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Virtue Recruitment Services - The Training Academy

Virtue Recruitment Services are very pleased to announce the official launch of our HGV Driver Training Academy in January 2017.

With our in-house, qualified trainers, we are now able to offer driver training on areas such as Driver Certificate of Professional Competence, Cargo Security Training, C1 (7.5t) Licence acquisition, C (LGV 2) Licence acquisition, C&E (LGV 1) Licence acquisition, W.R.T.T. (Work Related Tachograph Training, includes 7 hours D-CPC), Managers CPC refresher and Driver assessments. Click on the tabs below to view each individual training course content.

To register an interest, reserve your place or to have a conversation regarding any of our courses,

please call 01698 674 019

Enquire about courses

Click on the tabs below to view each individual training course content.

We understand that each individuals needs differ and we would need to have a consultation to ascertain how advanced you are in your specific training. However, our full package includes the following:

  • Module 3 Practical driving test fee
  • 5 days on the road training

**We understand that not everyone aspiring to obtain their licence does so for “Hire or Reward”. Therefore we do not include the cost of obtaining the Driver Certificate of Professional Competence, Module 4 (Practical Assessment Test) or Digital Tachograph Card in our packages, however are available separately.**

We understand that each individuals needs differ and we would need to have a consultation to ascertain how advanced you are in your specific training. However, our full package includes the following:

  • Full medical including eyesight examination, D4 completion & submission
  • Provisional Licence application
  • Module 1(a) Theory test training & test fee
  • Module 1(b) Hazard perception training & test fee
  • Module 2 Case studies training & test fee
  • Module 3 Practical driving test fee
  • All study materials
  • 5 days on the road training

**We understand that not everyone aspiring to obtain their licence does so for “Hire or Reward”. Therefore we do not include the cost of obtaining the Driver Certificate of Professional Competence, Module 4 (Practical Assessment Test) or Digital Tachograph Card in our packages, however are available separately.**

We understand that each individuals needs differ and we would need to have a consultation to ascertain how advanced you are in your specific training. However, our full package includes the following:

  • Full medical including eyesight examination, D4 completion & submission
  • Provisional Licence application
  • Module 1(a) Theory test training & test fee
  • Module 1(b) Hazard perception training & test fee
  • Module 2 Case studies training & test fee
  • Module 3 Practical driving test fee
  • All study materials
  • 5 days on the road training

**We understand that not everyone aspiring to obtain their licence does so for “Hire or Reward”. Therefore we do not include the cost of obtaining the Driver Certificate of Professional Competence, Module 4 (Practical Assessment Test) or Digital Tachograph Card in our packages, however are available separately.**

D-CPC courses run every Monday to Friday from 08:00 to 16:00 and include a light lunch. 1/2 modules can be delivered in the evenings (at an additional cost) however 2 *x 1/2 modules must be completed within a 24 hour period to be accredited. Weekend courses are available (subject to volumes, again at an extra cost). 

D-CPC courses can be tailored to suit your individual needs or those of your business. Please see from the menu below:

Module 1: Delivering the Goods

Module 2: Disability Awareness

Module 3: Driver Welfare

Module 4: Driver Hours & Tachograph Awareness

Module 5: Fire Awareness

Module 6: First Aid Awareness

Module 7: Food Safety

Module 8: Fuel Efficient Driving

Module 9: Health & Safety for Drivers

Module 10: Loading & Unloading

Module 11: Manual Handling

Module 12: Passenger Care

Module 13: Road Traffic Collisions

Module 14: Rules of the Road

Module 15: Safe Use of Skip & Hook Loaders

Module 16: Use of Tachographs

Module 17: Walk Around Checks & Defect Reports

Module 18: Wheelchair Safety

Module 19: Vulnerable Road users

Module 20: Emergency First Aid at Work

Module 21: Dangerous Goods Awareness

Module 22: Safe and Fuel Efficient Driving (SAFED)

Module 23: Operator Licence Awareness

To make a reservation or to enquire how we can assist you, please call our switchboard on 01698 674 019 ext 009 (Training Division)

All to often our Trainers are hearing feedback from drivers concerned that they have never received adequate training (from employers or other training providers) on how to use a tachograph head after obtaining their professional licence and are frequently incurring infringements.

Work Related Tachograph Training (WRTT):

1 day course (8 hours approx.) split into the following;

08:00 start to 17:00 (VRHQ or on-site)

  • 08:00 – 10:00 – Drivers Hours Rules;
  • 10:00 – 10:15 – Comfort/refreshment break;
  • 10:15 – 12:00 – Driver Hours & Tachograph Awareness
  • 12:00 – 13:00 – Lunch;
  • 13:00 – 15:00 – Use of Tachographs;
  • 15:00 – 15:15 – Comfort/Refreshment break;
  • 15:15 – 16:30 – Practical Tachograph Training (Combination of on screen digital simulator & Live simulator);
  • 16:30 – 17:00 – Driver knowledge test;

Course completion will provide:

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  • 7 hours D-CPC accreditation/Certification (JAUPT);
  • VR accreditation/Certification;
  • Cost £110.00 + VAT (at 20%) per delegate (£132.00)
  • Maximum delegates per class: 15 per day
  • Requirements: Current LGV Licence/C1 Licence (7.5t), Current Digital Tachograph Card, Current D-CPC/Module 4 (for newly qualified drivers).

Under current EU and British Law it is a requirement that drivers who undertake the transport of cargo, already secured and enabled to travel by aircraft from the UK or European airports, are trained to a specific level and have background checks completed, covering the period of five years prior to the training/employment. This training details the legal basis and organisation of the rules surrounding the safe and secure transportation of this cargo. Drivers will be given insight into the organisations posing a threat to security, the types of threat posed, and why such threats are relevant to air cargo transportation. The training will cover previous threats and discuss the relevance of these threats in the modern driving environment. Trainees will be made aware of the types of devices posing a threat, their effect, and tell-tale signs  which will allow drivers, ware-housemen and staff in general to recognise suspicious circumstances, and most importantly how to react to these, while safeguarding themselves and others. Instruction will be given on methods of sealing vehicles to ensure security in transit, checks that should be made during the journey, and problems that may occur at any point in the transport chain which may compromise that security. Coverage will be given to the need for drivers to carry, and the specification of, identity cards, and be able to demonstrate their training status if required, by ether known consignors, regulated agents and/or the appropriate authorities e.g. DfT, CAA, DVSA, Police. All training will finish with an examination, consisting of both multiple choice, and written answers, enabling the drivers to demonstrate their understanding of the regulations. A certificate of qualification will be issued on successful completion of the course which is universally accepted in the industry.  

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 DVSA. This is required by UK regulations implementing the relevant EU directive.

Courses must be approved by DfT and drivers must pass the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) examinations which are integrated in the courses. There are no ‘grandfather rights’ and compulsory refresher training must be completed within the five year expiry of the date of issue of the original certificate. The maximum number of delegates per course is 20. In-company courses can also be scheduled. Please note that time spent attending the ADR course will count as duty time under Driver Hours Law Regulations 561/2006.

Course Modules

There are 9 classes of ADR dangerous goods and they are:

  • Class 1 – Explosives- (Not a common class)
  • Class 2 – Gases
  • Class 3 – Liquids
  • Class 4 – Solids
  • Class 5 – Oxidising Agents
  • Class 6 – Toxic & Infectious Substances
  • Class 7 – Radioactive – (Not a common class)
  • Class 8 – Corrosives
  • Class 9 – Miscellaneous

We live in the real world. That’s why we are always looking for options to help you, the individual find the right support for you and that includes financial support. Whether you are long term unemployed, have barriers preventing you from having full time employment, a low income worker or simply just don’t have savings, we will  provide you with the impartial advice and direction you need from one or more of our support partners.

A few of of our support partners:

 

Driving alongside tractor-trailer trucks is a part of everyday travel for most of us. However, many motorists don’t realise that big trucks have blind spots and erroneously assume that by being higher up, the truck driver must be able to see them. Many drivers, especially newer ones, don’t know where a trucker’s blind spots are, which can lead to dangerous incidents in which the passenger car, cyclist or pedestrian bears the brunt of the outcome.

Know where all the truck’s blind spots are. A blind spot is where the driver loses sight of other vehicles.Understanding the location and scope of each blind spot or “no zone” can help you avoid them.
  • There is a blind spot directly behind the truck. There is a “no zone” on each side of the truck that can span for several lanes.
  • There is a blind spot in front of the truck that encompasses the lane the truck is in and one lane to the right.
  • There is a blind spot beside both of the truck’s doors
Be patient. When sharing the road with trucks, it’s important to drive carefully and to realise that trucks cannot manoeuvre quickly in an emergency situation. Being patient is as important as knowing where the truck’s blind spots are.