HGV training prices do vary according to where you live and obviously on which training provider you use. Remember that LGV (large goods vehicle) is the updated term for HGV (heavygoods vehicle) but essentially they are the same thing.
IMPORTANT: Before you pay ANY money to an HGV/LGV training company, make sure you do some proper research!
Look around (check web forums, Google the term ‘hgv training reviews’ etc.) and ask some important questions. Asking a few basic questions and a doing some research can save you a lot of time and money.
Our new HGV student page gives you some pointers on what type of research you need to do.
One thing is for sure, going direct to a local HGV/LGV and Driver CPC Training Provider will save time and money. Using a third party (Broker or Middleman) can mean paying more for your training.
Be very wary of companies that advertise in the national press offering all sort of incentives such as guaranteed pass or a guaranteed job at the end of the training. The claims are totally unrealistic.
The average cost for a 5 day HGV/LGV training course (Cat C1, C or C+E) should cost between £900 and £1,100(Module 3).
The test fee for the practical driving test (Module 3 is currently £115), test fee for HGV/LGV Module 4 (£60).
HGV/LGV Training companies will also tailor training to meet your specific requirements. Make sure your quote includes all tuition, VAT and test fees. It is worth speaking with your local provider to see if any funding in your area is available.
Do not be mislead. There is no such thing as a guaranteed pass. You could take your HGV/LGV Driving test 100 times and still fail. If you were to fail 100 times (unlikely event) then we would advise a new career path. The simple fact of the matter is you have to earn that pass by giving a safe and competent drive for 1 and 1/2 hours. Do that and you’ll pass.
Some training companies now offer a pass protection facility. This in essence gives you another 2 practical tests should you need them. Consider the 1st time pass rate for HGV/LGV practical tests is just over 40%. For some students it gives peace of mind and less pressure on getting a pass first time, knowing you have retests to fall back on. Speak with your local provider today to get a personal quote.
You need to find a training provider close to you so use the HGV/LGV training provider search on our home page.