As our name suggests, we have got your HGV training needs covered in both Surrey and Hampshire. Our training base point in Surrey is located in the lovely village of Chobham which is situated between Woking and Lightwater. Chobham is a highly popular place to live and has even been known to be referred to as “The Beverley Hills of the UK”. Thanks to a conservation order, Chobham has been able to protect its village atmosphere and it really has an idyllic community feel. Why don’t you take a trip to the charming village of Chobham and stop in and say hi while you’re here!
WHERE ARE WE IN CHOBHAM?
Here is our address and a few pictures and maps to help you find us;
Surrey & Hampshire HGV Training
Longacres Garden Centre
On arrival you will see a large set of green gates, please enter and drive to the right of the yard. You’ll see another set of green metal gates ahead of you. You can park inside this set of gates to the right. Our office around 50yds ahead of you through these gates to the right.
If you are coming from Chobham village high street, turn left at the petrol station at the end of the road. Keep on this road where you will pass Tesco Express on your left. Keep on this road for about 1 mile until you see the green gates on your right.
If you are coming from Woking town centre, head towards Chobham (signposted), drive over three mini roundabouts and we are located about 1 mile up the road on the left.
SAT NAV USERS, PLEASE NOTE: The postcode may direct you down a small side road which you do not need to take. Once you are on station road please look out for il Rustico restaurant and/or Longacres Garden Centre, you can see the car park for these from the main road.
Our Chobham training yard is just 15 minutes away from junction 3 of the M3 motorway giving a direct link from Southampton and London meaning we couldn’t be easier to get to from where ever you are locally or further afield. Chobham doesn’t unfortunately have its own railway station however, Woking station is just 5 miles away with trains running up from Southampton, Bournemouth and Poole and travelling up to London Waterloo.
If you are not close enough to us to make the journey every day throughout your training course, why not stay in a local hotel or B&B?
Swallow Barn is literally a stone’s throw away from our training yard in Chobham and is a lovely b&b to get your head down between training.
There is a lovely Italian restaurant on the same site as us as well so you can dine out in style in the evening after practising your reversing during the day!
Alternatively there is a Travelodge and a Premier Inn hotel in Woking town centre just 2 miles up the road if you prefer to stick to the town.
TRAINING COURSES IN CHOBHAM
- DRIVER TRAINING
We have 2 MAN trucks and an IVECO lorry at our location in Chobham which can cater for all of your Category C (Class 2) and C+E (Class1) training as well as Module 4 training. The MAN vehicles are smaller and weighted to be able to train you for your Category C (Class2) licence. Whether you need a full 4-5 day course including your Category C test or you just need a day or two refresher training, we have got you in safe hands here. Our Iveco truck is a bit bigger than the other lorry’s and we also have a trailer for it to be used for Category C+E (Class 1) training, this is called a Wagon and Drag C+E vehicle and with this we can put you through a 4-5 day Class 1 course including your test and also provide refresher training to help you get back into driving after any amount of time off the road. Our instructors may move between our yards from time to time but generally the instructors we have based here at Chobham are Will, Malcolm, Steve and Kev. Click on their names to find out more about them!
We also provide CPC Module 4 training at Chobham. You won’t need to drive the truck during this training but you will be shown important safety checks and guided through the questions you may be asked in your exam and how to answer them using the truck.
Not only that but we also provide JAUPT approved classroom courses here at Chobham too. We have a purpose built classroom and breakout area with kitchen and tea/coffee making facilities. The classroom courses that we provide cover things from Driver’s Hours, Working Time and Tachographs to Vehicle Safety and First Aid. As our training classes are JAUPT approved, they can even count towards your CPC Periodic Training hours.
WHERE WILL MY TEST BE?
When training out of Chobham your test will be held at the Guildford Test Centre. During the course of your driver training you will be shown various test routes around the Guildford area to fully prepare you for your tests ahead. Your Module 4 test will also be held at here but for this test you will need to meet your instructor there.
Here is the address;
Guildford Driving Test Centre
Slyfield Industrial Estate
FACILITIES ON SITE
Most of our training courses start at 7:30am but don’t worry, we have a cosy little office with tea and coffee facilities so that you can have a hot drink before you get going and we also have toilets on site. The yard is plenty big enough to practice the manoeuvres like reversing as well!
If you want to find out more about our Chobham training location, the courses we provide here or to book your training course today, please give us a call on 01276 537400. You can also click here to fill in a contact form and we will call you back!