Old Rock Top Yard
Pallion Sunderland
08:00 - 17:00 Fri 15.00
0191 565 6785


How long does the course take?

It all depends on what category training course you want to do. There are a set number of required hours for certain courses and it also depends on the individual’s confidence and availability. Some course can be completed over an intensive week-long course others can take up to 3 months. Get in touch for more information about course duration.

Where do the driving lessons take place?

All of our training starts at our fleet facility at Rock Top Yard, Pallion New Road, Pallion, Sunderland, SR4 6UA. Our expert instructors will then get you out onto the open road as soon as possible!

Can I fit my training around work?

Our team of instructors will do everything they can to fit around your schedule by providing lessons both during the day and in the evening, on weekdays and weekends. We do recommend booking in as many sessions as you can fit in per week as we find people pick it up faster if they are being trained more intensively.

Do you offer one on one training?

We do provide one on one training and two to one training. Please let us know what you would prefer when you book your course.

Do I have to take a CPC course?

If you want to be a professional lorry, bus or coach driver you have to complete a Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC), which needs to be renewed every five years. If you think you may have ‘acquired rights’ that mean you don’t have to take the CPC please get in touch to confirm or check on the DVSA website .

Which CPC course do I have to take?

If you have passed your car driving test before 1997 you need to sit 35 hours CPC ( periodic training CPC) If you passed after 1997 then you need to sit initial CPC module 2 and 4. If you aren’t sure please get in touch or check the DVSA website for more information.

How much do LGV/HGV training courses cost?

Prices for driver training varies from company to company. At Sunderland LGV Driver Training we try to keep our prices as low as possible whilst still providing the best training in the North East. Courses can cost from £400 to £2000 depending on which course you want to do. Get in touch for further information.


This can be a big investment for our customers, so we do provide finance options to help spread out and manage the costs.

I’m nervous or unsure about driving such large vehicles, how can I make sure it is the right decision for me?

Give us a call! We are happy to talk you through what you can expect from our training courses or you can visit our training facility in Pallion, Sunderland to check out our fleet of training vehicles and meet our friendly instructors. Just let us know when you want to stop by, so we can make sure we put the kettle on!