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HGV Training - Becoming a professional lorry driver

Q. What qualifications route did you take to realise your career? Initially gaining lorry licence and going on gain industry experience leading into formal qualifications through RTITB & DSA. Q. Please explain in detail what students will learn during your more

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  • Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency
  • The Department for Transport’s executive agency, the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA), is a part of the UK government responsible for maintaining a database of drivers and vehicles in Great Britain. The DVLA provides and maintains road safety regulations for the public as well as ensuring accurate records are maintained. All driving courses in the UK must be accredited by the DVLA, as they issue driving licences to people on passing driving tests – over seven million per year.

  • Driving Standards Agency
  • An executive agency of the UK Department for Transport, the Driving Standards Agency (DSA) promotes 'Safe Driving for Life'. They strive to promote road safety by influencing driver and rider behaviour. The DSA has put into place standards for pre-driver education and driver trainers, and registering and supervising quality assured Approved Driving Instructors. The DSA offers an intense combination of theory and practical driving tests, which on completion enable candidates to be responsible drivers. Every driver in the UK must pass both the theory and practical test set up by the Driving Standards Agency before driving on the road

Related careers: Large Goods Vehicle Driver

Large goods vehicle (LGV) drivers, previously known as heavy goods vehicle or HGV drivers, are employed to drive goods in commercial vehicles from one destination to another, usually from a supplier to a customer. They drive all kinds of vehicles over 7.5 tonnes, including rigid trucks, articulated lorries, and trucks pulling trailers and may drive long or short distances. Drivers may be required to plan their journeys and schedule their deliveries. They are responsible for the security of their cargo during the trip. The work may involve loading and unloading goods, sometimes...more