Our overall pass rates are substantially higher than the national average
Driver Training Centre are a long established transport training company in the South East of England within Sussex and near Kent. We provide solutions for all vehicle related licence requirements. We are members of the national HGV training network that provides a specialist quality service. With our own driving area and fully air conditioned classrooms we offer a first class facility for all your training needs.
WHY CHOOSE USFOR YOUR DRIVER TRAINING?
40 + Years of Training Expertise
Modern Fleet of Vehicles
We Are Not Brokers
Members of the National HGV Training Network
We are Next Door to DVSA Driving Test Centre and are DVSA Accredited
Friendly staff and I feel very comfortable. many thanks
Did my B+E Trailer training with Mark which was superb and booking was all very easy with Paula. Thoroughly recommend the Driver Training Centre
If anyone is looking to complete their B&E test, this is the place to get it done. Gary and his team were fantastic. Jim was patient and professional... . I drove all the way from London for my lesson and the test and so glad i did. I can not recommend the Driver Training Centre enough!!! Thanks a million guys!read more
Such a good experience using Driver Training Centre, Gary was spot on with everything from the beginning. My instructor Jim was amazing, I appreciate... everything he put into helping me pass my Cat C licence first time. He's was as calm as they come in all areas, a man thats very good at his job.It's a really well ran business and I recommend it to everyone that's willing to learn. Thanks guys.read more
Excellent trainers, really friendly, great knowledge and made the experience enjoyable. Thoroughly recommend!
Just passed my Class 1 LGV training here - was an absolute pleasure to learn here, Mark & Brian covered every detail and because of that I passed my... test with only 2 minors! I couldn't have done it without you all, cant thank you all enough! See you soon for the wagon and drag!!read more
I cant rate the team here highly enough - all the current Covid 19 procedures are all adhered to and the team made me feel very welcomed and safe.... Tony was great, he put me right on where i went wrong and told me when i did something right. If you're looking to get any type of license this is your best starting point - these guys got me through my HGV Class 1 in 1 1/2 days having not driven an HGV for 10 years !!read more
Great driving instructors with easy tuition. Highly recommend for your trailer towing lessons!
I phoned these guys last minute as I had problems with another company. They were so accommodating and although a little more expensive, were able to... fit me in the next day!Their approach made me feel so confident and reassured.I was able to take my test within the week of contacting them and passed first time.Lovely company, highly recommended!read more
Just passed my B+E trailer test first time, with no minors - very pleased!! A great bunch of folks that helped me get through the test with... confidence. Like many of us, we have been driving for years so going back to 'driving school' can be daunting! Jim made me feel comfortable and explained all aspects of the test to me clearly so I felt completely ready on the day. Paula is great in the office, very patient with arranging dates and times around work schedules and all the staff are very knowledgeable I would really recommend these guys!read more
Definitely would recommend this place if your looking to do you HGV training as this is where I been doing mine. Thanks to Brian who was my... instructor he is very professional and very helpful highly recommended. Thanks to tony for making my module 4 as stress free as possible passed that first time.read more
Recently finished 5 consecutive days on a CPC course. Hands down the best training course i have ever taken part on. The trainers here are friendly... helpful and professional at all times! Free tea and coffee free bottles of cold water are given to help yourself to. Bright, clean classrooms with a great deal of information around. Prices are very low in comparison to other training centers.If HGV driver traning is what you are looking for, look nowhere else. 5 stars.I will return here for further training, no questions.Best regards,Stuart Lread more
Great training, passed first time. Highly recommended!
Massive thank you to the team, garry was helpful throughout. Brian was my main trainer and i found him brilliant, really helpful and made me feel... confortable driving. Jim is also great, again so helpful and really knows his stuff. I passed my class 2 first time with these guys help so a massive thank you for your time. Overall a great experience and would highly recommend hastings driver training center.read more
My wife and myself had a half day each refresher training on towing as we are getting a caravan, and although we have driven for 45 years, had never... towed anything before ! Our instructor Brian was brilliant - very calm, reassuring, patient and friendly. He gave us time to get to grips with reversing and the drive on the roads was excellent. Will definitely be recommending them to anyone who wants a refresher or to get a licence. Thanks again to Brian and Gary.read more
A very professional service. Instruction and advice was of the highest standard. Help on hand if needed. Will recommend to everyone. Thank you gents
A very professional, well organized and comprehensive service which made my whole experience from start to finish brilliant. I received category C... training from Brian, his experience and insights helped teach me everything I needed to know in order to drive a HGV safely, efficiently and to be able to pass the test. I would definitely recommend to anyone who wants to add a new qualification to their driving license.read more
I drove a HGV for the first time on Monday and I passed my test on Friday! I can't recommend the DTC team enough. The friendly atmosphere and... camaraderie makes for a great learning environment. Jim was my instructor, I followed his expert advice and guidance and now I have my license. I'm chuffed to bits! Thank you guys.read more
I thoroughly enjoyed my experience with DTC in Hastings. My instructor Jim is a credit to the industry and gave me valuable knowledge to pass this... course. I gained so much from the team at DTC and would recommend them everytime. Worth every penny I spent with them and they gave me more back. You guys are Amazing 👏 thank youread more
Great driving instructors with easy tuition. Highly recommend for your trailer towing lessons!
Ben de Havilland
Jim was a great instructor and I passed my trailer test with no minors after a day of training. The course is thorough and well organised with plenty... if time to practice. I highly recommended the Driver Training Centre.read more
With excellent training skills. Jim and Brian were absolutely brilliant knew what they were doing and very friendly too. Passed my trailer license ... today first time. Thanks too them all at DRIVER TRAINING CENTRE. Will be recommending these to everybody I know. For cars to class 1 s.read more
Did my C1. Both Gary and Jim were brilliant! Excellent tuition, very friendly and patient. Really helped me through the whole process. Highly... recommended!read more
Excellent instructors ,professional,friendly and knowledgeable,passed first time would definitely recommend
Passed my B E trailer test first time with these guys I was so nervous about doing it, but finally booked it from the moment I arrived Gary and the... team were very welcoming which instantly made me relax, Brian was brilliant teaching me, everything made sense never felt flustered or panicked, all very calm and set me up perfectly for my test really recommend these guys especially if you lack a bit of confidence. Many thanksread more
good people with great instructors would highly recommend.
Joni Bianca Wood
Highly recommend, great service all round. Gary was extremely helpful right from the beginning providing me with all the information I needed to... obtain my theory test and provisional C1 licence, including access to online training.Jim was a fantastic instructor; I passed my practical test after only 12 hours training with him. In that time he taught me all I needed to know, explaining everything very well. Fabulous team. Thank you all.read more
Passed my lgv test first time around brilliant Company nice people well recommended
Done my hgv with these guys, they where really helpful very friendly environment From front desk to my trainer jim,who was excellent, would highly... recommend to anyone thinking of going down this route!read more
The three guys at the training centre were most helpful in making my experience an easy one. The training I was given by Jim was second to none. I... would 100% recommend getting trained here. I don't think I'd have passed had it not been for their expertise and calm. Thanks again to all 3 of the guys there!!! 👍read more
Very professional, friendly, very high standards, I passed my HGV first time, highly reccomend.
Brian got me through training to pass my Cat C first time!.Such a Great down to earth man who's vast knowledge of truck driving and life skills... enabled me to enjoy the experience of learning to drive a Lorry.So Cool and relaxed in the cab it was easy to settle down and learn.Absolute Legend and I'm eternally grateful to you Sir.read more
Everyone was really helpful and friendly. I would recommend them to everyone
Great service from start to finish.Very helpful in explaining everything you need to do and get. Jim was my instructor very helpful and knowledgeable. Brian also very helpful and knowledgeable. Would recommend to anyone to use for class 1 and 2 and also trailer training. Thankyou for getting me through my class 2 and cpc
I drove a HGV for the first time on Monday and I passed my test on Friday! I can't recommend the DTC team enough. The friendly atmosphere and camaraderie makes for a great learning environment. Jim was my instructor, I followed his expert advice and guidance and now I have my license. I'm chuffed to bits! Thank you guys.
Passed my hgv today with no faults, a real testament to the training I received, especially my trainer Brian! His friendly, very knowledgeable approach to teaching was superb! Highly recommended, thankyou to all at the driving training centre
Recently passed my LGV C1 test with driver training centre. Jim was my instructor and he was very thorough in his teaching. The learnbulance was a fantastic vehicle in order to train in. Gary was also very accommodating in getting me booked in for my training and test so fast!!! Would highly recommend.
Done my B+E test and passed first time.what a great group of gentlemen !! They made my practice to passing so easy and made me feel at ease. They are amazing teachers and very patient too. I would highly recommend using these guys I don’t think your get the same atmosphere anywhere else, I was told by several companies I would need up to 4 practice sessions costing shy of £1000 !🤷🏻♂️ not the case with these guys they were smashing company and outstanding services 👌🏻 get booked in !! Cushty 👊🏻
I took my towing test with the driver training centre a few weeks ago so that I am able to tow a horse trailer and I passed first time! The guys were great and really lovely too which made me feel at ease! Would highly recommend using this company it was a very smooth experience from start to finish, and My daughter is so happy that we are on the road and able for her and mr Captain to be out and about at shows this summer! Thanks again!
I have just completed my b+e with these guys and they made the whole experience easy and enjoyable from the first phone call to the draining day with Brian to my test today that I passed with no minors. Thanks guys.
I just want to say a massive thank you to Brian and am everyone at driver training for helping me achieve my dream of passing my C + E on the 27/04. You guys are the BEST HGV training centre around !!!!
Passed my b e trailer test today first time, these guys were brilliant from the moment I arrived it was a relaxing environment Brian was brilliant and quickly squashed any nerves I had highly recommend these guys.
If anyone is looking to complete their B&E test, this is the place to get it done. Gary and his team were fantastic. Jim was patient and professional . I drove all the way from London for my lesson and the test and so glad i did. I can not recommend the Driver Training Centre enough!!! Thanks a million guys!
A big thank you to everyone at the driver training centre. After passing by B+E category licence today, your tuition was excellent and I felt very well prepared for my test. I thoroughly recommend them !
Look, to level up in life, you need a goal. Set that goal to HGV but have a back-up plan just incase the dream is not yours. Moving from small vehicle to a truck is daunting but once you tame the beast and iron out the fear its the most exhilarating feeling. A level head and a calm attitude under pressure is essential. Get your turning angles and space predictions down to a tee. Your gonna need people who are expert's in the sector with years of experience to listen to and learn from. That's where Hastings Driver Training comes in. These guys and girls have the dedication, years of experience, calm nature to get anyone up from beginner level to top level in however long you require. They treat you like a human being, which is remembered long after. The center is as good as it needs to be, fitted out kitchen for all to use, its wheelchair friendly, electronically fitted with presentation equipment for lessons and plenty of rooms for multiple levels of student learning. Just remember...... CHECK YOUR MIRRORS!!!!!!!!!! CHECK YOUR MIRRORS!!!!!!!!!! CHECK YOUR MIRRORS!!!!!!!!!! A year on and I still hear Brian's voice when I'm driving 😅 Thanks guys!!!
Successfully passed Trailer B & E Today. From starting the lessons I had passed within a little more than 24 hours. The team were great & made me feel at ease. Tony with a little bit of micky taking was thorough with training & built my confidence up well. Great instructor.
After this experience I have become a better driver in general.
Recommend to anyone seeking further driver training.
Passed my C1 driving test today thanks to all the staff at the Driving Training Centre. Jim was full of knowledge and had plenty of experience of both driving and teaching. Everyone was chatty and made you feel at ease. Thank you to everyone!
Phoned these guys up for cat C lessons and test on the Thursday, had passed my test by the following Wednesday. Gary, Brian, Jim and Tony are great, I had Brian as an instructor and he is a brilliant teacher. Really nice down to earth guys thank you very much!
Absolutely brilliant training centre I couldn’t recommend them enough from start to finish they made feel so comfortable doing my trailer training and gave me the confidence I needed to pass first time! 10/10 from me totally outstanding.
Had a bad start to my C1 with another company, so contacted Driver Training Centre Hastings. They were amazing from the outset, so friendly, welcoming, put me at ease. Gary sorted out my test slot and nothing was too much trouble for them. Jim is a great teacher, so chilled but very effective, nothing but praise for everyone there, thank you so much for getting me through my C1 🚑
I really enjoyed my time at the Driver Training Centre and my training with instructor Jim went really well. Right from the start Jim’s instructions and guidance allowed me to feel confident driving the truck. Jim’s realistic approach and ability to discuss and explain things was second to none, due to his commitment and long standing experience.
Jim’s opinion on my progress was honest and beneficial and with an extra lesson booked just before my test I gained cat C first time with flying colours.
These guys aim to get you through first time, so don’t put things off, get those lessons booked.
passed my Class 2 HGV test this morning, all thanks to driver training centre! the guys were all really friendly and helpful, my instructor Jim was a great teacher. Gary and all the guys really do make it an enjoyable place to train which helps you to relax! if anyone is considering training to become a HGV driver use these guys without hesitation! 👍👍👍
I took my C1 ambulance driver training here, the staff and the vehicles are brilliant. I cannot fault them at all. I booked the intensive 2-day course and had my test a week later, and passed first time. Jim was my instructor and he was superb. If I need any future training I will definitely be coming back! 5* training EASILY.
Great team, all so helpful in booking the course and dealing with my last minute changes!! Brilliant instruction from Brian, with a bit of help from Jim, meant I passed my Category C first time having first sat in a truck the day before 😁 Thanks very much everyone
Thanks for getting through my test. Brilliant company and friendly, easy going staff. Thanks to Tony for teaching me. Great man and instructor. Would recommend doing your training with this company. The day I done my test there were several others and all passed. Great pass rate so give them a call if you would like training. Thanks.
All the guys down at the driver training are all good blokes who will help you and get you through anything you need! Highly rate the team and highly rate Brian as an instructor. Proper down to earth and really knows how to get you through it!
Did my B+E towing license with these guys, having never towed a trailer on the road before. Great advice, great tuition, and after half a day of training I passed my test first time with only 2minor faults. Very pleased and highly recommended.
One of the best experiences of my life,from my initial inquiry to successful completion Gary and his team played a blinder, no one could ask for any more.Driver Training Centre has to be the place to go for HGV training, can't wait to see them all again next year
Driver Training Centre is delighted to announce that it is now DVSA (Driver and Vehicles Standards Agency) accredited to conduct Module 3a Tests for Reversing and Couple/Recouple Exercises to carry out Driver CPC Module 4 training and tests.
We are a flexible HGV training centre with modern easy to drive, comfortable vehicles, fully air conditioned classrooms, off road manoeuvring facilities, a fully equipped training centre to cater for every transport training requirement.
If you drive for hire and reward you will need to gain PCV entitlement. Hire and reward does not mean if you take fares for any journey, it means if you are paid to drive the minibus or bus as part of your duties. We serve Sussex, Kent and further afield with PCV training.
All Drivers of vehicles over 3.5 tonnes carrying dangerous substances in packages, tank containers and road tanker vehicles must attend a Department of Transport approved ADR course and pass the relevant Examinations.
We now have two vehicles specifically for the purpose of training ambulance drivers and LGV C1. To Become an ambulance driver you will need a minimum of a C1 licence due to the weight of the vehicle you will be driving. When an ambulance is loaded with equipment and patients it often falls between 3.5 and 7.5 tonnes.
This Manual Handling Training Course provides the necessary information and training for organisations to understand more about the risks associated with manual handling, how to undergo a risk assessment and how to ensure appropriate control measures are put in place.
The Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) is a voluntary accreditation scheme for fleet operators which aims to raise the level of quality within fleet operations, and to demonstrate which operators are achieving exemplary levels of best practice in safety, efficiency, and environmental protection.
The course was very thorough and the advice and direction offered by all the staff at the Driver Training Centre was excellent. The team there set me up well to add trailer towing to my licence, which has not only made me happy but also my employer. I would definitely recommend the course on offer here!
The caravan towing course at driver training centre was not only necessary but useful. The real driving experience taught me a few things that helped me become a more confident driver when towing a caravan as did the safety procedures we learnt. Passed my test with flying colours.
Very impressed with todays course everyone very happy and helpful. Was here to boost confidence with towing and now feel with todays help I have achieved this. The instructor was excellent. Top marks for very good training provided. Very impressed.
I can’t thank you all enough, so happy with the service from Gary and the tuition from Tony FAULTLESS. Be good to see you all in a week to do cpc and lgv- c+e
Brian was excellent explaining what was expected for the test. he had me backing up in no time’! very pleased ive passed. I can now transport livestock as required.
Charlotte Grissell, Passed trailer test b+e first time today
Excellent service – Thank you
Chris Greenough, B+E Trailer Test – Passed with 1 minor fault !
Thank you, all you guy’s were fantastic, brilliant experience.
Serkan Turgut, HGV Cat C Course – Passed with only 4 minor faults