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Now in its third year, with more than 5,000 courses delivered, HGVC continues to offer training as part of the HGV Skills Bootcamp – Part of the Government’s Lifetime Skills Guarantee.

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Skills for life

What is the HGV Skills Bootcamp?

The HGV Skills Bootcamp is an HGV training programme designed to address the skills gap in the logistics sector and support economic growth. By taking advantage of this government subsidy, you not only save up to 90% on your driver training programme, but you equip your employees with the skills and knowledge required to operate heavy goods vehicles safely and efficiently.

For Individuals

If you’re an individual looking to train via the HGV Bootcamp’s, Please note that this scheme is currently full. Please submit your details, and we’ll notify you about future availability.

for businesses

For businesses seeking to upskill employees through the HGV Skills Bootcamp, please get in touch. We offer up to 100% funding depending on the size of your company.

*90% subsidies available for SMEs. 70% subsidies available for enterprise level businesses

There are three training pathways available:

Novice to Category C

Novice to Category C+E (Direct Access)

Category C to Category C+E (Upgrade)

Our Bootcamp courses include everything your employees need to get their licence:

  • Medical
  • Module 1: Multiple Choice and Hazard Perception training and test
  • Module 2: Initial CPC Theory training and test (Case Studies)
  • Module 3: 20- or 32- hour practical training course in a Cat C or C+E vehicle
  • Module 4: Initial CPC Practical training and test
  • Practical 3a and 3b tests

Retest for each
module is included

PLUS, three highly useful, instructor-led webinars are included

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Why choose our HGV Bootcamp?


To enrol in the HGV Skills Bootcamp, drivers must hold a valid UK car licence and be employed by your company at the time of application.

The learner will need to be away from your business for the following:

You will be required to pay the non-funded portion of your HGV driver training programme upfront. For example, if your business is eligible for 70% funding, you pay the 30% non-funded portion of the cost upfront.

At the end of the training programme, you will need to confirm by email the candidate has been promoted to an HGV driver role or will use their new licence in their current role.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is HGV Skills Bootcamp free?

Businesses with 250 employees or less, get up to 90% funding and businesses with more than 250 employees can receive up to 70% funding. Unfortunately, we no longer offer training for individuals.

Want to find out more?

Click “Get in touch” or give us a call on 0330 818 8888
and we’ll be happy to answer all your questions.