About Dulson Training
Shropshire Driver Training Academy raising commercial driving standards. Dulson Training Limited is Shropshire’s only training provider with a DVSA In-house assessor and private driving test centre on site in both Telford and Shrewsbury. 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 at our 3 private training sites."
Our equipment is all new, we have a two 20 seater classrooms, on site test tracks and, with our own training staff and on site DVSA qualified assessor, 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 a new driving job.
“Our three private training sites have 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. Every training vehicle is designed to be as user friendly and environmentaly friendly as possible. The fleet compromises of 15 new vehicles.
For Cat C training we decided the DAF LF was our best option, with one Euro 5 and four Euro 6 LF's on the Shropshire roads they are compact, easy to drive and fully automatic. We also fit forward facing and reversing cameras to every vehicle. For Cat C+E trainingw e use the DAF CF. The conventional articulated trucks are a pleasure to drive and with perfectly matched trailers make reversing simple. These are also full automatic and fitted with forward facing and reversing cameras.
For Cat B+E we have decided to use Nissan Navaras. They tow our new Ifor Williams Box Trailers really well, have great vision and are also fitted with cameras all around. With a 2017 and two 2018's they have proved a mssive hit with the customers and pass rates have been excellent. We also use a new Mercedes Vito automatic for customers who need to tow with an auto and do not have a manual car licence.
For D1 we use a new 4000kg Transit 14 seater with cameras and its compact size its very pleasurable to drive. For the C1 we use either a very small VW Crafter 5000kg simialr to an ambulance or a larger 6 speed Mercedes Atego 7500kg. Allowing the customer to pick the most benificial training vehicle for their needs. Our fleet also comprises or a small Toyota and VW Tiguan for Car and Fleet training and a Mercedes Vito dual liner manual for commercial driving assessments.
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, waiting room, AC classrooms, practicee areas and refreshments are available.
Our training sites have large AC/Heated classrooms. We are proud to have JAUPT accrediation for our Periodic Driver CPC and ADR training courses. We have developed our own exciting and benifical First Aid and Driver CPC training modules to avoid the generic tick box training that some providers use and deliver these at our sites and nationwide throughout the UK.
Our Battlefield, Shrewsbury and Hortonwood, Telford sites both boast a private DVSA accredited test site, we use our site throughout your training course to practice the reversing and the surrounding test routes and then the examiner visits our site throughout the week to conduct the driving tests.
There is an endless list of benifits to these sites and they are the only ones of their kind in Shropshire. Being able to practice the local test routes, practice the reversing on the same piece of tarmac that you will be tested on and our abilty to get more tests quickly to reduce waiting times. Would you rather practice at and around the actual test site or in a lay bye, car park or back road somewhere? Would you rather wait almost 3 months to get a test or just a few days? Would you rather train on the test routes or just go to the area for the first time on your test day?
All of these add up to more confidence and better pass rates. We refuse to shortcut any part of our training operation and that is why we can and do offer what no one else will.
Our policy is to ensure that every part of our organisation is professional and at the standard you would expect. We work with the DVSA to ensure we can offer tests from our own sites.With JAUPT and NUCO accrediation for our Classroom Courses.
All our vehicles are maintained to the highest standard regardless of cost. Staff training and refresher courses are ongoing. Our staff are our selling tools. They must always impress you with their knowledge, passion and commitment to obtain the results you want.
Our customers range from single public bookings to blue chip company clients.
We are registered with RHA, UDBV and others to ensure our insurance, health and safety standards and policies are at a standard to work with individuals and the largest organisations.
Why Choose US?
A big thanks for all your help with getting me through my class 2. And a massive thanks to Allen for his patients and perseverance. Totally recommended to anyone thanks again
Best driving school by far they helped me pass my class 1 and 2 and they did it at times that were suitable to me and they make sure you are 110% ready for your test Highly recommended
Just to say a huge thank you for your help and patience in getting me through my test. Many Thanks Kate
Thank you Steve you did a great job
Just a quick thankyou after having passed my LGV C test this morning and a special thankyou to Allan for his patience and persistence; I really believe that even if I'd failed the test today I would still have emerged a better driver after having met Allan
A big thank you to Allan for his time, skill and patience in getting me through Class C last Thursday.....first time !!!!!
And for my CPC 4 test too !! A full unconditional recommendation to Dulson Training !!!!
HIGHLY RECOMMEND. I did my class 2 with Dulson training and CPC MOD4 and passed both first time! Very friendly instructors and try to help you with what you feel the least confident about ( I had Paul as my instructor ) will definitely be back for my class 1 with Dulson training. 5*
Thank you for getting us through our trailer tests, will defo recommend!
Briony & Sonny Pennington
Great team at Dulson's I had the pleasure of tony and Alan for my class two both great guys and easy to get on with and then I had rob for my class one who is top bloke definitely put me at ease straight from the start and definitely helped me on my journey to my new career great advice with all and will 100% recommend to anyone guys thanks and all the best to you all
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