Welcome to
Heads of the Valleys Training

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
City & Guilds: Forward Tipping Dumper Truck
Torfaen NP4 9XP 16 Dec 2019 - 18 Dec 2019
LGV C (Class 2) Practical Driver Training
Monmouthshire NP7 0EB 16 Dec 2019 - 19 Dec 2019
LGV C (Class 2) Practical Driver Training
Monmouthshire NP7 0EB 16 Dec 2019 - 19 Dec 2019
RTITB Counterbalance Lift Truck: Novice Operator
Monmouthshire NP7 0EB 16 Dec 2019 - 20 Dec 2019
LGV C (Class 2) Practical Driver Training
Monmouthshire NP7 0EB 16 Dec 2019 - 19 Dec 2019
RTITB Counterbalance Lift Truck: Experienced Operator
Monmouthshire NP7 0EB 17 Dec 2019 - 18 Dec 2019
PCV D (Bus) Practical Driver Training
Monmouthshire NP7 0EB 17 Dec 2019 - 20 Dec 2019
RTITB Lorry Loader (HIAB): Refresher
Monmouthshire NP7 0EB 19 Dec 2019
RTITB Combined Counterbalance & Reach Lift Truck Refreshers
Monmouthshire NP7 0EB 19 Dec 2019
LGV C (Class 2) Retest
Monmouthshire NP7 0EB 20 Dec 2019
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Driver Training

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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


Two more new vehicles added to the fleet!

In the last week we have taken delivery of two new vehicles:Vehicle Loader with Atlas Crane to be used for our Vehicle Mounted Hydraulic Loader (HIAB) training.Ford Ranger 'Wildtrak' 3.2L to be used for Car & Trailer (BE) Driver Training.


New trailer added to the fleet

We have added a new trailer to our expanding fleet. With the signwriting now complete, it will be making its maiden voyage onto the roads of Abergavenny next week! We are really pleased with this one, what do you think?


What is Specific Job Training and when is it required?

Adequate operator training should include three stages – Basic, Specific Job and Familiarisation. Often, the latter two stages get missed. To help improve understanding about Specific Job training - including when it should be delivered and what it should include - our partners at


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
Mobile:
Email: info@hovtraining.com