LGV/HGV Training Bedfordshire

Pass your LGV (also known as HGV class 2) test first time with our HGV training Bedfordshire.

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Phil Higgs Towing Training Review

Phil Higgs Towing Training Review

"Just recently done a two day trailer towing course the guys who trained me were very professional and incredibly helpful would recommend 100% I passed first time with not one fault 👌👌A massive thanks to Neil and his team"   Phil Higgs passed his trailer test on...

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Carl Porter Smith Towing Training Review

Carl Porter Smith Towing Training Review

"I would absolutely recommend using these guys, professional, easy to work with and great knowledge, all my questions were answered and it felt like a day out rather than an exam which makes a lot of difference for people that suffer with nerves. A* company."  ...

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Janine Groves Towing Training Review

Janine Groves Towing Training Review

"Absolutely Recommend Nearway for anyone thinking of doing there B+E trailer course/ test ! My instructor Kim went above and beyond to help me over the 2 days I spent in Northampton and I can't thank her enough ! She made a nerve wracking experience positive and I...

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Harry Plant, HGV Training Northamptonshire Review

Harry Plant, HGV Training Northamptonshire Review

“I would like to say a massive Thank you to Kevin and Nearway for helping me with my class 2 HGV! Kevin was a fantastic instructor and gave my huge amounts of confidence going into my test! Would fully recommend to anyone looking to do their HGV!”

Harry Plant who passed his HGV Class 2 and initial drivers CPC, both at the first attempt on 28th February 2020.

HGV Training Northampton

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Gary Taylor C1 Ambulance Driver Training Review

Gary Taylor C1 Ambulance Driver Training Review

“I have just completed my C1 driving course in Northampton with NearWay Driver Training. My instructor was very helpful and gave me plenty of opportunity to complete the maneuver until I was happy. I am also a returning customer as I completed my B&E with NearWay in 2012.”

Gary Taylor’s review of his C1 Ambulance Driving Course in Northampton.

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Sam Goode Driving Lessons Review

Sam Goode Driving Lessons Review

I would like to thank Gurdev for always making me feel confident in my ability, I’ve worked with other instructors who have made me feel pressured and stressed but with Gurdev I didn’t t feel that way at all. Top instructor, and thank you for helping me to pass 👍🏼

Sam Goode, took driving lessons in Banbury and passed his driving test on 8th January 2020

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Category C LGV/HGV Driver Training Bedfordshire.

Think all LGV training companies in Bedfordshire are the same?

 

We’re different!

 

There is no longer any need to take a week long HGV driver training course. Recent changes to the test mean that you can pass your lorry driving test in an automatic vehicle and still get a full manual lorry driving licence. This makes passing the test so much easier as lorry gearboxes can be entirely different to car gear boxes! Almost all new HGV’s are now automatics so it makes sense to do your training and test in one.

All our LGV driving courses are geared up (see what we did there?) to be the best choice for you – not us! Starting training from the test centre and only training on a one to one basis means your chances of passing the HGV driving test have never been better.

With our expert one to one training and easy to drive automatic vehicles you can get your HGV driving licence in just 2 and a half days when you train with us!

We’re determined to provide the best HGV training Bedfordshire has to offer.

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All Inclusive Service

HGV Training Bedfordshire   Medical with specialist doctor arranged at a time to suit you

LGV Training Bedfordshire   Full support with all DVLA paperwork and licence application

HGV Class 2 Bedfordshire   3 months unlimited access to online theory test training programme

LGV Training Bedfordshire   Theory test included

Lorry Driver Training Beds   Short driving courses with expert instructors

HGV Training   One to one training from your local test centre

LGV Training   Excellent pass rates

HGV Class 2 Training   Easy to drive automatic vehicles

HGV Driving School Bedfordshire   Finance Available – Click HERE

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The 7 Things You NEED To Know When Choosing Your HGV Training Provider

1 - Beware The Broker!

Many of the training companies you will find on Google are not training companies at all, they are brokers. They will portray themselves as training companies but actually have no vehicles, no instructors and no training experience. You will likely spend much more by going through a broker than going directly to the training company. Always check the companies website for sign written vehicles (watch out for photoshops!) and ask if you can visit the driving school. You are welcome to visit us at our offices in Banbury or at our training locations at Weedon or Abingdon. Just ring ahead so we can make sure that we have a vehicle available for you to see and sit in. If you've already got your provisional you can also have a drive. Beware of any company that won't allow this or is cagey when asked.

2 - 2 to 1 Training.

There are very few HGV training companies that train with just one student to one instructor - most will pair up their students and train 2 to 1. We think that one to one training is essential to really understand the way you learn and avoid diluting your time by pairing you up with someone you've never met before. It sounds great when you are offered a 5 day course, but you will be sharing that time with another customer, so you will only get half of that. And if that person is much less competent than you they could actually eat in to your time if they need extra help.

3 - Who's Training You?

It's a little known fact that anyone can train people to drive a lorry, providing they have held a licence for the specified time. You need no instructional ability, just buy a truck, stick some L-plates on it and you're an HGV Driver Trainer! We're different. We only use experienced Driving Instructors who have not only proven their own driving skills to a high standard but have also undergone extensive training in teaching driving skills. We are committed to ensuring the best possible levels of instruction as part of our continued in house instructor development programme. ADI's are also government tested regularly to ensure they maintain their high standards, this is not just some in house ride along from another instructor, but a Government Enforcement Officer will regularly assess the instructors ability and could strip their driving instructors qualification from them if they are sub-standard.

4 - Automatic Trucks.

If you've never driven a lorry before you may be surprised to learn that lorry gearboxes are completely different to the ones found in your car. Trying to use an 8 speed gearbox, a four over four or range changer can be mind boggling for someone who's new to lorry driving! We only use automatic trucks that are so much easier to drive than their manual counterparts, meaning that we can keep the course lengths shorter and the costs down - and you don't have to worry about learning to use a complicated gearbox for your test. You'll still get a full manual entitlement even if you train in an automatic truck, so why make it harder for yourself? Automatic trucks are now the industry standard for haulage companies, manual gearboxes are being phased out.

5 - Friendly instructors.

We only use professional, friendly instructors who are determined to provide the best support possible in getting you through your test. We guarantee that your trainer will never ever shout at you or make you feel stupid for making mistakes, that's just part of learning. We're really proud of our customer reviews

6 - Check Locations.

When choosing an HGV training company, location plays a big part right? Why travel further than necessary to reach your training company. It seems very logical to choose someone local to you, until you turn up for your training and find out that you need to spend the first and last hour of your training time travelling to and from the test area. Not such a great use of time we think you'll agree. We start our training from the test centre, so you don't have to spend a big chunk of your paid-for time travelling to get to the training area. The moment you drive out of our yard you are driving on a test route. It makes perfect sense to drive to the training area yourself and meet your trainer there, rather than waste your course time driving back and forth.

7 - More than just driver training!

Most LGV training companies won't really be interested in talking to you until you have completed your medical, got your provisional and done your theory test. We think that you should get support all the way, so we'll organise all of that for you, including arranging your medical with a specialist doctor, giving access to the latest DVSA online revision material (not just lending you a scruffy book and copied DVD!), we'll support you with the DVLA licence application paperwork, as well as provide all your tests and practical training.

You are welcome to do these steps independently if you prefer and just come to us for the practical driving element, but having a one stop, all inclusive service takes the stress out of qualifying and gives you a single point of contact, ready to help you every step of the way.

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Our Latest Test Success Stories

Phil Higgs Towing Training Review

Phil Higgs Towing Training Review

"Just recently done a two day trailer towing course the guys who trained me were very professional and incredibly helpful would recommend 100% I passed first time with not one fault 👌👌A massive thanks to Neil and his team"   Phil Higgs passed his trailer test on...

read more
Carl Porter Smith Towing Training Review

Carl Porter Smith Towing Training Review

"I would absolutely recommend using these guys, professional, easy to work with and great knowledge, all my questions were answered and it felt like a day out rather than an exam which makes a lot of difference for people that suffer with nerves. A* company."  ...

read more
Janine Groves Towing Training Review

Janine Groves Towing Training Review

"Absolutely Recommend Nearway for anyone thinking of doing there B+E trailer course/ test ! My instructor Kim went above and beyond to help me over the 2 days I spent in Northampton and I can't thank her enough ! She made a nerve wracking experience positive and I...

read more
Harry Plant, HGV Training Northamptonshire Review

Harry Plant, HGV Training Northamptonshire Review

“I would like to say a massive Thank you to Kevin and Nearway for helping me with my class 2 HGV! Kevin was a fantastic instructor and gave my huge amounts of confidence going into my test! Would fully recommend to anyone looking to do their HGV!”

Harry Plant who passed his HGV Class 2 and initial drivers CPC, both at the first attempt on 28th February 2020.

HGV Training Northampton

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Gary Taylor C1 Ambulance Driver Training Review

Gary Taylor C1 Ambulance Driver Training Review

“I have just completed my C1 driving course in Northampton with NearWay Driver Training. My instructor was very helpful and gave me plenty of opportunity to complete the maneuver until I was happy. I am also a returning customer as I completed my B&E with NearWay in 2012.”

Gary Taylor’s review of his C1 Ambulance Driving Course in Northampton.

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Sam Goode Driving Lessons Review

Sam Goode Driving Lessons Review

I would like to thank Gurdev for always making me feel confident in my ability, I’ve worked with other instructors who have made me feel pressured and stressed but with Gurdev I didn’t t feel that way at all. Top instructor, and thank you for helping me to pass 👍🏼

Sam Goode, took driving lessons in Banbury and passed his driving test on 8th January 2020

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Joanna Cardwell Towing Test Review

Joanna Cardwell Towing Test Review

"Thank you for organising the preferred vehicle and trailer for me this week, it made all the difference to my confidence! The extra practice was also very much appreciated.Am thrilled that I passed and will be recommending you to friends.Kim was fantastic and made me...

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Joeley Heeps C1 Training Review

Joeley Heeps C1 Training Review

“Had a great experience with NearWay! Ken was so lovely and made me feel confident. 100% recommend NearWay”

Joeley Heep who passed her C1 Test on her first attempt

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Yvonne Larner Towing Training Review

Yvonne Larner Towing Training Review

"I can recommend NearWay. I had a half day training session with them when I first bought my horse trailer. Very professional, patient and made me feel totally relaxed.  Yvonne Larner who attended a short Introduction to Towing Course in Northamptonshire   CLICK...

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Paul Cave C1 Driving Test

Paul Cave C1 Driving Test

Huge congratulations to Paul Cave who passed his C1 ambulance driving test on 7th July 2020 on his first attempt! Paul delivered an amazing drive collecting just 3 faults throughout the entire test. Paul received a critical worker test from the DVSA as he is a...

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Steve Lloyd Towing Training

Steve Lloyd Towing Training

Congratulations to Steve Lloyd who passed his Towing Test Northamptonshire on 17th March 2020 on his first attempt! Steve delivered an amazing drive collecting zero faults throughout the entire test. He can now tow trailers at work for his employer with his new...

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Eve Beharrell ambulance driving test.

Eve Beharrell ambulance driving test.

A big congratulations to Eve Beharrell from Oxford who passed her ambulance driving test at the first attempt on 22nd April 2020. 

South Central Ambulance Service organised Eve’s training and the DVSA laid on special ambulance driving tests so Eve can now drive front line ambulances to help with the coronavirus pandemic.

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Category C LGV Training Bedfordshire