Kim Driver Training

With over 25 years Experience in LGV/PCV Driving and Training we have helped 1000s of customers obtain their Driver Qualification
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We have the skills and experience to make learning to drive your chosen vehicle easy and rewarding.

car and trailer driver training course

B+E Car with Trailer

This will teach you to drive a vehicle with a MAM (maximum authorised mass) of 3,500kg with a trailer. The trailer you can tow has a MAM of up to 3,500kg

learn to drive a 7.5 tonne vehicle

C1 7.5 Tonne

This course will teach you to drive vehicles between 3,500 and 7,500kg MAM (maximum authorised mass) with a trailer up to 750kg.

driving course for a 7.5 tonne vehicle with a trailer

C1 + E (7.5 tonne with trailer)

When you pass this course you can drive C1 category vehicles with a trailer over 750kg.

The combined MAM (maximum authorised mass) of both cannot exceed 12,000kg.

Kim Driver Training Minibus course

D1 Minibus

Learn to drive a minibus with:
no more than 16 passenger seats
a maximum length of 8 meters

Drive a minibus with trailer

D1 + E (Minibus & Trailer)

Learn to drive a minibus with a trailer over 750kg MAM (maximum authorised mass).
The combined MAM of both cannot exceed 12,000kg.

Cat C Class 2 LGV/HGV driver course

Cat C Class 2 LGV/HGV

Learn to drive vehicles over 3,500kg with a trailer up to 750kg MAM (maximum authorised mass).

Cat C+E Class 1 LGV/HGV driver course

Cat C+E Class 1 LGV/HGV

Learn to drive category C vehicles with a trailer over 750kg.

Paramedics driving course

Ambulance Driver

Learn to drive an ambulance between 3,500 and 7,500kg MAM (maximum authorised mass) with a trailer up to 750kg.

Driver CPC training course

Driver CPC

You must do 35 hours of periodic training every 5 years to keep your Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) to drive a lorry, bus or coach.

 About Kim Driver Training

I started at Big Wheelers as an Instructor In 2005 after working as a  PCV Bus Driver in London and C+E Class 1 Driver around Heathrow, London and the home counties..

I had always wanted to become an Instructor and felt lucky to be given the chance.

Kim Driver Training started in 2008 as I love this profession..
With over 25 years years of Transport experience (the same amount of time continually improving myself), 15 years in the Training Industry and 12 years of operating Kim Driver Training.

I’m still humbled, privileged, and amazed at all the stories, emotions and good people I have had the opportunity to meet and train..

You have our assurance that you will never be just a number to us, your Training Course matters.
We have NEVER been involved with the Brokers schemes and we NEVER will .
This has obviously hindered our growth but we preferred to remain true to ourselves and our customers.

Pass with Kim driver training

 Pass First Time

Our motivation is you, the customer. Providing the best possibility of passing your test 1st time with Kim Driver Training.

Kim Driver Training is a unique company, as the vehicles we train in we initially made careers in. We were not fast tracked through the License process, we gained experience on the road.
The company has now expanded with more professional Instructors, weekend Training , Driver CPC Online Courses and lots more relevant courses to come.

Having invested in a C+E Class 1, all the while keeping the highest Training standards possible with experienced, professional instructors.

Training Process

Kim Driver Training are able to arrange and book your whole course for you.

  • The D2 and D4 Forms Posted
  • Medical booked
  • Online Revision set up for you
  • Multiple choice Theory Test, Hazard Perception Test and Driver CPC all booked
  • Tachograph Card Link emailed
  • Videos of the uncoupling procedure
  • Videos of the Reversing Manoeuvre
  • Materials of both Reversing Manoeuvre and Uncoupling procedure

Monthly Courses

We run monthly courses online for driver CPC training, our next online course is on Saturday 1st May and costs £50. Please contact us on 0118 9117150 or 07969 598596 to book your place, or book here.

Our Vehicles

Always well maintained and safe.

We have the following vehicles for our learner drivers to use:

  •  Class 1 Category C+E HGV Automatic
  • Class 2 Category HGV Automatic
  • D1 Minibus Manual Vehicle
  • C1 7.5 tonne Manual Vehicle
  • B+E Car/Van & Trailer Manual Vehicle

Our Depot

Our address is: Kim Driver Training, 22 Pitts Lane, Early, Reading RG6 1BT

Based on 81 reviews.
JOHN MILLER
JOHN MILLER
19/10/2020
1st class, Kim is a great instructor and got me and 3 of my colleagues through our hgv 1st time pass 100% . Would highly recommend .
Alasdair Hutchinson
Alasdair Hutchinson
14/10/2020
Kim is great. Really easy to get along with and makes the training enjoyable. I would definitely recommend to anyone who needs any kind of driver training.
Dan Garwe
Dan Garwe
14/10/2020
I did my C training with KDT and they were brilliant right from the booking process, Kim was able to fit me in within a very short space of time. Me instructor was Ellis who again was amazing and he made me feel relaxed. I passed first time with 1 minor fault.
Pete Felgate
Pete Felgate
25/09/2020
Passed trailer test first time thanks to excellent training from Ken. A great company, very friendly and very helpful. Would highly recommend.
Nathan Gathergood
Nathan Gathergood
09/09/2020
For the first time on Monday I sat in a vehicle with dimensions I have never experienced before. My instructor Ken was very firm but fair, and he picked me up in my bad habits and corrected them for my test, and I believe this got me through my three days of driving. Cannot stress enough how much I recommend Kim and Ken, once again thanks.
Trevor Stanford
Trevor Stanford
08/09/2020
Kim filled me with plenty of encouragement and confidence throughout the whole process. An excellent trainer and I would not hesitate to recommend her services to others
Lorna Hutchings
Lorna Hutchings
08/09/2020
You’re in safe hands with Kim and her team! She ensures you have everything you need to know to pass your tests. The training is excellent and the stream of passes speaks for itself. Always a pleasure to be taught by you Kim, thanks a million for a great result (again)!
Millie Criddle
Millie Criddle
07/09/2020
I just Wanted to say thank you so much Ken you are amazing driving instructor, I came to you with little confidence about driving a bigger vehicle, you were calm but firm which is just what I needed to be able to gain the confidence to pass my test, I felt you really wanted me to pass and did everything you could to get me to pass, you also helped me with my habits and helped me become a better driver. Thanks again
stuart Lewins
stuart Lewins
02/09/2020
Done my b+e training 1st September with ken. After turning up not very confident with reversing a trailer. A few hours in the car park. Completely changed that. Left very confident and passed test first time the next day. Very good and professional training. Very helpful. And couldn’t do enough to help. Very happy will be using again for my hgv
Aerdorn
Aerdorn
31/08/2020
I passed first time on my class 2 hgv license. Kim is a great trainer.

What Our Clients Say!

Lizzie Parker

“I couldn’t recommend Kim more! I did my C1 training and test with her, passed first time. Kim is professional, approachable and knew exactly what I needed from her. She couldn’t have done a better job and I wouldn’t hesitate to tell my friends and family to use her.”

Zara Canty

“Cannot thank Kim and Alan enough for helping me to pass my C1. Alan is a very calm an relaxed instructor who helped us to become more confident with driving the much bigger vehicle! Kim was amazing and extremely helpful with organising my training and test at such short notice!! Would recommend to anyone!!! Thank you again!! :)”

Sergi De Gregorio

“I took my first license in another country many years ago. Despite being a “safe driver” I needed to really learn several “new rules and approaches” that are somehow given for granted here here in the UK. This made my first days of driving more challenging. I started with a different instructor but when Kim and Alan were in, I managed to learn much faster and I felt it was more tailored to my needs. Even the tips learned from Alan in the last hour before the test made a difference.”

Tim Parker

“Big thank you Kim for getting me through my trailer test. A very organised, friendly and personnel service you provided. Would recommend you to anyone.”

Faye Thorpe

“Kim and Al are amazing instructors, makes the whole process very relaxed. Would highly recommend Kim Driving Training to anyone! Thank you so much.”

Dawn Kilroy

“Kim and her staff are brilliant, I felt at ease with driving and the tests after Kim and Alan giving me tips and assuring that I can do this. Thank you!”

Jon Jackson

“Cannot speak highly enough of everyone here. So friendly and so helpful and the best bit was they’re so adaptable(they needed to be get me through my class 2 which they successfully did ) had a great time learning with them.”

Matthew Evans

“Superb instruction, very relaxed but appropriately taught…. Passed with a “clean sheet””