Wed, July 05, 2023
How to Obtain an HGV Driving Licence with EP Training Services in Surrey
If you have a passion for driving and are considering a career as a Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV) driver, obtaining the necessary licence is the first step. In Surrey, EP Training Services offers comprehensive training programs to help individuals achieve their HGV driving license. In this blog, we will guide you through the process of obtaining an HGV licence with EP Training Services in Surrey.
Understanding the HGV Licence Requirements:
There are different categories of HGV licenses, depending on the weight and type of vehicle you wish to drive. The main categories include C1, C1+E, C, and C+E.
To obtain an HGV licence, you must be at least 18 years old for Category C1 and 21 years old for Categories C1+E, C, and C+E.
HGV Training with EP Training Services - The Steps
1) Medical Examination:
Before you can start your HGV training, you must undergo a medical examination to ensure you meet the health requirements. EP Training Services can provide an approved medical professional for this purpose. The medical consists of a simple eyesight and blood pressure test.
2) Provisional Licence:
You will need to complete the D2 and D4 forms to apply for a provisional HGV license from the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA), which can be obtained from the DVLA or downloaded from their website.
At EP Training Services, we can provide the forms and help you fill these out the same day as the medical is completed. The forms will be sent out by post along with your driving licence. The licence will be returned to you within two weeks with an updated HGV provisional entitlement.
3) Theory Training:
EP Training Services offers comprehensive theory training to prepare you for the HGV theory test. This training covers topics such as road safety, driving regulations, and vehicle mechanics. It provides you with the knowledge needed to pass the theory test with confidence. This training is provided in the form of online tuition so you can study in your own time.
At EP, we can set you up with all the online theory tuition you will need. When you receive your provisional licence back from DVLA, you can contact EP to arrange the theory tests at a theory test centre near you. The theory tests will consist of Multiple Choice, Hazard perception and, if you need Driver CPC, a module 2 CPC theory test.
4) Practical Training:
Once you have passed the theory tests, EP Training Services will provide you with practical training around Guildford from one of our instructors to help develop your driving skills. This training includes vehicle handling, maneuvering, and emergency procedures. You will learn in a controlled environment, ensuring your safety and the safety of others on the road.
5) Practical Test:
After completing your training, you will need to pass a practical driving test conducted by a DVSA examiner. The test will assess your ability to handle the HGV safely and efficiently in various driving conditions. This is the most challenging part of the process.
Upon successful completion of the practical test, you will be provided with the necessary certification, confirming your competence as an HGV driver. This certification is essential when seeking employment as an HGV driver.
All HGV driving courses EP provides are available to book on our website here.
EP Training Services Facilities:
EP Training Services has state-of-the-art facilities in Surrey, equipped with modern vehicles and training equipment. Our experienced instructors will guide you through the training process, ensuring that you gain the necessary skills and confidence to become a competent HGV driver.
EP Training Services offers job placement support, assisting you in finding employment as an HGV driver. We have strong connections with various transport companies and can help you secure a job that suits your skills and preferences.
Obtaining an HGV licence opens up opportunities for career advancement. With experience, you can progress to higher categories of HGV licenses, such as C+E, which allows you to drive larger and more specialized vehicles. EP Training generally recommends this approach, as going straight to C+E from the beginning is often very challenging for an inexperienced HGV driver.
Obtaining an HGV driving licence with EP Training Services in Surrey is a well-structured and comprehensive process. From the initial steps of obtaining a provisional license to completing the practical training and passing the test, EP Training Services provides the necessary support and guidance to help you become a skilled and competent HGV driver. With their job placement support and potential for career advancement, EP Training Services is an excellent choice for an HGV training provider.