We are the only training provider in Dorset with a Training Centre, our Instructors are endorsed by the DVSA and accredited via the National Register of LGV Instructors (NRI) to deliver HGV/LGV driver training courses across Dorset, Hampshire and Southampton for commercial haulage companies, local councils and the general public looking to qualify to drive larger/heavier vehicles. Whether you’re an individual or a large company, we tailor each and every course to meet your specific requirements.
We are the only HGV/LGV driver training provider in Dorset and across the south of England to provide both HGV/LGV theory and practical driver training and testing, which will see you transition from the classroom to the cabin of a full-sized heavy goods vehicle with the MSM Training team by your side each and every step of the way!
Throughout your course, you will receive the full benefit of our extensive knowledge, the MSM team have over 100 years real time driving experience in the haulage industry, including heavy recovery, giving you insightful tips about the Industry and helping you become a safe, competent professional heavy goods driver. All courses, theory and practical are fully supervised by our trained professionals, once you have completed your HGV/LGV training, you will be ready to embark on your new career!
For your ease of reference we have listed the HGV/LGV licence categories below:
To qualify for this HGV driver training course, you must hold a full Category C (rigid HGV) licence.
This course will qualify you to drive any rigid HGV, any articulated HGV and you will gain all trailer entitlements for every category you have on your driving licence when you complete this course. For example, you will gain your car and trailer, 7.5 tonne and trailer, minibus and trailer, bus/coach and trailer and rigid and drawbar trailer. You will gain five licence categories for only one driving test!
This HGV training course can be completed in as little as five days.
This course will entitle you to drive a vehicle over 3.5-tonne MAM; you will be limited to a trailer no bigger than 3/4 of a tonne (750kg). With this HGV training course, you will gain the category C1 entitlement automatically; two qualifications with just one test! This entry-level HGV licence places no upper weight limit on the driver with the average Category C vehicle working out at around 18 tonnes.
This HGV driver training course can be completed in as little as five days.
This Category C1 HGV training course will entitle you to drive an HGV up to 7.5 Tonne MAM with the addition of a trailer over 750 kg. When fully loaded the trailer cannot weigh more than the towing vehicle, and the combined maximum weight can be no more than 12 tonne (12,000kg) MAM.
While the Category C1+E is usually present on licenses obtained before 1997, current legislation stipulates that a provisional must still be applied for. This involves a medical examination as well as a theory test that is delivered in two parts – both of which must be passed to successfully complete this HGV training course.
This medium sized lorry and trailer driver training course can be completed in as little as three days.
Ambulance drivers and Paramedics require this category.
The Category C1 7.5 Tonne HGV driver training course is available to all applicants aged 18 or above. The course is intended to replace the old HGV Class 3 licence and is essential for individuals looking to drive larger vehicles, including ambulance drivers and paramedics.
This HGV training course will entitle you to drive a vehicle up to 7.5 tonne MAM (Maximum Authorised Mass) and is necessary for ambulance drivers, paramedics and some horse box drivers. You will be limited when towing a trailer; it must be no bigger than 3/4 of a tonne (750kg).
A prerequisite of passing this HGV training course is obtaining the provisional entitlements that form part of the paper aspect of your licence. At MSM Training, we can assist you in acquiring and filling out your D2 and D4 forms, provide doctors details for your medical as well as theory training and testing!
This medium sized lorry driver training course can be completed in as little as three days.