Funding For Self Employed Individuals

Are you a self-employed individual wanting to use your new licence to develop/enhance your business?

If so, you may be eligible to government funding to help you do this.

LGV/HGV Skills Bootcamps are government-funded training courses designed for individuals new to driving large goods vehicles (LGV/HGV), or for those seeking to advance with license progression.

Three courses, referred to as 'PATHWAYS', are available.

  • Novice to CAT C (Class 2) - PATHWAY A
  • Novice to CAT C+E (Class 1) - PATHWAY B
  • CAT C to CAT C+E (Class2 to Class 1) - PATHWAY D

To successfully complete your Skills Bootcamp journey, can you commit to all of the below:

  • Attend an ONLINE induction.
  • Complete 20 hrs of ONLINE theory learning.
  • Be able to take time off to attend a medical & theory tests.
  • 5 days practical driver training (Novice to CAT C or CAT C upgrade to CAT C+E)
  • 10 days practical driver training (Novice to CAT C+E)

The training above takes place over approximately 16 weeks. Funding rules apply, therefore progress is monitored throughout and failure to abide by these requirements will result in withdrawal from the Skills Bootcamp journey.

Once you have read the details above you can start the application process by ticking the box below. PLEASE TAKE YOUR TIME AND ANSWER THE QUESTIONS ACCURATELY OR YOUR APPLICATION MAY BE DELETED.

Section 1: Employment status?

Registered Business Name

Business Type

Unique Tax Reference

Business Size

Brief description of what your business does. Eg: Parcel delivery or scaffolding contractor

Brief description of how your business will benefit from funding.

By checking the box below you are confirming that all the details provided are correct.

Section 1C: Which course are you applying for?

Course Name - Novice to CAT C (Class 2/Rigid)

Applications are welcomed from self-employed individuals. The details below outline the criteria.

Your current business must benefit as a result of the training provided

Examples of this are the expansion of a courier business to larger vehicles, groundworks companies being able to move plant, farming businesses being able to move their own livestock etc.

Once you have completed your application it will be assessed and you we will contacted to discuss this further.

As you are staying with your current employer after training the Department for Education requires your employer to make a contribution to the funding.

Course Name - Novice to CAT C+E (Class 1/Artic)

Applications are welcomed from self-employed individuals. The details below outline the criteria.

Your current business must benefit as a result of the training provided

Examples of this are the expansion of a courier business to larger vehicles, groundworks companies being able to move plant, farming businesses being able to move their own livestock etc.

Once you have completed your application it will be assessed and you we will contacted to discuss this further.

As you are staying with your current employer after training the Department for Education requires your employer to make a contribution to the funding.

Course Name - Upgrade CAT C (Class 2/Rigid) To CAT C+E (Class 1/Artic)

Applications are welcomed from self-employed individuals. The details below outline the criteria.

Your current business must benefit as a result of the training provided

Examples of this are the expansion of a courier business to larger vehicles, groundworks companies being able to move plant, farming businesses being able to move their own livestock etc.

Once you have completed your application it will be assessed and you we will contacted to discuss this further.

Section 2: Your Age

Unfortunately, you are not eligible for funding on the Skills Bootcamp

Section 3: How long have you lived in the UK?

Unfortunately, you are not eligible for funding on the Skills Bootcamp

Section 4: Do you have the right to work in the UK?

If you are unsure you can find out further information here

Unfortunately, you are not eligible for funding on the Skills Bootcamp

Section 5: Do you reside or work in England?

To qualify for funding you must live in England or within a commutable distance in Wales or Scotland to England-based employment

Unfortunately, you are not eligible for funding on the Skills Bootcamp

Section 6: Your Driving Licence

Do you hold a full UK driving licence?

Unfortunately, you are not eligible for funding on the Skills Bootcamp

Section 6A: Points On Licence

How many points do you currently have?

Unfortunately, you are not eligible for funding on the Skills Bootcamp

Your Contact Details

Please make sure your contact details are correct before completing the application form.



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