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URBAN DRIVER

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COURSE OVERVIEW

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.

COURSE OVERVIEW

12 MONTHS

FUNDING

£5,000

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

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.

KNOWLEDGE:

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

COURSE OUTCOMES

SKILLS:

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.

BEHAVIOURS:

Work flexibly

Puts safety first for themselves and others

Respectful of others

Takes ownership of own work

Sources solutions

Acts in a professional and ethical matter

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 LGV Driving or Leadership and Management to qualify them for roles such as Transport Supervisor, Operations Manager, Transport Team Leader and more.

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