At Ben Shaw Training Ltd we always give honest and professional advice to help you decide which course is best for you.
Driver training courses that we provide to prepare candidates for the DVSA (Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency) vocational practical tests:
Car & Trailer
Category B+E (Car & Trailer Towing Test)
Large Goods Vehicle
LGV category C1 (7.5 Tonner)
LGV category C1+E (7.5 Tonner & Trailer)
LGV category C (HGV Class II)
LGV category C+E (HGV Class I)
LGV Driver CPC Initial Qualification Module 4 (This covers you for the first 5 years)
Passenger Carrying Vehicle
PCV category D1 (Minibus up to 16 seats)
PCV category D1+E (Minibus and Trailer)
PCV category D (Bus or Coach over 16 seats)
PCV category D+E (Bus or Coach and Trailer)
PCV Driver CPC Initial Qualification Module 4 (This covers you for the first 5 years)
Don’t be shy, give us a call
Whether you’d like to book on a course, or just ask us for some advice,
call us on 01282 614124
Need help booking your medical and filling in the provisional application forms? We also offer a full theory package which includes a study website log in and phone app, and we even do evening classroom lessons!
The date you passed your car driving test, or even a C1 or C driving test, determines which Driver CPC route you need to follow, either the ‘Initial Qualification’ or the “Periodic Training’. Give us a call and we’ll help you work this out.
Get booked in for your first 2 hour car and trailer lesson with us and see how you get on. Some people have lots of experience towing before coming to us, others don’t. The number of hours needed will depend on your ability.
Understanding all the different licence categories and working out what means what can boggle the minds of the best of us! This page should help, but please feel free to give us a call and we’ll happily discuss it all with you.
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We use Ben Shaw Training for all our CPC driver training and HGV testing. They keep us fully informed throughout the booking and training process and provide relevant test guidance to our drivers. Ben Shaw Training are always available to answer any questions, providing us with confidence in the friendly service they offer.
Ben Shaw Training have helped us through every stage of our Lorry Driver training and always go the extra mile with anything we ask of them. I would recommend them to any company or person requiring training.
We used Ben Shaw training back in May 2015 after been recommended by a family member. I was really really pleased with the professionalism from Andrea at the initial point of contact, and then my first training session with Ben! I quickly gained my confidence of driving with a trailer under the instruction from Paul shaw and felt really confident on the day of my test. I’m now looking forward to moving forward with Ben Shaw Training and completing my HGV licences!
“Ben Shaw’s Training is the Best for miles around” Having sourced a number of Companies for trailer towing we have always used Ben Shaw’s They provide an easy & reliable Service using experienced staff Communication has always been excellent from start to finish and we would highly recommend to anyone
As an operator of a large goods and medium sized commercial fleet we sought a service provider who would support our desire to reduce the affects of our activities upon the local environment. Ben Shaw’s has worked with us for several years delivering our aims through driver assessments, pre employment assessments and corrective tuition as required. More recently on identification of a business need created by the current shortage of qualified drivers we have turned to Ben Shaw’s to deliver cost effective CatC and CatB+E. vocational training.
I have used Ben Shaw training for both trailer and HGV training for myself and my employees. From start to finish everyone that works there are very helpful and can’t do enough to help you pass whatever test you are doing. I know there are other trainers out there but I will not be using anyone else for me or my employees. Top man and top team Ben. Thanks for everything.
A great, friendly and professional company who appreciate their customers, I would recommend them to anyone.
Could not recommend the team highly enough, no messing and friendly. Thank you to everyone for all your help.
Absolutely first class service, thanks for all your help getting me through the B+E test – passed first time.
Top class service, highly recommended I wouldn’t use anyone else. Passed B+E car and trailer first time.
Fred William Allott
I would like to say a big Thankyou to the team at Ben Shaw. Excellent tuition, and friendly/professional customer service. Thanks once again
Cant speak highly enough of this team. Ben and Ian were fantastic in training me and giving me confidence when I was so nervous just before my test. The pass rates they have speak for themselves. Anyone thinking about training I would give Ben a call!
Really good, friendly, good deal with the two for one. Passed first time.
Very professional, instructor for my b+e course was very helpful and full of information that allowed me to pass my test first time would highly recommend Ben Shaw Training to anyone! Excellent
Passed my class 2 today. First time. Ben and the whole team at ben shaws were absolutely amazing! I did my theory through these guys too and passed that first time. Fantastic company that don’t mess about. My theory was 25th August! I can’t thank you all enough!!
A really great training school. Nice people. Honest and will try to save you money where they can. They helped me pass first time.
It was was a pleasure training, my money was in good hands, n they kicked my arss to success, Highly Recommended
Top blokes, high level of knowledge and overall training you won’t be disappointed! Peace
Heard off Ben through other drivers which is always good, great training, had my faults but Ben ironed them out and I passed first time. Would recommend to anyone.
I would recommend Ben Shaw to anyone. Fantastic tuition for any ability really nice instructors and great towing vehicles.
I would 100% recommend using this company, especially instructor Julian. He helped build my confidence so much when out on the roads!!
Big thanks to Ben and his team. Couldn’t recommend them enough.
Would highly recommend Ben shaw training to anyone wanting to do a driving course! Great instruction and very well organised! Thanks a lot for your help!!
I passed my B & E test first time thanks to Ben Shaw Training. Cannot recommend them highly enough. Thanks again
From start to finish, thorough but relaxed tuition from classroom to practical. I’ve only done my class 2 but can’t wait to crack on with my class 1 thank you to everyone, Ben Ian, Stephanie and Andrea
Brilliant school. The people make it so. They’re sincere and know what they’re doing. I wish I’d have gone to them first. I’ve now got a new career thanks to them.
Thanks guys for all your input and training in helping me pass my Cat C class2 today. A throughly professional outfit, I would recommend you to anyone for all HGV training, thanks again. I will hopefully see you soon for my CE.
Ben and his team have been absolutely incredible. Every stage has been super easy, quick and worth every penny. I passed every part first time for my class 2, and I couldn’t have done it without them. I couldn’t recommend Ben Shaw Training LTD any higher and they certainly deserve more than 5 stars! Super company.
I couldn’t recommend Ben Shaw Training highly enough, I passed my Cat C first time. The first day I turned up I was a bundle of nerves and by the end of the course I was at the standard of a professional driver. There is only one place I’d go for my C+E.
Thank you for all your help in passing my B+E test! Great company with lovley helpful staff! x
Relaxed, friendly and professional driver training. I would definitely recommend them.
Well passed my class 2 today. I cant thank ben and Ian enough fir the training they gave me, also Andrea in the office was great too at letting me know times dates etc of tests. Really was the full package as I was promised. Cant see me getting the same service anywhere else, looking forward to doing my class 1 asap
They are an excellent team that will do everything to help you pass first time. I’d highly recommend Ben Shaw Training to anyone.
Absolute top notch service from friendly profesional people. Did my trailer test then class 2 and class 1 wagon tests. Would recommend to anyone.
Loved training with Ben and Ian at Ben Shaw training Ltd. Learnt a lot in a very short space of time and passed my hgv test first time. Been driving my own large 7.5 tonne horsebox confidently ever since. Highly recommended!
Friendly, good to get on with able to have a laugh. They are also very good at what they do, make you feel at ease.
Massive THANKYOU to Ben Shaw for my tuition very professional even tho he was getting a bit stressed with me this morning for not listening but it was for my own benefit lol thanks again highly recommended
Really helpful friendly company found them to be very professional with there training, support and high quality vehicles
Quality training in all areas of the course
Great team great service great coaching! Passed my B+E first time! Thanks guys! Highly recommended!
Amazing set of people and very patient. I passed first time with them and they were very clear on my lessons. Highly highly recommended
Fantastic service from start to finish patient friendly and all round great instructors not forgetting there brilliant office manager definitely recommend Ben and the guys to see to your driving needs x
Thanks to superb training from Seamus I passed my LGV category C first time. Really enjoyed my training, Seamus was a really positive and encouraging instructor. Huge thank you. Highly recommended.
Brilliant, extremely efficient, great training and good company, would definitely recommend Ben Shaw training!
This company is 2nd to none! They took me from knowing absolutely nothing about 7.5t trucks to helping me pass my theory and practical test in a matter of week. Thank you for all your help Ben and Paul
A great professional and supportive team. Highly recommended. Well worth the commute from Cheshire.
Brilliant Instructor! Would recommend to anyone! Again I passed my test first time, having never towed a trailer before.
Excellent service , good down to earth instructers, Would highly recommend to All
Thanks guys !! Passed class 2 today Ian top instructor recommend to anyone !!!
A big thanks to Ian Hargreaves for his instruction and encouragement helping me pass my HGV Class 2 cant wait to do my Class 1 now . Would highly recomend you use Ben Shaw Training. Class 1 passed first time thanks again for everything.
I trained with Ben an passed my trailer test first time, thanks to Bens direct instructions making the test just feel like another lesson, also positive an calming influence making each lesson enjoyable x
Amazing guys, they really make u relaxed and get u that pass
Great instructor. He structures the courses really well making it easy to pick up techniques and builds your confidence. I passed my B+E first time with him and had a great laugh throughout the course. Highly recommend him.
What a brilliant team you have! Passed my module 4 first time with you.
Brilliant instructor, kind, honest and friendly, highly recommended for B&E training.