You can now skip the class 2 rigid licence and go straight to class 1 CE licence, This is sometimes called a Direct Access course or Car to Class 1 course, At Craig Baker Driver Training this course has become extremely popular and around 90% of our customers are now choosing this courses, we have 2 options available a 28-hour course and a 32-hour course.
One of the difficulties for newbies trying to learn how to drive a class 1 vehicle is the reversing sometimes people may spend 2 or 3 lessons (or longer) just on this topic. Some of our customers may have done some reversing before with a trailer maybe shunting or using a caravan so for those customers we would recommend this course as they usually pick up the reversing element a little quicker.
This is our most popular course and it has an excellent pass rate. On this course, we allocate 3 lessons to the reversing exercise if you master the reversing on lesson 2 then great it means more on-road driving practice before the 3b driving test
Training locations over the North West.
DVSA approved 3A exam centre (HGV 3a Test)
DVSA approved CPC module 4 exam centre
Training for class 1 driving licence in an articulated modern automatic vehicle.
Being able to drive up to 44-tonne vehicles.
Short notice HGV LGV direct access courses available
We arrange the medical and theory test, plus hazard perception through our training team.
We are specialists in training for HGV (Heavy Goods Vehicles) and LGV (Large Goods Vehicles).
Some of our courses offer pass protection.
Finance is available on some of our courses.
The best quality Car to Class 1 Courses
We have an excellent reputation with over 250+ 5-star reviews on Google and a further 200+ on Facebook. We are the UK's leading HGV training specialists We take pride in our job. We have a modern fleet of vehicles and we constantly invest in our facilities and staff meaning you get the best service possible, If you would like to start your LGV Class 1 Direct Access book online today or call our sales team on 01942 741 310.
Access to Theory Test Pro for revision
Help send off the D2 & D4 forms
We book your theory tests for you
CPC module 2 (case studies)
Practical driving lessons 28 or 32 hours
CPC module 3a test (reversing exercise)
CPC module 3b test (on-road practical)
CPC module 4 training & test fees
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Meet Michelle, our dynamic new car driving instructor and the latest addition to our team. With a passion for road safety and years of teaching experience, Michelle is set to become a valuable asset. Her patient and friendly approach makes learning to drive an enjoyable experience. Welcome aboard, Michelle – your expertise is sure to guide our learners toward success on the road!
Kam, our dedicated Car Driving Instructor, embodies excellence with a passion for precision and safety. With a robust background in driver education, Kam imparts invaluable skills and knowledge to learners. His patient and encouraging demeanor fosters a positive learning environment, ensuring students feel confident and well-prepared. Kam's commitment to cultivating responsible and skilled drivers makes him an integral part of our team, contributing to the success and reputation of our driving instruction services.
Wayne, a specialist HGV instructor, focuses on the intricacies of reversing and uncoupling in our training courses. Known for his friendly and relaxed approach, Wayne is a people person who effortlessly connects with everyone. His amiable nature creates a positive learning environment, making the challenging aspects of HGV training more accessible. Wayne's expertise in mastering the nuances of reversing and uncoupling, coupled with his affable personality, makes him a beloved and effective instructor in the world of heavy goods vehicle operations.
Chris, an adept HGV instructor, brings a unique blend of expertise from his military background. Having served as an HGV instructor in the army, Chris honed his skills in precision and discipline. With a commitment to excellence instilled during his military service, Chris imparts not only technical know-how but also a strong sense of responsibility to his students. His seasoned approach, forged in the disciplined environment of the armed forces, sets Chris apart as a trusted and effective HGV instructor.
Kyle, a seasoned HGV instructor, draws from a decade of diverse experience as an HGV driver. Over the past ten years, he navigated a spectrum of roles, mastering the intricacies of transporting goods. Kyle's wealth of knowledge enriches his instruction, offering students real-world insights into the challenges and nuances of the road. His passion for safe and efficient driving, combined with a decade of hands-on expertise, makes Kyle an invaluable mentor in the world of Heavy Goods Vehicle operations.
As the proprietor and Director of Craig Baker Driver Training, Craig boasts over 10 years of instructional expertise backed by over a decade in the HGV industry. Holding qualifications as an ADI, NRI LGV instructor, RTITB CPC instructor, and DVSA-approved 3a examiner, Craig ensures the highest standards. Over the last few years, the business has expanded significantly under his leadership. Craig's adept management style, characterized by fairness and a commitment to staff well-being, underscores the success and growth of the enterprise.
With over two decades of experience in the HGV industry, Dave, hailing from a distinguished driver training background, exemplifies a deep commitment to the craft. His enduring passion for training is evident as he meticulously imparts knowledge. Dave, dedicated to excellence, takes pride in ensuring his candidates are comprehensively prepared for a successful driving career. His professional approach and wealth of experience contribute significantly to the quality and effectiveness of the training provided under his guidance.
Andras, our adept LGV and Car Instructor, brings extensive experience in both European and UK haulage to his role. Additionally, he holds qualifications as a PCV driver. With a wealth of knowledge in the intricacies of transportation, Andras ensures that our training programs meet the highest standards. His multifaceted expertise and commitment to excellence make him an invaluable asset in equipping individuals with the skills and knowledge essential for success in LGV and Car driving.
Lee, our accomplished Operations Manager, swiftly ascended the ranks, showcasing exceptional leadership and serving as a role model within the company. Responsible for overseeing instructors, vehicles, and general operations, Lee is synonymous with adaptability. His patient and adept approach to candidates ensures that lessons are both enjoyable and informative. Lee's managerial prowess and commitment to excellence significantly contribute to the seamless functioning and success of our operations.
Kerry, serving as the office manager at Craig Baker Driver Training for the past four years, adeptly oversees lesson coordination, instructor management, and office staff organization. With a commitment to seamless operations, she consistently ensures the smooth functioning of all facets. Kerry's problem-solving acumen and dedication are evident, as she not only navigates operational challenges but also readily assists with customer inquiries, reflecting her pivotal role in maintaining operational excellence and client satisfaction.
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