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

Category C test pass!

Category C test pass!

Double congratulations going out to Kyle Harvey and Adam Richmond who both passed their Category C Northamptonshire driving tests on November 3rd 2021 on their first attempts!!  Kyle and Adam both work together at Kyle's father's tunnelling business, having them both...

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Katie Steptoe C1 Test Pass

Katie Steptoe C1 Test Pass

A huge congratulations going out to Katie Steptoe who passed her C1 training Northamptonshire on 26th October 2021.   Katie can now progress to starting her training to become a paramedic at the same time as she has her upcoming graduation ceremony and is moving...

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Rob Belson B+E Course Review Northamptonshire

Rob Belson B+E Course Review Northamptonshire

"The proof is in the pudding, 1st time pass on the trailer test! Good vehicle and exceptional & clear tuition, what more do you need? I’ve done a variety of driving exams over the years, car, advanced car, Bike and advanced bike and it’s the only time I’ve not had...

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Lucy Knight C1 Test Pass Northamptonshire

Lucy Knight C1 Test Pass Northamptonshire

"I have recently passed my C1 driving with Nearway! The whole process was very easy and I had lots of support. My instructor Kev was extremely helpful, positive and easy going, he put all my nerves to rest! I would recommend nearway to anyone who is looking to get any...

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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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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

Category C test pass!

Category C test pass!

Double congratulations going out to Kyle Harvey and Adam Richmond who both passed their Category C Northamptonshire driving tests on November 3rd 2021 on their first attempts!!  Kyle and Adam both work together at Kyle's father's tunnelling business, having them both...

read more
Katie Steptoe C1 Test Pass

Katie Steptoe C1 Test Pass

A huge congratulations going out to Katie Steptoe who passed her C1 training Northamptonshire on 26th October 2021.   Katie can now progress to starting her training to become a paramedic at the same time as she has her upcoming graduation ceremony and is moving...

read more
Rob Belson B+E Course Review Northamptonshire

Rob Belson B+E Course Review Northamptonshire

"The proof is in the pudding, 1st time pass on the trailer test! Good vehicle and exceptional & clear tuition, what more do you need? I’ve done a variety of driving exams over the years, car, advanced car, Bike and advanced bike and it’s the only time I’ve not had...

read more
Lucy Knight C1 Test Pass Northamptonshire

Lucy Knight C1 Test Pass Northamptonshire

"I have recently passed my C1 driving with Nearway! The whole process was very easy and I had lots of support. My instructor Kev was extremely helpful, positive and easy going, he put all my nerves to rest! I would recommend nearway to anyone who is looking to get any...

read more
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."  ...

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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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Bogdan Arhip C1 Test Pass Northants

Bogdan Arhip C1 Test Pass Northants

A big cheer for Bogdan Arhip who passed his C1 course on 15th November 2021 in Northants. Bogdan can now carry on his training for the ambulance service.   Well done Bogdan, from your driving instructor Kevin and all the team at NearWay Driver Training.    ...

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Jonathan Stacey C1 Test Pass Oxfordshire

Jonathan Stacey C1 Test Pass Oxfordshire

A massive round of applause for Jonathan Stacey from Oxfordshire, who passed his C1 course on 2nd November 2021. Jonathan did extremely well and he is ecstatic to have passed!   Well done Jonathan, from your driving instructor Kevin and all the team at NearWay...

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Scott Daley C1 Test Pass Northants

Scott Daley C1 Test Pass Northants

Massive congratulations to Scott Daley who passed his C1 course in Northamptonshire on 1st November 2021. Scott needs this licence to be able to drive his new motorhome and can't wait to start driving it around!   Well done Scott, from your driving instructor...

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