HGV Driving Assessment and Corrective Training

This course is designed for drivers of heavy goods vehicles to assess their current driving practices and provide the relevant corrective training. An assessment is conducted over a designated route. Drivers must already hold the appropriate full category of licence entitlement to drive the vehicle. The detailed assessment can identify drivers’ strengths and weaknesses and the provision of corrective training allows potentially dangerous practices to be eliminated, improving general road safety and best practice. It also serves to increase drivers’ awareness of their own driving habits, fuel economy and vehicle condition. A full report is issued to the employer for each driver.

Who should attend?

  • Drivers undergoing recruitment assessments
  • Drivers undergoing periodic monitoring
  • Drivers subject to post-incident assessment

Benefits of attending

  • Identification of unsafe and inefficient driving practices in order to develop driver-centred remedial actions 
  • Improvements in fuel consumption
  • Reduction in maintenance/collision costs
  • Improved company image

Course content

  • Licence check
  • Eyesight check
  • Vehicle checks
  • Coupling and uncoupling
  • Driving position and seat belt
  • Acceleration (including cruise control)
  • Braking (service, engine and exhaust brake)
  • Gear selection and use
  • Hazard perception and prioritisation
  • Use of speed (legal and appropriate)
  • Road and weather conditions
  • Lane discipline and positioning
  • Making progress and planning
  • Use of mirrors, blind spots and signals
  • Overtaking/meeting oncoming traffic
  • Reaction to markings, signs and traffic lights
  • Driver’s attitude
  • Vehicle sympathy/fuel economy
  • Manoeuvring at slow speed

Course duration

Half or full day depending on delegate numbers.

Maximum 4 delegates.


Half day: up to 2 delegates

Members £575+VAT

Non-members £718.75+VAT

Full day: up to 4 delegates

Members £749+VAT

Non-members £936.25+VAT

Price includes tuition, course handouts and certification.

Booking and information

This course is only available on an in-company basis.  For more information please email training@fta.co.uk or call 03717 11 22 22.