We’re excited to announce that Specialised Training, the UK’s leading provider of licence acquisition programmes, has today rebranded to become HGVC.

The rebrand follows a significant expansion of our network which cements us the largest provider of LGV and PCV training in the UK. New locations across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland make it easier and faster for drivers to attend training, become qualified and start transporting goods.

By rebranding the business following the expansion of the Network, the addition of Online Risk Assessments to our services and the extension of our Driver CPC provision; we’re confident that HGVC will be known as the reliable partner for simple outsourced driver training.

2021 is set to be a year where people, businesses and infrastructure have to adjust to a new and different world. One that’s both Brexit and pandemic ready. We didn’t want to enter 2021 as the same business – with the same objectives – as 2020. If we did we would be instantly out of date. 

We recognise that the operators we work with are under enormous pressure to deliver and grow in a difficult climate. It’s our responsibility to ensure they have the drivers they need to be able to do this, without the burden of managing training in-house.

According to the Road Haulage Association (RHA) the average age of a professional driver in the UK is 57. As workers reach retirement, and as some migrant drivers return to countries of origin due to Brexit, access to professional drivers remains a concern.

Licence acquisition is the fastest way for a business to build its next generation of drivers. Efficient professional driver training schedules are critical for ensuring operators have the skills they need for future fleets. 

Transport managers are busy and often unable to prioritise in-house training. The alternative is to work with experts to manage the entire training process. Our advice to operators is to stop thinking about training. Let a national training provider think about it on your behalf.

The introduction of Online Risk Assessments, the Network expansion, further Driver CPC provision and a new direction for the business – marked by the rebrand – is a strong start in 2021 for HGVC.

Under HGVC, partners benefit from our bespoke in-house LGV and PCV training programmes and from risk mitigation with Online Risk Assessments.

Online Risk Assessments identify high-risk drivers on the team. Interactive Refresher Training – which uses gamification techniques  – manages that risk by offering e-Learning modules which address individual driver needs.

Our company’s new online Driver CPC booking and training website – due to launch in 2021 – will enhance HGVC’s existing Driver CPC provision by making it easier for candidates to book courses.

Partners receive a dedicated SLA Account Manager responsible for successful delivery of the programme. 

All HGVC instructors are fully qualified, highly trained and engage in regular Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and the company is an Jaupt Approved Training Centre.

As well as keeping Partners compliant, we deliver an exceptional candidate experience and guaranteed return on investment. Another benefit is that managers can instantly view progress reports on employee training to track what matters and make improvements where necessary.

We’re confident that 2021 will be a defining year for HGVC. One where we meet new partners and continue to expand our services to match their needs.