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    Longing to escape Portsea? Retrain as an HGV driver with HGV Training Network – giving you the time, money, and freedom to travel and explore. Just give us a call on 0800 254 5007!


    Why retrain with HGV Training Network in Portsmouth?

    Choose the experts when retraining – HGV Training Network enjoys exceptional pass rates, including a pass rate of at least 90% for theory tests alone.

    Plus, with 50 UK training locations, the impact of retraining can be reduced simply by limiting your commute – giving you more time to study and relax.

    With an upcoming shortage of HGV drivers and a history rooted in transporting goods – HGV Training Network Portsmouth can help you build the future you dream of.

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    Why become a HGV driver in Portsmouth?

    With its proximity to mainland Europe and plentiful distribution hubs, Portsmouth is an excellent base for HGV drivers not afraid of a bit of hard work.

    This also gives prospective drivers the chance to cherry-pick the jobs that suit them best – giving them the work pattern or wages they need to thrive.

    That, plus a salary range from £27,000 to £55,000 rising with experience makes HGV driving a bit of a no-brainer for any adventurous soul!


    Contact us for HGV Training in Portsmouth today.

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


    Why choose HGV Training Network for HGV Training in Portsmouth?

    Retraining as an HGV driver is an excellent springboard for many careers – all of which can be made easier by choosing a fully accredited supplier like Training Network.

    We provide bespoke support for all learners, book all the tests, and sort all the paperwork on your behalf – so you can focus on getting out on the road sooner.

    With thousands of successful graduates and many 5-star reviews, what are you waiting for?

    Pricing and finance options for HGV driver training in Portsmouth

    Interested in financing your HGV training?

    HGV Training Network understand that retraining can be a lot to consider financially as an up-front sum, which is why we are the only provider to offer finance options, including Train Now, Pay Later options from Snap Finance. Spread the cost for up to 36 months, if eligible, and take the pressure off your studies.

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    Contact HGV Training Network for HGV driver training in Portsmouth

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

    Learn more about our other training courses such as; HIAB training, ADR training, CPC training, Trailer Training and Horsebox driver training.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Can I get free HGV training in Portsmouth?

    You may have heard that some providers offer free training opportunities across the UK, in partnership with local councils.
    While it is perfectly possible you may qualify for free training, there are several barriers to accessing them, including:

    · A small number of training places
    · Limited providers
    · Varied eligibility criteria
    · Long application procedures
    · Oversubscription to opportunities

    For those that are not eligible for free HGV driver training, don’t despair.

    HGV Training Network is proud to be the only supplier of driver finance to prospective learners, helping them access our HGV training courses and redefine their working lives.

    In as little as 5 weeks you too could be packing up your desk and welcoming the freedoms of the open road, the Great British countryside unfolding across your windscreen.

    For more information on how we can help, browse our Snap finance options or give us a call for a no-obligation conversation with our friendly team.

    Can I be an HGV driver if I wear glasses?

    Absolutely, as long as you are considered safe to drive.

    All HGV trainees have to undergo a medical assessment before they get behind the wheel, to ensure that they are legally safe to control such large and heavy vehicles.

    The doctors completing these assessments will consider your overall health, including your vision and hearing, to ensure that you are sufficiently aware of your surroundings and can recognise road hazards in good time – to stop them from becoming accidents.

    As long as you meet DVLA eyesight standards, there is no reason needing corrective lenses should stop you from a career driving professionally.

    To book your HGV medical assessment and further training, call or email us today at Our friendly advisors can answer any questions and start your training journey as soon as you are ready.

    Is driving an HGV hard?

    Due to their sheer size and the intimidation factor that comes from the largest, heaviest vehicles on the road, many people assume they will be very tricky to drive.

    However, just as you passed your car test all those years ago, our HGV driver training equips you with the confidence and skills needed to handle articulated vehicles that are considerably wider, taller and longer than domestic vehicles.

    Once you are more confident in handling larger vehicles and are fluent in some HGV-specific skills related to loading and unloading, you’ll soon find yourself ready to pass your practical test.

    If HGVs were more difficult to handle, your practical training would take much longer than 5 days to complete – so try not to be overwhelmed before you get behind the wheel and have confidence in yourself.

    For more information about HGV driving in practice, call or email us today at Our friendly advisors can answer any question you may have and start the process for you at your local training centre.

    Is HGV driving in Portsmouth worth changing jobs for?

    In the current market, HGV driving is one of the most profitable and enjoyable careers for newly qualified professionals – with new drivers frequently exceeding £25,000 per year as their starting salary.

    But that’s not all.

    Common benefits, alongside excellent pay, also include:

    •       Unbeaten independence
    •       The freedom to fit work around your home life
    •       No two days are the same – variety is the spice of life after all
    •       Varied company-specific benefits, ranging from free meals to cash-bonuses
    •       Legally protected driving and resting hours to keep you fighting fit

    Simply put, HGV driving can change both your professional and private life as you know it.

    Similarly, as the UK is currently experiencing a driver shortage, companies have an abundance of work to offer, giving you the chance to choose jobs that suit you best – putting you in charge of your destiny.

    To find out more about how HGV training in Portsmouth could be perfect for you, you can call or email us today at Our friendly advisors can answer any questions you may have, giving you the no-obligation information you need to help you make your decision.

    Which vehicles can I learn to drive with HGV training in Portsmouth?

    Before they get started, trainees will need to decide which licence they wish to study for, as each corresponds to different vehicle weights. Each licence can drive:  

    •       The 7.5 Ton Cat C1 licence – with this licence you can drive delivery and removal vehicles, ambulances, and smaller horseboxes.
    •       Class 2 Cat C licence – Cat C professionals can drive fire engines, tractors with long trailers, refuse or recycling trucks and anything on the Cat C1 vehicles.
    •       Class 1 Cat C + E licence – Articulated or drawbar HGVs are most commonly driven by those with this licence, but they can also handle anything from the 7.5 Ton Cat C1 licence and the Class 2 Cat C licence.

    For help deciding which vehicle licence will be best for you, call us – our advisors will gladly discuss your options and career plans with you to help you make a final decision.

    What else can I do once I gain my HGV licence?

    Although many of our graduates continue to predominantly drive HGVs, some later opt for a change and explore alternative vehicles. These can include carrying passengers or goods:

    Carrying passengers
    · Ambulances and fire engines
    · Horseboxes of all sizes
    · PCVs – Passenger Carrying Vehicles, such as buses or coaches *

    Carrying goods
    These options allow you to continue to carry goods, with enhanced accountability.
    · ADRs – a Dangerous Goods Vehicle driver, allowing you to carry goods that may be flammable, toxic, or even radioactive! *
    · HIABs – lorry-mounted cranes or lorry loaders *
    · Refuse or recycling lorries
    *Stars mark career options that require further certification.

    While varied, all of these jobs come with fantastic salaries thanks to their increased responsibility as well as high job satisfaction, and depending on where you work, can include a range of driver-specific benefits!

    To see how HGV driving could be an excellent starting point for you, reach out to our expert team today. You can email us at or fill in our enquiry form and we’ll get you cruising in a matter of weeks.

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