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5 things to consider when choosing a HGV training centre


Okay, you’ve decided you want to become an HGV driver. The first thing you need to do is get your HGV licence. But which training centre should you choose? They all provide the necessary training, but some offer a better experience than others. Here are 5 things to look out for when choosing your HGV training centre.

1. Price

HGV training is not cheap, but it is terrific value for money when you consider the amount you’ll earn as an HGV driver. Some training centres offer loans so you can repay the cost of your training over a period of months after the course has been completed.

At HGV Express, we provide as much financial assistance as you require. All you need to pay is a small deposit, then the remainder can be paid over a time that is convenient for you.

2. Location

The distance you have to travel to receive your tuition should be taken into account, otherwise, it could be very inconvenient. In some cases, trainees have to check into hotels for the duration of their training. 

To minimise inconvenience and cost, choose a training centre that is easy for you to get to. The nationwide network of training centres available from HGV Express makes your HGV training very accessible. Wherever you live, there’s bound to be an HGV Express training centre nearby.

3. Training

Of course, training is what it’s all about. It is worth seeking out a training provider that has the experience and the resources to deliver high-quality training. Before you sign on the dotted line, they should be able to provide you with detailed answers to questions such as: what will you actually be learning; what vehicles will you be driving; and how many hours will you be spending in the cab?

In addition, the course specification should include topics that go beyond basic driving. For example, at HGV Express, we teach students how to handle things like hill starts, driving with hazardous loads and basic vehicle maintenance.

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4. Instructors

First-rate instructors will provide professional assistance with both the theory and the practical test as well as a range of other issues, such as health and safety.

At HGV Express, our training team is highly experienced, with years spent on the road as well as in the classroom. All our instructors are fully accredited and certified, giving you peace of mind and absolute confidence in the quality of your training.

5. After-care

What happens after your course has been completed? While some centre’s simply say goodbye, we are always here for you. For example, we can advise you on jobs and help with any form-filling, and the HGV Express Pass Protection insurance means you're able to receive refresher training and a retest free of charge if things didn’t go to plan the first time around.

When you leave an HGV Express training centre, you won’t just have your HGV driving licence. You’ll have developed real competence behind the wheel and confidence to embark on your new career.


Frank Black
HGV Express Blog Writer


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