2 Start Ltd are one of the South Coasts' leading HGV Driver training schools with HGV training facilities at, Southampton, Worthing, Portsmouth, Theale, and Reading.
Our HGV driver training courses cover Category C1 7.5-tonne, C1+E 7.5-tonne with a trailer, Category C Rigid Class 2 and Category C+E Class 1 articulated HGV lorries.
As you can see, 2 Start Training provide HGV driver training for all the key driving licence categories that fall under the HGV bracket.
Training to become an HGV driver either as a career progression or as a complete change of career entirely is a fantastic idea as recent months have seen the salaries for HGV drivers rise significantly in some areas.
HGV drivers are the backbone of the UK’s economy and logistics distribution network, training to become an HGV driver will allow you to join this in-demand industry sector and help the UK regain its strength logistically after the recent HGV driver shortage.
Are you looking for HGV Class 1 Training Near You?
We have a wide range of C+E driver training courses available for you to choose from, all of which will give you the knowledge needed to drive an HGV and gain your class 1 licence.
Here at 2 Start training we provide Class 1 HGV category C+E driver training at our Worthing, Reading, Portsmouth, Theale, and Southampton depots.
Our local Class 1 HGV driver training schools include air-conditioned training rooms, nearly new modern air-conditioned automatic hgv training vehicles that are regularly maintained and ideal training grounds for you to practice your driving skills in a large articulated vehicle.
All our HGV Class 1 courses are taught by highly experienced HGV driving instructors who, in most cases, have many years of experience and their students reviews and high pass rates show that when you choose 2 Start training, you are provided only the best opportunity to gain your HGV Class 1 Category C+E licence.
Our courses are suitable for different experience, confidence, and ability levels, meaning we will have the ideal course for you! Gaining your C+E licence means you will be able to operate articulated lorries.
LGV 1 Driver Training
Our C+E training sessions start at 07:00, 10:30 and 14:00 with a one-to-one instructor-trainee ratio over a 3.5-hour period.
This provides the instructor with enough time each day to fully instruct drivers on different test routes and exercises required to pass your test.
We can provide you with the very best facilities including reversing areas on-site at our Portsmouth, Reading, Southampton and Worthing depots.
On your LGV 1 driving test, you will be examined on your general driving and set exercises. The set exercises will include:
An ‘S’ shaped reverse into a bay
Demonstrating the uncoupling and re-coupling procedure as you’re taking a test with a trailer
The drive on the road lasts roughly 60 minutes and the overall test takes roughly 90 minutes. During the driving test, the examiner will give you directions that you must follow. Test routes are designed to be as uniform as possible and will include a range of typical road and traffic conditions.
LGV 1 C+E Training is available to businesses and individuals across Hampshire, Berkshire, Surrey, West Sussex and the Isle of Wight.
LGV 1 Driver Training courses run every week, contact us for our availability.
HGV Class 1 training cost UK
The training cost for our HGV Class 1 courses range from £315 for a Category C+E lesson through to our full Gold Fast Track (Car to C+E) package that will cost £4,185 and includes benefits like the included Pass Protection, your MOD 4 and our team booking your medical for you.
So, the cost for your HGV Class 1 driver training here in the UK will depend very much on what you require your course to cover and include, along with the number of training hours you will need.
We also offer an option for you to have an evaluation session with one of our instructors who will then be able to advise of the recommended number of training hours you will likely require to be test ready. This approach could help reduce the cost of your course if you feel your experience is sufficient for one of our shorter courses.
Did you know...
Holding a Class C+E allows drivers to drive vehicles above 7,500kgs with a trailer (Such as articulated lorries or vehicles with drawbar trailers) The keyword “above” means anything above this weight threshold. Drivers with C+E entitlement are then able to move into a specialised area of haulage known as STGO (Special Types General Order) which allows heavy haulage driving with gross weights up to and including 150,000kgs (150 tonnes)
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