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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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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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Yasmin Pritchard-Jones C1 Training Review

Yasmin Pritchard-Jones C1 Training Review

"Well worth the time & money, passed C1 1st attempt with only 1 minor. 100% recommending Neil. thanks again Neil 👍"   Yasmin Pritchard-Jones passed her C1 driving course in Oxfordshire at her first attempt.   01865 689739 CLICK HERE Your details are safe with us....

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Jack Lazaruk Trailer Test Review

Jack Lazaruk Trailer Test Review

"Just passed my trailer test today and just wanted to say a big thank you to Neil, he was excellent!" Jack Lazaruk from Aylesbury who passed his trailer test Buckinghamshire at the first attempt. Choose Your Towing Course: Don't need to take the trailer test? Take...

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Category C LGV/HGV Class 2 Training Oxfordshire.

Think all LGV training companies in Oxfordshire are the same?

We’re different!

HGV training has changed significantly in the last few years, this is due to a rule change for vehicles allowed on test. It is now possible to take your lorry driving test in an automatic truck and get a full manual entitlement. This is because most new lorries are now automatics, in a few years time manual trucks will have been pretty much phased out all together. It makes total sense to do your training in an automatic truck, they are much easier to drive than a manual, therefore your chances of passing the test are hugely improved. Yet some training companies still use manual trucks, this results in longer courses as you try to get to grips with complicated gearboxes with lots of gears and even box splitters to try and understand. Not great when you’re on a driving test. 

Traditionally you would need to take a four or five day training course to pass your HGV test. You would be paired up with someone else for a weeks training course then go for test at the end of the week. When you train with us on a one to one basis in an automatic truck you can complete your driving course and test in just 2 and a half days. Saving you time and money in the process. 

It’s never been easier to pass your HGV driving test.

You won’t find another lorry driver training company in Oxfordshire that is more dedicated to ensuring your first time driving test success!

 

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All Inclusive Service

green tick   Medical with specialist doctor arranged at a time to suit you

green tick   Full support with all DVLA paperwork and licence application

green tick   3 months unlimited access to online theory test training programme

green tick   Theory test included

green tick   Short driving courses with expert instructors

green tick   One to one training from your local test centre

green tick   Excellent pass rates

green tick   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 gearbox splitter 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 driving for ages 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

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

“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

“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

"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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Yasmin Pritchard-Jones C1 Training Review

"Well worth the time & money, passed C1 1st attempt with only 1 minor. 100% recommending Neil. thanks again Neil 👍"   Yasmin Pritchard-Jones passed her C1 driving course in Oxfordshire at her first attempt.   01865 689739 CLICK HERE Your details are safe with us....

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Jack Lazaruk Trailer Test Review

"Just passed my trailer test today and just wanted to say a big thank you to Neil, he was excellent!" Jack Lazaruk from Aylesbury who passed his trailer test Buckinghamshire at the first attempt. Choose Your Towing Course: Don't need to take the trailer test? Take...

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Ben Llewellyn C1+E Training Oxfordshire Review

"Huge thanks to Neil great advice and a great day passing my C1+E test" Ben Llewellyn who passed his C1+E (7.5 tonne and trailer) training Oxfordshire with us after being let down by another company.   01295 279310 CLICK HERE Your details are safe with us. We don't...

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Tash Ivins Driving Test Review

“Huge thank you to Gurdev. Excellent driver training, building my confidence to be able to pass first time. Very calm and lessons built on what I needed. Would recommend to anyone!”Tash Ivins, passed her driving test in Banbury at the first attempt! Driving lessons...

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Emma Long Towing Training Warwickshire Review

“A fantastic day. Having the lesson in the morning and test in the afternoon. Neil filled me with confidence and was very relaxed which helped with my nerves. Excellent training & I would thoroughly recommend. Many thanks Neil.” Emma Long, passed her car and...

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Jade Pickett C1 Driving Test Pass Warwickshire

Congratulations to Jade Pickett from Leamington Spa who passed her category C1 driving test at the first attempt on 6th August 2019. Jade came to us for our all inclusive C1 service including medical, theory and driving test, and she was delighted to pass first time!...

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Tim Hannon Towing Test

Towing Test Northamptonshire  Congratulations to Tim Hannon who passed his Towing Test Northamptonshire on his first attempt!  Like his brother Rob who passed the day before with us, Tim will be using his licence for towing larger plant trailers.  Well done Tim, from...

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David Gillett BE pass Banbury

Congratulations to David Gillett who passed his towing test Banbury on 25th July 2019 at the first attempt. David needs his licence to tow a horse trailer with his Land Rover. After his test he was visiting a Land Rover show for the weekend. We're sure it got off to a...

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