What are HGV Skills Bootcamps?

What are HGV Skills Bootcamps
In order to tackle the major shortage of HGV drivers in the UK, the Government has introduced Skills Bootcamps. These bootcamps are free training courses that will take attendees up to 16 weeks to complete. Those who are looking for a new job as an HGV driver and pass the HGV training course are guaranteed a job interview with a local employer.

These Bootcamps are in place to introduce up to 5,000 new drivers into the logistics and haulage industry. These programs will help combat skill shortages and encourage more people to start a new career within the logistics sector.

This article will go into more detail on HGV Skills Bootcamps and answer any questions that you may have.

Who is eligible?

In order to be able to attend an HGV Skills Bootcamp, you will need:

  • To be aged 19 or over.

  • To be employed, self-employed, recently become unemployed (last 12 months), or are returning to work after a break.

  • Hold a full UK driving licence.

There are also additional eligibility criteria, which you will need to check with your Skills Bootcamp provider.

Do I need previous experience?

There are courses that are suitable for all varying levels of experience or skills with courses catering for:

How much do Skill Bootcamps cost?

Those who are eligible to take part in the programs will not have to pay for their training.

What will I learn in my course?

These courses will teach candidates on all training, testing, and support required to ensure someone who only has experience in operating a car (Category B) licence will be ready to drive an HGV on the road.

For more information on HGV Skills Bootcamps and how you can apply to take part, click the link below or visit the Gov.uk website.


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  • Albanu Tunkara Reply

    Hello ,
    i need funding i have passed my theory and hazard test and CPC case studies test. i really want to become a lgv driver just havent got the funds to do the rest.

    12th September 2023 at 8:09 pm
    • 2 Start Ltd Reply


      If you click the red button above in the article, this will take you to the Skills Bootcamp section on the Government’s website, this is the only method currently known that may help provide you with the support needed to complete your training with little to no cost to you, but it requires you applying and meeting the entry requirements.

      19th September 2023 at 4:04 pm

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