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LGV DRIVER

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COURSE OVERVIEW

The broad purpose of the occupation is to drive large goods vehicles, which are vehicles with a Gross Combined Weight of over 7500kg and include Articulated and Draw Bar vehicles, in a safe and fuel-efficient manner, ensuring that the right products are delivered at the right time, location, condition and temperature (if required), with the correct documentation and within the shortest lead times

The apprenticeship includes licence acquisition training for Category C or C+E LGVs. Candidates must hold at least a valid UK Category B driving licence and be 18 years old before they gain a provisional vocational licence.

COURSE OVERVIEW

13 MONTHS

FUNDING

£7,000

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Apprentices without Level 1 English and maths will need to achieve this prior to taking the end-point assessment.

For those with an education, health and care plan or a legacy statement, the apprenticeship’s English and maths minimum requirement is Entry Level 3.

KNOWLEDGE:

The mechanisms of safe, controlled and fuel-efficient driving techniques 

Vehicle preparation including safe coupling and uncoupling of trailers 

All role-related technology and systems including tachograph 

Relevant regulation and legislation relating to the role of a professional LGV driver

COURSE OUTCOMES

SKILLS:

Drive safely and efficiently on public and private roads 

Proficiently control the vehicle 

Prepare the vehicle and the load for deliveries Ensure the vehicle is correctly loaded 

Use relevant IT systems appropriately Work closely with suppliers and customers

BEHAVIOURS:

Integrity, credibility, honesty, positivity and personal drive 

Take responsibility for their own safety and that of others at all times 

Work in a professional manner in relation to timekeeping, personal appearance and dress code.

 Interact positively and professionally with customers and wider team.

ASSESSMENT

As part of your qualification, you will complete an End-Point Assessment (EPA). In short, this assessment will help you to showcase the skills, knowledge and behaviours you have developed through the programme. It will consist of:

  • Practical Assessment

  • Multiple Choice Test

  • Interview

For the final grade, you can achieve either a Pass or Distinction.

PROGRESSION

Once qualified, drivers can progress onto a further apprenticeship in Leadership and Management to qualify them for roles such as Transport Supervisor, Operations Manager, Transport Team Leader and more.

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