WHAT ARE LGV SKILLS BOOTCAMPS?

An LGV (Large Goods Vehicle) Skills Bootcamp is an intensive training program designed to equip individuals with the necessary skills and knowledge to operate large goods vehicles safely and effectively. These bootcamps typically cover a wide range of topics, including vehicle handling, road safety regulations, navigation, and logistics management.

Participants in an LGV Skills Bootcamp can expect hands-on training from experienced instructors and online instruction to understand the theoretical aspects of driving a large goods vehicle. The aim is to provide comprehensive preparation for individuals seeking to enter the transportation and logistics industry as professional drivers.

Through practical exercises, simulations, and real-world scenarios, participants learn how to manoeuvre large vehicles in various driving conditions, handle cargo safely, and comply with legal requirements and industry standards. Additionally, they may receive guidance on obtaining the necessary licenses and certifications required to pursue a career as an LGV driver.

Overall, an LGV Skills Bootcamp offers a structured and immersive learning experience for individuals looking to start or advance their careers in the transportation sector, providing them with the skills and confidence needed to excel in this demanding field.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

Individuals who are interested in enrolling in an LGV Skills Bootcamp should meet certain criteria. Firstly, participants usually need to be at least 19 years old to undertake training for LGV driving due to legal restrictions on operating commercial vehicles. Moreover, applicants must possess a valid driving license, usually for cars (Category B) in the UK with no major traffic violations or disqualifications. Additionally, as driving LGVs can be physically demanding, candidates are often required to meet specific health and fitness standards, which involves passing a medical examination to ensure they are fit to drive commercial vehicles.

It’s important to note that eligibility criteria can vary, so individuals interested in joining an LGV Skills Bootcamp should carefully review the requirements specified by us and ensure they meet all necessary criteria before applying.

Participants may need to demonstrate their right to work in the country where the training is taking place, ensuring compliance with employment regulations.

  • Aged 19+
  • Hold a full UK driving licence
  • No more than 6 points
  • Lived in the UK for the past 3 years
  • Have the right to live and work in the UK
  • Access to a reliable internet connection with a pc/laptop/tablet

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?

Candidates should be willing to commit to the intensive nature of the bootcamp, which will involve practical training and online study, as well as a dedication to mastering the skills necessary for a career in LGV driving.

The duration of a Skills Bootcamp program varies due to many factors but typically takes around 16 weeks to complete.

Example: Pathway B – Novice to CAT C+E (Class 1/Artic)
  • Initial Application
  • Eligibility Paperwork
  • Online Induction (2 x 5 hours)
  • Medical
  • Provisional Licence Application
  • Online Theory Training (approx 20 hours)
  • Theory Tests MOD 1a & MOD 1b multiple choice and hazard perception (taken at your local DVSA Centre)
  • Theory Test MOD 2 (case studies test of CPC)
  • Practical Training 2 x 5 days (we will allocate a training centre as close to you as possible – but some travel will be required)
  • Practical Tests MOD 3a (off-road exercises) & MOD 3b (on-road driving)
  • Practical Tests MOD 4 (practical demonstration)

WHERE ARE THE TRAINING CENTRE LOCATIONS?

Our head office is based in Carlisle, however, we offer LGV Skills Bootcamp training throughout England via a network of training locations – we always endeavour to allocate candidates to their closest training centre. We will discuss this with you as part of the application process.

HOW DO I APPLY?

All applications are taken online and you can start an application on the link below:

APPLY HERE

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