How Long does it Take to Complete a HGV Training Course?

Posted on 24th July 2013 By Charlotte McGhie

Here at Surrey & Hampshire HGV Training, we understand that time is a precious commodity, particularly if you’re funding yourself through your HGV course. No doubt you’ll be anxious to start working or to return to work as soon as possible, which is why we’ve come up with this short guide on how long you can expect the process to take.

Before you Start

There are one or two things you’ll need to have in place before you can make a start on your practical training, so you can save yourself some time here by getting organised. Firstly, you’ll need to undergo a driver medical to rule out certain conditions such as epilepsy which could impact on your HGV training.  You’ll also need to apply for your provisional HGV licence. It could take about 14 working days for your licence to arrive, so make sure you take this into account when organising your training. Find out more on how to apply for a HGV licence.

Passing your Theory Test

Another important box to tick before you start your practical training is passing your theory test. You’ll need to pass a hazard-perception element as well as the multiple choice test on the Highway Code. The amount of time you take to prepare for this is entirely up to you, but we usually find that two weeks is about right for most people.

Getting Behind the Wheel

The length of practical training courses can vary, but here at Surrey & Hampshire HGV Training our courses usually take 5 days for either the LGV or the HGV licence, or 10 days if you want to take them both together. We also offer our SurePass system, which guarantees you an extra two hours of tuition and a retest in the event that you don’t pass first time. We can guide you through every step of the process and are as committed as you are to you attaining your licence safely and quickly.

Here at Surrey & Hampshire HGV, we specialise in being able to provide a comprehensive training process for new and already-experienced HGV drivers – whether you’re looking to start your career, or just need to revisit your training to keep your skills fresh. Why not give us a call today?

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