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
Well done to Ovidiu Blindhu from Bicester who passed his C+E test first time on 22 November in Weedon. Ovidiu currently works as a reach lift operator for Bidfoods. Congratulations again Ovidiu from your instructor John and everyone here at NearWay Driver...
A huge congratulations to Patryk Rogulski from Banbury who passed his C+E test first time in Weedon on 17th November 2023, and with ZERO MINORS. To have a HGV 'clean sheet' is an amazing achievement! Patryk currently works as an Amazon delivery driver so he's very...
Congratulations to Paul Smith from Banbury who passed his C+E test first time with NearWay on 14th November 2023 in Weedon. Paul currently works as a tipper driver and is very happy to have upskilled! Well done again Paul from your instructor Ian and everyone...
Congratulations to Jordan Edwards from Oxfordshire who passed his C+E test first time on 10th November 2023 in Weedon. Jordan currently works as a recovery driver and will put his new licence to good use for his employer. Well done again Jordan from your...
Congratulations to Rhys McCallum from Milton Keynes who passed his C+E test first time on 10th November 2023 in Weedon. Rhys currently works for FedEx and in his spare time enjoys F1, vintage cars, gaming and spending time with family. Well done again Rhys from...
Congratulations to Ashley Robinson who passed his C+E test on 7 November 2023 in Weedon with only 3 minors. Ashley works in a warehouse but wanted to become a lorry driver to provide a better quality of life for his family. Well done again Ashley from your...
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
"I just wanted to thank you and all your team for enabling me to gain my LGV C+E licence. I found all of your staff knowledgeable and friendly and would definitely advise anyone needing this course to contact you. Please pass on my thanks to everyone and I wish you...
"A massive thankyou for nearway driving school I just passed my HGV first time, thankyou to the team and driving instructor Steve was brilliant he was spot on with everything. 5 stars from me, I would recommend this company to anyone wanting to compete their HGV...
"Great company to deal with, John my trainer was superb and made sure I was fully prepared and I passed my C rigid theory and practical tests first time!" Karen Manzi-Bourdon from Oxfordshire who passed her Cat C test. Local test passes - and counting!Just some...
"My experience with NearWay was excellent. The staff were very friendly and made sure I was fully prepared for my test. Thank you very much for helping me pass my c1 1st time!!" Sophie Gough, who passed her C1 Test first time. Local test passes - and...
"Today 04/04/23 i’ve just passed the driving test for Class 2 ! I’m so excited! My life will be changed definitely! Many thanks to Mr Neal, Mrs Caroline and not in the last to Mr Steven W. and Mr John ! This two instructors they are so professional and helpful as well...
"After having a really bad experience with another driving school where I had initially started my training I am so pleased I came across Nearway driving school! I’d done most of my training with another school, but then I was left waiting for a date for a driving...
"Manuela was a fantastic instructor. She adapts her teaching to suit your style of learning. She was encouraging when she needed to be, and a great teacher when you needed help. Manuela made me feel comfortable in her car and confident in my ability. A wonderful...
"I did my CPC Module 4, C+E training and test with Nearway, very good training quality and instructors. I would recommend this company." Local test passes - and counting!Just some of our recent lorry driving course reviews. Contact usSome of our latest HGV test...
"My husband passed with this company first time for C + E. Thanks to Neil , Steve and all the team. I strongly recommend this HGV Training company to everyone, they are highly professional and a very genuine caring company. 😊" Ranjit Kaur Mahil's husband passed...
Congratulations to Kat Brown from Bishop's Itchington who passed her C1 driving test first time on 23 November 2023 in Weedon. Kat is an equine vet and needed her C1 licence to be able to drive her friend's horsebox so they could go to events together. In her...
Well done to Jesca Rowstron from Bedworth who passed her C1 driving test first time on 22 November 2023 in Weedon. Jesca spends a lot of her time travelling around the UK teaching first aid courses and doing events. Congratulations again Jesca from your...
Well done to Ellie Jones from Dicot who passed her C1 driving test in Culham on 7 November 2023. She was elated to pass the test first time. Ellie starts her blue light training in January - good luck! In her spare time she enjoys working out at the gym and...
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