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Apprenticeship training course

Large goods vehicle (LGV) driver C + E (level 2)

Drive large goods vehicles.

Qualification level
Equivalent to GCSE.
Typical duration
13 months
Apprenticeship category
Transport and logistics
Maximum funding
Maximum amount government will fund
for apprenticeship training.
Also known as
  • Artic driver
  • Driver
  • HGV driver
  • LGV driver
  • Lorry driver
Skills an apprentice will learn
  • Drive safely and efficiently on public and private roads, and manoeuvre the vehicle in restricted spaces; safely use and position vehicle fitted equipment (eg mobile cranes)
  • Proficiently control the vehicle taking into account the size and type of vehicle and trailer
  • Use relevant equipment and machinery safely and efficiently to ensure the safe handling of customer goods, safely open and restrain trailer and vehicle body doors.
  • Carry out delivery and other relevant activities in a safe and efficient manner complying with relevant systems and processes, following instructions and organisational policy
  • Prepare the vehicle and the load for deliveries, including safely using and positioning vehicle fitted equipment; carry out vehicle safety checks and deal with or report any defects or maintenance issues to the appropriate person; complete daily walk round check sheets
  • Ensure the vehicle is correctly loaded and is safely secured to minimize chances of damage or load shifting
  • Ensure techniques are used to protect the vehicle and load from theft and damage.
  • Effectively plan the most economical route to be used, minimising waste and loss; plan, prioritise and adapt accordingly when situations arise out of the normal routine
  • Use relevant IT systems appropriately and in line with organisational requirements.
  • Fully comply with appropriate legislation and regulation within the transport industry
  • Work safely adhering to the health, safety guidelines e.g. manual handling
  • Use Appropriate methods to communicate effectively with customers and colleagues in line with organisational standards
  • Work independently using own initiative.
  • Work closely with suppliers and customers to ensure any problems, damages or anomalies are corrected.
  • Work as part of a team, showing an ability to work under pressure and to agreed deadlines.
  • Support colleagues and contribute to achieving objectives or goals.
  • Use and connect to the correct type of trailer and its operating systems

Full information on Large goods vehicle (LGV) driver C + E (level 2) is available from the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education.

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