Large Goods Vehicle (LGV) Driver

LGV Drivers drive in a safe and fuel efficient manner, ensuring that the right products are delivered at the right time, location and temperature (if required), with the correct documentation and within the shortest lead times.

​LGV Drivers are responsible for maintaining the integrity of load and vehicle by applying correct procedures for restraint, road, health and safety, they may work within one or more sub-sectors, including: shipping, removals, import/export, freight, hazardous goods, and food. LGV Drivers will deliver to a range of settings, such as warehouses, shops and private homes, and their customer base will range from large global organisations to sole traders and private customers. They may be required to work in shifts and will usually work alone.  They operate in many different localities such as inner city, towns, and rural locations.

​LGV Drivers communicate with a wide range of people and customers, and strive to meet expectations by providing a quality service that encourages repeat business, showing drive and energy even when challenges arise. Individuals in this role are highly competent in using industry-recognised systems (such as systems for reporting defects) and associated services, for example: customer specifics on packaging or labelling, and will be able to work under pressure to tight deadlines.

Entry Requirements:

Apprentices must hold a valid UK driving licence (at least Cat B/car licence) in order to access the apprenticeship and must be 18 years old by the time they are ready to gain their provisional vocational licence. Apprentices without Level 1 English and maths will need to achieve this level and take the test for Level 2 English and maths prior to taking the end point assessment.

Assessment Methods:

  • Knowledge Test

  • Practical Driving Test

Additional Assessment Criteria:

​If the apprentice has not already achieved Level 1 functional skills in Maths and English prior to their enrolment, they must pass Level 1 functional skills and make an attempt at Level 2.