Part funded programme to train an existing loyal member of staff to become a professional HGV driver
This innovative scheme combines funding from the European Union and the government to substantially offset the cost of the driving tuition, the test fees and the 12 month apprenticeship programme.
If your business needs additional HGV drivers in order to grow then why not develop your own? It is cheaper than using agency drivers and because you’ve trained up a loyal and capable member of staff you know what you are getting. If yours is a small or medium company (less than 250 employees) we can train a staff member to obtain an HGV Category C licence and progress to a Driving Goods Vehicle Apprenticeship – all for just £1,000 plus VAT.*
* For younger learners aged 18-24 the cost is £500 plus VAT
The blended programme starts with an introductory training course on the role and repsonsibilities of an HGV driver. This will help the learner prepare for the theory and hazard perception tests. The new driver will then receive a tailored programme of driving tuition before being entered for their practical test and initial Driver CPC. They will also begin their Intermediate Apprenticeship in Driving Goods Vehicles which is designed to develop them into a professional HGV driver. It will give them a level of occupational competence and driving skills above that of the standard required for licence acquisition.
- ESF funded Carry and Deliver Goods by Road course
- £1,000 plus VAT contribution to HGV driver training
- Government funded DGV apprenticeship
- It is a condition of funding that all elements of the programme are successfully completed and a re-payable £500 bond will be required.
Level 1 BTEC Award in Principles of Carrying and Delivering Goods by Road
The start of the programme is a short course which provides an introduction to the role and responsibilities of an HGV driver.
HGV driving tuition and tests
The learner will undergo a one-hour driving assessment to determine the number of hours driving tuition they might require. The tuition will then be delivered in 5 four-hour blocks on a one-to-one basis. Any additional blocks of tuition would be charged at £160 plus VAT.
The programme includes all tests and a maximum of one re-test if required. It also includes the initial Driver CPC modules.
Intermediate Apprenticeship in Driving Goods Vehicles
On passing their practical test and initial Driver CPC the newly qualified driver will embark on the Driving Goods Vehicles apprenticeship programme.
Level 1 BTEC Award in Principles of Carrying and Delivering Goods by Road - mandatory units:
- Regulations, safety and security requirements when carrying and delivering goods by road
- Principles of customer service when carrying and delivering goods by road
- Principles of transporting goods by road
Intermediate Apprenticeship in Driving Goods Vehicles - mandatory units:
- Prepare the vehicle for driving
- Protect the vehicle and the load
- Operate and monitor the vehicle systems
- Manoeuvre the vehicle in restricted spaces
- Obtain information on the collection and/or delivery of loads
Intermediate Apprenticeship in Driving Goods Vehicles - optional units:
- Drive the vehicle on public roads in a safe and fuel efficient manner
- Drive the vehicle on private roads in a safe and fuel efficient manner
- Ensure the vehicle is loaded correctly
- Load the vehicle correctly
- Ensure the vehicle is unloaded correctly
- Unload the vehicle correctly
- Plan the route and timings for the collection and delivery of goods
- Couple and uncouple the vehicle
- Attach and detach vehicle mounted bodies
- Make an effective contribution to a business in logistics sector
- Contribute to the provision of customer service in logistics operations
- Dealing with payment transactions in logistics operations
Functional skills at level 1 - English and maths
Employment rights and responsibilities workbook
Personal learning and thinking skills
Mantra Learning Training Advisors are HGV driving professionals. They 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
Please call us on 0800 389 5283 or send us your enquiry via our online form