COVID - 19

Following the government’s latest announcement regarding the easing of lockdown measures in England and the proposed move from level 4 to level 3 on the COVID alert scale on or about the 1 June, we are planning to resume training from 22nd June 2020.

We will be adhering strictly to the advice of Public Health England and the Health & Safety Executive (HSE).

We are taking a phased approach to reflect demand from customers and to make sure that we establish the safeguards necessary to protect you and our people.


  • If you have any of the symptoms of COVID-19 (e.g. new persistent cough, high temperature, loss or change of smell or taste) you must not attend training. We will provide transfer to a future course.
  • We may check your temperature before entering the training room.
  • We will always implement social distancing measures between everyone during the course and request the same of candidates during breaks. To do this we will have reduced class sizes for the training venue.
  • There will be hand sanitisation and regular hand-washing protocols in place.
  • We have altered our training strategies to ensure that trainers and candidates do not touch and remain social distanced during practical sessions.
  • Face coverings will not be provided, but you are welcome to wear your own should you wish.

We will continue to monitor and comply with ALL future Government advice and would appreciate your co-operation during these difficult times.

Together we can play our part in reducing the spread of this virus.


I would like to thank Solent Training for talking me through my ADR and DCPC. The course was well set out - books,sheets and information films were what was needed and Cyril explained exactly what was involved, and why.

We were encouraged to ask questions and get involved in group Q&A. There was more coffee than we could drink and at a good venue. Cyril how taught us you couldn't fault and there was nouthing he didn't know. Best wishes ti you all.

Steve S. Driver

Very knowledgeable and patient. Top marks.

Benjamin E. Driver

Cyril was great, very helpful and informative. Very professional and has great teaching methods.

John O. Driver

Grade 1

After recent unannounced visits from both SQA (ADR) and OCR (International Road Haulage & Passenger Transport) - Solent Training Limited has been awarded Grade 1 from both awarding bodies.

Trailer Registration

Irrespective of the Brexit outcome trailers exceeding 750Kg maximum authorised mass owned by a UK operator and travellong to most of Europe, with the exception of Cyprus, Malta, Republic of Ireland and Spain, must now be registered seperately with the DVLA. Registration is only available via website. Once registration is completed an electronic notice is issued followed by a registration document which remains valid for 10 years. Additionally a registration mark is assigned to the trailer which consists of one letter followed by seven numbers. The registered keeper or user must then affix a plate bearing this number, in black on a white background to the rear of the trailer as well as the registration plate of the prime mover.

End of Driving Licence paper counterpart

End of the driving licence counterpart

From 8 June 2015, the driving licence paper counterpart will not be valid and will no longer be issued by DVLA.

The counterpart was introduced to display driving licence details that could not be included on the photocard. These details include some vehicle categories you are entitled to drive and any endorsement/penalty points.

Please note, this does not affect photocard licences issued by DVA in Northern Ireland.

Customers with existing paper counterparts

If you already hold a paper counterpart, after 8 June 2015 it will no longer have any legal status. You should destroy your paper counterpart after this date but you still need to keep your current photocard driving licence.

Customers with paper driving licences

Paper driving licences issued before the photocard was introduced in 1998 will remain valid and should not be destroyed.

If you need to update your name , address or renew your licence, you will be issued with a photocard only.

You can find more information on GOV.UK

Grade 1 (14/09/2018)

After another unanounced visit from OCR, Solent Training Limited is proud to announce that they have, again, maintained the Grade 1 approval.

OCR Grade 1

After a recent unannounced visit by OCR to our Transport Managers' CPC exams day, Solent Training was awarded a Grade 1 result.