DRIVER TRAINING COURSES

 

Category C+E - Large vehicles (formerly HGV Class 1)
You can drive category C vehicles with a trailer over 750kg.
 
FINANCE AVAILABLE
  • Learn now - Pay later finance is available for CAT C+E (Artic) Training formerly HGV Class 1 - allowing you to avoid the up front costs
  • Start your training today with a small deposit followed by monthly payments
  • You can even settle your finance plan early with no penalties or charges
  • Interest is only paid on the time that you have the finance agreement

VENUE: Merlin training suite - Kettering, Luton, Chichester
FINANCE: Train now pay for it later CAT C C+E  finance available
 

 
 

CAT C (RIGID) DRIVER TRAINING

Category C - Rigid vehicles (formerly HGV Class 2)
You can drive vehicles over 3,500kg
(with a trailer up to 750kg)
 
FINANCE AVAILABLE
  • Learn now - Pay later finance is available for CAT C (Rigid) Training formerly HGV Class 2 - allowing you to avoid the up front costs
  • Start your training today with a small deposit followed by monthly payments
  • You can even settle your finance plan early with no penalties or charges
  • Interest is only paid on the time that you have the finance agreement

VENUE: Merlin training suite - Kettering, Luton, Derby
FINANCE: Train now pay for it later CAT C1 C1+E  finance available
 
 


DRIVER CPC (DCPC)

You must have the full Driver CPC if you drive a lorry, bus or coach as the main part of your job.

How to keep the full driver CPC
  • Take 35 hours of periodic training every 5 years to stay qualified
  • Sign a declaration every 5 years until you’re 45 to show you still meet the medical standards
  • Provide a medical report every 5 years after you’re 45 to renew your driving licence you need to do this every year when you reach 65

VENUE: Merlin training suite - Kettering, Luton, Derby
DURATION: 5 Days (35 hours) or 7 hour sessions, dependent on requirement
 
 
 

 

DRIVER CPC INITIAL QUALIFICATION

You must have the full Driver CPC if you drive a lorry, bus or coach as the main part of your job.

How to get and keep the full driver CPC
  • Apply for a provisional lorry or bus licence
  • Pass the 4 tests that make up Driver CPC to qualify
  • Take 35 hours of periodic training every 5 years to stay qualified
  • Sign a declaration every 5 years until you’re 45 to show you still meet the medical standards
  • Provide a medical report every 5 years after you’re 45 to renew your driving licence you need to do this every year when you reach 65

VENUE: Merlin training suite - Kettering, Luton, Derby or your company location
 
 
 


Safe and Fuel Efficient Driving (SAFED) course developed for Freight Best Practice. Designed to reduce vehicle accidents, improve road safety, improve driving standards, reduce vehicle operating costs and C02 emissions. The course aims to teach drivers the benefits of safe and fuel efficient driving for operators and the environment.
 
VENUE: Merlin training suite - Kettering, Luton, Derby
DURATION: 1 Days 3.5hrs classroom theory - 3.5hrs on the road tuition
 

 
 
 

ADR TRAINING

All drivers within the scope of the Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (Driver Training) Regulations 1996 must be trained and hold a Vocational Training Certificate issued by DVLA. This is required by UK regulations implementing the relevant EU directive.
 
Merlin Academy’s 3 day ADR Training Course covers the required content for most ADR training Courses; the core principles of carrying dangerous goods and limited quantity provisions correctly and safely and the properties of the classes of goods being carried.

VENUE: Merlin training suite - Kettering, Luton, Derby
DURATION: 3.5 Days
 
 
 


MATERIALS HANDLING

Frontline warehouse and storage supervisors require practical skills and Merlin Academy’s Materials Handling course is designed for hands-on line supervisors who have a responsibility for materials storage, materials handling and transport operations. The course is undertaken at customers  premises using customers equipment.

VENUE: Merlin training suite - Kettering, Luton, Derby or customers business premises
FINANCE: Train now pay for it later Materials Handling Training Course finance available 
 

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