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Looking for a new career that offers excellent wages, job progression, and flexible working? With help from HGV Training Network, you’ll get all the training you need to earn your HGV license and become a confident professional driver.
Call us on 0800 254 5007 now to make the first step in your HGV training journey.
Need HGV training in Dumfries?
At HGV Training Network, we offer comprehensive training courses that equip trainee drivers with the skills needed to earn their HGV licence first time.
If you live in Scotland, you can learn in our training facilities in Dumfries, Kilmarnock, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Errol, or Aberdeen – choose whichever is closer to you.
All our specialist training sites provide elite-level training with a knowledgeable instructor.
Why become a HGV driver in Dumfries?
HGV driving boasts an array of advantages such as the opportunity to work independently, an escape from office politics, and an attractive salary. If these prospects appeal to you, consider a career in HGV driving.
Drivers could earn annual salaries ranging from £40,000 to as much as £60,000, depending on location and the distances covered. Pursuing a career in HGV driving also equips you with versatile skills that can be utilised in other driving roles, should you choose to switch career paths.
Moreover, the demand for HGV drivers is on the rise as over 4,000 seasoned drivers retire annually. This surge in opportunities means you’ll have the flexibility to cherry-pick roles that align best with your preferences and career aspirations
Why choose HGV Training Network for your HGV training?
Here at HGV Training Network, we offer professional HGV training in Dumfries, helping you switch to a fresh and fulfilling driving career.
Your seasoned tutor has first-hand experience operating HGVs, so you can relax knowing you’re in safe and experienced hands.
Our helpful team will also arrange your medical, theory and practical tests, and CPC qualification as well as helping you find your first job with our recruitment partner Blue Arrow.
Pricing and finance options for HGV driver training in Dumfries
Paying for services in one lump sum isn’t usually practical – that’s why we provide trainee drivers with Train Now, Pay Later financing. This means you spread tuition fees over up to 36 months, in easy-to-manage payments.
So, instead of stressing about the cost, you can enjoy the programme and get your licence.
19.9% APR! Lowest in the industry
Fast and easy application takes 5 minutes
Soft Search that doesn’t affect your credit score
UK Customer service and support throughout
Some of the highest approval rates in the industry
Pay your loan off early without penalty!
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to pass an HGV driving theory test?
Yes, during the HGV training process in Dumfries, you must pass a theory test.
The theory test assesses your knowledge of road safety, rules of the road and relevant regulations.
It consists of a multiple-choice question section and a hazard perception test that evaluates your reactions to potential danger on the road.
After completing my HGV training in Dumfries, what wage could I earn?
Initial salaries for newly qualified HGV drivers range from £25,000 to £40,000, so you’re sure to receive an incredible wage at entry-level and further.
As you gain more on-road experience, your earnings could increase to £55,000.
Salaries are mostly conditional to your employer, location, distances driven, and the types of goods you transport so be sure to look for this when you’re job searching.
Where will I do my HGV training in Dumfries?
Our specialist HGV training centre in Dumfries would be the best option for you if you live in or around southern Scotland.
But if you’re wanting something further afield, HGV Training Network has a host of incredible training facilities scattered across Scotland.
You can learn in our training facilities in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Kilmarnock, Aberdeen, or Errol – all offer the highest level of training with an experienced professional instructor.
Can I still undertake HGV training in Dumfries if I’m on medication?
The ability to become an HGV driver while taking medications depends on several factors, including the medications you are taking, their potential side effects, and how they may affect your ability to drive safely.
During the application process for an HGV licence, you may be asked to disclose any medical conditions and medications you are taking.
In many cases, taking medications alone may not automatically disqualify you from becoming an HGV driver. However, there are legal and safety considerations, including:
1. Medical Fitness: HGV drivers are required to meet certain medical standards to ensure they are fit to drive. The medical assessment will consider the impact of your medications on your ability to drive safely.
2. Medications and Side Effects: Some medications may cause drowsiness, dizziness, or other side effects that can impair your ability to drive safely. If your medications have such side effects, it could affect your eligibility to become an HGV driver.
3. Driver CPC Requirements: If you plan to drive HGVs professionally, you will need a Driver CPC (Certificate of Professional Competence). As part of the Driver CPC, you will need to undergo regular medical examinations to ensure you remain medically fit to drive.
What are the requirements for HGV training in Dumfries?
Before applying for HGV training in Dumfries, you need to ensure you meet the requirements for each licence category. Some general essentials include:
- Holding a valid car licence
- Being fit to drive and pass essential medical assessments
- Being 18 years of age or older
- Gaining a provisional HGV provisional licence
Is driving an HGV more difficult than driving a car?
Even though they’re longer, taller, and heavier, HGV controls are similar to that of a car.
This means that the driving mechanics will be typically the same, however, due to the size and weight of this vehicle, the considerations on the road will differ.
However, with the help of knowledgeable instructors, our HGV driver training equips you with the skills and confidence required to handle articulated vehicles that are larger than a car.