As our name suggests, we have got your HGV training needs covered in both Surrey and Hampshire. Our training base point in Hampshire is located in the beautiful town of Hook which is situated between Fleet and Basingstoke. Hook is an expanding town within the Hart district of northern Hampshire and has a substantial business community. It is home to the Operational Headquarters of Virgin Media, BMW Group Financial Services, Serco, Trimble Navigation and Hewlett-Packard (HP). Due to its rural areas, Hook Common and estates such as Tylney Hall as well as excellent transport links, Hook is a very affluent area and what better place to begin your HGV training and the start of your new career!
WHERE ARE WE IN HOOK?
Here is our address and a few pictures and maps to help you find us;
Surrey & Hampshire HGV Training
(Picture looking down A30 towards Hartley Witney/Camberley. If coming from M3 this is what you will see when turning onto the A30, we’re right there!)
Our Hook training yard is just minutes away from the M3 motorway giving a direct link from Southampton and London and we are on the A30 meaning we couldn’t be easier to get to from where ever you are locally or further afield. Hook Railway station is also just a 5 minute taxi ride away with trains running from Basingstoke to London Waterloo every half an hour.
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?
- Hook House Hotel is literally a stone’s throw away on the A30. A grade II Georgian listed building with a well established reputation for service and comfort. Elegant, traditional and very impressive but most importantly, right next door!
- The White Hart Hotel (formally The Bell Inn) is also on the A30 and just a few minutes’ drive away. A lovely 16th Century pub with a fantastic menu and 21 on-suite guest rooms, how could you go wrong?
- If you would rather stick to what you know, there is a Premier Inn Hotel just 20 minutes away in Basingstoke and there is also a Travelodge Hotel again just 20 Minutes away in Fleet meaning there is a place to stay no matter what accommodation you would prefer!
TRAINING COURSES IN HOOK
We have 3 MAN trucks and a DAF lorry at our location in Hook which can cater for all of your Category C 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. The DAF truck is a bit bigger than the other lorry 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 Hook are Will, Matt, Glinys and Pete. Click on their names to find out more about them!
We also provide CPC Module 4 training at Hook. 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.
WHERE WILL MY TEST BE?
When training out of Hook 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 AT HOOK
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 Hook 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!