Free HGV Training is a bit of a myth, like most things in life if it sounds to good to be true, there’s usually a catch.
So how can I get funding for training?
There are a couple of options that could be applicable depending on your situation. The simplest ways to obtain free HGV training are detailed below;
Sponsored training – Some companies will pay to put you through your HGV training course, however this investment would require a return from you. The return would normally be a contract signed for a two year period, where you would pay back your training cost should you leave within that time.
Funding through the Job Centre – If you’re unemployed and looking to get back into work, this could be an option for you. This funding is becoming harder to obtain, but if you had a guaranteed job upon successful completion of your course, the likelihood of you getting funding would dramatically increase. For more information visit your local Job Centre and talk with your careers adviser.
So how else could I fund the training?
2 Start Training have finance packages available to help spread the cost of training. To qualify for finance you would need to be in full time employment and have a reasonably good credit history. The finance can be paid back at any time within your allotted contract, without penalties, so is ideal for bridging a gap if your earnings increase once you have started using your licence.
Deposit scheme. You can pay a £500 deposit on your chosen package. This will enable us to get the ball rolling, booking your medical, theories and CPC training course whilst you continue to save for the outstanding balance. The remainder would then only be due 1 week before your training course starts.
Step by step. If you need a bit of saving time in between, you can book step by step. For example you would just pay for the medical, then when you’re ready you could contact us and pay for your theories. This way you would only be booking for what you can afford at the time. However please do be aware that your theory tests only last for 2 years.