Learning to drive a heavy goods vehicle (HGV) has been the key to a long and fruitful career for millions of drivers over the years. It can also be yours if you take HGV training with us. HGV Training Service (HGV) offers low-cost, high-quality training courses in almost four dozen national institutions. After completing the training, you can drive a full range of large-sized commercial vehicles, from trucks to dump trucks and garbage trucks. Best of all, you will have access to an industry with tens of thousands of jobs across the United Kingdom. You will never need a job if you have the proper training and the desire to be the best you are capable of.
HGV Training Service (HGV) is very proud of the quality of the courses we offer. We focus on quality, realizing that quality training provides driver qualifications necessary in the transport industry. Our students who have completed their training and passed the HGV practical skills test become productive professionals who make an excellent living, arousing the pride of their employers.
A student who completes HGV training and continues to obtain a commercial driver’s license is ready to start working in the field. But their training is not finished yet. Training is a continuous process that will continue throughout the driver’s career. At a minimum, professional drivers must undergo 35-hour CPC training every five years to keep their licenses. Training is conducted any time during the fifth year of validity of the current CPC driver certificate. Passing the training allows the driver to receive a new five-year certificate following the law.
Many UK transport companies value drivers willing to undergo other forms of regular training throughout their careers. For example, a company may conduct a one-day or two-day course for its entire team, designed to inform them about changes in legislation or best practices in the industry.
There are a few basic things about a commercial driver’s license that you might want to know before applying for HGV training. Firstly, it is the difference between the designations HGV and LGV. As mentioned earlier, HGV is an abbreviation for “heavy cargo vehicle”. The abbreviation LGV stands for large-sized cargo vehicles. Practically speaking, there is no difference between what these two anacronyms refer to. HGV is a British abbreviation, and LGV is a European abbreviation. Both of them belong to commercial vehicles weighing more than 3.5 tons.
For vehicles weighing over 7,500 kg with trailers weighing up to 750 kg
For vehicles weighing more than 7,500 kg with trailers weighing more than 750 kg
For vehicles weighing from 3500 kg to 7500 kg with trailers weighing up to 750 kg
For vehicles weighing from 3,500 kg to 7,500 kg with trailers weighing more than 750 kg
At Sharan HGV Training Service, we prepare students to take practical skills tests at an approved testing centre. We don’t do the tests ourselves because we don’t have a license. However, we send a coach with each student to the testing site on the day of the exam. It allows the student to ask questions or receive any other help they need before taking the test.
If you pass your C1 driver’s license test, you can drive any rigid vehicle between 3.5 and 7.5 tons, such as an ambulance or moving truck.
If you are over 18 years old and want to get your C1 driver’s license, you will find that our whole approach to LGV is reassuringly different from other providers.
At Sharan LGV training, we set the standard for LGV training – that’s why our success rates are so high, and you’ll feel safe and supported throughout your C1 category training journey. What to expect:
Exceptional 1-on-1 instruction by our in-house team of highly qualified driver trainers-the only National Register of Instructors (NRI) approved exam centre in hayes.
A whole range of additional driving tips and advice that will prepare you for the real world of driving trucks and make your onward journey as a truck driver safer, easier and more enjoyable
Fantastic facilities. We are the only LGV driver training centre in hayes with our DVSA-approved on-site testing centre. If you can learn on your actual test course, you will feel more confident and familiar with the challenges on Test Day. And with our complete fleet of mainly Scania trucks, you will always drive vehicles that are true to the original.
It is usually an 8-hour course, but shorter and longer courses can also be arranged according to your individual needs. We can also offer flexible training, where you can divide your training into a combination of full and half days if you wish.
Our DVSA-approved category C1 truck driver course includes both theoretical and practical phases (covering all aspects), including:
If you have already passed your category C1 test and want to tow an additional trailer weighing more than 750 kg, you should also take another C1 + E trailer Test. This extra course is perfect if you want to pull more weight without training in a larger vehicle.
Please call us if you would like to book your category C1 LNF driver course or a C1+ E-course for trucks and trailers. Our fantastic office team will walk you through the process – from obtaining your provisional license to explaining the CPC multiple choice and hazard perception tests. They will even help you fill out your forms, arrange your medical and book your theory and practice tests.
Rigid Trucks up to 32 tonnes
Drawbar & Articulated Trucks up to 44 tonnes