About Dulson Training LTD
Our aim is to provide the highest level of driver training with the best equipment in a relaxed environment. Ultimately pass rates dictate a large proportion of a customers satisfaction. Our pass rates are some of the highest in the UK. Maintaining consistent pass rates at least double of the national average.
Our team is experienced in every sector of road transport. With over 100 years of combined driving, training and assessing experience. In 2013 we morphed from a small concern working with Allan P Jones Driver Training utilising one lorry and Brian Dulson Driver Training utilising one car and trailer for Cat B+E training in Shrewsbury into Dulson Training Ltd. The combined effort with Steve Dulson as director set to work improving and expanding our range of courses available.
Our head office is at Rodenhurst Business Park on the Shrewsbury and Telford border. After searching for somewhere suitable we moved into these facilities in 2014, expanding and improving the facilities year on year. It was apparent by 2015 that we would out grow the site quickly as we added more equipment but with it being in such a great location we decided to add an additional site instead of moving sites. In late 2015 we added a second site at Battlefield, Shrewsbury. This provided additional space, classrooms and offices. Our main reason for choosing this site was to open our own private driving test site, due to the DVSA announcing that most public driving test sites would close including Harlescott LGV, the site we used in Shrewsbury. With the DVSA offering alternative public sites in Birmingham, Wolverhampton and Wrexham we felt this was going to disjoint our operation and be unfair for Shrewsbury learners. The only option was to open our own private test site. In order to do this we had to meet an extremely high standard and provide suitable facilities for DVSA examiners to visit our site and conduct vocational tests.
Our Battlefield test site worked very well and we started to extend the amount of driving tests at the site month after month. As we expanded the amount of tests we continued to add additional equipment and increase the number of staff. After operating this site and the public test site remaining open, finally in March 2020 Harlescott LGV closed it gates for the final time, leaving Dulson Training Ltd with the only LGV driving test site in Shrewsbury.
In 2018 with the success of our Shrewsbury driving test site we decided to open another new private training and test site in Hortonwood, Telford. With Telford being such a large town and not having a public or private driving test site we felt there was scope to provide tests for Telford learners. Telford learners had used Shrewsbury or Wolverhampton as they sat in the middle. This site opened and proved very popular, offering 3 days of tests for up to 12 learners per week. This remains the only driving test site for up to Cat C+E Class 1 vocational driving tests in Telford.
With a staff of over 20 we have a fantastic team in the office and out on the road. Our extensive fleet is all new and purchased for the sole purpose of delivering the best driver training possible. Our specialist equipment is not easy to source and the investment continues to be extensive. Its hard to drive around Shrewsbury or Telford and not see multiple Dulson Training Ltd vehicles out delivering vocational training.
Since 2013 we have added multiple other courses to our portfolio. In 2016 we started to deliver Driver CPC periodic classroom training through a consortium, this proved successful and as numbers increased we built a purpose designed air conditioned training room. As the number of drivers increased we felt restricted with our consortium manufactured courses. We wanted to build our own course modules so they could be tweaked and adjusted to make sure they provided engaging and informative up to date training. We successfully registered 10 new Driver CPC courses in 2017 and became an official JAUPT registered Driver CPC training centre. We found a second use for our new classroom offering ADR training for all categories including tanks.
In 2017 we registered our own in-house DVSA assessor for Module 4 tests, in 2019 we added an additional member of staff to help with demand. In 2020 we plan to qualify a third member of staff.
In 2020 we opened a small new site in Wrexham offering vocational driver training courses and making use of the public driving test site at Llay. This site may be expanded and included as a third private driving test site in time.
In 2019 we met the standards and became a National Register of Instructors training and exam centre backed by the DVSA. After extensive audits, we complied and was awarded the accolade of not only training new drivers but also training new and existing professional driver trainers and assessors. We train the trainers!
We have added the usual operator training courses including lorry mounted crane, counterbalance, reach truck, pallet truck, ATV, and 4x4 off road driving. We have a new site opening in Shrewsbury in late 2020 for the sole purpose of delivering all categories of lift truck licences. We offer Yard Shunter and Banks-man training. All of our operator courses, Driver CPC and ADR are available across our training sites or at customers own sites anywhere in the UK. Last year we delivered courses everywhere including Birmingham, London, Cardiff and Edinburgh.
One thing you can trust from Dulson Training Ltd is you will always receive the quality and customer service you would expect.
Paul Gouge (General Manager) and Hayley Norgrove (Operations Manager) pictured at the IEC, Telford Truck Expo 2019
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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