Training in London

Interested in HGV/LGV Training in London? There will always be work for truck and lorry drivers. If you’re looking for a good, stable job, then this is well worth considering. To earn your professional driving licence for these types of vehicles, it’s best to go through Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV) or Large Goods Vehicle (LGV) training. Aside from preparing drivers to reach the standards expected by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency or DVLA, training helps them become skilled, make better judgments and excel on the road.

There are four different categories for HGV or LGV licences: Category C, C+E, C1 or C1+E. If you will be driving a vehicle that weighs at least 3,500 kg and which may have a trailer with a maximum weight of 750 kg, you will need a Category C licence. If the trailer weighs more than 750 kg, you will have to apply for the Category C+E licence; although you will need to earn the Category C licence first. For those who’ll be driving vehicles with a minimum weight of 3,500 kg and a maximum weight of 7,500 kg, with or without a trailer that only weighs 750 kg at most, you should apply for the Category C1 licence. However, if the trailer weighs over 750 kg, you should apply for the Category C1 licence and then upgrade to a C1+E. Take note that the combined weight of the trailer and the vehicle should be less than 12,000 kg.

These are some of the training providers who service individuals and businesses in London:

1. Wallace School of Transport

Website: http://www.wallaceschool.co.uk/

Course Cost:

LGV Category C Training
4 day Auto LGV Course – 3 days training and test on 4th day £800 +VAT plus DVSA test fee (weekday) £115 Total £1075
5 day Auto LGV Course – 4 days training and test on 5th day £1000+VAT plus DVSA test fee (weekday) £115 Total £1315
6 day Auto LGV Course – 5 days training and test on 6th day £1200+VAT plus DVSA test fee (weekday) £115 Total £1555
5 day Manual LGV Course – 4 days training and test on 5th day £1166.67+VAT plus DVSA test fee (weekday) £115 Total £1515
7 day Manual LGV Course – 6 days training and test on 7th day £1633.34+VAT plus DVSA test fee (weekday) £115 Total £2075
LGV Category C+E Training
4 day Course – 3 days training  and test on 4th day – Automatic Articulated Vehicle £800 +VAT plus DVSA test fee (weekday) £115 Total £1075
5 day Course – 4 days training and test on 5th day – Automatic Articulated Vehicle £1000+VAT plus DVSA test fee (weekday) £115 Total £1315
5 day Course – 4 days training and test on 5th day – Manual Articulated Vehicle £1166.67+VAT plus DVSA test fee (weekday) £115 Total £1515
6 day Course – 5 days training and test on 6th day – Manual Articulated Vehicle £1400+VAT plus DVSA test fee (weekday) £115 Total £1795
7 day Course – 6 days training and test on 7th day – Manual Articulated Vehicle £1633.34+VAT plus DVSA test fee (weekday) £115 Total £2075
LGV Category C1 Training
4 day Course – 3 days training, 3 hours each day and test on 4th day – Automatic Vehicle £650 +VAT plus DVSA test fee (weekday) £115 Total £895
4 day Course – 3 days training, 3 hours each day and test on 4th day – Manual Vehicle £800 +VAT plus DVSA test fee (weekday) £115 Total £1075
5 day Course – 4 days training, 4 hours each day and test on 5th day – Manual Vehicle £1000+VAT plus DVSA test fee (weekday) £115 Total £1315

With a track record of 50 years, Wallace School of Transport has consistently delivered commendable training programmes that help drivers succeed. This company specialises in a wide range of driver training courses for HGV/ LGV, PCV, Driver CPC, Transport Managers CPC, Forklift, HIAB, and ADR.

2. A-Class HGV Driver Training

Website: http://www.aclass-hgv.co.uk

Course Cost:

Theory test £35
Hazard perception test £15
LGV C+E Licence Training
16 hours/ 4 days £800
20 hours / 5 days £995
CPC Module 4 Test fee £55
Category C Licence Training
16 hours / 4 days £800
20 hours / 5 days £995
LGV Category C1 Licence Training
16 hours / 4 days £720
20 hours / 5 days £895
Practical weekday driving test £115
Practical weekend driving test £141

A-Class Driving School, founded in 2005, provides high quality programmes and experienced instructors that assist candidates in surpassing the usual standards of driving. Their training courses focus on HGV/ LGV, PCV, B+E Car and Trailer, Category D and Driver CPC.

3. Traindrive

Website: http://www.traindrive.co.uk/

Course Cost:

Category C+E Training £980 + VAT
Category C Training £980 + VAT
DSA test fee for Category C and C+E Training £115
Category C1 Training £760 + vat + DVSA test fee = £1027

Traindrive is an established and well-known provider of professional driving courses along with first-rate vehicles and qualified instructors for more than 25 years. Their training programmes include HGV/ LGV, Car and Trailer (Category B+E), D1 and PCV.
4. Kent Metro Ltd.

Website: http://www.kentmetroltd.co.uk/

Course Cost:

ONE TO ONE TRAINING £38.00 per hour plus VAT
5 Days Including Test Shared Training (2-1) £740.00 + VAT + Test Fee per person (40 Hours)
Test Fees Monday to Friday £115.00
Test Fees Saturday £141.00
Theory Test Multiple Choice (Module 1) £26.00
Hazard Perception (Module 1) £11.00
Case Studies (Module 2) £23.00
Off Road Practical – Mon – Fri (Module 4) £55.00
Off Road Practical – Saturday (Module 4) £63.00
Off Road vehicle use £120.00 + VAT £24.00 = £144.00 plus test fee

Located in Medway but servicing several areas, Kent Metro Ltd. has produced candidates trained with the right knowledge and skills necessary to become successful professional drivers. Their training courses are extensive covering HGV/ LGV, Driver CPC, ADR, Forklift and more.

5. National Driving Centre

Website: http://www.nationaldrivingcentre.co.uk/

Course Cost:

C + E Artic Training 5 days £1240
C Lorry Training (includes CPC) 5 days £1240
C1 Training (includes CPC) 5 days £1080
C1+E Training 3 days £780

For more than 40 years, the National Driving Centre has been mentoring and equipping future drivers for their professional career through the use of modern vehicles and a dedicated training centre headed by expert instructors. Their training programmes concentrate mostly on HGV/ LGV, PCV and HIAB.

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