HGV Driver Training Courses

Wallace has provided quality driver training since 1963.  
Now you can benefit from our years of experience and excellent reputation delivering quality DVSA & RTITB accedited training for over 50 years.

Wallace Training is available across London and around M25 including our HGV/LGV Training Locations: Acton, Battersea, Croydon, Dartford, Dunstable, Enfield, Harlow(Brentwood), Heathrow, High Wycombe, Guildford, Luton, Park Royal (London), Slough, Watford, Wembley.

CLICK THE TABS BELOW FOR MORE TRAINING INFORMATION

Get your licence quickly - 4 Easy Steps 

If you need more help, simply call us during office hours - 020 8453 3440

Step 1 Badge  QUICK START PACKAGE  - Medical, PROVISIONAL HGV/LGV and Multiple Choice & Hazard Perception Theory Test STUDY MATERIAL.  For price and details, click here to read more...

Step 2 Badge  DVSA Theory Tests. For prices and details, click here to read more...

Step 3 Badge  Tell us you've passed your theory tests and we'll arrange your Driving Course and Test.  See our choice of courses.  For prices and details, click here to read more...

Step 4 Badge  You'll need Driver CPC to start paid HGV/LGV driving work.  We can help you get your Driver CPC Driver Qualification CardFor prices and details, click here to read more...

 

Training is available across London and around M25, including:

ActonBatterseaDartfordCroydonDunstable/LutonEnfieldHarlow (Brentwood)HeathrowHigh WycombeGuildfordPark RoyalSloughWatford and Wembley

Wallace LGV C / HGV Class 2 Auto Training Vehicle

 

Our easy to drive DAF vehicles are specially selected:

-Truck of the Year Award Winning LF55
-Well positioned, easy to use controls
-Smooth riding, low noise & pollution levels, good visibility
-8.25m long for easy manoeuvrability
-Exhaust brake, anti-lock brakes
-Electrically adjustable heated mirrors, air suspended cloth seats, electric windows and air conditioning
-Reversing camera to make it easy to reverse

 

auto-lgv/Automatic-Training-VehiclesLearn quickly and easily - Pass FIRST TIME!

With our new, modern AUTOMATIC GEAR BOX Training Vehicles.  

If you have a manual gearbox car licence, when you take training and PASS your test WITH OUR AUTOMATIC VEHICLES, YOU GET A LICENCE TO DRIVE MANUAL AND AUTOMATIC LORRIES Read more...

1 to 1 Training - just you & auto-lgv/Automatic-LGV-Driver-Trainingyour instructor in the training vehicle from one of our 15 Wallace Training Locations

 

Want to upgrade to C+E/Class 1 to drive trucks with trailers?

Arrange later or choose to take now with Back-to-Back training - it's easier and cheaper to 'upgrade' soon after passing LGV C when the test pattern of training and test standard is still fresh in your mind.

For drawbar and articulated training, click on our Class 1 / C+E blue TAB, see above.

  

What is the difference between HGV and LGV?

HGV means Heavy Goods Vehicle and LGV means Large Goods Vehicle.  It's the same licence just a different name.

LGV C+E   =   HGV Class 1 - up to 44 tonnes
LGV C       =   HGV Class 2 - up to 32 tonnes
LGV C1     =   over 3.5 up to 7.5 tonne (C1+E with trailer)

No need to pass LGV C1 first, go straight to LGV C. 

If you passed after January 1997, and you're over 18, you don't have to take the smallest licence LGV C1 first. Go straight to LGV C (HGV Class 2) and take Back-to-Back Training after passing C take LGV C+E /HGV Class 1.

 

Can I use an Automatic Truck?

Wallace NEW HGV/LGV Automatic Training Vehicles are available at 15 training locations across London & around M25.  Find out why autos are so much easier here.  From April 2014 the law changed so manual car drivers who pass using an automatic gear box truck get full Manual HGV/LGV Licence.

We also have Manual Transmission Vehicles, available at selected locations.

 

Will passing on Auto affect my job prospects?

Many operators only use Automatic Vehicles on their fleet, as they are more fuel efficient.  

However, so you can get the feel of a manual rigid lorry, we provide a FREE 1 hour Taster Session, which you can boost to a longer Driver Development Lesson if prefered, after passing on our Auto, see Step 3 for details.

 

LGV C+E – up to 44 tonnes / HGV Class 1

After you have passed LGV C (HGV Class 2)

 Your examiner will allow you to use an Articulated Vehicle or a Drawbar Combination Vehicle to get your full C+E / Class 1 licence

- No more theory tests to upgrade from C to C+E
- 4 hours per day - 1 to 1 training - just you, your instructor and the training vehicle
- Choice of Length of Course and Pass Protection Package
- On day of test, 2 hours warm-up session and use of vehicle for local test
- Training available from 6am onwards and evening & weekends by arrangement
- No Waiting for Tests, our DVSA Booking Facility means Tests immediately after training

 Wallace Drawbar Combination Vehicles 

Wallace - HGV Class 1 / LGV C+E - Drawbar Training Vehicle Our Automatic Drawbars are available at all our training locations and our Manual Drawbar at selected locations.

Progress quickly from C to C+E needing only a few hours using a size of vehicle that you're familiar with but this time with a trailer attached.

Close Coupled Drawbars are easy to reverseClick here to learn why drawbars are easier to drive and reverse

auto-lgv/Automatic-LGV-Driver-Training

With our new, modern AUTOMATIC GEARBOX VEHICLES you can learn to drive quickly and easily – and pass FIRST TIME!

And because you have a manual gearbox car licence when you PASS USING OUR AUTOMATIC DRAWBAR VEHICLES YOU WILL BE LICENCED TO DRIVE MANUAL AND AUTOMATIC LORRIES.  Click to see why Auto's are easier

 

AUTO - DRAWBAR TRAINING COURSES & FEES

1 to 1 Training - just you and your instructor in the vehicle - 4 hours each day

4 day Auto LGV Course - 3 days training and test on 4th day
Ideal for experienced 'C' holders or recently passed 'C' drivers who've retained the test pattern of driving
£816.67 +VAT plus DVSA test fee (weekday) £115 = Total £1095 

5 day Auto LGV Course - 4 days training and test on 5th day
Ideal for inexperienced LGV C drivers or those who passed 'C' a while ago.
£1016.67+VAT plus DVSA test fee (weekday) £115 = Total £1335

  • After passing Auto Drawbar withus and completing Wallace Driver CPC Step Four - Initial Driver CPC take a few hours C+E Development Driving Practice
  • It's cheaper to get C+E by drawbar - and pass your test without worrying about driving a complicated vehicle to test standard - then take a practice session using the Articulated vehicle.
  • Get the feel of driving our DAF CF Articulated Vehicle to gain confidence to work with any C+E vehicle
  • FREE 1 hour Taster Session for Wallace C+E Course customers and why not BOOST YOUR FREE 1 HOUR SESSION and GET 4 HOURS FOR ONLY £210 inc VAT

 Wallace LGV CE Articulated Training VehicleWallace Articulated Training Vehicle

We have taken delivery of our brand new DAF CF automatic articulated truck

Get your Class 1 / C+E licence with either an Articulated Vehicle in Acton/Wembley or one of our easy Automatic gear box Draw-bar Vehicles at all of our training locations.

 

ARTICULATED VEHICLE TRAINING COURSES and FEES

1 to 1 Training - just you and your instructor in the vehicle - 4 hours each day

5 day Course - 4 days training and test on 5th day
For very experienced 'C' holders, 2 years+ various driving with 18t/larger trucks
Normal Price: £1166.67+VAT plus DVSA test fee (weekday) £115 = Total £1515

SPECIAL DISCOUNT RATES (for 2017 bookings)
£1066.67+VAT plus DVSA test fee (weekday) £115 = Total £1395

 

6 day Course - 5 days training and test on 6th day
For drivers with approx 2 years 'C' experience in a less challenging driving role  
Normal Price: £1400+VAT plus DVSA test fee (weekday) £115 = Total £1795

SPECIAL DISCOUNT RATES (for 2017 bookings)
£1300+VAT plus DVSA test fee (weekday) £115 = Total £1675

 

7 day Course - 6 days training and test on 7th day
Ideal for newly qualified, lapsed or limited driving experience 'C' drivers
Normal Price £1633.34+VAT plus DVSA test fee (weekday) £115 = Total £2075

SPECIAL DISCOUNT RATES (for 2017 bookings)
£1533.33+VAT plus DVSA test fee (weekday) £115 = Total £1955

Pass LGV CE with Wallace School of TransportAlternative to Courses - Single Day Lessons

Single Day - 4 hours £240 (inc VAT) LGV C+E Drawbar
Single Day - 4 hours £280 (inc VAT) Articulated Vehicle Training

Pass Protection - No need to buy in advance or pay upfront

If required, to re-sit a driving test
2 hours Warm-Up Lesson and use of vehicle for test
Drawbar £260 (inc VAT) plus £115 for weekday DVSA test
Articulated £280 (inc VAT) plus £115 for weekday DVSA test.

 

Driver Qualification Card

Driver CPC - Driver Qualification Card (DQC)

If you passed your first LGV test after September 2009, and haven’t done so yet, we can help you pass DVSA Module 2 & 4 tests and get a Driver Qualification Card (DQC) to start paid driving work. Read more...

We also provide Driver CPC Periodic training to renew your DQC before your 5 year renewal date35 hours Driver CPC find out more

 

 

Refresher Familiarisation Training for existing licence holders

HGV Class 1 reversing practice with Wallace

Passed your lorry test some time ago?
Maybe outside the UK? Inexperienced driver?  

Then take a Refresher Practice Session for 4 hours or more, to improve or refresh driving skills.

Available on our automatic or manual transmission Rigid Trucks as well as our Articulated Vehicle.

Just you and the instructor to gain confidence and experience handling a big rig.

This training is also suitable for EU licence holders who may be unfamiliar with UK roads

Our LGV C1 are ideal training vehicles 

Wallace C1 Training VehiclePass on our 4.6 tonne vehicle to drive vehicles over 3.5 tonnes up to 7.5 tonnes for:  Home delivery vehicles, ambulances, horseboxes, larger vans or small trucks.

Compact and easy to handle, makes negotiating driving hazards easy, especially with good all round visibility, hydraulic brakes and other car-like features and controls. 

If you want to drive full size 7.5 tonne vehicles after passing take a FREE lesson with one of our LGV C vehicles to help become familiar with air brakes.

Thinking about taking LGV C (HGV Class 2) in the future?

Instead of C1, you can go straight to LGV C as this will give you a C1 licence as well.  

The process is the same, Step 1 to Step 4, however when using our easy automatic 'C' lorries, it won't necessarily take much more time or money, but it will give you more flexibility and job opportunities, and still cover you to drive Manual LGV C1 and Manual C vehicles.

Get your licence in 4 Easy Steps 

If you need more help, just call us during office hours - 020 8453 3440

 

Step 1 Badge  QUICK START PACKAGE  - Medical, PROVISIONAL LGV and Multiple Choice and Hazard Perception Theory STUDY MATERIAL.  For prices and details Read more...

Step 2 Badge  DVSA Theory Tests -  We'll arrange for you or book directly with gov.uk - the test fees are the same. For prices and details Read more...

Step 3 Badge  Tell us you've passed your theory tests and we'll arrange your Driving Course and DVSA Driving Test.  For prices and details Read more...

Step 4 Badge  Unless you are exempt (like ambulance drivers) you need Driver CPC to start paid LGV driving work.  We can help you pass Driver CPC Module 2 and Module 4 tests and get your Driver Qualification Card. For prices and details Read more...

 

 


Wallace LGV C1+E TrainingAfter obtaining LGV C1, we also offer C1+E training and test if you need to tow trailers too.

Enhance your HGV / LGV Licence?

Boost your job prospects by choosing to add extra qualifications.

 

Call 020 8453 3440 or click  on below links for details and prices:

 

Hiab - Lorry Loader Crane

Fork Lift - Counterbalance, Reach and Truck Mounted (Moffett)

ADR Hazardous Goods qualifications

Transport Managers CPC

Extending or Revewing your Driver Qualification Card - Driver CPC

Plant Machinery - Telehandler, Dumper Truck, Excavator, etc

 

All training delivered by fully qualified and experienced instructors through accredited bodies such as RTITB, ITSSAR, CITB, SQA, OCR.

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

How quickly can I start training?

Is there a difference between different schools length of training day?

Can I have a Back to Back package to obtain both LGV C and LGV C+E?

Can I have a Pass Protection Package?

How can some schools offer a no pass, no fee 'Guaranteed Pass'?

Does Wallace deliver training on behalf of 'brokers' or 'third party agents'?

Does Wallace accept Card Payments?

Where can I meet my instructor and vehicle?

Do you have a dedicated fleet of specialist training vehicles?

Do instructors keep a daily written report on my driving progress?

How do I know I will receive proper and correct training?

What subjects will be delivered when on driver training?

Will I be able to get enough practice on reversing, especially for LGV C+E?

Is there an advantage to shared or individual training?

Why does Wallace have box body MANUAL & AUTOMATIC  training vehicles?

Will I have to wait for my driving test?

What is Initial Driver CPC (Module 2 & Module 4)?

Can you help me find work once I have passed?

What is it like being a lorry driver?

What do all the licence codes mean?

Will I meet Neil and Ruth Wallace?

How do I get my HGV / LGV  licence?

We will help you with our 4 Easy Steps

How long will it take to get my licence?

Your driver training will take around ONE WEEK but overall, including the DVLA & DVSA time to issue appointments and return your licence it will take around 13 weeks from start to finish for car drivers to be ready to work as a paid HGV/ LGV driver.

How much does HGV / LGV training cost?

Click on the above tab for the HGV / LGV licence you want, either C1, C or C+E to find our charges.  Looking for cheap HGV / LGV training?  Well, look no further because we provide very good value for money.

Can Wallace help me get started?

Yes, we sort out all the booking and paperwork for you (including your medical) and can usually start the first of the 4 Easy Steps within 4 - 6 days.

Will I pass first time? What happens if I don't?

We have an excellent pass rate, as our instructors are RTITB & DVSA approved, our training vehicles are easy to drive and we have all the training facilities, like our own reversing practice areas.  But to reassure you, if you make a mistake on the day of your test we also provide PASS PROTECTION to re-sit a driving test.

No need to buy in advance or pay upfront - See our Step Three for costs of 2 hours warm-up session and use of Wallace vehicle for test and DVSA test. 

Is there a monthly payment plan available?

Yes, we have partnered with Pay4Later and the government backed Professional Career Development Loans, go to our Finance page for more details.

Can Wallace help me find work?

Yes, as soon as you have your licence, driver qualification card and digital tacho (smart card) we can help you through our own employment agency called Drivers on Demand.

When can I start?

With our 4 Easy Steps, first, we can arrange a medical for you in around 4 - 6 days to obtain your Provisional HGV / LGV Licence.  Then as soon as you've passed your Multiple Choice and Hazard Perception theory tests we can arrange your driver training dates.

Will have to wait for my driving test?

We have no waiting for tests.  We arrange your training course and driving test to follow on immediately.  We have a Trainer Booking Facility with DVSA and also two of our own DVSA approved test centres so there is no need to wait to PASS.

What's my first step?

Call - 0208 453 3440
Visit - Monday to Friday 9am-6pm or Saturday 10am-2pm
Email - info@wallaceschool.co.uk

We can help and arrange everything for you

This price list is effective 1/02/17 and is subject to change without notice.
DVSA charge £26 extra for Saturday Driving tests,not included in above fees.
Wallace Fees do not include DVSA Theory & Driving Test Fees, Provisional Licence & Medical Fees.
If DVSA allocate you a test at a time that does not allow us to complete 2 hour warm-up session before test we will re-allocate any shortfall onto one of your course training days.
Payment must be received before course training & tests commence.
Our standard Terms & Conditions of Trading apply, Copy available on our website or by request.

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After a bit of research, I ended up choosing Wallace and I'm glad I did. My first phone call was very informative and I had only to choose when to start the training. Got all the books from them, studied everything and passed my theory test first time. Went to do some practical training with Gerry the instructor and got my skills polished to a very high standard. Anticipate, not react. The best advice I could ever get. Passed my practical first time and also the following CPC theory and practical tests. If someone asks me where to go for a truck licence, my answer is 1000 times Wallace School of Transport. They care for you as if you were family. That counts more than anything.

Mr Augusto Barale

I passed the practical test first time and this is undoubtedly due to the professional and supportive manner in which I was instructed. Without this, I have no doubt that my progress wouldn't have been so quick or productive. Please once again pass my sincere thanks onto both the administrative staff and Michael himself.

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