Mon, May 22, 2023
Why Choose EP Training?
Why Choose EP Training?
It is extremely important, when sourcing quality commercial transport training that you choose the right provider to assist you in achieving your goals and ambitions.
If you are in the Surrey area and need HGV, CPC, ADR, HIAB, or BUS training then EP should be your first point of contact.
Here we list the reason why EP has been voted as one of the best commercial transport training companies in the UK and why they are the perfect choice for you.
1) Long Established
EP Training was formed in 1981 by Edward Pargeter. The company has been trading for more than 42 years and has had the pleasure of training tens of thousands of happy customers. Today the company is headed by Ed Pargeter’s son, Sean who, along with his team have taken the company to the next level. Not many HGV training companies can boast such longevity.
2) Not Just HGV Training
EP Training provides a full suite of training disciplines meaning whatever you need, EP has the solution. Whether it’s HGV, Bus, Minibus, Driver CPC, ADR, First Aid, or Transport Manager CPC you need look no further than Surreys’ EP Training.
3) Reputation and Reviews
EP has no less than 4,000, 5-star reviews. They are the number 1 ranked driver training school on Trustpilot for the United Kingdom. EP will always ensure your experience is professional and they will always aim to surpass your expectations. Don’t just take our word for it, Google “EP Training reviews” and see for yourself.
4) Location, Location, Location
EP has always run trucks from Surrey. They are not a national company as there aren’t any national HGV training companies. If you are in the Surrey vicinity, then EP has several training locations to choose where to start your course. Their main offices, where classroom tuition is delivered is in beautiful Bookham, near Leatherhead.
For HGV and bus driver training EP has no less than 3 areas to choose from in Surrey including Addlestone, Guildford and Cranleigh. If you are in Surrey, you won’t ever have far to travel to start your training course. All locations provide free parking.
5) Training vehicles
With EP Training you will always be taught and tested on modern trucks that are well maintained and all are automatics. As the rules changed back in 2014 it is now possible to test using an automatic gear transmission. With a fleet of 20 training vehicles including 7 articulated trucks, EP is by far the largest HGV training provider in Surrey.
6) Instructor knowledge and experience
All of EP’s professional staff have many years’ experience when it comes to training in their respective disciplines. All instructors reside in the area so are experts at local road knowledge and know all the test routes like the back of their hands. EP only trains and tests in Guildford so you won’t get any nasty surprises of testing in an unfamiliar place. All those that work for EP Training are suitably qualified and are experts in their fields. Just have a look at the reviews EP’s instructor receive on social media.
7) Broker Free
EP Training is the only commercial transport training company in Surrey that refuses to work with HGV training brokers and middlemen.
All other HGV training companies in Surrey work with HGV training brokers, which is not right nor fair to the customer. Since the dawn of the internet there has been a persistent issue with HGV training brokers. These are companies that advertise online as if they were national HGV training companies when in fact, they are just a middleman or 3rd party. Using these middlemen and brokers will mean you will pay more for your training, and it will take longer to complete. You do NOT need to pay a premium for a broker to “arrange your training” when you can just go direct to a good company like EP! Doing business with EP will mean you will avoid paying broker fees and leave yourself a nice chunk of change!
8) The whole package
EP is renowned for providing exceptional training solutions from start to finish. For example, HGV driving students EP will provide the entire service including provisional application, medical, theory tuition, theory tests, driving and Driver CPC. EP’s staff are always on hand to answer any questions and deal with any enquiries. All communications with customers are dealt with promptly and in a professional manner. Whether you are in Surrey or anywhere else in the United Kingdom you can use EP’s online tutorials on their YouTube channel.
9) The Preferred Choice for Professionals.
Since its inception in 1981 literally tens of thousands of satisfied customers have passed through their classrooms or cabs. In fact, many have returned over the years to source further training. Much of EP’s current customers come via recommendations from previous customers. EP has and continues to provide high quality training to both corporate and private individuals. Some of their customers include DHL, BBC, SITA, SUEZ, Eurovia, Carlsberg to name but a few. They are also the preferred choice for ALL local Borough Councils within the Surrey area including Spelthorne, Reigate and Banstead, Epsom and Ewell, Guildford, and Horsham.
10) Value for Money
In a time where money is tight it is important to get value for your money. Surrey based EP Training is one of the very few LGV training providers who display all course fees online via their website. Most other providers and certainly middlemen will not show what they charge for their services. It is important to show transparency and full costs, including VAT online so customers know what they will need to invest in their respective courses.
EP has always provided excellent value for money for all training courses including HGV, ADR, CPC, HIAB etc. Many customers comment on how much cheaper EP Training are to other HGV training companies that have quoted them. You simply won’t find better value for your training than EP Training Services.
11) Approved HGV Driving Testing Area
Since November 2021 how you take and pass your HGV driving test has changed. As a result, the driving test has been split into two parts. Before you can take the on-road (Module 3b) driving test you must pass the off-road manoeuvres (3a) driving test. EP Training is a DVSA approved driving test centre which means you will train and test for the 3a part at their own centre by their own examiners.
12) Approved DVSA Periodic Driver CPC and Module 4 Examination Centre
Since 2008 EP Training has been a DVSA registered Periodic Driver CPC training centre. Since then, over 10,000 customers have attended their 35 hours classroom or online CPC training sessions. Surrey based EP has delivered courses nearly every day of the year since Driver CPC became a legal requirement for all professional lorry drivers.
In 2011 EP was recognised as an accredited Initial CPC Module 4 practical testing centre. This meant customers can train and test for the Module 4 with EP at their approved location in Surrey. Whether it’s Initial or Periodic Driver CPC you need, EP can provide an excellent service with results to match.
If you're based in Surrey and need HGV or other training then, after having read this post why would you need to look elsewhere?
Why not give their professional, friendly team a call today and get your career off to the best start.