LGV and HGV Training Essex

At Newcroft Training and Recruitment we specialise in providing a range of LGV and HGV training and courses across Essex and the surrounding areas. Our team have over 30 years of experience and offer over 100 courses across Essex which covers HGV, CPC and plant training courses. For more information, feel free to give our team a call today.

Contact a Trainer

Call: 01708 891111
Email: enquiries@newcrofttraining.com
Visit: Progress Road, Leigh-on-sea, Essex SS9 5PR


Our prices are affordable and competitive


Knowledgeable and Highly Qualified Instructors


Finalist in the Talent In Logistics Awards in 2017 & 2018


2 acre site allowing for HGV training in Essex


Instructor courses to slinger/signaller banksman courses

Courses that you can trust

Newcroft Training, an Essex based commercial driver training company, is widely regarded as one of the top logistics training centres in the country, with over 9 accrediting bodies and the passion to rejuvenate the industry as a whole.

Driver CPC

Driver CPC Training is very easy to understand; however, it is important to check your current hours with the DVSA, Please read the below to find out how you can get your Driver CPC Card.

HGV/LGV Courses

To become a Large Goods Vehicle driver allows for a sustained driving career that can see you in regular employment. Goods, especially heavy ones will always need to be transported; so if a career on the open road sounds appealing to you give Newcroft Training Ltd a call and we’ll steer you in the right direction!


Newcroft Training Limited have supplied the industry with counterbalance forklift training for over twenty years. This has therefore allowed us to become one of the South East’s leading companies providing training on plant and equipment.


Delegates on this course will learn the appropriate guidelines behind lift truck operations for reach including PUWER, LOLER and their ACOP. We teach you how to safely use lift trucks, the recommended practices by RTITB and personalised guidance throughout your course.

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There are many reasons why Newcroft Training is THE place to train you and your team:


Newcroft Training currently holds an EN ISO9001 award


We are based at a 2 acre site in Leigh on Sea, Essex


All of our instructors are there to help you achieve your goals.


Our prices are very competitive, providing you with the best value

Commercial Driver Training Essex

When it comes to to driver courses and training we provide in Essex, our prices are competitive so they’re affordable for you, you can trust that you’ll receive a value for money product and service from Newcroft Training. What’s more is we’re home to a team of highly qualified instructors who specialise in forklift, LGV, HGV, CPC and commercial driver training across Essex and the surrounding areas.

Forklift Training Essex

From our base in Essex we can deliver over 100 different types of commercial driver training and plant courses for our customers. We’re renowned for the excellent services we provide and are highly regarded across Essex for the commercial training courses we provide. We should be your first port of call when it comes to commercial driver training. What’s more is we’re involved with 9 accrediting bodies and come with an aim to refresh the full industry for our customers and clients. There’s really no need to consider anyone else, Newcroft Training in Essex has you covered.

Emergency First Aid At Work

Accidents can happen at work. In these cases, workplaces need first aiders to help these people, especially as it can sometimes be a matter of life or death.

What does emergency first aid at work entail?

The main aim is being able to provide emergency first aid to any persons who suffer injuries or become ill at a workplace. This can include stopping bleeding, giving CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation), soothing burns and others.

What will be taught?

You will learn how to provide the emergency first aid described above and also how to assess the situation and patient prior to taking any actions.

What will the course cover?
  • Legislation
  • Responsibilities
  • Surveying and assessing the situation and patient
  • Respiration
  • Resuscitation and AED
  • Circulation
  • Stopping bleeding
  • Epilepsy
  • Burns and Scalds
  • Foreign objects
How many candidates?

There is a maximum on 20 candidates available to take this course. We run regular training sessions, so groups of 20 or more can be arranged.

Vehicle Banksman

Vehicle banksman/traffic marshal training is required to obtain the certificate that will allow you to operate as a vehicle banksman/traffic marshal.

What does vehicle banksman course entail?

The role of vehicle banksman includes tasks such as safely guiding vehicles around workplaces and aiding drivers to avoid accidents. The banksman will communicate with the driver through a series of signals.

What will be taught?

Delegates on the course will learn about traffic management, traffic routes, hazard perception and reduction, signs and signals and safeguarding pedestrians in areas with vehicles. Candidates will also learn about applicable regulations such as the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 and the Workplace and Health and Safety Regulations 1992.

Upon successful completion of the course, the candidate will be awarded certification as a vehicle banksman.

What will the course cover?
  • Construction law regarding traffic management
  • Health and safety regulations such as the Health and Safety at work Act
  • Safety of vehicle access
  • Hazard analysis and response
  • Risk management for directing vehicles
  • Identifying dangerous manoeuvres such as reversing
  • Safeguarding pedestrians and other staff regarding reversing vehicles
  • Demonstrating HSE code of hand signals (as recommended by the HSE (Signs and Signals) Regulations 1996 L64
  • Legal obligations and responsibilities of employers and employees
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as high visibility vests
  • Safety signage
  • Accident prevention
  • Planning movements on site
How many candidates?

There is a maximum on 20 candidates available to take this course. We run regular training sessions, so groups of 20 or more can be arranged.

Safe Use of Harness

A safety harness is a vital piece of equipment that help to prevent injuries and deaths, but only when used correctly. This course teaches you how to be safe.

What does Safe use of harness entail?

The safe putting on and use of safety harnesses and lanyards.

What will be taught?

How to correctly follow the procedures involved with putting on and using a harness and lanyard so that the wearer can safely work. This will involve the inspection and safe use of harnesses and lanyard, and the legislation behind their use.

What will the course cover?
  • Health and Safety
  • Correct inspection of harnesses and lanyards before use
  • Correct and safe putting on and wearing of harnesses and lanyards
  • Legislation and regulations
How many candidates?

There is a maximum on 20 candidates available to take this course. We run regular training sessions, so groups of 20 or more can be arranged.


Fast, Convenient, Affordable

Our prices are affordable and competitive; and we also offer a monthly payment plan to help you get that licence you desire.

Modern Courses

Our instructors know their stuff and hold multiple qualifications from industry recognised bodies such as ALLMI and RTITB

A Team Who Cares

Newcroft Training has a 2 acre site allowing for reversing HGVs, warehouses for fork lift truck training and classrooms.


Big thank you to every one at Newcroft, great training great people enjoyed it
Jack Luther
I can’t recommend newcroft training enough they really done me proud passed first time with 3 minors all thanks to Toby’s hard work at training me thank you very much I’ll see you soon for my next stage class 1 👍👌
John Peters
very professional bunch of guys, made to feel very welcomed and talked to and not at. would definitely use for future training. highly recommend. and thanks again toby you were a star
Matthew Phillips
Outstanding facilities and some of the best instructors in the business. I would not hesitate to recommend Newcroft Training to anyone.
Mark Eve
just passed great company special thanks to John 5* brilliant instructer highly recommended and thanks to Toby for putting my nerves at ease on the way to test Centre great guy
Jim Morgan
great staff help me every step of the way my instructor toby was excellent would highly recommend
Nathan Steward
did my HIAB/lorry loader course with Darryl at Newcroft, very good instructor who made things easy to understand and pick upcan't comment on prices as company I work for paid
Dan G Lyballs
top notch staff top notch training today I passed my class 2 hgv. I would also like to point out since I passed my car test 6 months ago I have only driven a car 3 times I went and had my 5 days with newcroft and now I'm a trucker. stop thinking about it give them a call you won't be disappointed 👍💯
Andy Chong Smith
Newcroft training is a very professional and helpful learning centre. Easy to find and friendly staff. My instructor John was very professional and made me feel very relaxed and ready for my C1 test. He made it a personal endeavour for me to be ready and PASS my test. I highly recommend him and Newcroft and will be booking more courses soon.
Gary Lovell
excellent training very good
Bongo Eddy
1st time pass today - thanks Toby and John top lads! See you soon for my artic training.
Charlie Swift
5 star brilliant driving school friendly and relaxed atmosphere friendly staff unique teaching style but it works a massive thank you to John and Toby without them wouldn't have passed my class 2 also a massive thank you to NEWCROFT training A***** school
Steve Applegate
Very very reliable. The tutors at newcroft are superb... very progressional and patient, they go the extra mile for those who show willingness and they will do everything possible to set you on your way!! If you get the opportunity I would advise you take it. 👌🏻
Sean Jeffrey
Great service, very professional and helpful.
Billy Eldridge
Excellent service. Great people and very good prices!
Charlie Wright
Great service would recommend to anyone
Kain Smerald
Big thank you to John for getting me through my test. first class service, very laid back/ put you at ease which made it an enjoyable way to learn, highly recommend Newcroft to everyone. thank you x
Denise Dave Burry
Big thank you to Toby and John for getting me through my class 1 last week. Very relaxed and enjoyable way to learn, highly recommend Newcroft to anyone who is searching for a training provider
Jon Carroll
They will get you through no matter what.
Roy Ollett
Passed my class 2 first time this week, baring in mind i’ve never sat in a lorry before. Great work and teaching from John and toby. Would highly recommend!
Jamie Murphy
Passed my class 2 today thanks to John and toby for the training been a real pleasure would highly recommend A*** company
Clive Dunn
Passed my class 2 first attempt yesterday thanks to the great staff and Toby my instructor who I would recommend to anyone.
Kerry White
Thanks to newcroft training for their help , all the team working great to help the students . Many thanks to Su , Charlie, Toby and John . Many thanks guys
Kelvi George Alikaj
Lovely great helpful team And Really Good Trainers 👍🏻
Brian Smith
thanks for the training you gave me ended up me passing class 2 first time couldn't be more happy thanks to toby for all your info you gave me to get where i am now definitely recommend you guys thanks alot
Jme Bird
I have just passed an exam for class 1 thanks to Toby, who was my driving instructor.
Arkadiusz Dados
Today I absolutely smashed my CL1 test. With only 1 minor I think I done pretty well. Thank you to everyone at newcroft and John n mark your knowledge is amazing. Highly recommended, still smiling �
Iain Slack
massive thanks to the team at newcroft training. managed to pass my class 2 first attempt thanks to the help of both Toby and Roman. Great instructors made me feel comfortable from the beginning!!
Reece Chittock
Absolutely fantastic school would highly recommend to anyone wanting to further their driving Career by getting some more entitlements couldn't have passed without newcroft and their fantastic instructor John very professional and made me feel at ease in the C2 vehicle. It was a pleasure to be taught by newcroft and John
Shane Nicholas Williams
Best training place!!! Thanks to Eddy for my class 2 and to his son John for my Class 1. Was a real pleasure to work with them. Very good and well trained staff. Top job, thank you all!!!
Dragosh Asan
Would just like to say a big thank you to John and the staff at newcroft
Dominic Frost
Charlie Norton
Tommy Seago
A great group of people, made me feel at home straight away, cheers to Edd who helped me get over the line �
Jamie Lenos Alexandrou
Shane Flynn
Well run courses , good presentation and nice atmosphere ... will definetly use again for future courses
Danny Dowsett
Tomasz Gorczyca
Phil Warbis
Full compliments to all the staff at newcroft both old and new. My 5th course with this well managed and professional company. They have helped me pass all the way from c1 to c+e and if I can pass then everyone can. Well done and keep up the high standards. To the management, office and especially the trainers thank you for all your help and support. Peace and love xx
Susan Williams Ben Armstrong
Good relaxing environment and good easygoing people also passed class 2 first time so made it that much better I will be back for class 1 thanks newcroft and everyone there
Steve Thompson
Comprehensive and understandable training. Great sandwiches too. Thanks very much.
Errol Woodburn
Excellent friendly team, highly recommend and will be taking my class 1 with them! THANKS
Andrew Glynn
Fantastic course with friendly helpful staff....thanks for the lovely sandwiches
Stuart Cullum
Artūras Bazas
Found newcroft a very profesional outfit and all the staff were more than helpful and very accomodating especially the girls in the office who made it very easy from start to finish keeping me informed all the time with emails and phone calls dealing with every aspect of the course. XAnd andy kell who actually taught me was more than competant as an instructor and i came to realize that theirs not alot he doesnt know about all aspects of driving and is always their to answer any questions which is invaluable at certain times. X
Lee Baker
Scott Paul Stichbury
Started training with Newcroft just before Christmas. Found them friendly and professional. All training has run well with no hitches. Paperwork has been first class and instruction excellent. Would definitely recommend to all those wishing to learn on plant operation with them.
Carol Somers
Just passed my class 2 with newcroft. Great company to learn with and all instructors and staff couldn't have been more helpful!
Jack Luckings
Fantastic service, brilliant professional instructors. Can not fault them at all. Great service
James Burgess
Done my Class 1 with Newcroft. They was very helpful from doing my assessment to passing my test. Nothing was to much for them. Would definitely recommend.
Billy Button
Great couldn't thank the guys enough really really understanding and very helpful passed my class 1 Friday.. top school would definitely recommend to anyone I'll be back soon for my crane course and forklift
Jamie Adams Bennett
Its a shame you cant put in 6 stars! great company, provided my high-end clients with the finest of training
Charles Norton
Greatest training company there is! utterly impressed with the service, staff and facilities!
Billy Newcroft
Thank you newcroft you are the best in what you do and a big thanks to mark ( instructor ) see you for my class 1 soon .Cheers Robert
Kel N Rob
Great instructors, very knowledgeable,great advise, an very professional, highly recommend
Stephen Forder
Louie Foulsham
Great team, friendly, helpful and know what they're doing, highly recommended new croft training.
Kev TheCoach
A massive thankyou to you all at Newcroft for helping me pass my practical today especially Jeff Eddie and Andy.
Alan Barclay
Would like to thank all at newcroft for a excellent week esp to Jeff and Andy who where perfect in there training I highly recommend
Williams Ashley
Had an excellent time taking my class 2, excellent instructors had three of them over the four days which I thought was a good idea each brought there own style to the teaching which I enjoyed. Very professional business. Good quality lorry's designed to help you learn and pass efficiently. Done mod 4 training and test as well which was done very well. Thank you all so much.
Chris Brown
I wouldn't want to work anywhere else
Mark Footman
Absolutely fantastic training Edd is a diamond
Wayne Sharman
Newcroft has a professional, yet relaxed and comfortable, approach to both CPC's, and Driver training etc. If you need training, and you've found this company, just book it, don't bother looking anywhere else. Cannot recommend highly enough. Especially like to thank Jeff for getting me to the standard required to achieve a 1st time pass.
Bob Clarkson
New Croft
Done all my hgv trainin at newcroft thanks to jeff for all yr help
Steven Taylor
Jeff Foyster
I just want to thank Eddie for last week I passed my class 2 first time and what a lovely man he is. Thanks to everyone at Newcroft training I will definitely be back.
Raymond Kean
Steven Yewman
Thanks for getting Alfie through his class 2 test
Dawn Hart
Passed my Class 2 earlier today, I really enjoyed my training would recommend Newcroft to anyone that is looking to train as a HGV driver. Thanks to Jeff, top bloke and instructor.
Paul Knight
Last day of cpc today enjoyed all five days the trainers are a good bunch. Thanks a lot.
Jackie Cudbill
Thanks for Eddie getting through my class 2 fours years ago and thanks to Jeff getting me through my class 1 and thanks to Newcroft Training school for teaching instructors you got and really nice helpful people. Thanks again Newcroft 🙂
Andy Roots
A big thank you to jeff, the gov and everybody at newcroft training. A great week and no minors on the test thanks again.
Marc Rogers
Very nice and good
Kazi Masum
Not only did you get me through my class c first time, my cpc first time,you have just got me to pass my class c+e first time aswell!! Great big thankyou and five star review!!!!!!!!
Chris Case
Thanks to all at Newcroft big thanks to Andy who helped me get my class 2 first time highly recommend this training school great staff and extremely professional Can't wait to do my class 1 now.
Mark Moyler
Just passed my class 2 thanks Martin and Mark
Matthew Leigh
Thank you for your great support and tuition, made learning a new skill enjoyable
Greg Barrett
Just passed class 1. Thanks to all the staff, especially Andy.
Stuart Foley
Excellent! Just passed my C1 with no minors! Thank you Jeff for all your help 🙂
Alix Jefford
Thank you all so much for helping me PASS! My C+E.Newcroft Training is a great place to learn your HGV driving. Really helpful and friendly.
Chi Tsang
My partner Ian A from co-op would like to say a big thank you to Kim and the team for all there help getting him through his class 1 training,And a big thank you to mark he must have the patients off a saint once again thank you
Angie Allen
Neil Champion
These guys and girls are absolutely amazing i did my class 2 and class 1 with Newcroft and passed them both first time back to back. Would recommend to anyone wishing to do the training and test.
Steve Coomes
Thanks to Mark, Andy and Eddie for all your help! Class 1 baby!
David Carver
Nathan Hill
Mark Butcher
Just did my HIAB with Newcroft, very happy with the course & content. Andy &Ty were both very good instructors and the course was kept nice and informal and was easy to pick up. I would happily recommend them to anyone and will use them again myself.
Dominic Coggins
Jon Dale
Duke Smith
Louis Woodington
John Newman
Just passed my class 2 thanks to richard ta mate
Gary Lee
Thanks for the assessment this morning. I'll definitely book up once I've passed my theory.
Kevin Roy Vickerstaff
Brad Hudgell
Brilliant instructors. The perfect place to learn new driving skills.
Gary Pucknell
Jackie Mercer
Martin Ally Garvey
Frankie Chessher
A big thanks to Andy, Eddie and Kim great people I've just passed my class 2 see you soon for class 1
Mark Chaplin
Hiab remote and Class 1 Thanks every one At Newcroft ;0) with amazing Training team.
Dave Unwin
Jason Farnsworth
Great bunch at this place, very friendly and professional. I done my class 1 & 2 here and I highly recommend newcroft for anyone going for their licence.
Andrew Winton
Joe Peters
I passed my C test With mark and Andy Nice company none of this 2up in a lorry one on one training jobs a good one very happy will be going back for c+e soon
Daniel Franks
Charlie Peet
Craig Farnsworth
Thank you Newcroft and especially Eddie for getting me through my class 2 and with only 2 minors over the moon. Now for the job hunting lol
Clive Salmon
Mark Thorington
Chris Brooks
Pass cat 2 and cpc mod 4 first time thanks to everyone at newcroft.
Gary Woehrle
Thanks to ed and everyone at newcroft for making it a relaxed place to get me through my cat c with only 5 minors and to ed for training me well
Adam Hopkins
Spencer Bailey
Kirt Oliver
Just passed my class 2 🙂 Thanks to everyone at newcroft
Luke Humphrey
Greg Knight
Edward Newman
Martin Churchill

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to do a 35 hour cpc?

There are two types of CPC which are classroom based. You need to complete 35 hours CPC to get your full drivers CPC qualification card.

How Do I qualify for a refresher course?

If the refresher is for a driven course you must hold the relevant licence or proof of an expired licence.

Do you offer weekend courses?

We do offer weekend CPC training, tests do not take place on the weekend and forklift and hiab can be arranged under some circumstances.

Do you offer on site training?

Yes all facilities must have the relevant equipment and health & safety requirements.

What is the minimum age?

16+ For Lifting / Health & Safety / 18+ for drivers courses.

How long will my course take?

This may vary from half day to 2 weeks depending on the course.

What if i fail my exam?

Depending on the course we may offer a FREE re-test or continued support until you achieve your targets.

How do i book a course?

Please contact our team on 01708 891111 or 


Also you can book online here.

Contact Us

35 Progress Rd Southend-on-Sea Leigh-on-Sea Essex SS9 5PR