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Large goods vehicle (LGV) driver

Driving and delivering goods across all sectors and distances for a range of customers from private individuals and sole traders through to large global organisations.

Summary of this apprenticeship standard


2 (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C)

Typical length
12 months
Current funding band
Up to £5,000 per apprentice.
More information about funding
Entry requirements

Candidates must hold at least a valid UK category B driving licence and be 18 years old before they gain a provisional vocational licence.

What apprentices will learn
  • road safety practices, procedures and legislation - including goods vehicle and working time restrictions and vulnerable road users
  • vehicle safety and preparation - including checks and inspections, defect reporting and load security
  • safe and fuel efficient driving (SAFED) driving techniques - including restricted space manoeuvres and using public and private roads
  • transport planning - including route selection and vehicle selection
  • using industry-recognised systems and technology - including adaptive braking, hand-held scanners, on-board telematics and tachographs
  • communicating effectively with colleagues and customers - including customer service and establishing rapport
  • health and safety practices, procedures, regulations and legislation within a supply chain environment
  • category C driving licence

Before taking their end-point assessment, apprentices must:

  • achieve level 1 English and maths (equivalent to GCSEs at grades D to G)
  • take the test for level 2 English and maths (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C)
Professional registration

None specified.

End-Point Assessment
View a list of end-point assessment organisations for this standard
Organisation Phone Number Email
The Real Apprenticeship Company 01926 298020
Specialised HGV 0207 908 5437
Northwest Education & Training Ltd
Pearson Education Limited +44 (0) 7879 602674
Besafe Training Limited
Road Haulage Association 01733 261131
The Real Consultancy Company Limited
Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance (HABC) 0845 226 0350
Skills for Logistics Ltd 01179278800
RTITB 01952 520200
More Information

The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education has more detailed information about this apprenticeship.