Mantra Learning

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Driving Goods Vehicles

Intermediate Apprenticeship and Level 2 Certificate

Your drivers will develop first rate driving skills - becoming the only type of driver your business can afford to employ

The programme

The Level 2 Certificate in Driving Goods Vehicles (QCF) is designed by Skills for Logistics and covers  van, rigid vehicle and articulated or drawbar vehicle types It requires drivers to demonstrate competence in not just driving correctly but also, preparing a vehicle and loading and unloading. It also includes wider competencies such as contributing to customer service, dealing with payment transactions and planning routes and timings.

The Level 2 Certificate in Driving Goods Vehicles is a combined qualification that forms both the competence and knowledge elements of the Intermediate Apprenticeship.


FREE HGV driver assessment worth £100

The funded Driving Goods Vehicles Intermediate Apprenticeship now comes with a free before and after driver assessment using telematics to benchmark fuel efficiency and identify poor driving behaviour. Improving fuel efficiency by just 1 mpg could save you over £4,000 per annum per driver!


Employer benefits

  • 85% of employers reported that drivers are more aware of their roles and responsibilities
  • 78% of employers recorded a reduction in fuel use
  • Over 80% of employers have reduced their insurance premiums by a minimum of 5%
  • Free before and after driver assessment using telematics to benchmark fuel efficiency and poor driving behaviour that could lead to excessive vehicle wear and tear or might lead to an accident



Drivers will have a level of occupational competence and driving skills above that of the standard required for licence acquisition including pre-driving checks, the correct operation of a tachograph, loading of goods, and operating a laden vehicle with the driver's usual load. They will be able to drive to a high level of safety/security and return high levels of fuel efficiency and reduced wear and tear on the vehicle.



Part or full Government funding is usually available. Employers should also support learners by providing time for study.


Programme delivery

All Mantra Learning Training Advisors are industry professionals who are specialists in the area in which they teach and are members of the Institute for Learning.


Programme design

There are four pathways with appropriate content for the type of vehicle being driven:

  • Vans
  • Rigid vehicles
  • Articulated or drawbar vehicles

Please see course information sheet for the full list of units.



The Mantra Learning Advisor will use a range of assessment methods including observation, question and answer, video, professional discussion and written reports. Their visits usually take place once a month with progress assessed and reviewed every three months or sooner if necessary. We also arrange an Employer Review every six months to measure the impact on your business.


Opportunities for further development

Learners can progress to:

  • Warehousing and Storage Apprenticeship or Level 2 Certificate
  • Traffic Office Apprenticeship or Level 2 Certificate
  • Driving Goods Vehicles Advanced Apprenticeship or Level 3 Diploma
  • Logistics Operations Advanced Apprenticeship or Level 3 Certificate. This can lead to a Foundation Degree in Logistics Management delivered by Mantra in collaboration with Bolton University


Course Dates

Please call us on 0800 389 5283 or send us your enquiry via our online form
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Success rate: 93%

Code: DGV2

Aimed at: New drivers and those seeking to update their skills in the logistics sector

Location: Warrington,Manchester,Merseyside

Length of qualification: Level 2 qualification 6 – 12 months / Intermediate Apprenticeship 12 months

Funding: Usually part or fully Government funded

Employer commitment: Study time/Access for Training and Development

For enrolment:
Freephone: 0800 389 5283

“This course has reduced accidents by increasing road awareness among our drivers and we have also made significant fuel savings.”
Dave Tomlinson, Transport Manager, JJ Omerod
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