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2 Start Ltd (Southampton)

  • Unit 2 Four Dells Farm,

    Poles Lane,



    SO21 2DY

Our 2 Start Training Southampton depot has been established since 2016 and was the first of our depots to achieve IPAF accreditation. Since moving to the centre, we have established ourselves as the leading driver training provider in the area.  Our Southampton depot is perfect for forklift training as we have a large warehouse equipped with racking so that students can practice lifting and stacking.  We also hold multiple IPAF courses here as well as HGV driver training and classroom courses such as ADR. We welcome students from all over Southampton, including Eastleigh, Chandlers Ford, Millbrook, Totton, Nursling and Romsey.

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2 Start Ltd (Southampton), Unit 2 Four Dells Farm, Poles Lane, Otterbourne, Winchester, SO21 2DY

Call: 02382 022975

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Jim DoranJim Doran
09:09 11 Mar 23
Massive Thank you to 2 Start Southampton Team. Was on 2 week course ( car to C+E licence ), which was no easy task, but with the help of the professional, knowledgeable Instructors have been able to achieve this. Special thanks to John (week one), Dell (week two ) and Dave for my reverse/uncouple/re-couple, great guys!Would definitely recommend.
Gary EvansonGary Evanson
21:58 30 Dec 22
I’ve had a brilliant week training with the team, a big thank you to Marcus my instructor for the week, he’s very knowledgeable and his teaching style put me at ease. Also a massive thank you to Charlie for the mentoring before my test, her teaching methods suited my learning style which gave me the confidence and belief to pass my CAT C test on the 1st attempt. I can’t recommend 2 start enough, a very professional company with first class instructors. I will definitely be back for my C+E training
Ian GregoryIan Gregory
13:44 16 Dec 22
I would like to say a massive thank you to Marcus at 2 Start Southampton for helping me pass my Class 2 licence. He is a absolute legend and made me feel so at ease and welcoming from the very start. I can not praise him enough. His knowledge and experience has definitely helped me achieve with a first time pass. I would also like to thank Andy and Joe for helping me pass my Module 4 too. Excellent banter from everyone who works there. Hopefully everyone will still be there when I come back to do my Class 1. Brilliant place to train. Highly recommended.
Denn Marden-McIntyreDenn Marden-McIntyre
21:42 06 Dec 22
WELL ! What can I say!Passed my C+E first time at 2Start Southampton.My Instructor “Dell” was absolutely amazing! 🤩 , as were some top tips from “Dave”.Not forgetting “Joe” the depot manager, who was an utter Legend ! 🤩So, thank you VERY much 2Start “Southampton” #bestdepotAm now driving an artic at work using all the skills and tips learnt from the best HGV instructing team EVER !!
sarah smithsarah smith
12:22 02 Dec 22
I have been here before for my mod 4 months ago and ever since then I’ve always felt so welcome. It’s such a professional environment with some amazing and friendly people who want nothing less than you to succeed. I had the very happy and bubbly Marcus, he’s a very professional individual who will help you to no end to help you Pass your test first time. He made me feel very comfortable and relaxed, and I couldn’t have passed without him! He was so pleased for me when I passed too, he was really invested and tried everything he could to help me succeed: I am over the moon. So happy. Here’s to a better future!
Farago GyorgyFarago Gyorgy
18:52 30 Nov 22
I dont even know where to start. I was lucky enough to get 2 of the best dudes you can ever wish for in this industry! John and Marcus are absolute legends, the way they teach and pass on their experienceand knoladge to you is second to none.Both of them are professional, friendly, chatty and yet they still manage to keep you focused and relaxed throughout your lesson. They make you feel comfortable behind the wheel so you can concentrate more on driving. Listening to their tricks and tips, trusting their words helped me pass my "C" for first go. I cannot be thankful enough guys.I'd mention the other instructors I've met aswell as they were nice too. When you step in the office it feels more like a family run place. Everyones happy and helpful and so welcoming. I cannot recomment 2 Start enough. For sure I will be back shortly for my C+E.In the meantime thanks again guys!G
Corey McFarlaneCorey McFarlane
11:45 25 Nov 22
Dell has been an absolutely brilliant instructor for me and helped to pass my test first time with only 1 fault!! The trucks were comfortable to drive and easy to adapt to. Cannot recommend enough, thanks for everything Dell!!
Rob ConwayRob Conway
13:32 17 Nov 22
A huge Thanks to John M from 2 Start Southampton who's training got me through my C1 driving test this week.Definitely recommend for anyone thinking of upgrading their licence. Very knowledgeable instructor and taught in a relaxed setting.Thanks again. 👍🏻
Charlie GillardCharlie Gillard
13:35 27 Oct 22
Great place to learn how to drive CatC .. John (instructor) absolute diamond fella, patient and composed. Works really hard to ensure you learn as much as you can before test day, so grateful to have had him during my training!Wish him all the best for the future and a massive thank you to 2Start Southampton. Highly recommended.Thanks again John, whenever your in London I owe you a pint!
Gurps BharjGurps Bharj
12:24 23 Oct 22
I passed my Class 2 test first time. I could not have done this without the help of my instructor Marcus. He genuinely was a brilliant trainer and made me feel so relaxed throughout all my lessons. The whole team there are so welcoming. They have good banter and the whole environment feels like a great place to work.
Andrew CAndrew C
10:41 21 Oct 22
Passed 1st time with zero faults could not have happen without the exceptional training from dell excellent instructor.Excellent trucks well looked after and clean.Course and training was excellent would recommend to anybody looking to do c and c+e training.
john grindrodjohn grindrod
17:00 14 Oct 22
Had my C plus E refresher with this company. Hadn't driven for a few years so was feeling nervous. But soon put at ease . By my instructor Dave Monk . Who was a wealth of knowledge. Each lesson and instruction was very clear and professional. Dave soon got my confidence back out on the road . And has given positive feed back to take my HGV career forward.
Michael DavisonMichael Davison
12:54 14 Oct 22
What a great experience- I have just finished my training here and I was really impressed- Charlie took my lesson and had a great deal of knowledge that she shared during the class and really made me feel at ease. Charlie has a great outlook and way with people that put me at ease from the outset - 10/10 would recommend.
Jean-Paul GarrettazJean-Paul Garrettaz
17:38 12 Oct 22
I would highly recommend this training company for your HGV license. Adam and John put me at ease straight away.
Ray FerrickRay Ferrick
19:05 10 Oct 22
Took the Cat C course, taught by Charlie Pickle.Her teaching style matched my learning style. Great hints, tips and tricks to remember things. Interesting and fun learning experience, thank you Charlie.
Vlademiro RocasVlademiro Rocas
17:56 10 Oct 22
Pass my C+E first attempt with the greatest instructor I could ever wish for. Like many of us picked up a number of bad habits, After driving cat C for a little while. Being as I am, and Unless you have an instructor that teaches and backs up with the theory behind it, I would definitely not make it. I recommend 2 Start Lda and recommend Charlie the instructor that I praise.Thank you
Tarang AbrahamTarang Abraham
13:08 10 Oct 22
Excellent Team of people. Specially thank you Charlie for helping me throughout my C + E process, Highly recommended. Thanks to Dell also. They all are very friendly and knowledgeable people.
Alex BrowneAlex Browne
18:46 05 Oct 22
Highly recommended. Class C+E instructors Adam,Dave and Dell were all first class. Also Joe for helping with an admin issue. Excellent trucks to drive. All in all, very professional. Thankyou.
Andrei NimerciagAndrei Nimerciag
11:06 30 Sep 22
Professional and friendly staff, I felt like part of family from the first moment.Now I’m qualified to drive HGVs due to people like Adam (big thanks for having lots of patience throughout my C training!), Dave (many thanks for my CE knowledge and qualification, happy I’ve been your student!), Nicky (big hug and thanks for your patience on my CPC part 3a test day!), Joseph (thank you very much for my CPC Module 4!).Again, many thanks to everyone at 2Start Otterbourne, I shall return for my D class one day!
Nakeb FazeliNakeb Fazeli
14:18 12 Jul 22
Very good service, and nice peopleAnd very usefulThanks
Michal GandynMichal Gandyn
16:05 24 Jun 22
Hi. Today I finish my periodic CPC Course. Was really nice 5 days. A lot og group talks about rules on the Road sharing experiences. Thank you Adam Grant our instructor. Highly recommend 2 start ltd.
Jack TaylorJack Taylor
17:29 09 Mar 22
Couldn’t recommend these guys more. Good quality vehicles and amazing instructors that fill you with confidence. First time pass with 1 minor. A special thanks to Carl, Joe, Dell and Mark.
Adam BainAdam Bain
16:26 13 Jan 22
I went from zero experience to passing and I absolutely believe it was down to Martin and the rest of the team. They were patient and professional and I enjoyed every min. Passed first time as well.
Richard JonesRichard Jones
18:42 15 Dec 21
I was allocated Instructor Martin Keen who was very professional and extremely knowledgeable. I particularly enjoyed the constructive criticism and feedback of the errors of my ways and techniques of driving as I progressed through the course, which I took on board and on my test day I was well ready and confident in passing. which I then passed my practical C + E driving test. Happy with this company.
Damian HumphreyDamian Humphrey
23:18 11 Dec 21
I passed my class 2 first time. My instructor (angel in disghise) was Janet. Would highly recommend 2 Start. Top drawer professionals. Well worth it. Thankyou so very much.
Graham EmeryGraham Emery
06:52 27 Nov 21
I can’t recommend 2Start highly enough, I did class 2 training and test with them and then Class 1 training and test. Janette was very patient and professional during my class 2 and likewise Adam was to during my class 1. Both instructors put me at ease which made for a great week of training. Due to my own stupidity I failed my first test on both classes but I went back for second tests and Martin took me to them, again very calming and professional. Great company, nice vehicles to learn in.
James ReynoldsJames Reynolds
16:45 09 Jul 21
Absolutely fantastic group of people, massive thanks to Martin for the training on my cat c and an even bigger thanks to Carl for my first day on my cat ce and Adam your just a gem
Zack ReveleyZack Reveley
15:28 05 Apr 21
The staff are friendly and easy to get along with, which helped ease me into learning at my own pace. All the instructors were experience drivers with many years in professional industries. I have managed to complete my Cat C and Mod 4 with the company, with ease. The website is easy to navigate with multiple ways to communicate with the adviser team based in Portsmouth. Also having prices available to view beforehand makes it easy to see how much money will likely be required, and when talking to Jack (adviser) it was all streamlined, quick and with no forceful selling like I had experience with other companies.One thing to note is they do not guide you through the theory process as this will be something you will need to prep for and complete prior to practicals, however there are a lot of material available online and in the DVSA books (recommend "The official DVSA guide to: Driving goods vehicle" a lot of useful information).
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