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1 minute ago, MatchFuzee said:

If nothing closer, a 2 day course including the test:-

https://tanks-alot.co.uk/h-licence-training/

As you are tested by a DVLA tester, the DVLA should be able to tell you where H license training is done. 

Anyone with an H license can actually do H licensing training so DVLA may not know where it is done. They will tell you where there are H Licensing examiners. I did my training with Tanks-alot 

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5 minutes ago, Rodney Maynard said:

Tanksalot are in Northampton and don't mind travelling but 1200 pound to do a course. My hgv and pcv training didn't cost that lol. 

I have just done c license for £1400 but that was everything, and not just 2 days

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3 minutes ago, Rodney Maynard said:

Yeah about right. My class 1 cost me 1100 pound but a few years backs now and I already had the my cpc through acquired rights. 

I didn’t do cpc as I only want it to transport my Spartan around, but yes I  imagine it adds a lot to the bill

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11 hours ago, Rodney Maynard said:

Yeah Svt didn't sound very happy to be honest and never got a explanation about why they stopped training at their centre. Obviously covid a part of it but most training company's are running now but probably can't get the examiners maybe not sure. 

Their training and test were all off-road (they'd built a nice circuit with road junctions and roundabout) so perhaps they were hit by the change in test requirements?  They also used CVR(T)s, I took my test in a Scorpion.

Andy

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1 hour ago, Rodney Maynard said:

Most probably have been hit with changes so understand the frustration. I want to do it for arigculture side of things not tank use. 

Tanks-a lot now use a tractor for their h license training, just mention it as you mentioned arigculture . Not sure what they are doing as a large of tanks-alot are off to play in the sand 

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I'm sure museums don't train or let you use equipment to train to valuable. That would be great at tanksalot with tractor crawler but I can't justify 1200 plus VAT. Another place in Ipswich area has cat h training vehicle ex military vehicle and price not to bad compared to most but then doubled it to what tanksalot charge. I tried to haggle but they were not interested at all and found them not very nice to deal with. 

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1 hour ago, Rodney Maynard said:

Most probably have been hit with changes so understand the frustration. I want to do it for arigculture side of things not tank use. 

Tanks-a lot now use a tractor for their h license training, just mention it as you mentioned arigculture . Not sure what they are doing as a large of tanks-alot are off to play in the sand 

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1 hour ago, Rodney Maynard said:

I'm sure museums don't train or let you use equipment to train to valuable. 

Even if the museum doesn't offer training they may know who does in the area.

From the Tank Museum Bovington 28/08/2020 :-

'Three apprentices and two volunteers, all of whom work in the Museum Workshop, undertook their Tracked Vehicle H licence training to enable them to operate vehicles in the Museum’s historic collection.' 

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Total Driving, based in East Anglia. 


Prices
6 Hours (1 day) – £1112 (Suitable for LGV/PCV driver)
10 Hours (2 days) – £1812 (Suitable for non LGV/PCV driver)
Prices include the practical test fee of £62.

https://www.totaldriving.net/other/h-tracked-vehicle-training/

Looking at their prices, Tanks-Alot's 2 day £1,200+VAT course doesn't look so expensive. 

 

For help with a G licence, you could try a local steam club or rally. I'm not suggesting that you take a test on a steam roller but I have seen diesel rollers at shows. 

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2 minutes ago, MatchFuzee said:

Total Driving, based in East Anglia. 


Prices
6 Hours (1 day) – £1112 (Suitable for LGV/PCV driver)
10 Hours (2 days) – £1812 (Suitable for non LGV/PCV driver)
Prices include the practical test fee of £62.

https://www.totaldriving.net/other/h-tracked-vehicle-training/

Looking at their prices, Tanks-Alot's 2 day £1,200+VAT course doesn't look so expensive. 

 

For help with a G licence, you could try a local steam club or rally. I'm not suggesting that you take a test on a steam roller but I have seen diesel rollers at shows. 

 

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That's them and yes only 1 day course and that use to be 660 pound. When phoned up about it and asked if they would do it for 500 as private didn't want to know and then said they had stopped doing it for now but still advertising it. Then few months later the price nearly doubled. I don't mind paying 500 odd to do it but not in the thousands just a rip off. The cat G will be more of a challenge as not alot places that do it. Essex steam museum used to do it for 580 pound on a diesel but when I contacted them this year they had stopped doing it a while back. 

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I would begrudge paying such a huge amount for a H test that lasts about 45 minutes! May I suggest you read 'the official DVSA guide to tractor and specialist vehicle driving tests' (HMSO publication) this shows exactly what the H test entails, book your test ( I think its still £62) the examiner will come to you or a place of your choosing. Preferably use your own vehicle if it is road legal, or at worst, rent a mini digger.

inexpensive, easy, and you don't have to put up with all the BS! 

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3 hours ago, terryb said:

I would begrudge paying such a huge amount for a H test that lasts about 45 minutes! May I suggest you read 'the official DVSA guide to tractor and specialist vehicle driving tests' (HMSO publication) this shows exactly what the H test entails, book your test ( I think its still £62) the examiner will come to you or a place of your choosing. Preferably use your own vehicle if it is road legal, or at worst, rent a mini digger.

inexpensive, easy, and you don't have to put up with all the BS! 

Yeah have tried this route with plant companys but is finding equipment that is road legal. I can rent equipment but none of  it road legal and they won't help you to make it legal  not interested but haven't given up just yet. 

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16 hours ago, Rodney Maynard said:

That's them and yes only 1 day course and that use to be 660 pound. When phoned up about it and asked if they would do it for 500 as private didn't want to know and then said they had stopped doing it for now but still advertising it. Then few months later the price nearly doubled. I don't mind paying 500 odd to do it but not in the thousands just a rip off. The cat G will be more of a challenge as not alot places that do it. Essex steam museum used to do it for 580 pound on a diesel but when I contacted them this year they had stopped doing it a while back. 

I'm also bemused as to why they make the differentiation between those who do or don't hold an LGV licence.  As a holder of both, I don't see that the LGV provides anything helpful for the H test.

Andy

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4 minutes ago, andym said:

I'm also bemused as to why they make the differentiation between those who do or don't hold an LGV licence.  As a holder of both, I don't see that the LGV provides anything helpful for the H test.

Andy

Stopping distance, spacial awareness, other road users not accepting that 44 ton artics are not as nimble as smart cars etc lol 

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