About Lancaster Training Services Ltd


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 and other associated 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

Old Fleet

Early Members Photo

Old picture original members

Apprenticeship History

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

Old Workshop 1991

Relocation – Penrod Way, Heysham 2007

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

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.....................