LGV Training

HGV Driver Training at Heads of the Valleys Training

We are able to cater for all categories of LGV driver training – from category C1 to C+E Articulated.

Learn to drive in our modern fleet of training vehicles, specified to make your driver training and test as easy as possible. Train on the same local roads where you will be tested.

Travelling more than 70 miles? You’ll qualify for free accommodation! 

Take advantage of FREE ACCOMMODATION on our driver training courses if you are travelling more than 70 miles!

How Do I Start My Training?

Before you can begin your practical training you will need to have a driver medical, apply for a provisional licence and pass the relevant theory tests.

If you haven’t sorted this already then don’t worry – we can arrange book and arrange everything to suit your commitments, complete all the relevant paperwork and supply you with revision material to study for your theory tests. Click here to read more about our LGV Starter Pack.

Free Accomodation

Take advantage of free accommodation at a local Premier Inn if you are travelling more than 70 miles.

Why Choose Heads of the Valleys Training?

There are so many reasons that make us stand out from the rest – a few examples below:

Our LGV Driver Training Courses

Category C1 (Horsebox/Ambulance)

Drive vehicles up to 7.5 tonnes in weight

Duration

1.5 days

Certification

DVSA

Cost

£1015

Accomodation

Yes

Free Accomodation

CATEGORY C (CLASS 2)

drive rigid vehicles to a maximum of 32 tonne, without a trailer

Duration

3 days

Certification

DVSA

Cost

£1549

Accomodation

Yes

free accommodation!

earn £29k+

CATEGORY C+E: fast-track from car (class 1)

fast-track from car to drive articulated lorries

Duration

6 days

Certification

dvsa

Cost

£2515

Accomodation

Yes

free accommodation!

earn £35k+

CATEGORY C+E: upgrade from c (class 1)

upgrade your category c (class 2) licence to ce

Duration

5 days

Certification

dvsa

Cost

£1789

Accomodation

Yes

free accommodation!

earn £35k+

CATEGORY C1+E (7.5 tonne + trailer)

drive vehicles up to 7.5 tonne with a trailer more than 750kgs

Duration

2 days

Certification

dvsa

Cost

£1255

Accomodation

Yes

free accomodation!

Do I Need To Have a HGV Medical?

Before you can start your training you will need to have a medical in order to apply for a provisional licence.

We can book this locally for you – we have access to hundreds of clinics across the UK.

Do I Need to Pass the LGV Theory Tests?

Yes – you will need to pass the LGV Multiple Choice & Hazard Perception theory tests before we can book your practical driver training and test.

If you need your Driver CPC qualification then you may also need to complete the CPC Case Studies theory test.

We can book this for you, and provide comprehensive online learning material so that you can prepare.

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On average, around 10 weeks from booking your medical to completing your practical training and test.

Everything is booked to suit you – there is no rush or deadline to complete your training!

We will work with you to get your licence within your desired timescale.

To put it simply… nothing!

HGV stands for Heavy Goods Vehicle, while LGV stands for Large Goods Vehicle.

Both mean the same thing.

If you intend to use your licence professionally (i.e. for work purposes, or to be paid as a driver) then you will need to complete your Driver CPC qualification.

Most of our customers need this, and we can build it in to your driver training programme.

Click here to read more about Driver CPC.

No – you can get started with as little as £200 payment to begin arranging the first steps of training.

The remaining balance won’t be due until you have passed your theory tests and practical training dates have been arranged.

Be wary of any company who wants you to pay in full before you have completed your medical and theory tests!

A difficult question to answer – this can depend on a variety of things, such as:

  • the licence you have – Class 1 drivers are typically paid more than Class 2
  • the type of shifts you do – days, nights, weekends; they all carry different rates
  • the type of work you do – for example, those who stay out in their truck all week (known as tramping) will earn more money than local drivers who are home every night

Class 2 drivers can typically earn in excess of £29,000, whilst experienced Class 1 drivers can earn in excess of £37,000.