Frequently Asked Questions

About Enterprise

Will Enterprise be around in the future for additional training?

Enterprise Transport Training has grown steadily since 1997. We have endured recessions and the covid pandemic. Unlike many of our pop up competitors, we are here to stay and grow with you.

Do Enterprise do Special Offers?

Yes, Enterprise Transport Training has monthly special offers that include bundles of training courses. By purchasing bundles great discounts are there to be had. Simply go to Book Now - Special offers to see the offers of the month!

Is Enterprise Transport Training the best?

We like to think so and are totally committed to ensuring your experience with us, is of the highest quality. But don't take our word for it. Ask a driver or transport manager. Chances are over the past 25 years that we've trained them or someone they know.

Can Enterprise come to us?

Yes, we regularly do onsite courses for our clients.

HGV Driving Lessons

What are 3a & 3b Test?

The law changed in November 2021. The driving test is now split into 2 parts. 3a Off Road Manoeuvres and 3b On Road Driving

What does a 3a Test involve?

The 3a test involves conducting an 'S' shaped reverse into a bay. The 3a test for LGV1 (C+E) also includes an uncoupling and recoupling exercise.

Where are 3a Tests conducted?

DVSA have authorised training organisations with suitable facilities and experienced instructors to carry out 3a tests. Enterprise were one of the first organisations to be accredited.

Can I do my 3a tests after my 3b?

No. You must have passed your 3a test and be in possession of a 3a Test pass certificate to take a 3b test.

How long is a 3a test pass valid for?

You have 6 months from passing your 3a to complete your 3b.

How soon after passing my 3a can I take a 3b test?

You can take the 3b test as soon as you've passed your 3a.

Do I need a Digital Tachograph Card to train?

No. Training is exempt. However you will need one for work so it is worth applying for one in advance as they generally take a week to arrive. Details how to apply are on https://www.gov.uk/apply-driver-digital-tachograph-card

Do you train 1:1?

YES! We always have. You are paying a lot of money and deserve our undivided attention.

Are your vehicles automatic?

Yes they are, because that's what you'll be driving once you've passed your test. The days of learning on manual gearboxes are long gone.

Can I go straight from a car to an artic?

Yes you can. The law changed in 2021 removing the need to take a test on a rigid

I want to drive a Class 2 – what are the first steps?

Before sitting behind the wheel to learn you need to pass a medical, theory and hazard perception course.

What is a Starter Pack?

A starter pack is a discounted price bundle of a medical, theory and hazard course.

How do I get my provisional licence?

You would need to pass a medical prior to applying for your provisional licence.

I now have my provisional – what are the next steps?

A theory and hazard perception course will provide the basis before stepping behind the wheel before any lessons can take place.

Do I have to start learning on a Monday?

No, we operate 7 days a week and schedule your lessons in to fit with your test.

Are LGV driving tests available every day?

Most tests are conducted Monday to Friday. At times of peak demand the DVSA might also offer Saturday tests.

Periodic Driver CPC

How many hours do I need to acquire over how long?

35 Driver CPC hours are required over your 5 year period. This averages at 7 hours per year.

I think I have grandfather rights – how do I check?

You will have had to have passed your car test prior January 1997. Look on your licence for D1 (Mini bus) or C1 (7.5 Tonne) entitlement.

How often do Enterprise run Periodic CPC courses?

Enterprise Transport Training run CPC courses 7 days a week. Go to Book Now, Select Driver CPC to find the next course convenient for yourself.

How does online CPC training work?

Online CPC training is delivered using the free to download zoom platform. Each night before the course you will be sent a link directly to your email which allows you to connect to your online course. It's the same as being in the classroom without having to leave your house.

Initial CPC

I have passed my test, Why do I need an Initial CPC?

If you want to drive for hire or reward then you need an Initial CPC

What does the Initial CPC consist of?

Initial CPC consists of the Module 2 Theory test and the Module 4 Practical test. We can organise both these with you.

Do you get the results the same day?

Yes, moments after completing the Module 2 and Module 4 you will find out whether you have passed.

How long does an Initial CPC last for?

Initial CPC lasts for 5 years, after this time, to continue driving for hire or reward you will top it up with Driver CPC courses.

Do I need an Initial CPC?

Initial Driver CPC (Certificate of Professional Competence) is required for all new drivers of C1 or above who wish to drive for a living, or where the vehicle use would be classed as “hire & reward”.

How often do Enterprise run Initial CPC Courses?

Enterprise Transport Training run Initial courses every week. Go to Book Now, Select Initial CPC to find the next course convenient for yourself.

Online Booking

Is this a secure site for purchases?

Absolutely! We work with top payment companies which guarantees your safety and security. All billing information is stored on our payment processing partner which has the most stringent level of certification available in the payments industry.

Can I book online?

Courses can be purchased easily online in just a few simple steps. Payment can be made by credit/debit card or a PayPal account.

ADR Courses

What is an ADR Course?

An ADR course is for drivers to allow them to transport dangerous goods.

What is does ADR stand for?

ADR is French for “European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road” which is a treaty dating back to 1957 from the United Nations regarding the governance of international transport of Dangerous Goods

Can I accumulate my CPC hours by doing an ADR course?

Yes. The 3.5 day core, packages & 7 classes is accredited for 21 Driver CPC hours. The 5 day core, packages, tanks & 7 classes is accredited for 28 hours.

What classes do you not offer?

There are 2 classes that are rarely used and involve additional training. These are explosives and radioactives. At present we do not offer training for these classes of dangerous goods.

DGSA Courses

What does a DGSA do?

A DGSA's role is to monitor compliance with and advise undertakings about the requirements governing the carriage of dangerous goods. They also produce an annual report.

How do I become a DGSA?

You are required to pass 3 examinations. These are a Core Paper, an All Classes Paper and a Road Paper. All are sat on the same day.

How long does a DGSA Certificate last?

A DGSA certificate is valid for 5 years.

Is it easy to become a DGSA?

The exams aren't easy, as is borne out by the national pass rate. However, if approached logically they become a lot easier as all the information is in the books you take in with you. Our job is to train you to access the information.

What is a DGSA?

Dangerous Good Safety Advisor

When would I need a DGSA?

You must have a dangerous goods safety adviser if you transport dangerous goods unless: ... you're only receiving the dangerous goods (you're the 'consignee') they're in 'limited quantities' you're moving them a very short distance by road, for example between buildings on an industrial estate

Driver Medicals

Who can complete a D4 Driver Medical?

To complete a D4 Medical the doctor must hold full registration with the GMC (General Medical Council) and be licensed to practise medicine in the UK.

Do I need to use my own GP?

No. Any licenced GMC registered doctor can undertake the medical.

Are there instances where it is better to use my own GP?

Yes. If you have a complex medical history where the DVLA might require additional information it may be easier to use your own GP.

Do you have the D2 & D4 Forms?

Yes we do.

What is the D2 licence application form?

This is the form used to apply for a provisional entitlement.

What is the D4 medical form?

This is the form that the Doctor completes to allow DVSA to determine whether you are fit to drive a LGV or PCV.

Is there an additional cost in obtaining the D2 and D4 forms?

No, this is all included in the medical price.

I am 45 do I need a Driver Medical?

It is likely that your vocational driving licence categories will expire when you reach 45. At this point a medical is required to extend your categories for an additional 5 years. If you gained your provisional after the age of 40 your entitlements will last for 5 years from this date instead.

Why do I need a driver medical?

Driving a Large Goods Vehicle is a big responsibility. All drivers need to be fit to drive to avoid placing the general public at risk. Health checks are mandatory at the start of your career and regular intervals.

DGSA Consultancy

What does a DGSA do?

A DGSA's role is to monitor compliance with and advise undertakings about the requirements governing the carriage of dangerous goods. They also produce an annual report.

Transport Manager Courses

When are Transport Manager Exams held?

The examining body conduct examinations 4 times each year. They are normally held on either the first or second Friday in March, June, September and December.

What are the 2022 Transport Manager Exam Dates?

2022 Operator CPC Exam Dates are Fri 11th March, Fri 10th June, Fri 9th September and Fri 9th December

Do you accept external candidates?

Yes, we do. We have extensive facilities and can generally accommodate external candidates.

How many exams are there?

To become a Transport Manager you need to pass 2 exams. There is an open book case study exam and a multiple choice exam. You do not need to pass both exams at the same sitting

OLAT Courses

What does OLAT stand for?

Operator Licence Awareness Training.

What does the course cover?

An Operator Licence Awareness Training course, provides a comprehensive overview of the operator licensing systems and the legal undertakings that apply to transport operators.

Who is it aimed at?

Anyone wishing to update their legislation knowledge, those preparing to become a transport manager or operators advised by a Traffic Commissioner

How long does this take?

OLAT can be a one or two day course if required.

How does online OLAT training work?

You attend a course using the free to download zoom platform. A link to the course is emailed to you the evening before the course. You participate in the course in the same way as you would in a 'physical classroom'. At the end of the course you will be emailed a certificate of attendance.

HIAB Courses

Do all HIAB operators need training?

Yes, it is a legal requirement that all operators receive adequate training for any equipment they are using.

Do HIAB operators have to be retested?

Health & Safety guidelines require that operators of HIAB trucks have to be retested at regular intervals.

Do supervisors need to be trained?

Yes. PUWER (the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations) regulations require that anyone who supervises or manages the use of work equipment have adequate training.

What is PUWER?

PUWER (the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations) covers any workplace equipment that could pose a risk to people's health and safety.

What is the candidate to instructor ratio?

This is normally a maximum of 3:1

How long does a HIAB course take?

A novice HIAB Course is undertaken over 2 days. An experienced operator may attend a 1 day course

What HIAB accreditation do I receive?

All our HIAB courses are accredited by ITSSAR. (Independent Training Standards Scheme and Register)

FLT Courses

Do all FLT operators need training?

Yes, it is a legal requirement that all operators receive adequate training for any equipment they are using.

Do FLT operators have to be retested?

Health & Safety guidelines require that operators of forklift trucks have to be retested at regular intervals.

Do supervisors need to be trained?

Yes. PUWER (the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations) regulations require that anyone who supervises or manages the use of work equipment have adequate training.

What is PUWER?

PUWER (the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations) covers any workplace equipment that could pose a risk to people's health and safety.

Do I need different training for different types of FLT?

Yes. An operative needs to have received adequate training for all types of equipment they are required to operate.

Is there a minimum age to operate a Forklift?

Yes. In normal circumstances it's 16, but in certain locations it's 18.

Can training be undertaken on our company premises?

Yes. Provided the facilities are suitable. The benefit of onsite training is that candidates train in their normal work environment using the equipment they will be operating.

What is the candidate to instructor ratio?

This is normally a maximum of 3:1

Do candidates need a driving licence?

No, unless the FLT is being operated on the public highway.

What FLT Courses do you run?

Our training centres offer Reach and Counter balance courses. A wider range of accreditation is available at customer sites.

What levels?

We run novice (beginners with little / no FLT experience), experienced operator (plenty of practical experience but have never undergone formal training) and refresher courses (for candidates who have previously attended formal training).

How often do I need a refresher course?

You FLT licence will need refreshing every 3 years