HGV Training Andy Swan

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LGV Training

With over 20 years experience in the HGV training industry combined with a friendly approach Andy sees a high pass rate every time.

Just some of the HGV Training courses we offer include 

Want to become a Transport Manager? Transport Manager CPC training.

We are based in Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales so are close enough to offer training for

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Our team is made up of skilled professionals to provide you with an extensive range of training and services.
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Becoming an HGV driver is not as difficult as you may think, and here at Andy Swan HGV Training, we are here to help you every step of the way of your training.

We will walk you through every stage of the process, from beginning to end. We’ll help you with your medical and provisional licence application, theory revision and hazard perception practice and can book all of your tests for you.

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A Category C Licence allows drivers to drive Rigid vehicles over 3.5 tonnes but must not exceed 32 tonnes.

You will need to pass a medical with a registered GP, which we can help you with.

Once the medical is passed you will need to send your licence away to have the provisional entitlement added to it by DVLA.

Next step is to undertake your theory tests then you van move onto the practical driving training and test.

Should you want to earn your living from driving you will also need to pass Modules 2 and 4.

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A Category C+E or Class 1 Licence is the most comprehensive HGV licence you can hold. With this licence drivers can drive and handle a draw-bar or articulated vehicle.

The E part of the category C+E licence stands for entitlement and means that the holder can go up to or over 750KG in trailer weight.

If you already hold a current Category C (Class 2) licence you can undertake the training for C+E  (Class 1) without the need to pass further medicals or theories.

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From the 15th November 2021 the UK Government removed the requirement to hold a Class 2 licence before progressing to Class 1.

You are still required to pass a Medical and your theory tests prior to undertaking the practical driving training and test.

The training course is delivered over 6 days with the test on Day 7.

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Our NRI / RTITB qualified assessors and instructors can provide an expert view of a driver’s ability and potential training needs; the assessment report recommendations can form part of any training programmes required to increase the safety, productivity and efficiency of drivers and vehicles


You can use us for External Transport Compliance if you run a small to mid-sized fleet. ETM’s can work for a maximum of 4 standard operators and a total of 50 vehicles.
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Can be a separate part of your HGV / LGV Training.

Can be completed once you have passed your theory tests and is a practical test where drivers must show various operations other than actual driving.

This can include safe loading techniques, full vehicle safety checks, emergency situation assessments.


Through our Fuel Efficient Driver Training, we can develop and help your employees to become safer and more fuel-efficient drivers. Think about the benefits for your business.

 As a society, we’ve become more environmentally aware. Driving in a fuel-efficient manner can help reduce your carbon footprint while also establishing yourself as a “green” brand that customers will view favourably.

A category C1 license allows drivers to drive vehicles between 3.5 tonnes and 7.5 tonnes.
This course is a hit among paramedics, ambulance drivers, horsebox owners and large motorhome  seeking to enhance their work skills and expand their vehicle options.
You will be taught by one of our NRI Registered Instructors who are experts in their field. They will teach you all the necessary skills to safely navigate the roads and master the manoeuvres required to successfully pass the DVSA practical test.
We have our own designated, DVSA-approved and accredited reverse area.
This means you will be taught your reverse exercise at the same place as you take your test.

To perfect the art of going backwards you will have access to unlimited practise.
All of our cat C+E instructors are also qualified 3A assessors however the instructor teaching you is unable to assess you so one of our other instructors will assess you instead.

Hold a Class 2 or Class 1 Licence but not been driving for some time? Would you like to get behind the wheel of a truck again? We offer Refresher Courses which can be adapted to suit your individual requirements. Give us a call to see how we can help.

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Mandatory training nobody likes but it still needs to be done

The Driver Certificate of Professional Competence was first introduced in 2008 for Bus and Coach Drivers and 2009 for HGV Drivers.

To learn more about our Periodic CPC Training Course please click here. 


Transport Manager CPC

This comprehensive Transport Manager CPC training course equips delegates with the essential modules required to obtain the qualifications necessary for becoming a transport manager. 

Is your CPC due soon?

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Why Choose Us?

Andy and the team have an above average pass rate in both Cat C & Cat C&E

Professional Staff

All our staff share the ethos of giving our customers the best possible LGV / HGV driving experience. 

Superb Facilities

We have superb facilities, including our fully equipped training room where we run the Mod 4 and Periodic Driver CPC Courses.

NRI Registered

NRI LGV / HGV qualified training as approved by the DVSA. We are the only HGV training school in the area to have an approved instructor.

Fair Prices

We can take care of everything for you or you may decide just to use us for the on the road elements. The choice is yours.

Customer Reviews

Richard Passing Class 1 C+E HGV

I wanted to leave my current long term job and needed help in arranging the whole process and I am so glad I found Andy Swan HGV Training as they are brilliant and arranged everything for me. From arranging the medical through to organising all of my theories and practicals I passed not only Class 2 but also went on to pass Class 1.

I then took the opportunity to spend a few days out with one of the Agency drivers as Andy Swan not only trains drivers but can also find them work through their Agency.

Whilst out with the Agency driver I was shown and guided on the day to day activates such as strapping loads, curtain sided trailers, drivers breaks and working time etc.

I am now loving my new life as Class 1 HGV Driver and highly recommend you go visit or call Andy Swan HGV Training.  

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