Who are we?
HGV Driver Training in Shrewsbury and Telford
- Government Funded HGV Driver Training Class 2 And Class 1
- Advanced Learner Loan Facility (Student Loans)
- Apprenticeships Warehouse and HGV Driver
- Private DVSA Driving Test Sites In Shrewsbury And Telford
- NVQ Level 3 Customer Service
- NVQ Level 3 Moving Freight
- Family Run For Over 30 Years
- Brand New Fleet
- DVSA In-House M4 Assessor
- Full Packages
- Excellent Pass Rates
- Great Customer Feedback And Satisfaction
- 0% APR Finance Packages
- Free Assessments
- Car To Class 1 - We Do Everything
- Theory Training
- Driver CPC Initial And Periodic
- Cat B+E Car & Trailer Courses
- Operator Training Courses
- Assessments And Refresher Courses
- Fleet Training
- Flexible Courses Or Block Bookings
- We Are Always Available To Help
We are the areas longest established training provider with outstanding facilities and deliver roughly ten times more courses than anyone else locally per week with exceptional results.
Take your Driving Test In Shrewsbury or Telford
At Shropshire's Only Private Driving Test Sites In Telford and Shrewsbury
We have worked extremely;y hard over the last few years to strengthen our relationship with the DVSA. We opened a DVSA customer test site in Shrewsbury in 2017 and now our latest addition another customer test site in Telford. We where also one of the first providers in the UK to have our own in-house M4 assessor.
We opened the site in Shrewsbury in 2017 to offer a more professional training environment for our customers and guarantee more stable test availability. We can pre-book hundreds of test slots allowing us to plan training courses with more accuracy and commitment. We deliver the courses in and around Shrewsbury test routes and all practice maneuvers are completed at the test site. When a customer is about to take their test they are on familiar territory and the exact same piece of tarmac that they have been practicing on. This inspires confidence and improves the chances of passing. Many training companies use public car parks are unmarked farm yards etc.
The examiner uses our site to conduct the tests and we use it in between for training purposes. It proved such a huge benefit that we decided to open a second site in Telford. Our new site will deliver even more tests with the same advantages as our Shrewsbury site. The added bonus for our Telford site is that is the only one of its kind in the area. If you want to training and test in Telford this is the only site that delivers public training course options in Telford.
We also qualified our own in-house DVSA M4 assessor, we deliver dozens of courses per month and it allows us to schedule courses with more flexibility for our customers. We can arrange this type of training and tests weekdays, weekends and evenings. This has also proven a huge success, we are constantly evolving and looking for the best way to deliver the best possible customer service.
With the addition of our second DVSA driving test site and our in-house assessor we continue to lead the way in customer service and continue to establish ourselves as one of the UK's leading driver training providers.
Advanced Learner Loans 'Student Loans'
Advanced Learner Loan Programme (Student Loan)
Working with Any Driver Ltd we have access to Advanced Learner Loan funding. The Advanced Learner Loans we use are exactly the same as the ones people studying at Colleges or University have access to – you might know them as Student Loans.
The Loans can be used by anyone who is aged 19 or above, has been resident in the UK for the last 3 years, has a current National Insurance number and is eligible to work in the UK. You can be employed, self-employed or unemployed and there is no credit check required.
The Loans are ONLY available to people who live in England – unfortunately we cannot offer this facility to anyone who lives in Wales. We would like to confirm that this training is NOT free, it is a Government backed loan – you will begin to pay the loan back when you earn over £25’000 per year. The loan value is £3838.00 The Student Loan Company will notify you when you need to start making repayments and they will be taken at source, so you don’t need to do anything to arrange the repayments.
Please remember, this loan facility is accessed via Any Driver Ltd, not Dulson Training Ltd. You will receive correspondence from the Student Loan Company at various times and it will state your loan is through Any Driver Ltd.The programme we can offer you comprises of the following:
Level 3 Certificate in Transporting Freight by Road (NVQ)
BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Customer Service (NVQ)
On road progression training & tests for either category C or C+E (formerly known as class 2 or class 1).
The 2 NVQ qualifications will be completed side-by-side and will be done over a 14-week period – both will need to be completed before you progress to the on-road training & practical tests. The 2 NVQ qualifications are funded via the Advanced Learner Loan – the on-road training & practical tests are paid for and delivered by Dulson Training Ltd and do NOT form any part of the Advanced Learner Loan. Whilst you are completing the NVQ qualifications, Dulson Training Ltd will arrange & pay for your medical assessment, this will be done in the 1st month so that you can apply for your provisional entitlement to drive in plenty of time. If you have already completed your medical and have your provisional entitlement, you’re good to go!
Transporting Freight by Road:
This qualification consists of 2 full days in the classroom, completing individual & group work, written work, online research & discussions. The 2 classroom days are spread over the whole course, we can even arrange weekend sessions if it is necessary, but it is essential that you attend both days. In addition, there will be a practical on-road driving session that also includes regulatory vehicle checks. The dates & times for all sessions will be agreed with you as you progress through the programme.
To complete the customer service element of the programme you will need to attend 3 half day work experience sessions in our offices. During the work experience sessions, you will be expected to get involved with talking to customers, helping to deal with queries, updating systems and working with other departments – but we will help and support you every step of the way! There is also written work that you need to complete, the workbooks will be emailed to you and you will need to complete them either in your own time or when you attend for the work experience sessions. Our NVQ co-ordinator, Ella, will be working with you during these sessions and will ensure you are on the right path at all times. It is important to understand that these 2 qualifications will require a commitment from you – they are both A Level standard qualifications and you will need to put in the effort required to complete them. They are both extremely valuable qualifications and will make you stand out from the crowd – once you’ve completed the programme and are looking for employment within the transport industry, in addition to your Cat C or C+E licence you will also have 2 industry recognised qualifications.
On-road progression training & tests:
Once you have successfully completed the 2 NVQ qualifications Dulson Training Ltd will provide you with theory & hazard perception training materials and, when you’re ready, book and pay for your theory & hazard perception tests. Once you’ve passed those, we will arrange your in-vehicle training and, again when you’re ready, we’ll book and pay for your practical test. If you’re successful at your first attempt at the practical test, Dulson Training Ltd will then book and pay for your Module 2 & 4 driver CPC. By completing the programme, you’ll be “job ready” and able to hit the road. We would just like to re-confirm that the on-road progression training & tests are paid for and delivered by Dulson Training Ltd and they do NOT form any part of the Advanced Learner Loan. We hold regular enrolment days at Dulson Training Ltd, On the enrolment days we will provide further details about this program and you can enrol.
Should you decide to proceed, there is paperwork to complete along with a short online assessment of your current level in English & maths – please don’t worry, it’s not a pass or fail test! You will then apply for your Advanced Learner Loan - all of this will be done on the enrolment day. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us or if you would like to proceed we can send you some dates and more information about our enrolment days.
0% APR Finance Packages
We are pleased to offer 0% APR finance packages over 12 months on most of our training courses. This is subject to status and T&C’s apply. You or someone on your behalf can apply for the finance package.
How does it work?
Once you have carefully chosen what training course you want to book you will need to contact us. We will do an online credit application. If this is approved and you wish to proceed we will need a non-refundable deposit. We will email you the loan T&C’s and credit agreement immediately.
We will not process your application for 14 days, during this time you can contact us in writing to cancel your credit application.
If you do not cancel your credit application within the 14 days your loan will be processed.
Once the credit application is approved we will contact you to arrange your practical training course.
Can I apply?
The minimum age is 18 years. You must have a gross annual income of over £5000, 3 years accurate UK address history and not currently bankrupt, have any IVA’s or CCJ’s. You must have a card to pay the non-refundable deposit and a bank or building society that you can use for direct debit payments. Some one can apply for the credit on your behalf but they will need to contact us.
How do the payments work?
If your credit application is successful and you want to proceed we will need a non- refundable deposit. Once the loan is processed you will pay 12 monthly 0% APR repayments from your bank or building society. You can pay higher repayments or pay offthe loan early with no penalty charge. If you prefer you can pay for part of your course in full and then arrange finance for the remaining amount.
Please note that the non refundable deposit is calculated at 12% of the credit amount. The 12% is an additional charge and the credit is then repaid with 0% APR over 12 months. You would save the 12% if you paid for your course in full.
Training Course £1000 Non-refundable Deposit (12%) £120 Term 12 Months
Monthly repayments £83.33
Total Payable £1120
If you would like more information about the finance package or if you would like to apply please contact us.
Job Seekers Funding (TCAT)
The Telford College HGV Pre-Employment Programme has trained more than 100 Job Seekers since its launch in April 2017. We are able to offer Class 2 (Cat C) HGV Training or Class 1(Cat C+E) for those with an existing HGV Licence.
Job Seeker Eligibility…
- Must hold a full Category B Drivers Licence (Car Licence)
- No more than 6 points held on licence
- Physically fit as all learners will undergo a medical assessment
- Criminal convictions will be considered on a case-by-case basis
Best of all, our training is free if the following criteria is met…
- Over 19 years of age and actively seeking employment
- In receipt of Job Seekers Allowance, Employment Support Allowance, Universal Credit or Income Support
Step - by Step Guide
- 4 Classroom Based Qualifcations
- Medical Exam
- Provisonal Licence Application
- Theory Training
- Multiple Choice/Hazard Perception/CPC Case Studies
- Driving Assessment
- Practical Driver Training Course & Test
LGV Driver Apprenticeships
At Dulson Training Ltd and TRS Training Ltd we go further in fully understanding what it is that our employer clients want to achieve from their training. We work as their partner in delivering on that vision, developing stronger employees who work well as individuals and as part of a team.
The LGV Apprenticeship programme is designed to help drivers get their lorry licence and gain skills to become valued members of an employer’s workforce and assist employers who wish to upgrade existing employees’ skills and or whowant to recruit new staff to fill their vacancies. Chosen provider of the 'RHA' Road Haulage Association '
FLEXIBLE COURSE DELIVERY
Prior to commencement of enrolling your apprentices, through an initial consultation, we establish employer’s needs and desired outcome from the apprenticeship programme. During the consultation we discuss the detail of how the programme is delivered and explain employer’s commitment to meet the apprenticeship requirements with a view to drawing up an agreement.
LGV DRIVER APPRENTICESHIP STANDARD CONSISTS OF:
Application of LGV provisional licence (including medical, if required).
Functional Skills Maths & English support, if required.
Theory Test training, preparing for the DVSA Multiple Choice & Hazard Perception (Module 1) and Driver CPC Case Study (Module 2).
• Practical in cab driver training 5 day course – cat C or
C+E for existing licence holders leading into DVSA driving test (module 3). Delivered by our training partners Dulson Training Ltd.
• Driver Training for Driver CPC (either preparation for Module 4 Test or for 35 hours Periodic Training
• On-site training: 20% Off-The-Job (in work hours) training.
• Company specific pre-driver training and post- drivertraining support, mentoring and monitoring.
• End Point Assessment (Independent Assessor) towards the conclusion of the programme.
The aim of the apprentice programme is for drivers to gain their Large Goods Vehicle Driving Licence and if not alreadyobtained, their English and Maths Level 2 qualifications.
For ‘B’ or ‘C1’ licence holders the category of LGV will be ‘C’. For existing ‘C’ holders it will be ‘C+E’.
DURATION & REVIEWS
The apprenticeship lasts a minimum of 12 months, and may follow this example:
Interview (and employer’s usual recruitment process).
Introduction to the Apprenticeship Programme.
Initial Assessment of English & Maths.
Completion of Drivers Apprenticeship Agreement.
Medical and Provisional Licence Application (if applicable).
Assignment of Mentor (by employer).
Confirmation of Job Offer and Contract of Employment.
Introduction to Mentor, Housekeeping, Code of Conduct,Tour of Facilities, Job Shadowing, Job Role & Objectives.
Introduction to Training Advisor/Assessor.
Commencement of DVSA theory training.
Complete the DVSA theory training and sitting test at DVSA theory centre.
Functional Skills delivery.
Commencement of work specific training/Observation byMentor & Training Advisor.
• Continuation of work specific training/Observation byMentor & Training Advisor.
• 5 day Cat C driver training course and test.
• 5 day Cat C+E driver training course and test.
• Driver CPC (either preparation for Module 4 Test or for 35hrs Periodic Training, as applicable).
• Further Functional Skills delivery and progression to obtainqualifications (where applicable).
• Progress Review.
• Final Progress Review / Knowledge Test. • End Point Assessment.
• Successful Completion.
Apprentices must hold a valid UK driving licence (at least Category B, i.e. car licence) and be at least 18 years old. There is no upper age limit or restriction.
The learner will be required to have or achieve level 1 English and Maths and to have taken level 2 English and Maths tests prior to completion of their Apprenticeship
FIND OUT MORE
If you are an employer seeking apprentices for an existing programme, or want to work with us to start your own Apprenticeship Programme please call 01952 770659 or [email protected]