Heads of the Valleys Training

COVID-19: Our office is now open

    Our priority is to ensure the safety of our customers and team. We are working hard to reschedule all training that was suspended due to COVID-19.

    It is likely that we will be operating at reduced staffing levels and training ratios, therefore things may take a little bit longer than usual. We ask you to bear with us and thank you in advance for your patience.

    Please note that we are operating on an appointment only basis at our centre. If you need to visit us then please call to arrange on 01873 832000. 

    Click here to read more about bookings and the safety measures we have put in place.

    Who are we?

    We are a family run training centre situated in Abergavenny, South Wales, offering bespoke training solutions to the industrial, logistics and construction industries. Established in 1969, we cater for all fields of vocational driver training, Driver CPC, lift truck and industrial training plus land based and plant machinery qualifications.

    Our instructors possess a wealth of knowledge and experience within the training and transport sectors. We pride ourselves on our exceptional customer service standards, offering free, friendly and helpful advice to all prospective trainees and clients.

    In 2014 we became an approved DVSA test facility, allowing us to conduct practical driving tests from our centre in Abergavenny. In addition, our dedicated training centre hosts modern classrooms and both indoor and outdoor industrial lift truck training areas.

    We are able to accredit courses to RTITB, City & Guilds or an in-house standard. Our instructors are able to travel and deliver training at your customer site if required. 

    Upcoming courses

    Course name County Postcode Date
    RTITB Counterbalance Lift Truck: Experienced Operator
    Monmouthshire NP7 0EB 06 Aug 2020 - 07 Aug 2020
    Practical Driving Test
    Monmouthshire NP7 0EB 06 Aug 2020
    LGV C (Class 2) Practical Driver Training
    Monmouthshire NP7 0EB 07 Aug 2020 - 13 Aug 2020
    RTITB Reach Lift Truck: Conversion from Counterbalance
    Monmouthshire NP7 0EB 07 Aug 2020
    LGV Driver Medical
    Herefordshire HR2 7JE 07 Aug 2020
    LGV Driver Medical
    Newport NP20 4HJ 08 Aug 2020
    LGV Driver Medical
    Newport NP20 4HJ 08 Aug 2020
    LGV Driver Medical
    Cardiff CF14 3BL 08 Aug 2020
    LGV Driver Medical
    Cardiff CF14 3BL 08 Aug 2020
    LGV CPC: Emergency Actions & Safe and Economic Driving (7hrs)
    Monmouthshire NP7 0EB 10 Aug 2020
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    Driver Training

    Remove the stress - we can book your driver medical, provide comprehensive revision material and arrange your theory tests prior to beginning your driver training. It has never been easier!

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    Approved DVSA Test Centre

    Our dedicated training centre hosts our own private DVSA test facility. We have one of the highest pass rates in the country at 86.01% over a total of 579 DVSA tests conducted in 2018.

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    Are you up to date with your Driver CPC?

    You must complete 35 hours of periodic training every 5 years to maintain a valid Driver CPC qualification. We are frequently running courses - click the button below to find out more information.

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    Latest news


    Practical training resumes!

    Following 18 weeks of closure due to coronavirus we have today resumed delivering practical training.We would like to thank our customers for their continued patience and support, and we look forward to welcoming customers back to the centre over the coming weeks.




    Contact information


    Heads of the Valleys Training Limited Registered Office:
    Heads of the Valleys Training, Ty Mawr Road, Gilwern, Gilwern
    Monmouthshire, NP7 0EB
    Telephone: 01873 832000
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    Email: info@hovtraining.com