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LGV driver training

LGV driver training

What kind of machine can I drive with LGV training?

Large Goods Vehicle (LGV) training enables drivers to operate a wide range of heavy commercial vehicles. The LGV qualification is essential for operating these types of vehicles, ensuring that drivers have the necessary skills and knowledge for safe and efficient operations.

What is LGV driver training?

LGV driver training is a comprehensive program designed to prepare individuals for a career in operating large goods vehicles. This training covers various aspects, from vehicle handling and maneuvering to understanding road safety regulations and efficient cargo management. It's an essential step for anyone looking to pursue a professional career in the transport of goods over long distances.

What you need to know about LGV driver training:

Training levels

LGV driver training is structured across different levels, each catering to a specific type of large goods vehicle. From basic skills for new drivers to advanced techniques for experienced professionals, the training is tiered to suit various experience levels and needs.

Training costs

While IRU focuses on delivering quality training, we ensure that our programs are accessible. The cost is a reflection of the value offered, equipping participants with skills that stand out in the competitive transport industry.

Course duration

The duration of LGV driver training courses varies depending on the level and depth of the training required. Each course is designed to provide thorough, hands-on experience, ensuring drivers are well-prepared for the demands of operating large goods vehicles.



At IRU, we offer a comprehensive range of driver training programs designed to meet the diverse needs of the transportation industry. Our truck driver training and lorry driver training courses are tailored for those aspiring to drive heavy goods vehicles, while our taxi driver training is perfect for individuals looking to enter the taxi service industry. For those specialising in hasardous materials transport, our tanker driver training and ADR driver training provide the necessary skills and certification. Our tachograph course ensures drivers understand and comply with tachograph regulations. We also offer PCV driver training and bus and coach driver training for those interested in passenger carrying vehicles. Our 360 driver training is ideal for operating heavy machinery. Additionally, we provide HGV driver training, LGV driver training, and C1 driver training for various commercial vehicle classes. To enhance safety, our defensive driving course is available. For specific licensing needs, we offer Cat D driver training and Cat C driver training. Our driver CPC training ensures professional competence for all drivers.

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