LGV/HGV Training Bedfordshire

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

Our Latest Test Success Stories

Taisa Botelho Driving Lessons Review

Taisa Botelho Driving Lessons Review

“I would like to say a big thank you to Nearway and especially to Gurdev for the excellent service.
I am still over the moon after passing my test.
Gurdev had a lot of patience during the lessons and believed in me more than I did myself!
Thank you so much!”

Taisa Botelho who passed her driving test after taking driving lessons in Banbury with us!

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Rhys Benton Driving Lessons Review

Rhys Benton Driving Lessons Review

“Last year I passed my B+E trailer test first time with a days training from Nearway and they were amazing.

My Son, Rhys turned 17 this year and we got straight on the phone to Nearway, Lucie was chosen to be his instructor and wow what a fun bubbly character and excellent instructor. Rhys enjoyed his lessons with Lucie and soon passed his test, she was extremely flexible as he lives in Essex and was only home certain days.

My daughter turns 17 in 2 years and we will be straight on the phone to Nearway, what an excellent company and Lucie is a credit to you.”

Chris Benton, father of Rhys, who passed his driving test in Banbury with us!

https://www.nearway.co.uk/driving-lessons-banbury/

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Rick Hughes Trailer Test Review

Rick Hughes Trailer Test Review

“I passed my test today with 0 faults and I can wholeheartedly say that this was due to Neil’s excellent training and lovely manner. He made me feel comfortable from the start and gave me lots of confidence in my ability.

I have already recommended you guys to two family members who need training, one who has failed the test twice already and one who needs to take the test.

The time I spent training was well worth it and not only helped me pass my test but has given me confidence to tow my caravan. Thanks again.”

Rick Hughes from Wellingborough – passed first time with 0 faults having never towed before.

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Gabriel Zapodeanu Driving Lesson Review

Gabriel Zapodeanu Driving Lesson Review

"I would like to say thank you to this brilliant driving instructor Gurdev Bhanot. After I failed my test 3 times in Oxford he show me all mistakes on the road and how much I have to learn. I drive now and I feel safe on the road. He is a top man and works hard...

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Jade Pickett C1 Training Review

Jade Pickett C1 Training Review

"Had an amazing experience at Nearway Driving such friendly staff and really relaxed. Was quite nervous on the way to the training but felt very relaxed once we got driving. I completed my C1 with Ian at the Northampton base and he was so nice and made sure I...

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Hannah Foulkes C1 Training Northamptonshire Review

Hannah Foulkes C1 Training Northamptonshire Review

"From my very first contact with Neil and his team, they were just so helpful they supported me all the way through my theory tests and the C1 driver training they gave was excellent. I passed first time with only 3 minors. Thank you for everything you did!"Hannah...

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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

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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. What they will do is low ball a price then try to find a company willing to do the training for that reduced price (whilst still taking their cut off the top). You can imagine the quality of training you will get if you are the unlucky victim of this system.  Ask yourself why the training company would be willing to work for a fraction of the price of other companies. Hint: It’s not because they are so busy with referrals from happy customers that they can’t keep up with demand!

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?

5 – Size of Training Vehicle.

The size of the vehicle that you take your test in does not define the licence category needed to drive it, it’s the weight of the vehicle that is important. So why take your test in a larger vehicle than necessary? You didn’t learn to drive in a stretched limo, so why do some training companies use large lorries when smaller ones are easier to drive and perfectly acceptable on test? We use more compact lorries that are easy to drive and meet the DVSA test criteria – yet another way to improve your chances of passing the test.

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. 

Our customer reviews speak for themselves.

 

Our Latest Test Success Stories

Taisa Botelho Driving Lessons Review

Taisa Botelho Driving Lessons Review

“I would like to say a big thank you to Nearway and especially to Gurdev for the excellent service.
I am still over the moon after passing my test.
Gurdev had a lot of patience during the lessons and believed in me more than I did myself!
Thank you so much!”

Taisa Botelho who passed her driving test after taking driving lessons in Banbury with us!

read more
Rhys Benton Driving Lessons Review

Rhys Benton Driving Lessons Review

“Last year I passed my B+E trailer test first time with a days training from Nearway and they were amazing.

My Son, Rhys turned 17 this year and we got straight on the phone to Nearway, Lucie was chosen to be his instructor and wow what a fun bubbly character and excellent instructor. Rhys enjoyed his lessons with Lucie and soon passed his test, she was extremely flexible as he lives in Essex and was only home certain days.

My daughter turns 17 in 2 years and we will be straight on the phone to Nearway, what an excellent company and Lucie is a credit to you.”

Chris Benton, father of Rhys, who passed his driving test in Banbury with us!

https://www.nearway.co.uk/driving-lessons-banbury/

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Rick Hughes Trailer Test Review

Rick Hughes Trailer Test Review

“I passed my test today with 0 faults and I can wholeheartedly say that this was due to Neil’s excellent training and lovely manner. He made me feel comfortable from the start and gave me lots of confidence in my ability.

I have already recommended you guys to two family members who need training, one who has failed the test twice already and one who needs to take the test.

The time I spent training was well worth it and not only helped me pass my test but has given me confidence to tow my caravan. Thanks again.”

Rick Hughes from Wellingborough – passed first time with 0 faults having never towed before.

read more
Gabriel Zapodeanu Driving Lesson Review

Gabriel Zapodeanu Driving Lesson Review

"I would like to say thank you to this brilliant driving instructor Gurdev Bhanot. After I failed my test 3 times in Oxford he show me all mistakes on the road and how much I have to learn. I drive now and I feel safe on the road. He is a top man and works hard...

read more
Jade Pickett C1 Training Review

Jade Pickett C1 Training Review

"Had an amazing experience at Nearway Driving such friendly staff and really relaxed. Was quite nervous on the way to the training but felt very relaxed once we got driving. I completed my C1 with Ian at the Northampton base and he was so nice and made sure I...

read more
Hannah Foulkes C1 Training Northamptonshire Review

Hannah Foulkes C1 Training Northamptonshire Review

"From my very first contact with Neil and his team, they were just so helpful they supported me all the way through my theory tests and the C1 driver training they gave was excellent. I passed first time with only 3 minors. Thank you for everything you did!"Hannah...

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Roger Thornton Towing Test Review

Roger Thornton Towing Test Review

“From booking the training and test to doing it all on the day NearWay were fantastic! Massive thanks to Neil for getting me through. Top company would highly recommend them”Roger Thornton who passed his trailer test Oxford at the first attempt!Choose Your Towing...

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Paul Barton Towing Test Review

Paul Barton Towing Test Review

“Passed my trailer test on a one day course thanks to Nearway driver training, Excellent tuition, very clear and patient, highly recommended!!” Paul Barton from Warwick, passed his trailer towing course at the first attempt. Choose Your Towing Course: Don't need to...

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Bea Maloney B+E Training Review

Bea Maloney B+E Training Review

"Such patience and expertise from Kim for my B+E... tempted to do my C1 test too now... if I decide to, I know where I'll go for training. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️" Bea Maloney from Oxfordshire who passed her towing test at the first attempt! Choose Your Towing Course: Don't need...

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Talitha Johnson Towing Test

Talitha Johnson Towing Test

A big well done to Talitha Johnson who passed her Towing Test Northamptonshire on her first attempt!

Talitha was really happy to pass as it means she can now tow her horse to events without needing a co-driver!

Congratulations Talitha, from your driving instructor Kim Loring and all the team at NearWay Driver Training. 

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Charlie Hollies-Everett Towing Test

Charlie Hollies-Everett Towing Test

Congratulations to Charlie Hollies-Everett who passed his Towing Test Warwickshire on his first attempt! 

Charlie can now tow larger agricultural trailers without using his tractor!

Well done Charlie, from your driving instructor Kim Loring and all the team at NearWay Driver Training. 

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Andrew Rhodes Towing Test

Andrew Rhodes Towing Test

A big well done to Andrew Rhodes on passing his Towing Test Oxfordshire on 6th November 2019!

Andrew gave a great drive and secured an easy first time pass! 

Congratulations Andrew, from your driving instructor Ken and all the team at NearWay Driver Training. 

Towing Test Oxfordshire 

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