This occupation is found in almost every industry across both private and public sectors. Urban drivers work in a variety of business areas that depend on the delivery and collection of goods by road. They typically work to a specified part of the country and their work pattern is normally time critical.
Urban drivers often work in-house or part of the supply chain, ranging from small, independently owned companies to large organisations. Sites include for example retail, removals, construction, pallet, laundry, recycling, agriculture, and manufacturing.
Apprentices without Level 1 English and maths will need to achieve this prior to taking the end-point assessment.
Apprentices must hold a valid UK driving licence (at least Cat B i.e. car licence) in order to access the apprenticeship and must be 18 years old by the time they gain their provisional vocational license.
To give a further overview of the course and answer some frequently asked questions we have produced a short video.
What modules will I study?
How is Urban driver different from
What level is this apprenticeship?
What licence will I gain from this apprenticeship?
Urban vehicle preparation and maintenance requirements
The principles of load and weight distribution
The regulations and legislation that impact on professional driving
A range of driving techniques applicable to fixed axle vehicles
Prepare a fixed axle vehicle over 3500 kg in weight for the planned daily workload
Different forms of communication. For example, electronic, written and in-person.
Monitor charge or fuel level of the vehicle to meet the daily requirements of the urban schedule.
Puts safety first for themselves and others
Respectful of others
Takes ownership of own work
Acts in a professional and ethical matter
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 LGV Driving or Leadership and Management to qualify them for roles such as Transport Supervisor, Operations Manager, Transport Team Leader and more.