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    Your dream professional driving role that offers high wages, career progression and flexible hours is within reach. Regardless of whether you’re just starting or have experience, we have the perfect driving training course for you.

    Call us today on 0800 254 5007 to embark on HGV training in Durham!

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    Need HGV training in Durham?

    Looking for a reputable HGV training provider with proven results isn’t easy – but that’s where we come in. We offer training programmes that equip trainee drivers with the skills needed to earn their HGV licence.

    If you live in or around Durham, you can learn in our training facilities in Durham, Newcastle on Tyne, or Middlesbrough – whichever is easiest for you.

    All our specialist training centres provide the best level of training with a seasoned instructor.

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    Why become a HGV driver in Durham?

    Embracing a career in HGV driving comes with a myriad of advantages, including the freedom of working independently, steering clear of typical office politics, and the promise of attractive earnings. If these factors resonate with you, it may be time to consider HGV driving as a worthwhile career shift.

    Upon earning your qualifications, your annual earnings as a driver could potentially range from £40,000 to a soaring £60,000, depending on the location and distances covered in your journeys.

    As an HGV Driver based in Durham, not only will you amass a wealth of skills that are transferable to various other driving roles, but you’ll also have the option to pivot your career path if you wish to do so in the future.

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    Contact us for HGV Training in Durham today.

    If you’re looking to start your LGV and HGV driver training, we offer fully accredited, expert support whenever you’re ready.

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    Why choose HGV Training Network for your HGV training?

    We provide complete and professional HGV training in Durham here at HGV Training Network, helping you kick-start a new and exciting driving career.

    Our tutors have real-world experience driving HGVs, so you can rest easy knowing you’ll be receiving expert-level and safe training.

    Our dedicated team will also organise compulsory medical assessments, your theory and practical tests, and CPC Certificate of Professional Competence qualification. Additionally, they will help you to find HGV driver jobs in Durham after achieving your licence.

    Pricing and finance options for HGV driver training in Durham

    We understand that lump-sum payments aren’t always practical – that’s why we provide our trainee drivers with Train Now, Pay Later financing to suit them. This is fantastic as you can spread the cost of your training over up to 36 months in easy-to-manage payments.

    So, rather than worrying about the costs, you can enjoy the process and achieve your qualification.

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    Contact HGV Training Network for HGV driver training in Durham

    If you are looking to start your LGV and HGV driver training, contact HGV Training Network today for fully accredited, expert support.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What is the minimum age to undergo HGV driver training in the UK?

    In Britain, the minimum age for undergoing HGV driver training and obtaining a Category C (rigid) licence is typically 18 years old. 

    For Category C+E (articulated) licence, the minimum age is usually 21 years old.

    As well as being 18 years of age or over, you must have a valid standard driver’s licence, be medically fit to drive and gain a provisional HGV licence.

    What are the types of HGV licences?

    There are three types of HGV licences in the UK including:

    Category C1: Allows you to drive vehicles weighing between 3.5 and 7.5 tonnes, such as horse boxes. If you desire to become an ambulance driver, you’ll need to acquire this licence.

    Category C: Permits you to drive rigid vehicles over 3.5 tonnes, but not exceeding 32 tonnes.

    Category C+E: Enables you to manoeuvre articulated vehicles with trailers weighing over 3.5 tonnes, like the lorries you see on motorways.

    Is HGV Training Network a reputable training provider?

    Very much so! At the HGV Training Network, we’re an established HGV driver training provider, fully accredited by all the main industry bodies including Logistics UK.

    Our Google rating is 4.8, which is a testament to our track record of success!

    To see what our past students have to say about their experience learning with us, you can view our testimonials and hear from others who have undergone HGV training.

    After completing my HGV training in Durham, what earnings can I expect?

    Starting salaries for new HGV drivers average from £25,000 to £40,000, so you’re guaranteed an excellent wage at entry-level and further.

    As you increase in experience and knowledge of the road, your salary could increase to a stunning £55,000. 

    Earnings are conditional on your employer, distances driven, your location and the goods you carry. For example, those carrying toxic or flammable materials will likely be paid more – but you’ll need an ADR licence to do so.

    Can HGV drivers in Durham work seven days a week?

    You could work seven days a week if you wish, but you must follow the legal requirement for HGV driving working hours, which are as follows:

    • Work up to a maximum of 9 hours per day, or 10 hours per day twice a week. 
    • Not exceeding 56 hours maximum per week. 
    • After every 4.5 hours driven, you must take a 45-minute rest – tachographs are used to monitor driving times and break periods.
    • Have 45 hours of rest per week.
    • Work a maximum of 90 hours over two weeks – a 56-hour week must be followed by a 34-hour week or less. 

    How long does HGV training in Durham take?

    On average, the practical side of HGV training in Durham should be completed after around five days.

    However, the entire process can take between eight to ten weeks to finish. This includes driving lessons for the vehicles you wish to drive and gaining your licence once you’ve passed your theory and practical tests. 

    Learning with a trusted provider of HGV training in Durham with a track record of success will get you to where you want to be – whether it’s driving HGVs, buses or ambulances.

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