Lancaster Training Services Ltd (LTS) was founded in December 1968 by a consortium of 10 haulage contractors in conjunction with the Road Transport Industry Training Board. It was then known as Lancaster and District Road Haulage Group Training Association and was one of 72 Group Training Associations set up all over the country. The organisation provided LGV driver training for member companies necessitated by the introduction of LGV driver licensing legislation. However in Sept 1979 the organisation became a Limited Company and a registered charity. Continue reading for more about LTS.
Photo Old Fleet Circa Early 70's
Early Members Photo
In Oct 1982 LTS became a Managing Agent for the Youth Opportunity Programmes funded through the Manpower Services Commission (Now the Education and Skills Funding Agency - ESFA). At that time the local college was used to provide training and eventual qualifications. However, due to poor results attained by our apprentices, it was decided that LTS would commence its own In-House Training (IHT) in Sept 1991. LTS now provide apprenticeships in both light and heavy vehicle mechanics and driving goods vehicles.
Photo Old Workshop 1991
In August 2007, due to a compulsory purchase order, LTS moved from Lancaster to a purpose-built premises on Penrod Way in Heysham. Our new resources include 3 theory classrooms all equipped with interactive touch screen whiteboards, an I.T. Suite and a large, well-equipped training workshop.
We now offer apprenticeships in Light and Heavy vehicle mechanics, & Driving Goods Vehicles.
Vocational licence acquisition including, car & trailer (B+E), 7.5 tonne (C1) 7.5 tonne & trailer (C1+E), Rigid (C), Artic (C+E), Minibus (D1), Minibus & trailer (D1+E) and Bus/Coach (D). All Driving and Vehicle Standards Agency - DVSA tests are conducted by driving examiners from our Training Centre
Photo New LTS Building
In conclusion, if you need Road Transport related training courses LTS is the place to go!
- Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (DCPC)
- Operators CPC
- Fork Lift Truck
- Lorry Loader
- Air Conditioning
- Tyre Fitting
- irtec Inspection
- Abrasive Wheels
- Basic & Advanced Electrics
- Employer led bespoke courses.....................