The Large Goods Vehicle (LGV) Driver C+E is a nationally recognised apprenticeship and will train individuals to work as a LGV driver. 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.
The apprenticeship will also include skills in 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.
This apprenticeship is suitable for you if you want to work as a Large Goods Vehicle driver. Employers range from large organisations with their own in-house operations through to specialist contractors and even to small businesses.
This job role is suitable for someone who interacts with a wide range of people and customers on a daily basis. You will communicate with a wide variety of people in the transport industry including transport planners, transport managers, freight loaders, yard marshals, goods in personnel, other drivers, and end users.
If you want to strive to meet expectations by providing a quality service that encourages repeat business and customer satisfaction, then this role is for you. You will show drive and energy even when challenges arise and individuals in this role are highly competent in using industry-recognised systems (such as systems for reporting defects) and associated services.
As a LGV Driver apprentice you will learn how to maintain the integrity of the load and vehicle by applying correct procedures for load restraint, performance and conduct on the road, fuel efficient driving, vehicle defect checks, complying with all traffic legislation, working time and high way code rules whilst delivering first class customer service at all times.
The knowledge, skills and behaviours of this Apprenticeship Standard will be taught both in the classroom and out in the field. You will gain the Category C + E licence and achieve the Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (Driver CPC) which is a legal requirement for those driving LGV's professionally.
Once achieved, you will receive the Driver CPC card as a part of your (C+E ) license acquisition, and you must complete 35 hours of periodic training every five years in order to maintain the ability to drive LGV's professionally.
The training period for this Apprenticeship is 12 months. You will also need to pass the End Point Assessment which is taken no later than 3 months after the end of the training period.
In all, the expected length of this apprenticeship is no more than 15 months.
As an Apprentice, you will pay no course fees. However, your employer may have to pay towards your training as well as providing you with a wage (please see below).
For information regarding employer contributions and any further costs related to the Apprenticeship programme, please call our dedicated Apprenticeship team on 01205 365701 ext 3248.
There are different rates of pay for apprentices depending on your age and what year of your apprenticeship you’re in.Aged 16 to 18.
The current National Minimum Wage rate for an apprentice is £4.81 per hour.Aged 19 or over and in your first year.
The current National Minimum Wage rate for an apprentice is £4.81 per hour.Aged 19 or over and have completed your first year.
You’re entitled to the National Minimum Wage or National Living Wage rate for your age.
If you are an employer and want to find out more information regarding employer contributions and any further costs related to the Apprenticeship programme, please call our dedicated Apprenticeship team on 01205 365701 ext. 3248.
If you would like to gain the Diploma in Accounting Level 3 you will need to pay exam entry fees of £245. You will also need to register with the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) - which is currently £225 for the duration of this qualification. This will be invoiced separately.
Once the knowledge, skills and behaviours of the apprenticeship standard have been studied, you will be assessed during the End Point Assessment which involves a Practical driving assessment, a multiple choice test and an interview conducted by an independent assessor.
Upon completion you will be a fully qualified Large Goods Vehicle driver and once experienced you will be able to explore other opportunities within the transport and logistics industry such as transport planner and transport manager.
To apply for a course, you will need to have an account with us!
Creating an account is easy, just click ‘Apply for this course’ below.