Large Goods Vehicle Driver - Intermediate Apprenticeship
Faculty of Engineering, Aerospace and Automotive
Faculty Level Location Length Ask Apply
Engineering, Aerospace and Automotive Level 2 Transplant Mastertrain, Matford Park Road, Marsh Barton Trading Estate, Exeter EX2 8FD 12-18 months

What is it like to study this course and how will I be assessed?

A Large Goods Vehicle Driver Apprentice drives and delivers goods across all sectors and distances for a range of different customers; from private individuals and sole traders, through to large global organisations.

What topics will I study?

Topics include:

  • Safe, controlled and fuel efficient driving techniques
  • How to protect the vehicle and associated loads
  • Basic IT applications and other relevant technology
  • Understand vehicle preparation
  • Implications of city restrictions, for example congestion charging
  • Procedures for processing returned and rejected goods
  • Drive safely and efficiently
  • Work in a team and work well under pressure, sticking to agreed deadlines
  • Use appropriate methods to communicate effectively
  • Demonstrate pride in your own role and positive and professional attitude with customers and team members

What experiences will I get?

You will be trained to drive a Goods Vehicle, Cat B, C1, C or CE as well as the opportunity to progress to extra courses such as ADR, HIAB and forklift truck. 

What are the entry requirements?

Candidates are required to have a basic level of Maths and English as well as being enthusiastic and eager to learn.

The candidate needs to be employed in a vocation relevant to driving a vehicle in the logistics sector. 

What facilities are there?

  • Trans Plant Mastertrain work in partnership with Exeter College to provide the highest level of HGV/ LGV training at a purpose built facility in Marsh Barton, Exeter.
  • Trans Plant Mastertrain is a professional training company delivering a wide range of practical and theoretical training courses. Their HGV/LGV training is renowned in the South West for providing a quality service with a unique off-road practice training area on-site.

What can the course lead on to?

Maths and English GCSE, grade C/4 (or equivalent). If you do not have these qualifications our team will support you to gain these skills alongside your apprenticeship.

Are there any additional costs?

What support can I get?

We have dedicated assessors for each candidate as well as providing anonymous support via safeguarding and prevent. 

What will this training cost me?

This can vary depending on the age of the Apprentice and the size of an organisation. Please contact a Training and Recruitment Advisor on 01392 400800 for more information.


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