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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

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Organisation Phone Number Email
Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance (HABC) 0845 226 0350