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HGV Skills Bootcamp

This exciting opportunity will give the you a chance to gain new knowledge and skills with an end goal of becoming a Class 1 HGV driver. At the end of the course, you will gain either their CAT C or CAT C+E HGV licence.

If you're aged 19+ and looking to gain a HGV licence to become a lorry driver, this course is for you. To apply you must be unemployed, self-employed, seeking work, be generally fit and healthy and able to commit to daily attendance.

Course Delivery and Structure

The course will be delivered in a safe and fun learning environment. It introduces you to transporting and moving goods within the logistics sector to the required knowledge.

What you will learn:

  • Planning and use of goods vehicles in the logistics sector.
  • Health, safety and security,
  • Regulatory requirements, communication,
  • Route planning, and monitoring the vehicle and load during transportation,
  • Driver Certificate Professional Competence (CPC), for example vehicle security, vehicle checks and physical and mental wellbeing.


Entry Information

This course is FREE. Our training is fully funded for those registered as unemployed, proof of unemployment will be required prior to enrolment. You must also hold a current full UK driving licence. 

An initial assessment in Maths and English will need to be undertaken to ensure that the learner is at Entry Level 3 or above, to be able to enrol onto the course. A reasonable level of both written and spoken English are essential. You will also be required to produce ID (Passport or Birth Certificate) and meet the full eligibility criteria.

The course will be delivered full time at 5 days per week over 2 weeks for the classroom sessions.

This is followed by a minimum 5-day Practical Driving Training course delivered over 1 week. Dates for this course may not follow on directly due to DVLA examiner availability. (Learners must attend every day in order to gain their initial CPC certificate after the practical).

You must be able to attend daily from 09.00am - 5.00pm.

Ready to Apply?

For further information, please contact Betaris training at Gloucestershire College:

Telephone: 01452 751004 


Betaris Training Ltd is a training provider based in Gloucestershire, delivering training all over England. Betaris Training Ltd is a trading name of Gloucestershire College.

All our trainers are experienced and qualified, with vast HGV industry expertise, and will deliver the courses in a professional personable manner.


Frequently asked questions 


Why Gloucestershire College?

We guide any ambitious and motivated person on their journey through education and their career, by providing the right environment that encourages and nurtures individual talents.

Our industry-standard facilities and experienced teaching team provide our students with the skills businesses truly need.

We are here to help

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90% of students would recommend GC and 95% said that the teaching on their course was good.

Ofsted has rated us good.

  • We offer industry relevant facilities
  • Our lecturers are passionate subject specialists
  • Employers value our students' skills

We'll look after you. We have dedicated teams to help you and a great Learning Mentor scheme.