HGV Skills Bootcamps – all you need to know.

May 17th, 2022
HGV Skills Bootcamps
HGV Skills Bootcamps

The Government recently announced Skills Bootcamps. If you want to become an HGV driver, would like to return to lorry driving or maybe you would like to upgrade your licence or qualifications, this could be the best training for you.

Below we listed everything you need to know about Skills Bootcamps and getting you on the road as an HGV driver.

What are HGV Skills Bootcamps?

Skills Bootcamps are training courses funded by the Department of Education. HGV Skills Bootcamps are flexible courses lasting for up to 16 weeks.  They are suitable for new to heavy goods vehicle (HGV) driving or those who want to return to driving as an HGV driver. You can also take a course to upgrade your licence or qualifications.

How much do they cost?

The Skills Bootcamps are FREE and include all of the costs for:

Who can apply?

You can apply if you:

If you are new to HGV driving, these courses will help you become a qualified heavy goods vehicle (HGV) driver and get the Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC).

If you’ve got a full car licence or medium-sized vehicle licence (category C1), these Skills Bootcamps will help you qualify to drive either:

Contact the Skills Bootcamp provider to find out if they have any extra criteria, if you’re eligible and how to apply.

Where can you apply?

You can apply for HGV Skills Bootcamps directly through training providers.

Due to the extremely high demand for HGV Skills Bootcamps, places in some areas might be limited.

Here is a link to the full list of Skills Bootcamps. The HGV Skills Bootcamps list includes course types, locations, providers and links to contact information. It is worth checking where in your are the HGV Skills Bootcamps are available, especially if you are looking to upgrade your licence or start a career as an HGV Driver.

What else do you get?

Apart from knowledge and qualification, the course will lead to job opportunities upon completion. You get a fast-track to an interview with a local employer. That gives you a chance to get behind the wheel straight away, and get your experience as you work.

HGV Skills Bootcamps in Northamptonshire

There are lots of HGV Skills Bootcamps available in Northamptonshire.

The National Logistics Academy have spaces available. Their FREE support package will give you:

You need to apply through their website here.

There are Bootcamp vacancies available for successful Bootcamps participants. If you are accepted and complete the programme you will be guaranteed an interview for the job vacancy. You can check the participating employers here. Some of them include Olleco, Wincanton, Ceva Logistics, H&M, and DHL.

In Kettering, Merlin Supply Chain Solutions Limited provide Skilled Bootcamps for novice to Cat C. You would have to contact them directly for more info at info@merlinsupplychain.com

Driver Academy Group also runs Skills Bootcamps at locations across the region. Check their website for more details here: www.hgv.academy

New to HGV driving?

Being a professional HGV driver is not just about having the right qualification and a licence. You’ll need to be reliable, communicate well and work to tight deadlines for a start. Head over to our blog, where we look at what makes a great driver and the qualities you’ll have to bring to the table. Here is the link to the Qualities of a successful HGV driver.

If you are a local haulage company and growing, we can help you with the supply of quality drivers.

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