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HGV Driver Training FAQs

If you’re reading this article, chances are you want to work as an HGV driver. We are pleased to say that this is an extremely rewarding career. The Covid-19 crisis has been one of the situations that prove once more how important people driving HGVs are to keep things going from economy standpoint. We’ve put together this article to help you find answers to your most important questions about the CPC training, as well as about the job itself and the way your life is going to change once you embrace this new career. We hope our work will help you gain a better expectation of the life of HGV drivers.

What Is The Minimum Required Age To Work As HGV Driver?

In order to train to drive an HGV, you need to be 18 years or older. Also, you need to have a full driver’s license.

Where Will The Training Take Place?

The location of your training depends on the training school of your choice. Part of this training will be done online or via video conferencing platforms. Other parts will require you to take practice tests remotely, on your computer. In-person training takes place at the school and the driving practice takes place in the surrounding areas. You’ll have the opportunity to drive on normal roads, but also to learn more complex manoeuvres such reversing. These special things will take place at an off-road location.

How Many Tests Are There For HGV Drivers To Be?

Technically speaking, you’ll need to pass four tests. Two of them, hazard perception and multiple choice, are part of the theory test. In addition, there are two tests that belong to the practical part of the exam. There’s nothing to worry about, as we are going to guide you step by step through the entire testing process.

How Long Do I Need To Get Qualified?

The time required to take your HGV driver’s license depends on the training school of your choice. With Easy as HGV, this process takes four days, thanks to our intensive courses designed to provide you with everything you need to do a great job out there, on the road. There are a few more things to do before you can start your four-day course. You can find out what this is all about in the video below or you can ask one of our staff members to guide you through this process.

What Is The Cost Of This Training?

High-quality HGV training doesn’t need to cost you a small fortune, despite of what other schools might tell you. Thanks to our ability to deliver all required knowledge in only four days, we can get you drive an HGV at a fairly affordable cost. The exact numbers depend on the course you choose, so you need to contact us to discuss the details of your training before being able to know exactly how much it would cost you.

Which CPC Do I Need?

You can’t become an HGV driver without your Driver CPC. If you don’t have your Driver Qualification Card, you’ll have to start by taking the Driver CPC qualification before being eligible for the HGV Driver’s training. This qualification includes both theory and practice tests. After you get this qualification, you have five years to complete your required number of hours of practice. This is as low as 7 hours per year, so you should be able to make room for it in your schedule.