Driving Goods Vehicles Level 3 Modern Apprenticeship
Driving Goods Vehicles Apprenticeship requires apprentices to undergo training to achieve a driving licence for the following types of vehicle.
- Vehicles up to 3.5 tonnes – Car (category B) licence
- Vans from 3.5 to 7.5 tonnes - Category C1 licence
- Rigid vehicles over 7.5 tonnes – Category C licence
- Articulated vehicles over 7.5 tonnes – C + E licence
Who does it apply to?
Those within the logistics industry wishing to become LGV drivers. Candidates must also have a full car driving licence.
About the programme
There are ten units to be achieved to complete the qualification, plus five core skills.
Candidates will normally expect to complete the award within 12 months.
The SVQ assessments will be carried out on-site at the company’s premises over approximately five visits, each lasting around 1-1.5 hours.
- Preparing the vehicle for driving
- Protecting the vehicle and load
- Driving the vehicle on public roads in a fuel-efficient manner
- Planning the route and timings for the collection and delivery of loads
- Applying technology in logistic operations
- Assessing motor vehicle condition
- Identifying suitable collection and delivery points
- Developing effective working relationships with colleagues in logistics operations
- Maintaining health and safety in logistics operations
- Moving or handling goods in logistics operations
Core skills required
- Information Technology
- Problem solving
- Working with others
How much does it cost
Funding is available for 18–24 year olds to enable them to complete Category C (rigid vehicle over 7.5 tonnes) driver training free of charge.
Funding is also available for those aged 25 and over, a contribution of £300 is required to cover the cost of medical, theories, DCPC and driving test, practical training will be free of charge.