periodic DCPC training. However, if you passed your tests after September 2009, you should start with the Initial CPC (Module 4) and then complete the 35-hour Periodic CPC within 5 years. This can be done as a one-day (7 hours) course annually to manage costs and minimize work disruptions or as a five-day (35 hours) block.
This hands-on course is designed to instruct drivers on a range of essential skills. Participants will learn how to ensure the safe movement of vehicles, including understanding and responding to recommended code of signals. Additionally, the course covers the safe manoeuvring of both vehicles and trailers within various site scenarios. It’s a comprehensive training that equips drivers with the knowledge and abilities required for safe and efficient operations