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.
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.
To give a further overview of the course and answer some frequently asked questions we have produced a short video.
How much off the job training will I need to complete?
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What units are included in the program?
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
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
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.
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:
Multiple Choice Test
For the final grade, you can achieve either a Pass or Distinction.
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.