Training Exeter C (Rigid) - Class 2

HGV Training Exeter
In Exeter

£865
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Important information

  • Training
  • Exeter
  • Duration:
    5 Days
Description

The objectives of the Driver Training is to provide you "the Trainee" with a comprehensive insight onto Driving Large vehicles safely and in an eco friendly manner also to appreciate driving in mechanically sympathetic way as to reduce wear and tear on the engine and reduce your impact on the environment. This will ultimately make you a better driver and increase your chances of gaining suitable employment. current HGV employers appreciate the professional skills you will obtain and understand the impact on their fleet budgets by following our Advanced Driving Techniques.
Suitable for: This category C (Class 2) Driver Training is suitable for anyone wishing to learn to drive large vehicles professionally. You will be required to complete several necassary steps prior to Training starting. The new legislation allows training to begin at 18 years of age in relation to certain criteria being met. Please see the description above for further details on the criteria of learning at 18.

Important information Venues

Where and when

Starts Location
On request
Exeter
EX2 8PQ, Devon, England
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Frequent Asked Questions

· Requirements

Before the HGV training can begin you will be required to have the C category entitlement placed on your licence by the DVLA. We can provide all those details when you contact the office. Module 4 Training for your intitial CPC can be added into your training week. If you require Accommodation we can organise that at an additional £108 for the weeks B&B. Upon arriving for your Training you will be required to have both parts of your licence with you. It is important to ensure you have all your relevant paperwork with you, as the DSA will not allow you to go to test without them.

Opinions

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Jeremy Coates
20/02/2010
What I would highlight I thought the training was brilliant. I did a five day Training Course with one on one Training with my instructor and it was great. I was hesitant to begin with but after a few hours i got the hang of the gear box and i haven't looked back. I learnt to drive at a very high standard and that's been reflected in my work with my current employer. The driver training is exceptional good value for money and I would recommend FCD to anyone requiring an HGV Licence.

Would you recommend this course? Yes.
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)
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Ross Pearson
17/02/2010
What I would highlight I did a weeks training with FCD and they were excellent right from the start when I first contacted them to passing my test first time with them. A huge thanks, I mention them to everyone. I started my C+E Articulated Class 1 Training 3 weeks after passing my rigid and again passed first time. i would highly recommend them to everyone wanting to drive HGV's. Cheers Ross.

Would you recommend this course? Yes.
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)
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Paul Rogers
20/02/2010
What I would highlight FCD is brilliant in every way. I phoned FCD thinking I was just going to be treated as a number and not an individual. How wrong I was. The second I started asking questions I was greeted in a friendly and informative way. I was literally led by the hand through the whole process from beginning right through to when I passed my C class 2 pratical driving test, first time! The instruction and continual help I received was second to none. At first I found the size of the lorry daunting together with the gears (more than I thought), however I was made to feel relaxed straight away by the instructor and can quite honestly say that I looked forward to every training session. Would recommend FCD to anyone. Thankyou. Paul

Would you recommend this course? Yes.
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)
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Ross Pearson
19/03/2010
What I would highlight I would recommend this course purely based on the high standard of training and service. They explained everything in a clear way. I understood at all times what was expected of me and how to achieve what was required of me at all times. I was quite hesitant at first, however, my instructor instantly put me at ease and my confidence soared. I learnt to drive at a standard beyond what was expected of the test, so as to make allowances for nerves on the day. I am already an owner driver and earning nearly double what I was earning as a Warehouse Manager.
I would recommend this course to anyone wanting to learn to drive HGV's. The standard of training was excellent. The training was professional as was the service by the lady's in the office. My instructor was informative and constantly supportive. a huge Training area that was very forgiving with the revering exercise in the beginning. The layout of the training Depot was identical to what I experiened at the test centre which helped me considerably. A quality company all the way.


What could be improved The test itself! I found the test!! to be quite nerve racking, but i can tell you that being so thoroughly prepared helped me to sail through with 2 minors.

Would you recommend this course? Yes.
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)
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Jeremy Coates
22/03/2010
What I would highlight The main reason I would recommend this course is for someone requiring a high quality form of Driver Training in the HGV category. Any HGV Training school can teach you to drive, but FCD create a positive, enthusiastic approach to driver Training that increase your knowledge and level of skill. If you want to learnt to drive HGV vehicles well then I suggest you learn with FCD, The information on the course was very informative.
I would definitely recommend FCD for a professional well organised Driver Training School. They help you at every stage and step of the way. I was reluctant to do my training when I realised how much was involved, but some how they made the whole process very easy and staright forward. You will feel completely at ease after speaking to them they helped me a lot. Any questions any time they were always willing to give me help and information.


What could be improved Can't say there was a negative thing about the whole experience. the test was a bit taxing, but I passed first time.

Would you recommend this course? Yes.
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)
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Paul Rogers
23/03/2010
What I would highlight The course structure I experienced took a very natural pattern and seemed to suit me down to the ground. I literally had no idea what to expect but the instructor was not only informative but enjoyable to be around too. There was always an aim to each lesson and the goal was always to make improvement whenever possible. This helped me greatly as I was quite nervous to begin with on day one, but when it came to the end of day one I could not get enough of the training. When it came to day two I ended up arriving very early before the session. I would definately recommend this course to anyone.
FCD are great! I could ask as many questions as I liked and would always be made to feel comfortable and welcome by the office staff. My instructor assured me that I could contact them literally at any time of the day. This is definitely the case with FCD as I phoned the office after 9pm on one occasion about something and yes they were available and as always was made to feel welcome. I believe that FCD would bend over backwards to help you, regardless of the time of day. The service was always impeccable.


What could be improved Nothing I could really dislike apart from tmy instructors joke telling ability and the actual test with the DSA examiner.

Would you recommend this course? Yes.
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)

Teachers and trainers (1)

John Ford
John Ford
Senior Instructor

Over 19 years experience as an HGV instructor in all categories of vehicle. from motobikes, cars through to Articulated lorries and buses.

Course programme

This is a 5 day Driver Training Course provided on a 1:1 basis.

Training is for 5 days and on the 5th day you will go to test. Group Training is available upon request. The course will cover all aspects of Driver Training, preparing you for the HGV(LGV) DSA Driving Test.

All details will be provided upon request to help you along the way, to gaining this vocational licence upgrade. Please feel free to contact the office and we will provide you with as much help as possible to getting you started.

The price includes your Training on a 1:1 basis with and DTp Approved Driving Instructor registered with the DSA, the Training vehicle and your test fee. Current legislation now allows you to learn to drive this category within giudelines as listed below.

C Vehicles over 3,500 kg, with a trailer up to 750 kg

  • Learn to drive at 21
  • Age 17 if you are a member of the armed services.
  • You can drive these vehicles at age 18 if one of the following apply: you have passed your driving test and Driver CPC initial qualification you are learning to drive or taking a driving test for this category or Driver CPC initial qualification you are taking a national vocational training course to get a Driver CPC initial qualification you had your driving licence before 10 September 2009 - you must take the CPC periodic training within five years of this date

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Additional information

Career opportunities:

As with any Job it is important to maintain a high driving standard you attained during your Training and test. This a professional licence upgrade and considered to be held in the highest regard, within the Driver Training Industry and as such the onus is on you as a driver to maintain that standard and be gainfully employed.


Students per class: 1
Contact person: Rebecca Cowling

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