About Us

Approved & Qualified

Our awards & certificates are proudly displayed in our Park Royal Office

Annual and Spot Inspections means we consistently meet high quality standards required
by these Accrediting Bodies 

  • Wallace instructors are trained and qualified (re-qualify every 5 years with each awarding body).
  • We monitor performance to ensure proper and correct training is delivered at all times.
  • Wallace modern vehicles are insured, taxed and fully maintained with proven history of manufacturers service records.

Why Choose Wallace?

Your best opportunity to pass first time!

Wallace Quality
  • Industry-wide recognised credentials, annually inspected & awarded
  • Year round continuous, consistent quality training
  • Friendly, experienced qualified instructors
  • High Pass Rates and levels of service
  • Excellent training facilities and own reversing practice areas
  • Modern, reliable training vehicles
  • Flexible and Dependable
  • Competent booking staff & full management team
  • Contingency Planning Robust, trouble-shooting solutions, resolves issues or problems that are not your (or our) making

Rest assured, with over 50 years delivering quality training services we have the knowledge, experience and expertise to provide answers and solutions to all your training queries and employment needs.

We want you to succeed and we will do our best to help you pass your test first time!

We're happy to help whenever you're ready to get started in your future career in logistics. 

020 8453 3440  info@wallaceschool.co.uk

Our History: Over 60 years and still going strong

Wallace School of Transport is a family run business

Ruth and Neil Wallace are involved in the day to day management of the School.

Isn't it good to see the faces behind the name

  • 1963

    Established in 1963 in Nottingham by the late Russell Wallace (on the 2nd row, 3rd from the left).

    Russell, who served in the Armed Forces Motor Corps, built on this wealth of knowledge and experience of driver training, laid the foundations of the school.  

    And in 1969 was one of the first to attend the then newly formed Road Transport Industry Training Board to become an approved instructor and school.

  • 1969

    The HGV driving test launched this year and we were one of the first schools in the country to offer lorry driver training. 

    As we grew Russell needed help with bookings administration. So in 1970 he asked Dorothy, his wife, to join him and together they ran the school till the early 80's

  • 1981
    We Moved to Wembley

    Ruth and Neil had taken over the running of the school by this time.

  • 1985
    By 1985 we had moved into an office opposite Wembley Stadium

    And started to offer lorry training in more than one location

  • 2008
    By September 2008 we expanded and moved office to Park Royal

    We streamlined our office administration when we moved into our new suite of offices.  And our bespoke Forklift Training Centre is conveniently based in the same building. 

  • 2014
    Early adopters of Automatic HGV Training Vehicles

    In 2014 the law changed.  We did not hesitate to make the passing of the LGV/HGV driving test easier for our customers and invested in six brand new 2014 registered Auto Training Vehicles. 

  • 2016
    Slough - Our second DVSA Approved Test Centre

    With full facilities and two full size Reversing and Maneuvering Areas,  exclusively for Wallace Customers use, especially valuable when on LGV C+E Articulated vehicle training. 

  • 2017
    Continued Investment in New Training Vehicles

    Bought from new, our DAF CF Articulated Truck features the latest technology, a 460 BHP engine, Space Cap with Air Conditioned Comfort, Coupled to a Full Size, Tri-axle 13.6m Box Trailer

  • 2019
    Continued Investment with New Training Vehicles

    Passing with our simple, easy to drive 4.6t training vehicles gives you the 7.5t entitlement. We have Manual & Automatic C1's.  And provide FREE air brakes familiarisation training for drivers progressing to full size 7.5t trucks.  

  • 2020
    Launch of New Website

    With plenty of information about our school and training and on-line enquiry options for Licence Medicals, ADR, Managers CPC, Driver CPC and Forklift Training.

  • 2021
    Law Change - Staging Removed

    In November 2021, to address the Driver Shortage, the Government changed the rules to allow Car Drivers (B licence holders) to go straight to LGV C+E.  

    This meant drivers that where drivers previously had to complete the licences in stages by passing LGV C (old HGV Class 2) before being able to go for LGV CE (old HGV Class 1).

  • 2022
    Wallace Provides DVSA 3a Reversing Tests

    To help DVSA meet the growing demands for Test Appointments, Wallace become an Accredited Module 3a Reversing Test Centre, to compliment our existing Module 4 Test Centre status.

    We full reversing practice areas laid out to DVSA test specifications you are assured of gaining the necessary skills to be able to pass your 3a test, with most of our customers passing First Time!

  • 2023
    2023 marks our 60th year

    Making us one of the longest serving Driver Training specialists in the UK today.  Our commitment to innovation and our customer service for HGV Heavy Goods Vehicle training & other Transport Training Qualifications is as strong as it’s ever been.

The Wallace team

Awarded DVSA Approval at Four Wallace Test Centres

We are proud to have been approved to deliver DVSA driving tests at our Slough Centre and Driver CPC Mod 3a & 3b  and Mod 4, Enfield & Epping Centres for Driver CPC Mod 3a & 3b, the practical demonstration Mod 4 tests from our Head Office Training Centre at Park Royal, London.

Wallace Bespoke Training Vehicles

From April 2014 get a manual LGV or PCV licence by passing on an Automatic Gear Box vehicle. Bought from new, our fleet includes modern LGV C (HGV2) and (HGV1) C+E Auto Drawbar and C+E Auto Articulated, and C1's Manual and Autos.

  • C1's at Slough, Park Royal (Wembley), Enfield and Croydon

  • C & C+E training available at:
    Battersea, Brentwood, Croydon, Dunstable, Greenwich, Guildford, Enfield, Heathrow, Luton, Park Royal, Reading, Watford and Wembley.

Additional Training Services

  • Counterbalance, Reach & Pivot Steer (Flexi / Bendi) forklifts at our Park Royal Centre 
  • AND On-Site at Customers premises for all types of fork lift trucks

  • Driver CPC Training is available On-Line with Remote Training, Face to Face in Classroom at our Park Royal Centre, and other locations, AND in-house training at a company

  • ADR - Dangerous Good, and Transport Managers CPC & OLAT Training is available at our centers and at suitable company premises.

Neil and Ruth Wallace

Meet Neil and Ruth Wallace

We are active in day to day management so you might speak us on the phone or see us when visiting for your Quick Start Package. We are not a faceless broker or agency company.

We look forward to welcoming you to our school and wish you every success in your training. 

UK Network for LGV Training

Wallace School of Transport is a founder member of National Logistics Academy and the Logistics Network. Consortiums of top rated, specialist training providers, with a deep knowledge and understanding of the sector.

We work closely with Bootcamp Contractors, such as Mantra, PDT and B2W to deliver LGV / HGV training

Neil and Ruth Wallace

Wallace provides high quality training including levy funded apprenticeships through National Logistics Academy and Fleetmaster across the UK .

LGV DRIVER Apprenticeships

  • Drivers, aged 18 or over, can get their lorry licence and gain skills to become valued members of an employer’s workforce.
  • Employers can upgrade existing employees’ skills or recruit new staff to fill their vacancies.

LGV Driver Apprenticeship Standard includes:

  • Driver obtain LGV C and LGV C+E license
  • Theory Test training, learning and preparing for DVSA Multiple Choice & Hazard Perception (Module 1) & Driver CPC Case Study (Module 2), with functional skills, Maths & English support if required.
  • Practical in-cab Driver Training and DVSA driving test (Module 3) and Driver Training for Driver CPC (Mod 4 or Periodic, as required).
  • On-site training: 20% Off-The-Job (in work hours)
  • Company specific pre-driver training and post-driver training support, mentoring and monitoring.
  • End Point Assessment (Independent Assessor) towards conclusion of the programme.

Apprenticeship Qualifications

‘B’ or ‘C1’ drivers can progress to LGV C and C+E within a 12 month apprenticeship programme, Support for drivers needing to work towards English and Maths Level 2 is also provided.

For more about Apprenticeships:

If you are an employer seeking apprentices, or want to work upskill your existing staff please call 0208 453 3432 and ask for Ruth.

Drivers looking to become an apprentice please call 020 8453 3444 and ask for Russell.