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
Big congratulations to Bernard Holley who passed his Category C+E course in Banbury on 13th May 2022. Bernard passed first! He currently works in Waitrose Bakery Department but will now go on to start a career as a Category C+E lorry driver. Well done Bernard,...
A massive round of applause to Reece Palmer who passed his Category C+E Course in Banbury first time on 24th March 2022. Reece has been offered a position locally to start his LGV driving career and we wish him the best of luck. Well done Reece, from your...
Give a big whoop whoop to George Bowyer from Bucks who passed his C+E Driving Course on 10th March 2022. George can now change his career path and be a full qualified lorry driver! Well done George, from your driving instructor Kevin and all the team at NearWay...
A massive congratulations to Nicholas Finnemore who is now the proud owner of his Artic Lorry Licence after passing his test on 7th March 2022 in Banbury. Nicholas is a sales person for the travel industry and this licence gives him lots more options! Well done...
Three cheers for Luke Cole who passed his C+E Artic Licence on 3rd March 2022 in Banbury. Luke can now change his career and be a fully qualified lorry driver, giving him lots more opportunity in the industry. Well done Luke, from your driving instructor Kevin...
Big cheers for Phyllip Cotton who passed his C+E Articulated lorry course in Banbury. Phyllip passed his test on 9th February 2022 and is thrilled to now be able to move forward into his new chosen career. Well done Phyllip, from your driving instructor Kevin...
Category C LGV/HGV Driver Training Bedfordshire.
Think all LGV training companies in Bedfordshire are the same?
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.
All Inclusive Service
Medical with specialist doctor arranged at a time to suit you
Full support with all DVLA paperwork and licence application
3 months unlimited access to online theory test training programme
Theory test included
Short driving courses with expert instructors
One to one training from your local test centre
Excellent pass rates
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. 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
“What a week! What a fantastic team. Everyone at Nearway is totally focussed on success for their clients. Michelle: a “force of nature” tough, determined and fun. Paul: very supportive firm but fair. John: wise, knowledgeable and cool. Neil and Skye moved mountains to make sure I got the most appropriate training for my needs and it worked! C+E done! Even I wasn’t that optimistic about my chances. Can’t recommend Nearway enough it’s an easy decision. Thank you all for a very successful and enjoyable week.”
Bernard Holley who passed his C+E course in Banbury on the 13th May 2022.
"Nearway driving school what an incredible friendly team you all are! . Big shout out to John for making me laugh and calming my nerves on the reversing test! And Craig the absolute legend that taught me how to drive an ambulance in just under 2 hrs! Thank you all for...
"Nearway driving instructors were amazing and never lost confidence in my ability to pass even if I may have a little. Thank you for your time, patience and excellent tutoring." Shaun Swannell who passed his C1 Course in Northamptonshire on 21st April 2022....
"I recently completed my c1 license with Nearway. The whole process was so relaxed and efficient. Huge thank you to Brendan who helped me past first time. Would 100% recommend Nearway to anyone!!" Bryony Hughes, who passed her C1 Ambulance Course in Northants...
"I passed my C1 training second time with Nearway. I had Paul and Neil instructing me and both were excellent instructor's. They tailored the training to my needs and went into great detail. Would highly recommend." Harry Chandler who passed his ambulance...
"I would highly recommend nearway I spent time with Brendan and Kev to complete my hgv and can honestly say that have patience of saints and the way they teach you is like no other company makes you feel relaxed So thanks a lot " Phyllip Cotton, who passed his...
"Nice staff, Skye and Niel really helped me with getting my C1" Gergely Bekesi who passed his C1 Ambulance course in Northamptonshire on 2nd February 2022. Local test passes - and counting!Just some of our recent C1 driving course reviews. ...
"I would like to say a massive Thank you to Kevin at Nearway for helping me with my class 1 HGV first time. Kevin was a fantastic instructor and gave me huge amounts of confidence going into my test! Would fully recommend to anyone looking to do their HGV!" ...
"I passed my HGV Class 2 and Module 4 CPC with NearWay, I couldn’t have asked for a better instructor in Kevin, he was brilliant. I ended up passing with zero minors after 2 days training, I’m sure I’ll be back to do my Class 1 with NearWay in the future." Luke...
Congrats to Shaun Swannell who passed his C1 Van Course on 21st April 2022 in Northamptonshire. Shaun passed his test with only 2 minors! He currently works for a private ambulance company but also volunteers with the NHS. He will now continue to work for this...
A massive congratulations to Marie Medley who passed her C1 Ambulance Driver Training first time on 21st April 2022. Marie can now go on to do her training to be a frontline paramedic. Well done Marie, from your driving instructor Craig and all the team at...
It’s a big well done to Terrianne Murch who passed her 7.5 tonne van course in Northamptonshire on 25th April 2022. Terrianne passed first time! She is now looking forward to taking her sweet shop to lots of festivals this year, including Reading.
Well done Terrianne, from your driving instructor Ian and all the team at NearWay Driver Training.
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