The LGV Driver (C+E) programme builds the knowledge and skills needed for 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.
Interacting with a wide range of people and customers, LGV drivers strive to meet expectations by providing a quality service that encourages repeat business and customer satisfaction.
The programme includes provision for learners to gain both the Category C and C+E licences, enabling them to operate articulated as well as rigid vehicles.
Who is this programme for?
The programme would suit individuals who
- Are 18 years of age or older
- Hold a Category B (car) driving license
The programme would suit new recruits with no previous experience within logistics as well as warehouse, office or driving staff who want to move into a large goods vehicle driver role.
Key learning outcomes:
- Safe, controlled and fuel-efficient driving techniques.
- Safe use of equipment and machinery.
- Vehicle preparation including coupling and uncoupling of trailers, vehicle safety checks, loading, securing and unloading processes, and defect reporting.
- Route preparation and contingency planning.
- Role-related technology and systems.
- Structure of the industry and organisation.
- Minimising environmental impact.
- Driving safely and efficiently.
- Manoeuvring the vehicle in restricted spaces.
- Proficiently controlling the vehicle, taking into account the size and type of vehicle and trailer.
- Using and connecting to the correct type of trailer and its operating systems.
- Complying with relevant systems and processes / following instructions and organisational policy.
- Ensuring the vehicle is loaded correctly and securely.
- Using techniques to protect the vehicle and load from theft and damage.
- Fully complying with appropriate legislation and regulation within the transport industry.
- Adhering to health and safety guidelines (e.g., manual handling).
- Communicating effectively with customers and colleagues.
- Demonstrating integrity, credibility, honesty and drive.
- Taking responsibility for personal safety and that of others.
- Taking responsibility for the safety of the vehicle and load.
- Keeping up to date with industry developments.
- Working in a professional manner.
- Having a flexible approach.
Qualifications and certification:
- Category C (Class 2) licence
- Category C+E (Class 1) licence
- Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) level 2 apprenticeship certification