Obtaining an HGV or PCV driving licence can be an expensive business.


And when you factor in the number of driver training ‘brokers’ out there ready and waiting to charge you, in some cases, twice as much as the actual cost – it’s worth doing your research!


We don’t want prospective drivers being put off by high prices and unrealistic promises pushed by brokers, so we’ve partnered with trusted provider MT Training Services to offer you excellent value training across the South & South West of England!


What should it cost?

We believe it’s important to be transparent about costs. Below you can find out not just what the licence acquisition training will cost, but also the costs associated with everything else you’ll need as part of your training.


What you need: What it will cost: Useful Information & Links
Driver Medical




Cotswold Medicals Group, D4 Medicals


You’ll only require a driver medical when applying for a provisional HGV or PCV licence, and then periodically once you’ve obtained it depending on your age. If you’re upgrading from a C to C+E licence, you won’t need an additional medical.

Theory Test £26 – 1a Multiple Choice


£11 – 1b Hazard Perception


Government Website


Driver CPC £23 – Module 2 Case Studies


£205 – Module 4 Practical Demonstration


£360 – 35 Hours Periodic Training


Government Website (Module 2)


Click here to find out if you’re eligible for periodic training.

Car (B+E), 7.5Tonne (C1+E) or Minibus (D1+E) & Trailer Practical Training


This price includes VAT on the training and the DVSA test fee (which is not subject to VAT).
7.5 Tonne (C1) or Minibus (D1) Practical Training £715
HGV Class 2 (C) Practical Training £1,135
HGV Class 1 (C+E) Practical Training
PCV (D) Practical Training


Health & Safety Training

Through accreditation with two of the four ABA accrediting bodies – AITT and NPORS – Backline are able to offer a number of Health & Safety related training courses as outlined below.   These courses will assist employers in meeting their responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work Etc. Act (1974); Lifting Operations &… Read more »

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Materials Handling Training

As set out in the Provision & Use of Work Equipment Regulations (1998), any employee who is required to use work equipment – defined by the act as “any equipment, machinery, appliance, apparatus, tool or installation for use at work.” – MUST be provided with appropriate training.   Appropriate training is not defined in law. However,… Read more »

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First Aid

COVID -19: Candidates will be asked to fill in a ‘Delegate Statement last 24 hours’ form on arrival, please click below for further information   Covid Delegate Statement   First Aid training, for most organisations, will be a mandatory requirement. The level of training required, and the number of people that should be trained, is… Read more »

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ADR Hazardous Goods Training

Quality assurance is at the forefront of our training. Our pass rate is 97.9% for ADR and we receive regular Grade 1 reports (the highest possible grade) from issuing authority SQA.

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Forklift Training

Forklift courses last between one and five days, depending on the operator’s previous experience and involve some classroom-based theory, followed by practical training and test.

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HIAB Training

Our HIAB training is accredited by the Independent Training Standards Scheme and Register (ITSSAR), part of the Accrediting Bodies Association and recognised nationally.

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MEWP Training

MEWP is the acronym for Mobile Elevated Working Platform. Our MEWP training is accredited by the Independent Training Standards Scheme and Register (ITSSAR), part of the Accrediting Bodies Association and recognised nationally.

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Driver Assessments & Other Training

  Over the years we have done a number of driving assessments, not just assessing the driver but developing them into better drivers.   We accompany your staff in a “live” scenario during the driver assessments, then report back to you on their competencies and areas for improvement. We also provide corrective coaching following the… Read more »

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