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Driver CPC and Class 2 HGV training in Shrewsbury and Telford.

Well done Matthew, Cat C Class 2 passed in #shrewsbury today. After having your test cancelled because of Fog 2 weeks ago you had to deal with the heavy rain today.

 

Using our excellent #AdvancedLearnerLoan #LGVtraining program, no credit check, no deposit and only repayable once you start earning over 25k per year.

 

Congratulations from Ella, Jo and Paul who helped you with the extra classroom courses that you have also completed with flying colours. NVQ qualifications in moving freight and customer service. Now add the Cat C Class 2 and its been a great run, with your Class 1 already booked and your employment already in sorted you should be very proud.

 

Professional, Flexible and Great Value Training

 

‘Train Now Pay Later’

Free Assessments

Full Packages

Free Application Pack

Excellent Pass Rates

Award Winning

Advanced Learner Loans

Job Seekers Funding

Low Income Funding

 

#Telford #Shrewsbury #Shropshire

 

#hgv #lgv #psv #trailertraining #firstaid #drivercpc #ADR

 

Please contact our team for more information about our extensive range of courses:

 

01952 770659

info@dulsontraining.co.uk

www.dulsontraining.co.uk

 

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Training on Brand New Euro 6 DAF training vehicles. Our team are very proud of the class 2 and class 1 driver training that we deliver in Shrewsbury and Telford. We can deliver class2 training anywhere in the UK. Cheap quotes, finance, training now pay later and many more options to help you get your licence. Class 2 or Class 1 and Driver CPC.

 

We hold Driver CPC training, ADR Training and First Aid Training throughout the country or at our Shrewsbury or Telford training site. We can also deliver in Newport, Whitchurch, Oswestry, Redditch or anywhere in the West Midlands. Please contact us for details or to book your space before the September deadline.

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Success for Matthew with the Advanced Learner Loan LGV Driver Training

Well done Matthew, Cat C Class 2 passed in #shrewsbury today. After having your test cancelled because of Fog 2 weeks ago you had to deal with the heavy rain today.

 

Using our excellent #AdvancedLearnerLoan #LGVtraining program, no credit check, no deposit and only repayable once you start earning over 25k per year.

 

Congratulations from Ella, Jo and Paul who helped you with the extra classroom courses that you have also completed with flying colours. NVQ qualifications in moving freight and customer service. Now add the Cat C Class 2 and its been a great run, with your Class 1 already booked and your employment already in sorted you should be very proud.

 

Professional, Flexible and Great Value Training

 

‘Train Now Pay Later’

Free Assessments

Full Packages

Free Application Pack

Excellent Pass Rates

Award Winning

Advanced Learner Loans

Job Seekers Funding

Low Income Funding

 

#Telford #Shrewsbury #Shropshire

 

#hgv #lgv #psv #trailertraining #firstaid #drivercpc #ADR

 

Please contact our team for more information about our extensive range of courses:

 

01952 770659

info@dulsontraining.co.uk

www.dulsontraining.co.uk

 

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New HGV LGV Driving Test Site Hortonwood Telford Wrekin West Midlands

Dulson Training Ltd open new Telford HGV driving test centre

Dulson Training Ltd open new test centre in Telford to offer professional driving qualifications for LGV HGV PSV drivers across Shropshire and the West Midlands.

New LGV Professional Driving Test Site Opens in Telford

Dulson Training Ltd is pleased to announce the opening of a brand new commercial HGV driving test centre in Telford.

Dulson Training is one of the UK’s largest commercial driver training providers, offering a wide range of DVSA approved qualifications to help new drivers to kick start their driving careers, or enable qualified drivers to upgrade or refresh their existing qualifications.

The existing private site in Shrewsbury, and the new site in Telford offer a wide range of courses to help people to get their professional driving career on the road. These include; HGV LGV Class 1 and 2 trucks, ambulances and horseboxes, PCV/PSV for coaches and buses, also D1 minibus driving. We also offer B+E car and trailer training test driving, refresher driving courses, and the Driver CPC Certificate of Professional Competence qualification.

Driver Training Telford

Steve Dulson, Managing Director of Dulson Training Ltd, comments on the expansion:

“We are very pleased to open the new Telford test centre which will be a great resource for people who are taking their professional driving qualifications across Shropshire Staffordshire and the West Midlands. Easily accessible from Whitchurch, Wolverhampton, Cannock, Cheshire and Wales. Having the private sites allow learners to train on the exact routes and practice the manoeuvres on the exact same site that they will take their test on increasing comfort and improving the chance of passing. 

“Dulson Training has helped to get hundreds of professional drivers on the road and into work. Opening the new Telford site will be a great resource which will complement our existing Shrewsbury test centre and will enable us to provide greater flexibility for our learners, making it easier for people in the region to access commercial driving training and tests with Dulson Training Ltd.”

LGV Training Courses West Midlands

Dulson Training is a family run business with over 25 years of experience of providing driving qualifications to people across Shropshire and the West Midlands. We are registered with RHA, UDBV and provide a wide range of courses, including individual new driver training, refresher courses and bespoke courses for large organisations. We work to the highest health and safety standards and pride ourselves on providing the best professional driver trainers in the UK. 

A large fleet of brand new equipment and hundreds of pre booked tests, facilities and 3 training sites stand Dulson Training as one of the UK’s leading training providers. 

So if you’re looking to get your driving career into gear, then get in touch with our friendly team today. The Dulson Training team can guide you through all the processes to help get you on the road - from course financing, selecting the right course for your career, to helping you to navigate the paperwork. We make the whole process easy and efficient! Dulson Training offer Pay Monthly, Government funding, low income, advanced learner loans similar to student loans and free driving assessments.

 

Cheap and Effective Class 2 and Class 1 Training Courses in Shrewsbury, Telford, Shropshire and West Midlands with Pay Monthly Finance Options. ‘Train Now Pay Later’ High pass rates are double of the national average. Flexible weekday, weekend, block or pay as you go LGV HGV training courses. 

Hosting regular driver and information days across Shropshire, Staffordshire and the West Midlands to provide everyone with the information and employment opportunities they should expect once qualified. With guaranteed work interviews for all new Dulson Training passes.

 

Alternatively you can view our wide range of courses and financing options by visiting our website. These include Emergency First Aid at Work, Yard Shunter, Fleet Training, SAFED, Driver CPC Periodic and Initial Mod 2 Mod 4, Operator training for MEWP, HIAB and ForkLift truck. 

Professional, Flexible and Great Value Driver Training

 

01952 770659

Text 07792 445221

info@dulsontraining.co.uk 

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Driver CPC Shropshire Book Now

Register for your Shropshire Driver CPC periodic training today

Is your Driver Certificate of Professional Competence ready for renewal? Everything you need to know about CPC and how to book your Shropshire refresher course!

CPC Periodic training courses – Book now

Dulson Training Ltd is Shropshire’s LGV and commercial driver training specialists, helping professional drivers to get on the road, and providing refresher training for experienced drivers.

In this blog we take a look at the hugely important Certificate of Professional Competence (Driver CPC) and guide you through what you need to do to keep your Driver CPC up-to-date.

  1. What is the Driver CPC Certificate?

The Driver CPC was first introduced across Europe from 2008. The aim was to provide deeper training to improve road safety and ensure high standards of driving by professional LGV HGV PSV drivers.

If you’re a professional bus, coach, or lorry driver for Class 2 or Class 1, you’ll almost certainly need a CPC as it is a legal requirement for almost all category C and D licence holders. You can be fined up to £1,000 for driving professionally without a Driver CPC.

 

  1. CPC Certificates Expiry

Once you complete your initial CPC qualification you will receive a card with a five year expiry date. You must renew this card at the end of each five year cycle. However to successfully renew this, you need to complete 35 hours of periodic training.

 

It’s up to you when you take the training courses, as long as you do them within the five- year period before your certificate expires.

  1. Don’t leave it late to get your CPC training

In 2018 and 2019, many of the first issued CPC certificates will expire. Dulson Training is already beginning to hear from drivers who haven’t taken any of the 35 hours of refresher training during the period they’ve held their first five year certificate.

We strongly recommend that drivers schedule in their training sooner rather than later to ensure training courses are available. This will also give you the opportunity to spread out the five days of training over a longer period of time, rather than having to take them all at once which can disrupt your regular working schedule.

Remember, if your CPC certificate isn’t due to expire for a while, you can still take day long training courses now that all counts!

We have a large choice of high quality JAUPT accredited modules including Drivers Hours, Tachograph Use, Vehicle Defects, Health & Wellbeing, Working Time Directive and Emergency First Aid At Work. The Emergency First Aid can be additionally be certificated as a national qualification. We always aim to stand out for value and quality of training. 

With a new JAUPT task force aiming to crackdown on poor quality training and short courses this is not the time to bend the rules with a quick fix. With BREXIT looming Driver CPC is not disappearing. RHA and FTA figures already show that most drivers are behind where they need to be for the next deadline in September 2019. 

  1. Book your CPC Periodic Training in Shropshire or anywhere in the UK. 

If you need CPC help, you’re in luck! Dulson Training offer a range of options to help you complete your CPC periodic training at our Shrewsbury, Telford or Rodenhurst training sites. We can also deliver this training nationwide at your site if you have a suitable training room. 

We provide refreshments, secure parking and lunch. 

If you have any questions about the Driver CPC, or you’d like to book CPC training, get in touch with the friendly team at Dulson Training who will help to navigate you through the process.

We can tailer the training with great value cheap options, day rates and to work around you with weekend Saturday, Sunday, Weekday and Evening training. 

Our flexible Driver CPC courses are designed to fit your needs. We offer a wide range of driver training solutions from our test sites in Telford and Shrewsbury, so get in touch today!

Professional, Flexible and Great Value Driver Training in Shropshire, Staffordshire and Wales. 

01952 770659

info@dulsontraining.co.uk

Text 07792 445 221

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Looking for work?

 

DM Recruitment currently has a number of temporary and permanent vacancies for LGV c+e and LGV c licenced drivers across all of our regions. So if you’re ready to start your driving career get in touch with our friendly team today.

DM Recruitment works with employers across the region, providing specialist and last minute driving jobs for a number of industries. We offer great pay, excellent training and support, and a wide range of opportunities to suit all employees.

Interviews for newly qualified LGV drivers

DM Recruitment’s Shrewsbury office has recently teamed up with local LGV training centre, Dulson Training for a new initiative. We’re offering all newly graduated LGV c+e and LGV c licenced drivers the chance to get straight to work by guaranteeing interviews with DM Recruitment Shrewsbury.

Steve Dulson from Dulson Training Ltd said "Dulson Training Ltd are here to prepare the next generation of drivers and our partners DM recruitment are here to help with employment opportunities. We're thrilled with this new partnership to make it possible for licence holders to find work in the haulage sector."

Nick Lewis, Group Business Development Manager, comments:

“DM Recruitment have a great record of providing the best driving vacancies across Shropshire and our local regions.

“Our most recent initiative which offers interviews to all newly qualified LGV drivers means that we can help drivers to start their driving careers straight away. We have a wide range of driving roles available, from providing a last minute driver to fill one or two shifts, to longer term permanent roles for people interested in a driving career.

“So if you’re a qualified driver looking for a job, or need to get your license in the Shropshire region, then get in touch today.”

DM Recruitment Vacancies

DM Recruitment have a number of industrial and commercial job vacancies available, so if you’re looking for a new job in Shropshire, Staffordshire, the West Midlands or Powys, then contact our friendly team to chat about the wide range of roles available in your region.

Alternatively you can view our job listings for all the latest vacancies.

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

Shropshire Driver Training Academy 01952 770659 info@dulsontraining.co.ukwww.dulsontraining.co.uk

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 info@dulsontraining.co.uk 

 

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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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