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LGV Training Courses In Ellesmere Port

The Freight business is one of the largest growing industries worldwide. The role is fulfilling, rewarding, challenging and offers something a little different for those who may be seeking something other than the usual 9-5 job. There are constantly new and exciting roles and opportunities being created throughout the industry. One
of the most appealing is the opportunity to travel to new destinations whilst earning your salary.

In order to be considered for such roles, you must first receive the appropriate training in order to receive your licence. There are a number of different license classes enabling you to drive a wide range of large and heavy vehicles.

TL Training offers a range of LGV/HGV training in Ellesmere Port and across the surrounding areas. We have a number of expert trainers who have years of experience within the transport industry. Our trainers will provide you with the highest level of HGV training, offer you full support and also offer advice and tips on how to get the best from your role.

HGV/LGV Training Courses In Ellesmere Port

We run the following LGV/HGV courses in Ellesmere Port:

Category C1

This course trains drivers to travel in a safe and efficient manner. The course is perfect for candidates who want to drive vehicles such as ambulances, horseboxes, delivery trucks and home removal trucks. If you passed your driving test prior to 1st January 1997 you should have acquired rights (Cat C1 entitlement on your driving license). You will also need a Driver CPC qualification. This involves attending courses on various aspects of professional driving. You are required to complete 35 hours of periodic training every 5 years to maintain your CPC. If you passed your driving test after 1st January 1997 you are not entitled to drive a vehicle over 3.5 tonnes. You will be required to sit a practical driving test if you wish to drive a vehicle up to 7.5 tonnes. You are also required to undertake a driver medical examination before applying for a provisional C1 license as well as passing a theory test.

Category C

Those who hold this license are able to drive any large good vehicle without a trailer (rigid body trailer). This course is designed for those who wish to drive vehicles 7.5 tonnes – 32 tonnes, for example, fire engines, roadside recovery vehicles, home and commercial removal vehicles and gritters. Once you’ve passed your Category C training your license will be upgraded with the C + E provisional entitlement allowing you to begin your C+E training.

Category C + E

Aimed at those who want to drive articulated Lorries with separate cab and trailers, up to 44 tonnes (also known as an Artic or Class 1 or an HGV). You must have your Category C license in order to begin this training.

Category C1 + E

Also referred to as 7.5 tonne plus trailer. The category is an upgrade on the C1 license and can only be taken once the license holder has passed a C1 test.

Module 4 DCPC Practical Safety Demonstration

Module 4 is a practical demonstration test carried out by a TL Training registered DSA examiner. During the test, candidates must demonstrate competence when carrying out a variety of security checks on your vehicle. MOD 4 certificates will be issued on completion and passing of the test.

Yard Shunter

This practical course will teach drivers how to ensure the safe movement of vehicles, perform and respond to the recommended code of signals, and safely manoeuvre a vehicle and trailer around a site. The candidate will be required to carry out manoeuvres such as reversing, trailer coupling and uncoupling and be aware of the company’s safety procedures.

Contact Us

Interested in undertaking one of our HGV/LGV training courses in Ellesmere Port? Call us today on 0151 343 0588 to learn more. Alternatively, you can email us at [email protected] and a member of our team will get back to you as soon as possible.

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