Free ADR and HGV Training in Shropshire with Skills Bootcamp
Additional fully-funded courses to train more HGV drivers - but
applicants must act quickly!
Training specialist Dulson Training is providing additional fully Government funded
courses to get more HGV drivers qualified and on the road - but applicants must be
approved and enrolled by the end of June.
It’s part of the Government’s HGV Skills Bootcamp Pathway scheme and means
successful applicants can undergo their training for free provided they meet certain
criteria. They must be aged 19 or over, can be employed or unemployed, must live in
England and can only complete one of the pathway courses.
The programme was created to address the UK driver shortage and the additional
funding approved for Dulson Training follows the firm’s successful participation in the
first phase of the scheme. Dulson Training has centres in Shrewsbury, Telford,
Ludlow, Shifnal and Wrexham.
Steve Dulson, of Dulson Training, said: “After successfully delivering Pathways A, B,
E and F earlier this year and seeing hundreds of learners achieve success and gain
qualifications, we are delighted to have been backed for additional funding.
“Although Pathway A, Category C licence acquisition, and Pathway B, car to
category C+E licence acquisition, are now fully allocated, the new additional funding
is allowing us to increase the number of opportunities for Pathways E,F,H and I.
“Pathway E focuses on HGV driver ADR without tanks, including optional 21-hour
Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) training. This covers lorries
carrying dangerous goods - things like fertilisers and bottled gases. Pathway F
covers HGV driver ADR with tanks and includes optional 28-hour Driver CPC,
allowing the applicant to work towards a qualification to drive things like petrol
“Every driver must complete 35 hours Driver CPC every five years, so a big chunk of
that can be taken up on these courses. A qualification in both these pathways lasts
for five years.
“Pathway H is for those drivers who have a Category C or C+E licence and require
refresher training. It may be that they have been out of the industry for a while or are
newly qualified and want to improve their skill level. It focuses on general driving,
things like reversing, uncoupling and so on.
“Pathway I provides training and testing necessary to upgrade your licence to
Category C+E. Holding a Category C licence is a minimal requirement when
applying for Pathways E, F, H or I.”
Mr Dulson said all funding was subject to application and anyone interested should
in the first instance email firstname.lastname@example.org for a form, which will be returned
“The applicant submits the form and a decision is then made whether or not they
meet the criteria,” said Mr Dulson. It’s quite a quick process and we are looking at
completing these courses quite quickly.
“The courses are fully funded and these opportunities don’t come around very often -
but it is time sensitive. Courses must be started by June 30th so there is little time to
delay. The driver must get their application in, it has to be approved, the applicant
enrolled and course instigated by then.”
For more information about Dulson Training, call Telford 01952 770659, Shrewsbury
01743 709611, Wrexham 01978 805868,