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Driving Goods Vehicles Level 3

Driving Goods Vehicles Advanced Apprenticeship and Level 3 Certificate

Your senior drivers will demonstrate high standards of professional competence and be able to improve their own performance

The programme

The Level 3 Certificate in Transporting Freight by Road (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 developing productive relationships with colleagues and managing your own professional development.

The Level 3 Certificate in Transporting Freight by Road is the core component of the Driving Goods Vehicles Advanced Apprenticeship.


Employer benefits

  • 85% of employers reported that drivers are more aware of their roles and responsibilities following a Mantra course
  • 78% of employers recorded a reduction in fuel use following training
  • 76% of employers reported a reduction in accidents from Mantra trained drivers
  • Access to a fully funded Health and Safety audit worth over £300, and a Business Improvement Needs Analysis (BINA)



Drivers will have the highest level of occupational competence and driving skills as well as additional competencies in logistics operations. They will be able to drive their vehicle in a safe and fuel efficient manner, respond to problems, plan the route and timings for the collection and delivery of loads and improve their own performance.



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 three 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:

  • Traffic Office Apprenticeship or Level 2 Certificate
  • Logistics Operations Advanced Apprenticeship or Level 3 Certificate. This can lead to a Foundation Degree in Logistics Management


Course Dates

Please call us on 0800 389 5283 or send us your enquiry via our online form
Enquire about this course Book available dates for this course Download Course Sheets


Success rate: 98%

Code: TFR3

Aimed at: Senior drivers making deliveries and collections using vans, rigid or articulated vehicles

Location: Warrington,Manchester,Merseyside

Length of qualification: Level 3 qualification 6 – 12 months / Advanced Apprenticeship 12 months

Funding: Usually part or fully Government funded

Employer commitment: Study time

For enrolment:
Freephone: 0800 389 5283

“Mantra have developed two of my staff from working in the yard to becoming qualified HGV drivers. Promoting internally has had a positive effect on the staff.”
Joe Sharp, Joe Sharp International Transport
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