LGV/HGV Training Oxfordshire

Pass your LGV (also known as HGV Category C) test first time with our HGV Class 2 Training Oxfordshire.

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All Inclusive Service

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

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

HGV Training Northamptonshire   3 months unlimited access to online theory test training programme

LGV Training Northampton   Theory test included

HGV Class 2 Northamptonshire   Short driving courses with expert instructors

Lorry Driving School Northampton   One to one training from your local test centre

Lorry Driving Lessons Northampton   Excellent pass rates

HGV Class 2 Northamptonshire   Easy to drive automatic vehicles, you still get a full manual lorry licence

HGV Training Northamptonshire   0% Finance Available – Click HERE

Our Latest Test Success Stories

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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Dylan Evans C1 Driving Test

Dylan Evans C1 Driving Test

Congratulations to Dylan Evans who passed his C1 ambulance driving test at the first attempt on 22nd April 2020.

After doing an emergency critical worker test for SCAS Dylan can now start his career with the ambulance service.

Well done Dylan, from your driving instructor Neil and the team at NearWay Driver Training.

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Ambulance driving test Craig Booth

Ambulance driving test Craig Booth

A huge congratulations to Craig Booth who passed his C1 ambulance driving test at the first attempt on 17th April 2020. Craig needed his licence for his new job at South Central Ambulance Service. He was the 4th person we put through their C1 test for SCAS this week and we’re pleased to say that all 4 passed first time, meaning they will be out on the road driving front line ambulances in a matter of weeks.

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Oliver Glover C1 Critical Worker Test

Oliver Glover C1 Critical Worker Test

A huge congratulations to Oliver Glover who passed his C1 driving test at the first attempt on 17th April 2020. Oliver travelled from Wales to do his training course, staying at a local hotel and surviving on Domino’s pizza!

Oliver can now start his new job working for South Central Ambulance Service. The race is on to find somewhere to live as no one is allowing viewings on property at the moment. Hopefully he won’t have to commute from Wales for too long!

Well done Oliver, and good luck in your new career, from your instructor Neil and the team at NearWay Driver Training

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Critical Worker Ambulance Driving Test Lauren Andrews

Critical Worker Ambulance Driving Test Lauren Andrews

A huge congratulations to Lauren Andrews who was one of the first people we put through their C1 ambulance driving test for South Central Ambulance Service as part of their response to the coronavirus pandemic. Lauren drove superbly and passed her C1 test at the Northampton test centre easily at the first attempt.

Now she has her licence Lauren will be on the road driving a front line ambulance within just a few weeks, and she can’t wait! Lauren was previously working in a bar and is super keen to start her ambulance training after a period off work.

Well done Lauren, from your instructor Neil and the team at NearWay Driver Training.

Critical worker driving tests

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Emergency C1 Driving Test Ella Shurrock

Emergency C1 Driving Test Ella Shurrock

A big congratulations to Ella Shurrock who passed her C1 ambulance driving test on 14th April 2020 at the first attempt. The DVSA laid on an emergency critical worker test for Ella as she needs the licence for her new career in the ambulance service.

Ella starts her training with South Central Ambulance Service next week, having worked previously as a librarian. Good luck with the new career and a slightly less quiet life!

Well done Ella, from your instructor Neil and the team at NearWay Driver Training.

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David Priestley C1 Test

David Priestley C1 Test

Congratulations going out to David Priestley who passed his C1 Test Oxfordshire on 12th March 2020 on his first attempt! 

David travelled down from Scotland to do the course at our Oxfordshire centre as he was unable to find a training provider close to home that didn’t insist on a 4 day course! Completing his training and test in just a day and a half David is now ready to move onto the next stage with a new career in the ambulance service. 

Well done David, from your driving instructor Neil and all the team at NearWay Driver Training. 

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Category C LGV/HGV Class 2 Driver Training Oxfordshire.

Think all HGV training companies in Oxfordshire are the same?

We’re different!

Pass your HGV Class 2 driving test in Oxfordshire in just 2 and a half days. Our unique training philosophy enables us to offer the shortest courses, so you don’t need to waste time on an artificially long course that you don’t need, combined with the highest pass rates.

How do we do it? Read on to find out.

The rules around HGV training have 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 still get a full manual entitlement!

HGV Driver Training Oxfordshire

Haulage companies across Europe have been phasing out manual trucks in favour of easier to drive, more reliable and fuel efficient automatics for some time now. In fact if you’re ordering a new lorry it will be an automatic, you would need to pay extra to special order a manual gearbox, that’s if it’s even available as an option at all. Yet many training companies are still using old fashioned manual trucks, despite the vast majority of haulage fleets being fully automatic. As automatic lorries are much easier to drive than manuals, your chances of passing the test are hugely improved when you train in an auto.

Because of the complicated gearboxes on older, manual lorries you would previously 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.

Not any more!

When you do your HGV driver training in Oxfordshire with us you can complete your driving course and test in just 2 and a half days. The advantage of using easy to drive automatic lorries and only ever training on a one to one basis means that we can keep the course short and the price down.

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

We provide lorry driver training courses from the test centre at Culham, near Abingdon to  customers from Oxford, Newbury, Didcot, Bicester, Reading, Wallingford, Witney, Wantage, Swindon, Burford, High Wycombe, Chipping Norton and across Oxfordshire and beyond. The test routes take in The Oxford Ring Road, with views of Oxford’s famous University and Magdalen Colleges in the distance, don’t worry – no test routes go into Oxford City Centre itself, you’ll be driving on the A34 and the roads around South Oxfordshire, as we criss cross the River Thames and the Vale of White Horse during your training. It’s a very nice part of the world to be driving around!

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All Inclusive Service

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

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

HGV class 2 Oxfordshire   3 months unlimited access to online theory test training programme

Lorry Driving School Oxfordshire   Theory test included

HGV Test Oxfordshire   Short driving courses with expert instructors

LGV Class 2 Training Oxford   One to one training from your local test centre

HGV Class 2 Oxford   Excellent pass rates

Lorry Driving Test Oxfordshire   Easy to drive automatic vehicles

HGV Test Oxfordshire   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.

Our customer reviews speak for themselves.

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It's the easiest time ever to get your HGV licence

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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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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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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Our Latest HGV Training Oxfordshire Success Stories

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.

read more
Dylan Evans C1 Driving Test

Dylan Evans C1 Driving Test

Congratulations to Dylan Evans who passed his C1 ambulance driving test at the first attempt on 22nd April 2020.

After doing an emergency critical worker test for SCAS Dylan can now start his career with the ambulance service.

Well done Dylan, from your driving instructor Neil and the team at NearWay Driver Training.

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Emergency C1 Driving Test Ella Shurrock

Emergency C1 Driving Test Ella Shurrock

A big congratulations to Ella Shurrock who passed her C1 ambulance driving test on 14th April 2020 at the first attempt. The DVSA laid on an emergency critical worker test for Ella as she needs the licence for her new career in the ambulance service.

Ella starts her training with South Central Ambulance Service next week, having worked previously as a librarian. Good luck with the new career and a slightly less quiet life!

Well done Ella, from your instructor Neil and the team at NearWay Driver Training.

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David Priestley C1 Test

David Priestley C1 Test

Congratulations going out to David Priestley who passed his C1 Test Oxfordshire on 12th March 2020 on his first attempt! 

David travelled down from Scotland to do the course at our Oxfordshire centre as he was unable to find a training provider close to home that didn’t insist on a 4 day course! Completing his training and test in just a day and a half David is now ready to move onto the next stage with a new career in the ambulance service. 

Well done David, from your driving instructor Neil and all the team at NearWay Driver Training. 

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Charlotte Pickering C1 Test

Charlotte Pickering C1 Test

Congratulations going out to Charlotte Pickering who passed her C1 Test Oxfordshire on 26th February 2020 on her first attempt! 

Charlotte gave a great drive and can now drive a larger horse box. 

Well done Charlotte from your driving instructor Ken and all the team at NearWay Driver Training. 

C1 Test Oxfordshire 

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Harry Plant HGV Class 2 Licence

Harry Plant HGV Class 2 Licence

A Massive congratulations going out to Harry Plant on passing his HGV Class 2 test in Northamptonshire on the 28th February 2020 at the first attempt.

Harry delivered an amazing drive earning him a well deserved first time pass, He can now use his licence to drive Tipper lorries for the family Business. He also went on to pass his initial drivers CPC with us, also at the first attempt that same afternoon, a double wammy!

Well done Harry! Congratulations from your driving instructor Kevin and all the Team at Nearway Driver Training.

HGV Training Northamptonshire. 

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Emily ClarkEmily Clark

Everyone was really approachable at Nearway Driving. If there were ever any queries it was super easy to give them a call and they were always willing to help. Friendly instructors with great tips to help you pass the test!

Emma EllisEmma Ellis

I chose Nearway because of all the great reviews it has and I will definitely be recommending you to friends and family, I want to say a big thank you to Kevin for all his help.

Sandra CarderSandra Carder

I arrived for my towing course totally lacking in confidence after a jockey wheel collapse and unhitching problem with my newly acquired caravan, but Neil soon put me at ease with excellent advice on the road of where I was going wrong and praise when I was doing right. We also covered reversing, hitching and unhitching, driving in town and country roads to experience towing a trailer. I now have more confidence towing my caravan to a rally this weekend than I had before. Thanks Neil!

Amanda LeighAmanda Leigh

My son Harry recently passed his driving test with three minor faults. He has been taking lessons with Neil at Nearway since July 2018. I cannot recommend Neil highly enough. He is very pleasant and efficient to deal with (in terms of booking lessons, etc.) and Harry liked him from the word go and enjoyed learning from him. Neil is patient, very clear in his instruction and gives positive feedback, which is motivating. Harry had a very valuable motorway lesson with Neil yesterday and while he is, of course, delighted to be a fully-fledged driver, we will both miss Neil!

Charlie CapleCharlie Caple

We had 4 hours of excellent training provided by Neil. It was done in a fun way and gave us exactly the confidence we needed to start towing our new caravan. We would definitely recommend Nearway Training to any friends.

Ella ShurrockElla Shurrock

A massive thank you to Neil for getting me through my C1 training! He was so friendly, made me feel comfortable straight away and gave me loads of confidence in my ability. Thanks again Neil for all your help, 100% would recommend!

Carl Porter-SmithCarl Porter-Smith

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.

Philip HiggsPhilip Higgs

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

Harry PlantHarry Plant

I would like to say a massive Thankyou 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!

Gary TaylorGary Taylor

I have just compleated my C1 driving course with nearway driver training. instructor very helpful and gave me plenty of opportunity to compleat the mover until happy. I am also a returning customer as I compleated me B&E with nearway in 2012.

Avril JaneAvril Jane

I trained with Neil to become a driving instructor. His extensive knowledge and experience helped me no end. Neil's kind and patient manor makes a great learning environment for anyone. Highly recommend to anyone who is thinking of training as an ADI.

Sam GoodeSam Goode

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 👍🏼

Marie ThorntonMarie Thornton

Lucie my instructor was excellent ! I highly recommend Near Way ! Thank you !

Jade PickettJade Pickett

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 understood everything as we went round. Would definitely recommend them to anyone thank you guys

Hannah FoulkesHannah Foulkes

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 training they gave was excellent. I passed first time with only 3 minors. Thank you for everything you did!

Paul BartonPaul Barton

Passed my trailer test on a one day course thanks to Nearway driver training, Excellent tuition, very clear and patient, highly recommended!

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Category C LGV Training Oxfordshire