Are you looking to upgrade your current HGV driving qualification or have you always dreamed of being king of the road? We are the best class 1 HGV training providers in the area offering direct access courses straight from a car licence if you require, Our professional instructors offer tailor-made friendly and relaxed class 1 HGV lessons to suit each individual with a fleet of modern vehicles for you to learn in to make getting that class 1 HGV driving licence as easy as possible.
An experienced class 1 CE driver can earn up to £50k a year, some can earn more by doing tramping work or gaining extra qualifications such as ADR (hazardous goods)
You can pass your class 1 HGV driving test with us in as little as 1 week if you are upgrading from a Cat C licence, if not you will need to go for a D4 medical first and then apply for your provisional licence, so the direct access courses usually take around 4 -5 weeks to complete.
HGV Driver Training locations all over the North West.
DVSA approved 3A exam centre
DVSA approved CPC module 4 exam centre
Training for HGV class 1 licence in an articulated modern automatic vehicle.
Being able to drive up to 44-tonne vehicles.
DVSA short notice HGV driving tests through our trainer booking facility. These change daily, so it's always worth calling us to discuss your requirements.
Our training team arranges the medical and theory test and hazard perception for you.
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 LGV training Cat CE courses.
The best quality HGV Class 1 lessons
We have an excellent reputation with over 275+ 5-star reviews on Google and a further 215+ on Facebook. We are the UK's leading HGV training specialists We take pride in the job we do. 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 book your class 1 HGV driver training course book online today or call our sales team on 01942 741 310.
LGV Class 1 (16-Hour) course. This includes the cost of the DVSA part 3a and 3b test. (This course is for someone is already an experienced class 2 driver and wants to progress to class 1, you must have recently been using your class 2 licence for this course )Book Today
Progress your career with our HGV Class 1 (20-hour) course. This includes the cost of the DVSA part 3a and 3b test & (This course is for someone is already an experienced class 2 driver and wants to progress to class 1).Book Today
You can now go straight for a class 1 C+E licence, this full package includes Medical. Theory Tests + Online Revision, with 1 to 1 support if needed. This includes 28-Hours 7x Training sessions (classroom & on-road training). Part 3a test & 3b test fee & CPC module 4
This is a direct access course skipping the class 2 test. You can add pass protection to this course for an extra £400 ( this covers 1 retest for each test 3a, 3b, or Module 4)Book Today
This is our most popular course you can now go straight for a class 1 C+E licence, this full package includes Medical. Theory Tests + Online Revision, with 1 to 1 support if needed. 8x Training sessions (classroom & on road training). Part 3a test & 3b test fee & CPC module 4
You can add pass protection to this course for an extra £400 ( this covers 1 retest for each test 3a, 3b or Module 4)
This is a direct access course skipping the class 2 test.Book Today
After you have passed your test you may encounter some other scenarios that the driving test does not prepare you for. This session will prepare you for that & teach you a few tips and tricks for real-world driving.
The course includes;
Is it possible to break up the training process and just cover the 3A reversing and uncoupling test? We offer a 2-day reversing course with a 3a test at the end.
You will also receive a free retest if you do not pass the first time.
The course includes:
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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