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Cat B+E Car & Trailer Training Course Shrewsbury or Telford

Shropshire Driver Training Academy 01952 770659 [email protected]

Family run professional driver training courses that exceed your expectations. With over 30 years in the transport and training industry we offer excellent levels of service and a clear route to achieving success. We operate Shropshire’s only customer driving test sites in Shrewsbury and in Telford. All of our equipment is new and perfectly fits the needs of the learner. We have staff available to help you with every step of the process. Our training centres offer training rooms, waiting rooms, complimentary hot and cold drinks, secure parking and on-site full size practice areas.
We have our own in-house DVSA assessor.
We have a large team of friendly staff, large fleet of new vehicles and pre-book hundreds of driving tests months in advance allowing us to be flexible and keep waiting times to a minimum.
Courses can be booked per lesson or as a block at flexible times.

 

Cat B+E (Car & Trailer Test)

If you passed your car test after 1st January 1997 you may need to pass a DVSA test if you wish to tow a large trailer or caravan. Minimum age 17 and you must hold a valid UK driving licence.

We can arrange an optional free assessment drive where you can visit our site, meet an instructor, discuss your training and test and try some of the test manoeuvres on site.

We supply everything you need including brand new top of the range Nissan Navara tow vehicles with 360 camera system, easy to reverse twin axle box trailers and have hundreds of pre-booked tests. We recommend booking an intensive course and we can work around your schedule.

The course will prepare you for the 90 minute test with on road driving, hitching, reversing and safety Q&A.

Courses are 1:1 and the duration will vary depending on your experience and confidence. The average course is 10 hours including the test, usually spread over 2 days. If you wish to share the course with a friend or colleague the average course is 16 hours including both tests, spread over 3 days. This reduces the cost per person.

Training is charged per hour @ £42+VAT, the test fee arranged through us @ £115. The initial assessment is free. If you are not successful when taking the test we would discuss your additional training needs and arrange another test quickly. The average retest is 4 hours including the test time and the test fee.

Our pass rate is at least double of the national average and we are one of the UK’s largest training providers completing hundreds of these courses per year.

Once dates are arranged we will invoice for the course. This is payable 1 week before the course start date. Alternatively we offer low deposit, 0% APR finance packages ‘subject to status’

If you already hold the correct B+E licence category and wish to improve your confidence and skills we offer driver development courses. We supply the tow vehicle and trailer or you can use your own equipment/caravan. The cost is £42+VAT per hour. The average refresher course is 4 hours.

If you would like to arrange a free assessment or have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.

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Driver CPC Periodic 35 Hours Details

Family run professional driver training courses that exceed your expectations. With over 30 years in the transport and training industry we offer excellent levels of service and a clear route to achieving success. We operate Shropshire’s only customer driving test sites in Shrewsbury and in Telford. All of our equipment is new and perfectly fits the needs of the learner. We have staff available to help you with every step of the process. Our training centres offer training rooms, waiting rooms, complimentary hot and cold drinks, secure parking and on-site full size practice areas.
We have our own in-house DVSA assessor.
We have a large team of friendly staff, large fleet of new vehicles and pre-book hundreds of driving tests months in advance allowing us to be flexible and keep waiting times to a minimum.
Courses can be booked per lesson or as a block at flexible times.

 

Driver CPC (Periodic Training) 35 hours every 5 years

If you already hold a Driver CPC qualification you will need to complete 35 hours (5 days) of periodic training every 5 years. This can be booked as a block or per day. We recommend trying to complete 1 day (7 hours) every year on a rolling basis.

We offer an extensive range of course topics with interesting and informative content. We use optional electronic hand sets to improve interaction within the group. The day will consist of a 3.5 hour morning session, 3.5 hour afternoon session and 1 hour of breaks. Our courses are suitable for lorry or bus drivers.

The periodic training is attendance only, there is no test to complete. If you do not already hold a Driver CPC you will need the Initial Qualification Mod 2 and Mod 4 before you do any periodic training. We can send you more details about the Initial Qualification.

Your periodic training hours are uploaded and recorded by JAUPT. These can be checked at any time on their web site. This will show you what hours you have completed and how many more you need to do.

We can deliver this course at one of our Shropshire training centres or at your location anywhere in the UK. Additional costs and mileage charges may apply depending on your location. Discounts may be available for large group bookings.

Our training rooms are heated in the winter and air conditioned in the summer. Hot and cold refreshments are provided throughout the day and a complimentary lunch is provided. We have secure parking and all of our instructors are experienced and very knowledgable in the subject matter.

Costs per person per day. £59.38 + VAT (£11.88) DVSA upload Fee £8.75 Total £80.00

Upcoming Dates at our Shropshire training sites, please contact us for availability.

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Driver CPC Mod 2 and Mod 4 Details

Family run professional driver training courses that exceed your expectations. With over 30 years in the transport and training industry we offer excellent levels of service and a clear route to achieving success. We operate Shropshire’s only customer driving test sites in Shrewsbury and in Telford. All of our equipment is new and perfectly fits the needs of the learner. We have staff available to help you with every step of the process. Our training centres offer training rooms, waiting rooms, complimentary hot and cold drinks, secure parking and on-site full size practice areas.
We have our own in-house DVSA assessor.
We have a large team of friendly staff, large fleet of new vehicles and pre-book hundreds of driving tests months in advance allowing us to be flexible and keep waiting times to a minimum.
Courses can be booked per lesson or as a block at flexible times.

 

Driver CPC (Initial Qualification)

If you wish to drive a lorry or bus professionally you will need a Driver CPC qualification. If you already hold a Driver CPC you will need to keep it up to date by completing 35 hours of periodic training every 5 years. We can send you more details about our periodic training courses. If you do not already hold a Driver CPC you will need to pass 2 Modules.

Module 2 - Driver CPC Case Studies

This computer based multiple choice test can be booked at any Pearson theory test centre throughout the UK. The cost is £23 and you can book it directly by calling 0300 200 11 22. There are various apps and websites available to help you prepare.
We recommend using https://www.dtsanytime.co.uk/LGV.aspx

Module 4 - Driver CPC Practical Demo

Our Mod 4 course prepares you for the practical test. We supply you with the vehicle for the training and test and prepare you for the subject areas. The training duration is dependant on your skill and confidence but usually 2 hours. We can be very flexible with bookings and provide the training and test on the same day.
We have our own in-house DVSA assessor who will conduct all tests at one of our Shropshire training centres. This allows us to schedule test slots to work around you and not have to rely on using the public driving test sites and examiners.
The test involves a variety of questions that you must demonstrate how you would load the vehicle, check it was safe to use, prevent risk and prevent trafficking of illegal immigrants.

Costs per person.
Mod 4 Training £205 + VAT (£41) DVSA Upload Fee £55
Total £301

If you would like any more information or to make a booking please contact us.

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Driver CPC Mod 4 Perfect Score

Using our new 5000kg VW Crafter CR50 Chris successfully passed the Driver CPC Mod 4 test at Harlescott today. Usually these tests are undertaken at our Rodenhurst Training Centre but we have a few staff on annual leave and decided to book this at the public driving test site. Trained by Steve S, pre test prep with Steve D and a perfect score of 100% was the reward for everyone involved. The pre test lesson with Steve D and the DVSA examiners comments where both very impressive and this really was a bench mark pass. 

Congratulations Chris, we all hope you enjoy your new adventure and part time work in the transport industry. 

If you would like any more information about our Driver CPC courses please contact 01952 770659 or [email protected] 

 

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EU Driver Hours

EU Drivers Hours  

 

 

 

 

 

This brief summary covers the key points of the legislation. Please visit https://www.gov.uk/drivers-hours for more details and updates.

 

Driving Time

Under the Regulation, driving time must not exceed an accumulated amount of:

  • 9 hours per day – this can be extended to 10 hours twice a week
  • 56 hours in any one week
  • 90 hours in any two consecutive week

Your total working time, (driving time combined with all “other work”) is governed by RT(WT)R and must not exceed 60 hours in any one week or average over 48 hours in a “reference period” of between 17-26 weeks.

 

Driving Breaks

After no more than 4 hours 30 minutes of continuous driving, a break or breaks totalling 45 minutes must be taken.

If you take a break at any point during the 4 hours 30 minutes of driving, the first period must be at least 15 minutes in duration and the second period must be at least 30 minutes.

You cannot split the 45 minutes into three 15-minute breaks.

 

Daily Rest

During any 24-hour period a daily rest period must be taken:

  • Minimum duration is 11 hours.
  • This can be reduced to 9 hours on no more than three occasions between two weekly rest periods (no compensation required).
  • Daily rest can be split into two periods. In this case, the first must be at least 3 hours and the second at least 9 hours, so that the total daily rest period, if split, becomes 12 hours.

 

Weekly Rest

After six 24-hour periods since your last weekly rest period a new one must begin. This weekly rest period:

  • Must be a minimum of unbroken 45 hours.
  • A reduction from 45 hours to a minimum of 24 hours can be applied once in any two consecutive weeks.
  • Any reduction must be compensated for in full, in a single block, by the end of the third week in question.
  • The compensation must be attached to a rest period of no less than 9 hours in duration.
  • A rest period that begins in one week and falls into another week can be attached to either week.

Daily and Weekly periods of rest must be “uninterrupted”. This means you must be able to freely dispose of your own time. If the period is “interrupted” then it may have to be repeated. An exception may apply to rest taken during ferry crossings, and to emergency situations – please ask your employer or refer directly to the Regulation for full details.

In a multi-manning situation, drivers must take a daily rest break of at least 9 hours, within 30 hours of the end of a daily or weekly rest period (during this period the vehicle must be stationary).

 

Drivers’ Obligations

  •     You must comply with the rest and break requirements.
  •     You are required to record as “other work” all activities defined as such under the RT(WT)R.
  •     You must use the “cross hammers” mode to record other work and the “packing case” to record availability.
  •     You must keep records of all driving periods for the current day and any generated by you in the previous 28 calendar days to produce in the event of a roadside check.
  •     If your digital driver card becomes lost, stolen, or damaged you must comply with the manual entry requirements. See Tachograph resource for further information.

 

DVSA in Great Britain & the DVTA in Northern Ireland are responsible for enforcing the Regulation.

 

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Caravan Reversing & Loading Course

It's that time of year again, the sunny weather is the best time to take out the caravan for the summer break. If you passed your test before 1997 you probably have the correct license (Cat B+E) to tow a large caravan or trailer but you may need to improve your skills and confidence. 

 

We offer caravan handling course for license holders. These will include:

  • Reversing
  • Hitching
  • Loadings
  • Hints
  • Tips
  • Parking
  • General Driving
  • Speed Limits
  • Safety 

 

If you passed your car test since 1997 you will probably need to pass a DVSA test (Cat B+E) if you wish to tow a large caravan or trailer. Please click here for more details about this course. 

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Moving on HGV Class 2.......

Congratulations Jamie, our latest candidate on our Any Driver Advanced Learner Loan program. Successful completion of his Level 3 Certificate of Moving Freight by Road and BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Customer Service means his can now start his progression training.

Jamie chosen progression training his LGV driver training and test (HGV Cat C Class 2) and Driver CPC. 

Congratulations Jamie from everyone at Dulson Training Ltd.

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0% APR Finance on Driver Training

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.

Example

Training Course £1000 Non-refundable Deposit (12%) £120 Term 12 Months
APR 0%
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.

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Apprenticeship LGV Driver

LGV Driver Apprenticeships

Driving Apprenticeships 

FACT: There is a UK Driver Shortage!

According to a new survey, the driver shortage is a bigger cause for concern to the industry in 2018 than it was last year.

 

We have an answer: Train them for Free!

Dulson Training Ltd are offering free HGV driver training to companies through a new apprenticeship scheme. You can get a new Class 2 or Class 1 driver trained in a range of skills that your business needs. This will either be for free or 90% funded. Not only will the new Class 2 or Class 1 driver qualify for their initial Driver CPC, they will also complete the full 35 hours of periodic training. This means you will get a 10 year Driver CPC qualified driver at the end of the process. This scheme is available for adults of all ages and both current or new employees aged 18 and over. T&C’s Apply.

The apprentice LGV driving program are government backed training programs that are designed to help the driver, the employer and the haulage industry. 

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Apprenticeship LGV Driver

LGV Driver Apprenticeships

Driving Apprenticeships 

FACT: There is a UK Driver Shortage!

According to a new survey, the driver shortage is a bigger cause for concern to the industry in 2018 than it was last year.

 

We have an answer: Train them for Free!

Dulson Training Ltd are offering free HGV driver training to companies through a new apprenticeship scheme. You can get a new Class 2 or Class 1 driver trained in a range of skills that your business needs. This will either be for free or 90% funded. Not only will the new Class 2 or Class 1 driver qualify for their initial Driver CPC, they will also complete the full 35 hours of periodic training. This means you will get a 10 year Driver CPC qualified driver at the end of the process. This scheme is available for adults of all ages and both current or new employees aged 18 and over. T&C’s Apply.

The apprentice LGV driving program are government backed training programs that are designed to help the driver, the employer and the haulage industry. 

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