LGV Training

Our comprehensive driver training will help you prepare for:

LGV / HGV Training

If you would like to drive Large or Heavy Goods Vehicles over 3,500kg then this is the course for you.

You might know this licence as a Rigid, Class 2 or LGV. Please note that LGV and HGV are essentially the same, but LGV is now the recognised term.

Once qualified, you can expect to earn up to £30k a year as a LGV or HGV driver. There is a very high demand for LGV drivers, and we’re specialists in the training required. Your friendly instructor will be fully NRI accredited and hold a current DBA/CRB certificate. Female Instructors available.

Our first-time pass rate for LGV is 25% above the national average, so increase your chances of passing first time by choosing Wayside Transport Ltd.

There are some official requirements for you to undertake before starting the course, which are outlined here.

Official requirements


For over 20 years , Wayside Transport has offered Full Bus and Minibus training, both to individuals looking to invest in their careers and to companies wishing to train their staff to assist the growth of their business.

If you want to drive a Bus or Minibus or need to remove a 101 restriction from your existing licence, our professional, experienced and friendly team can assist you.

  • Widen your career horizons and flexibility as a driver.
  • Work as a professional driver.
  • Training is easy with our approach.
  • We can supply you with the forms and advice to help you obtain your provisional licence.
  • You can take your test at the Poole LGV/PCV Test Centre, Southampton LGV/PCV Test Centre or one that’s local to you.
  • There are some official requirements for you to undertake before starting the course, which are outlined here.

If you passed your driving test after 1st January 1997, you’ll need to take an extra test to legally tow a trailer with a gross weight over 750kg. That includes most double horse trailers, whether carrying two horses or not, and most caravans.

We can advise on the duration of one-to-one training that will help you reach test standard. You can usually expect a 1.5 day course if you have reversing/trailer experience, or a 2.5 day course if you have no prior experience.

You can take your test at the Poole LGV/PCV Test Centre, Southampton LGV/PCV Test Centre or one that’s local to you.


An LGV Assessor is an essential member of your organisation’s transport team, working in partnership with management and drivers to review and help update safe driving practices. The LGV Driving Assessor Course is cost-effective training that eliminates the need for an external training provider once you have a trained member of your team. It can also increase safety for your workforce and reduce the number of accidents.

Course Outline
Prior to the course, the delegate will be assessed by our friendly and experienced staff, to assess his/her driving and suitability. You will receive an assessment report.
Based on the assessment, we offer a bespoke training package. There is no pass or fail – we’ll work with your staff member to ensure they are fully capable in the role.
The course takes five days and is carried out at Wayside Transport in Ferndown, Dorset. The training can also be carried out at your business premises.


This course is for competent LGV drivers who wish to become LGV driving instructors.

  • You will receive one-to-one training from our experienced staff.
  • You will work on all aspects of your driving enabling you to meet the high requirements of a LGV Instructor.
  • You will prepare for the Classroom presentation.
  • You will prepare for the theory test.
  • The course takes six / seven days and is carried out at Wayside Transport Ltd in Ferndown, Dorset.
  • All exams are conducted at Wayside Transport Ltd Site in Ferndown, Dorset.

Accidents during shunting often happen at low speed on company premises. Other vehicles are not normally involved in shunting accidents, but the driver may be on unfamiliar premises, under stress, at the end of his/her shift and in a hurry. Shunting accidents can usually be avoided through training.

This course covers the safety rules to follow for various situations when shunting, especially when the rear view is restricted. We offer valuable advice to anyone helping to guide drivers through these manoeuvres. The course covers drivers’ responsibilities on the public highway, and takes participants through hand signals, position, accident prevention and personal safety.

The training can take place at your company premises, including guidance on safe practices and practical demonstrations. An experienced instructor will observe and advise each candidate on their performance and provide an assessment.

This is a one day course, but additional days can be arranged depending on the number of course participants.

Get in touch with our friendly team today for further details

Wayside Transport Wimborne

Glossary of terms

  • DVSA: Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency
  • CPC: Certificate of Competence
  • LGV: Large Goods Vehicle
  • HGV: Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV and LGV are basically the same, but the recognised term is now LGV)
  • PCV: Passenger Carrying Vehicle

At Wayside Transport, courses are designed to train you or your staff to the highest standards in the most time-efficient way. Your course and instructors are fully recognised by the Driving & Vehicle Standards Agency and for Driver CPC by JAUPT.

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    Our services include

    One-to-one instruction

    ADR Dangerous Goods

    LGV / HGV training

    PCV  Bus / Minibus training

    Car and trailer training

    NRI Instructor Qualification training

    LGV driving assessor course

    Guidance on D4 medicals

    Support in gaining your C/C+E/C1 LGV licence or D/D1 PCV licence

    Periodic CPC

    Ambulance Training

    Caravan and Towing Assistance