Why Choose Dulson Training Ltd

Why Choose Dulson Training Ltd

We have 0% APR Finance Options and Government Funded Advanced Learner Loans. You do not need a deposit or a good credit rating. 

Welcome to Dulson Training Ltd. We are family run organization with over 25 years experience in driver training and the haulage industry. We have adapted and continuously improved our service to become one of the UK's largest training providers. We have invested substantially to provide the best and most cost effective training packages available. With 0% APR Credit and Government Funding Advanced Learner Loans.

  • Excellent pass rates, more than double the national average.
  • Free Assessments 
  • Amazing customer reviews. Please take a look at our customer reviews here.
  • Brand new training equipment, one of the most impressive training fleets in the UK. 
  • Purpose built training Centre, parking, WC, waiting rooms, training rooms and full size maneuvering areas.
  • Shropshire's only private DVSA test site, train where you test. Short waiting lists and no wasted time.
  • A large passionate workforce who will always want to see you succeed and keep the waiting lists low.
  • We have one of the UK's only in-house DVSA Driver CPC Mod 4 examiners.
  • Step-by-Step help, we are always happy to assist you with the entire process.
  • We help you to find employment in your new career.
  • The perfect time for a new career, there is a huge driver shortage, take a look at this article. 
  • 0% finance, subject to status.
  • Student loans for unemployed, employed or self employed even with a bad credit rating.
  • Some courses can be delivered nationwide.
  • Multiple locations across Shropshire
  • Lagre corporate, group or private individual bookings welcome.
  • Your one stop shop for driver development or license question training.
  • Always a professional, friendly and reliable service from our office and team of experienced instructors.
  • We always welcome a face to face to discuss your training needs.

We are working with local haulage companies and driving agencies to help you find your new job.

The UK has a huge HGV driver shortage! We offer the skills training needed for you to qualify as a professional driver and can help you locate suitable employment.

We refuse to take any shortcuts, you always get what you pay for at Dulson Training Ltd. We are UK industry leaders in driver training. we serve Shrewsbury, Telford, Shropshire, Midlands and Wales

Take Your Test In Shrewsbury Or Telford At Our Private DVSA Test Sites

Raising The Standards in Commercial Training

Raising The Standards in Commercial Training

Shropshire Driver Training Academy raising commercial driving standards. Dulson Training Limited is Shropshire’s only training provider with a DVSA In-house examiner and private driving test centre on site. For over 25 years the family run business has been successfully training individuals and business based customers across a range of classes including HGV LGV Class 1 and 2 trucks, ambulances and horseboxes, PCV/PSV for coaches and buses, also minibus driving.  Car and trailer training is very popular and there is the opportunity for drivers to gain or update their Driver Certificate of Professional Competence qualification. Steve Dulson, Managing Director, explains the popularity and success of the site saying: “We have everything you could need for driver training and testing on our private land. Our equipment is new, we have a 20 seater classroom, on site test tracks and, with our own training staff and on site DVSA qualified examiner, we can shorten the time taken for drivers to gain their qualifications which has a two-fold benefit to them.  It saves them money and reduces by up to 3 months the time until they can start driving jobs. “Our private test site has the facility for full reversing practice and trainees can get in driving practice before going on to the public roads.” Steve is proud that the fleet of vehicles are very user friendly which helps to gain the confidence of the trainees.  He has just taken ownership from Greenhous Commercials of one of the latest DAF CF Euro 6 artic 4x2 tractor units to add to an existing DAF CF artic, two DAF LF 12 tonne trucks and one DAF LF 13 tonne truck. Much of his fleet has been supplied by Greenhous including a Nissan Navara used for trailer towing training. “Greenhous are an ideal partner with excellent, relevant vehicles for training purposes. They stock the parts we need and along with servicing they offer a 24/7 response to our needs which is essential,” says Steve.  Steve reveals that feedback from trainee drivers has been very positive about the DAF products used. “They are very user friendly vehicles and it is important to have a relaxed driver behind the wheel”, he reports. “The DAF LF is a small and manoeuvrable vehicle with not too many gadgets. It is an ideal first truck to drive and the transition from driving a car to the LF is seamless for many. “The new Euro 6 DAF CF feels so smooth and quiet.  The examiner can stand outside and easily communicate instructions to the driver. The cab space in the artic is excellent, not claustrophobic at all. It is so important to make the environment comfortable for the trainee driver.” Dulson Training Ltd place customer experience at the top of their list of priorities and the facilities at the training centre are certainly impressive. There is a large car park and refreshments are available. The large classroom caters for classes up to 20 in number and lunch can be provided on some courses. The company made a conscious decision to have an automatic fleet of trucks, though they have manual versions available on request. All of the vehicles are washed every day. Steve explained the importance of setting up the Shropshire Driver Training Academy revealing a staggering 45,000 shortage of HGV drivers in the UK. “It is estimated that 5 qualified drivers leave the industry each day”, Steve revealed. “That is why we started the Academy, to encourage over 18’s to get their training.  We can offer low rate finance packages and offer an NVQ in Customer Service qualification that can enable the trainee to access student loans to help with the cost of their HGV training. “We also help our new graduates to find work and prepare them for the workplace driving experience. Dulson Training examiners also provide certification of competence for any drivers that can be submitted to insurance companies. Dulson Training are keen to offer ‘taster days’ in the future to encourage people to have a go at driving whatever size of vehicle they like. Dulson are members of the Road Haulage Association who support innovative ideas for encouraging people to become HGV drivers.

Shropshire's Only Private DVSA Test Sites

Shropshire's Only Private DVSA Test Sites

We are extremely proud to announce the partnership between Dulson Training Ltd and the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) This relationship is set to expand again in 2018 to help further establish us as one of the UK's leading training providers. 

DVSA In-house Mod 4 examiner at Dulson Training Ltd

We are extremely happy to be selected as one of the first training providers in the UK to have the in-house Driver CPC Mod 4 examiner facility. This is not an internal delegated examiner like many others, this is a Dulson employee enabled to test the general public before they enter the lorry or bus driving industry. This facility has been granted because we conduct a high number of tests annually and constantly repeat the high standards expected by the DVSA. It is a big responsibility and we have been spot checked twice so far with excellent feedback. 

Please be aware that if you are tested in-house you can not be prepared for the test by the same person. The in-house examiner can not prepare you for the Mod 4 test or conduct any other lorry or bus driver training before or after your test due to conflict. Dulson Training Ltd are the only company in Shrewsbury and Telford who have more multiple employees this means we can train you for your driving test, prepare you for the Mod 4 test and then someone else will actually conduct the Mod 4 test with you. No conflict! 

If you have tested with someone in-house and then you do your driver training with them this can have serous consequences. We have designated areas at our sites to prepare you with the Mod 4 and then for the test to be conducted. We have indoor training rooms where the load demonstration trolley is used and can conduct tests at a time to suit you, evenings, weekdays or weekends are available. For more information please contact us or have a look at our Driver CPC course page. 

Setting the Standard!

Shropshire's Only DVSA Private Customer Test Sites 

The public test site in Shrewsbury (Harlescott LGV) has officially been announced that it will close. When the site closes there will be no where to take a test in Shrewsbury. Local people would need to travel to Wolverhampton, Birmingham or Wrexham to take their driving test. We did not think this was acceptable and believe you should take your test on familiar territory. Especially if your training takes place at that location. This has been happening nationwide with very poor results. Its now become,e normal to train in one town/city and then travel an hour on the test day to drive in an unfamiliar area. 

We decided to invest heavily and open our own customer sites in Shrewsbury and Telford, after almost 12 months of planning, investment and certification we have been awarded test site status. This allows us to conduct tests with a DVSA examiner at our own site. The list of benefits is endless.

  • Huge test availability keeping your waiting time low, the public site is often more than 10 weeks. Our site is usually less than 1 week to get a test. 
  • You can practice the reversing exercise on the exact same ground as you be taking your test on.
  • Lessons and routes are planned so that you know exactly what to expect on the test with multiple chances to visit the test site, this is not allowed at the public sites.
  • All lessons are around Shrewsbury and then you will test using the same routes.
  • Training and tests in the same location, keeping costs, traveling and wasted time to a minimum.
  • The facility is used for the reversing practice, coupling exercise and Mod 4 training/test. Its a safe, clean and secure environment. 

The site is monitored and visited regularly by the DVSA and a DVSA examiner is present to conduct tests. This makes our standards, facilities and operation are always at the highest standards. 


Government Funded Advanced Learner Loan

Government Funded Advanced Learner Loan

Working with Any Driver Ltd, Dulson Training Ltd are delighted to announce that we are now able to offer you the chance to gain your Class 2 (Cat C) licence or upgrade to a Class 1 (Cat C + E) with no initial financial outlay by making use of the Advanced Learner Loan facility!

Offering training in the Midlands area Any Driver Ltd can deliver the LGV Driver Training Programme that consists of the following:

  • Level 3 Certificate in Moving Freight by Road
  • Level 3 Diploma in Customer Service

Upon successful completion of the academic qualifications Dulson Training Ltd will: 

  • Arrange and pay for your Medical assessment
  • Provide Theory & Hazard Perception test practice resources
  • Arrange and pay for your Theory and Hazard Perception tests
  • Provide 18 hours of on-road driver training (1 hour to be used for your test)
  • Arrange and pay for your Practical test
  • Arrange and pay for Module 2 & Module 4 Driver CPC

All of which mean you’ll be ready to hit the road!

If you already hold your Class 2 (Cat C) licence and want to upgrade to Class 1 (Cat C + E) we can deliver the HGV Driver Training Programme, which consists of all the above (except for the medical, theory & hazard perception tests) plus arrange and pay for 35 hours of Periodic Driver CPC should need it.

Making use of the Advanced Learner Loan facility creates a fantastic opportunity to change your career without any upfront costs!

Are you interested in a career in the transport industry? If YES! taking out an Advanced Learner Loan will enable you to achieve your goals. Whether you're unemployed and seeking employment or self-employed/employed and looking for a change, this is a fantastic opportunity to gain the necessary qualifications for a career in transport without having to make an initial financial outlay! You can apply for up to 4 loans - you can have more than 1 loan at a time, and you must be aged 19 or over on the first day of your course. Although no credit check will be required, there are other eligibility criteria that apply - Please email [email protected] for further information. You only need to repay the loan (plus interest) when you finish your course and earn more than £21,000* per year. Should your earnings drop below £21,000* per year your repayments will stop.

Your annual repayment will be 9% of any income you earn over £21,000*.

For example, your repayments would be:

£7 per month if you earn £22,000 per year

£30 per month if you earn £25,000 per year

We look forward to helping you achieve your goals.

To book a face to face meeting to discuss the opportunity in more details and book your place on a course, please email [email protected]

*Increasing to £25,000 per year from April 2018​

​Another option is https://www.gov.uk/career-development-loans

Interest Free Credit - 12 Months 0% APR

Interest Free Credit - 12 Months 0% APR

We are pleased to offer interest free credit - 0% APR in association with Omni Capital Retail Finance. You will need to make an appointment at one of our training locations and bring your valid UK driving licence (ID) and a debit/credit card to be used for the deposit if your loan is approved. You will be provided with the terms and conditions, agreement and an online credit check.

The repayment period is 12 months and you must pay a 12% application fee as a downpayment to activate your loan. Below is an example of some loans, the application fee, repayments and the total amount paid by you. For more information please contact us.