7.5 Tonne Driving
Before we can get to the Driving Test stage or calculate the cost for a training course, unfortunately there are a few procedures that have to be followed:
Firstly, from an estimate of cost point of view, we like to see the candidate behind the wheel for an hour or so to get an idea of an individual’s ability. It’s also a good chance for you to have a look at our operation and ask any questions about rules and regulations – or just training in general. It would be very easy to offer a course of 20 hours for example, but that’s not too good for candidates who require say 16 or 24 hours. That’s why we prefer to give an idea of cost based on a fair assessment. Offering block courses without an assessment makes life simple for training providers, but that’s too much of a risk for the candidate and only works if the exact number of hours required coincide with the amount of the course. We can’t stress enough the value of having driving ability assessed before embarking on a program of lessons and would strongly advise against using a driving school who only offered this option. It’s a bit like buying a very expensive suit without being measured for it or being allowed to try it on – and anyone prepared to sell a product like this should be viewed with extreme caution.
When we have an idea of how many hours will be required we can look at how the course could be built. Flexible courses and weekend training only have to be paid for lesson by lesson, so no there’s no need to make the total payment in advance.
Before undertaking any LGV Training, you must first obtain provisional driving licence entitlement. Prior to entitlement being granted, candidates will need a Medical Examination. Not a complicated procedure, and we complete all the paperwork and conduct the medical here at our Head Office.
Just call to arrange a convenient time – including Saturdays! It couldn’t be easier. We have a very, very good deal on Medicals included in our packages.
When the Provisional Licence arrives – usually a couple of weeks or less – you can pop down and have your assessment. These are usually arranged on a Saturday, but can be anytime subject to availability.
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