Interested in Training in Liverpool? Truck and lorry drivers have been in demand recently so if you’re considering a career in the transport industry, now is a good time to begin. To start off, you will need to undertake Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV) or Large Goods Vehicle (LGV) training. This type of program aims to prepare drivers to become skilled and trustworthy as well as pass the driving test from the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency or DVLA.
HGV or LGV licences are classified into four: Category C, C+E, C1 or C1+E licences. With the Category C licence, you may drive vehicles weighing more than 3,500 kg with or without a trailer which should weigh only 750 kg at most. You will need the Category C licence first if you want to apply for the Category C+E for trailers over 750 kg in weight. As for the Category C1 licence, this will permit you to drive vehicles with a weight between 3,500 kg and 7,500 kg and a trailer may be towed if the weight does not exceed 750 kg. Similar to the Category C licence, the Category C1 is a requirement in applying for the Category C1+E. The Category C1+E licence is for trailers with a minimum weight of 750 kg and the trailer and the vehicle together should not weigh more than 12,000 kg.
Here are the training providers which offer courses in and around the Liverpool area:
1. EPL Training
|HGV Class 2 Training 20 hours||£1000|
|HGV Class 1 Training 20 hours||£1000|
|Driving Test Fee||£115|
|Use of instructor and vehicle for Module 4 Driver CPC||£170|
EPL Training offers extensive training programmes, together with modern vehicles, certified instructors, and friendly staff to individuals and businesses to help them succeed and grow. These programmes concentrate on HGV or LGV Training and Driver CPC.
2. Mantra Learning
|Practical lessons, usually 14-24 lessons (lessons booked in 4 hour blocks)||£50.00 per hour plus VAT|
|Practical test||£115.00 test fees
£200.00 plus VAT 4 hours vehicle hire
|Initial Driver CPC*||£30.00 test fees for Module 2
£55.00 for Module 4
£160.00 plus VAT 4 hours vehicle hire
With experience in the automotive and logistics industry spanning 40 years, Mantra Learning has aided many individuals and businesses by providing them with top quality training. They specialise in automotive and logistics courses, LGV driving, and Forklift truck operating among others.
3. System Training
|Category C Training (7 weeks)||£1,595|
|Category C+E Training (4 weeks)||£1,200|
System Training is one of the top training providers in the region, acknowledged by organizations and businesses for their outstanding courses and excellent service. Their broad range of programmes covers apprenticeships, employment solutions, Driver training and Driver CPC.
|Category C Training||5 Days||£999 + VAT|
|Category C+E Training||5 Days||£999 + VAT|
|DVSA Test Fee||£115|
Scania Training Services is a well-known provider of transport-related products and services including training and development for drivers using their fully-equipped training centres and expert instructors. Their courses include Category C, C+E, B+E, and Driver CPC training.
5. Town & Country
Contact the company for prices and details.
Founded in 1989, Town & Country’s track record shows the superb quality of their courses and customer service. They are committed to educating and developing drivers as well as offering value for money with their programmes in Category C, Category C+E and Category D Training.