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HGV LessonsDo you need HGV / LGV training in Southampton or Newbury? We pride ourselves in our customer service, our quality of HGV driver training and high 1st time pass rates.

We ensure you have the highest standard of HGV driving tuition, in modern training vehicles that are industry standard. we want our customers to have the most cost-effective route to their new driving career, therefore we are more than happy to offer free advice on the best course for your requirements. We also offer a price match guarantee on all HGV packages, on a like for like basis – although we’re sure you won’t need it!

Why Choose Us?

  • High Pass Rates

  • As Seen on BBC, ITV and Channel 5

  • SCAS Approved LGV C1 Supplier

  • Guaranteed HGV Job Interview

  • Modern Automatic HGV Training Vehicles

  • 1:1 Training

  • Fully Managed Process, Start to Finish

  • We Are Not A HGV Training Broker

  • 100`s Of Excellent Reviews Across Google and Facebook

Courses

LGV C1 (7.5t) Category is to drive a goods vehicle between 3500kg and 7500kg. Most emergency are ambulances are this category, and if you are training for the ambulance service this is what you need.

LGV C (HGV 2) Category is to drive a rigid goods vehicle Over 7500 KG.

Large horsebox lorries will be this category.

LGV C+E (HGV 1) Category Is to drive a goods vehicle over 7500 kg with a trailer. This can be an articulated lorry or a waggon and drag combination. 

PCV D1 Category Is to drive a passenger carrying vehicle between 9 and 16 passenger seats. Some minibuses and taxi`s

Driver CPC Initial Is required by all LGV and PCV Drivers who have just passed their LGV or PCV test and intend to drive professionally.

Driver CPC Periodic Is required by all LGV and PCV Drivers that drive professionally and already hold their CPC card. 

ADR Training Dangerous Goods Training. A 5 day course to allow you to transport dangerous goods.

Our Caravan Courses are designed for each individual customer. You might be new to caravanning and never towed before or you may need that little bit of help getting to grips with the reversing. Whatever your requirements are we can tailor a course to help.

The Trailer Handling and Awareness Course is designed to give you The skills and knowledge to tow a trailer safely on the road and also to manoeuvre a trailer safely. This course is popular for companies as it covers everything that is required under the health and safety, duty of care for employees.

The B+E Car and Trailer test is no longer required. It is recommended that formal training in the towing of a trailer is still taken. Please folloe link for Trailer Handling.

About the tests

The theory multiply choice theory test is currently £26. 

You must pass both parts, 1a multiply choice, and part 1b hazard perception, to pass the theory part of the test.

You have 1 hour and 55 minutes to answer 100 multiple-choice questions.

Before the test starts you’ll get:

instructions on how the test works the chance to do some practice questions to get used to the screens.

A question and several possible answers appear on a screen. You have to select the right answer.

The pass mark for this part is 85 out of 100 questions.

Leaving a question, You can ‘flag’ questions that you want to come back to later.

Changing your answers, You can go back to any question to review and change your answer at any point.

When you’ve finished, You can finish the multiple-choice questions part when you’ve answered all of the questions. 

You do not have to use the full 1 hour and 55 minutes.

This test is currently £11.

Before you start the hazard perception test, you’ll be shown a video about how it works.

You’ll then watch 19 video clips.

The clips: feature everyday road scenes, contain at least one ‘developing hazard’ - but one of the clips features 2 developing hazards.
You get points for spotting the developing hazards as soon as they start to happen.

What a ‘developing hazard’ 
A developing hazard is something that would cause you to take action, like changing speed or direction.

Example
A car is parked at the side of the road and is not doing anything. It would not cause you to take action, so it’s not a developing hazard.

When you get closer, the car’s right-hand indicator starts to flash and it starts to move away. You’d need to slow down, so it’s now a developing hazard.

How the scoring works
You can score up to 5 points for each developing hazard.

To get a high score, click the mouse as soon as you see the hazard starting to develop.

You do not lose points if you click and get it wrong. However, you will not score anything if you click continuously or in a pattern.

You only get one attempt at each clip. You cannot review or change your responses.

The pass mark for this part is 67 out of 100.

Your test result
You’ll be given a letter at the test centre with the results for the part of the theory test you’ve just taken.

When you’ve passed both parts, your theory test certificate will be posted to you. You need this when you book your Driver CPC part 3 driving test.

IMPORTANT. Your theory test certificate is valid for 2 years from when you passed the first part of the test.

You need to pass the Driver CPC part 3 driving test within 2 years, otherwise you’ll have to pass the part 1 theory test again.

If you fail the theory tests
You’ll get a results letter with feedback telling you why you’ve failed.

You can book another theory test straight away, but you cannot take it for another 3 clear working days.

This test is currently £23.

(IMPORTANT. You will not need to take and pass the driver CPC case studies and practical demonstration tests If driving is not the main part of your job or the vehicle is exempt.

For example if you: want to carry passengers or goods for personal use and not commercially
only drive for certain tasks, like taking the vehicle to test centres
drive as part of your job, but it is not the main part of your job
You also do not need the full Driver CPC if the vehicle you’re driving is either:

limited to 28mph
being used by services like the armed forces or the police).

You can book the part 2 case studies test of the Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) as soon as you’ve got your provisional licence. You do not need to have passed the Driver CPC part 1 theory test.

If you’re requalifying as a heavy goods vehicle (HGV) or bus driver by taking parts 2 and 4 of the test, you cannot book your test online. You have to book by phone instead.

Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency customer services
Telephone: 0300 200 1122 (choose option 01)
Monday to Friday, 8am to 4pm

How the test works

The test is made up of 7 case studies you work through on a computer. The case studies are short stories based on situations that you’re likely to come across in your working life.

You’ll be asked between 6 and 8 multiple-choice questions on each case study.

The test lasts for 1 hour and 15 minutes, and the pass mark is 40 out of 50.

Your test result
You’ll get a letter with the results at the test centre.

You need the test pass reference number when you book your Driver CPC part 4 practical demonstration test.

IMPORTANT. The pass letter is valid for 2 years.

You need to pass the Driver CPC part 4 practical demonstration test within 2 years, otherwise you’ll have to pass the part 2 case studies test again.

If you fail the test
You’ll get a result letter with feedback telling you why you’ve failed.

You can book another case studies test straight away, but you cannot take it for another 3 clear working days.(

The off road reversing exercise is now done as a separate test from the on road drive. 

The uncoupling and coupling exercise is also carried out as part of this test if you are taking a test with a trailer.

This test is currently £115 weekdays and £141 weekends.

How the test works
Your practical test will last about 1 hour and 30 minutes and includes:

vehicle safety questions
practical road driving
off-road exercises

Please note. From the 15 Nov 21, the reversing exercise and uncoupling will be carried out separately to the driving part of the test.

Vehicle safety questions
During your test you’ll be asked vehicle safety questions on either:

lorries, buses and coaches
lorries, buses and coaches towing trailers.

Practical road driving
During your practical road driving, the examiner will see how you:

use the vehicle controls
move away at an angle, uphill and downhill
do a controlled stop
use the mirrors
give appropriate signals
show awareness and anticipation of other road users’ intentions
manage your progress and control your vehicle speed
deal with hazards
select a safe place to stop.

There will also be 10 minutes of independent driving, designed to test your ability to drive safely while making independent decisions.

Off-road exercises
The off-road exercises will include:

an ‘S’ shaped reverse into a bay
showing the uncoupling and recoupling procedure if you’re taking a test with a trailer
During the test
You can carry on if you make a mistake during your driving test.

If you make a mistake which means you’ve failed, your driving examiner will direct you back to the driving test centre. The test will end early.

Test result
After you’ve taken the practical test your examiner will tell you if you’ve passed and explain how you did.

You’ll pass your test if you make:

15 or fewer driving faults
no serious or dangerous faults
If you fail, you can book another driving test straight away, but you cannot take it for another 3 clear working days.

This test is currently £55 weekdays and £63 weekends.

How the test works
You’re tested on being able to:

load the vehicle following safety rules and to keep it secure
stop trafficking in illegal immigrants
assess emergency situations
reduce physical risks to yourself or others
do a walkaround vehicle safety check
The test is made up of 5 topics from the Driver CPC syllabus. You can score up to 20 points for each topic.

To pass you have to score at least 15 out of 20 in each topic area and have an overall score of at least 80 out of 100.

Test result
At the end of your test the examiner will tell you if you’ve passed.

If you fail, you can book another driving test straight away, but you cannot take it for another 3 clear working days.

You may want to take some other related qualifications, for example, driver CPC, ADR or HIAB.

Taking the driving test is only the first step of your new career. We are here to support you through out your career and provide you with any continuation training you may need, for example keeping your driver CPC up to date.

Common questions asked

Basically nothing! In 1992 the UK came into line with the EU for licencing. (HGV) Heavy goods vehicle became (LGV) Large goods vehicle. The vehicle categories also changed. This made the following changes.

HGV 1, Became LGV C+E

HGV 2, Became LGV C

HGV 3, Became LGV C1

PSV Became PCV which is now categories PCV D1, D1+E, D and D+E.

You will still hear both terms used, but it is the same thing.

First of all what is a broker? A broker is an office with training advisers / sales people. They will take your call, take your details, take your fee and then pass your booking onto a training provider who will carry out your training. Now while there is nothing wrong with this, you will however pay a lot more for your course than going straight to a training adviser because the broker needs to make their profit margin. 

No we are not a training broker. we are a training provider. We are the same people you speak to on the phone. We have our own training vehicles and instructors. You can come and visit us before committing yourself to training if you wish.

It can be a daunting and time consuming thing, but we are here to help you all the way. We will explain the whole process to you and all the pre steps to getting your licence. Why not book one of our HGV / LGV packages and we will take your details over the phone and book and sort everything out for you.

HGV Training costs will be different for each licencing category, and will also depend on what training you will need. To get a full FREE, NO OBLIGATION quote call our office on 0345 260 2508 and speak to one of our training advisers. There will be no hard sales, pushy sales, just honest advise. 

We have training centres in Southampton Hampshire and Newbury Berkshire. Call us for more details

At the last DVSA update in June 2021, the national average pass rate was 58%. Our pass rate is much higher than this, 

Yes, all our vehicle training in on a 1:1 basis unless you require otherwise.

HGV Training Hampshire Berkshire

HGV / LGV Training in Southampton and Newbury. Trailer Training UK Ltd is a family run commercial HGV / LGV driving school based in Hampshire and Berkshire.

Established in Southampton in 2005, we have a proven track record and the experience to ensure you receive top quality training by our dedicated, industry experienced instructors. our knowledgeable and friendly office staff will guide you throughout  your training from making the initial enquiry, undertaking your driver medical and theory tests, to taking your HGV / LGV driving test.

We deliver all categories of LGV / HGV  driver training and several other courses, “such as LGV C1 for ambulance and paramedic drivers, PCV D1 Minibus for schools, colleges and training handling courses for those that are new to towing trailers or for companies to ensure their staff are competent in towing, caravan courses and initial and periodic driver CPC” at our training centres in Southampton Hampshire and Newbury Berkshire. 

Call us if you have any questions, we are happy to help

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Directions from M3.

  1. Leave M3 at J11
  2. B3335 Direction Bishops Waltham / Twyford.
  3. Follow B3335 for 3 miles.
  4. Turn right into Clayfield Park.