Why Choose an LGV Apprenticeship?

Our LGV Driver Apprenticeship programme is a minimum of 12 months long with monthly face to face knowledge tutorial days complimenting the workplace mentoring provided by the employer. Our expert tutors have real industry background and Apprentices will learn all they need to become a safe, competent and professional driver gaining knowledge on topics such as Drivers Hours, Digital Tachographs, Safe and Fuel Efficient Driving, Safe Loading, Route Planning and Vehicle Checks.

On completion the apprentices will have achieved the required driving licence, a Driver CPC Qualification Card, a Level 2 Apprenticeship in LGV Driving and, if they don't already have them, Functional Skills qualifications in English and maths.

The apprenticeship programme gives learners the extra time and training to become safe and competent drivers rather than just passing a driving test. The feedback that we get from employers is that the difference between taking on a new driver, compared to an Apprentice, is that the Apprentices' knowledge, skills and behaviours of both the employer's business and the Logistics Industry as a whole, are far more up to date and appropriate bringing measurable benefits to their organisation.

Tailored to your business

We work with each and every employer to build a curriculum for the Apprenticeship programme that is specific to the needs of their business.

If you would like to arrange a meeting to discuss how we could build an Apprenticeship programme for your business please give us a call.

Schemes of Work

All of our schemes of work can be customised to your business if you are running your own cohort, if not we offer public courses from Devizes, Birmingham, Aylesford and Manchester which have the following programme.

Induction Day

This is a basic introduction to the Apprenticeship programme and what the apprentices can expect over the coming 12 months. In addition we conduct vocational medicals, provisional LGV licence applications are completed and the online theory training website is introduced.

Work Ready/Programme Ready

This topic covers the following:

  • The apprentice's commitment and responsibilities to their employer and the Apprenticeship programme
  • Professional behaviours
  • Equality and Diversity, British Values and the Prevent Agenda

Theory Training Day

This day consolidates the last 2 months of the apprentices practising the theory test online.

Tachographs and Drivers Hours

This topic covers the following:

  • Who needs a tachograph
  • How to use a tachograph
  • Tachograph modes
  • Offences and penalties
  • Company and driver responsibilities
  • Drivers hours legislation, offences and penalties
  • Domestic regulations
  • EU drivers hours regulations
  • Working Time Directive

H&S and Vehicle Checks

This topic covers the following:

  • Basic Health & Safety.
  • How to perform a risk assessment.
  • What to look for when checking vehicles.
  • Working at height.
  • How to perform daily checks to the DVSA standard.

Driving Down Accidents and Eco Driving

This topic covers the following:

  • Accident types and statistics
  • Long distance and urban driving
  • Vulnerable road users
  • Reducing the risk of accidents
  • Driving style
  • Driver responsibilities
  • Driving aids to help fuel efficiency
  • Driving techniques

Customer Care and Safe Loading

This topic covers the following:

  • Why customer care is important
  • What customers expect
  • How to deal with complaints
  • The law around safe loading
  • Restraining loads
  • Vehicle plating
  • Axle weights

FORS – Safe Urban Driving

This topic covers the following:

  • The changing environment to accommodate active travel (superhighways and the Mayors' vision for London)
  • Vulnerable road users
  • Sharing the road
  • Basic cycling instruction
  • Cycling in an urban environment

Driver Welfare and Next Steps

This topic covers the following:

  • How poor/ill health effects observation, awareness and planning
  • Effects of a bad diet
  • Eyesight requirements of a driver
  • Distractions (phones/Sat Navs etc)
  • Effects of alcohol
  • Fatigue and stress
  • What progression do you have from here

Route Planning and Dealing with Accidents

This topic covers the following:

  • What we need to know about the load being delivered
  • What we need to consider when choosing the route
  • Using a map/Sat Nav
  • Accident investigators
  • Fire and fire extinguishers
  • How to deal with unconscious casualties and performing CPR
  • Accident reporting

A Drivers Day

  • Driver licencing and eligibility
  • Arrival at work
  • Driver's responsibilities
  • Load security and overnight parking
  • Driver's stress

End Point Assessment Preparation

This day is run in a workshop style designed to help the apprentices with anything they would like to revise to enable them to pass their Apprenticeship End Point Assessment.


Levy Payer

The scheme can be fully funded by the levy which has a maximum funding band of £5000. Each scheme and apprentice would be priced individually depending on various factors.

Mandatory test fees = £216

Non Levy Payer

Non levy payers will have to pay 5% of the funding used this usually works out at £250+VAT

Mandatory test fees = £216

If your apprentice is aged 17/18 and you have less than 50 employees then the Apprenticeship is fully funded and you do not have to pay the 5% contribution.

Additional Incentive Payment

An additional payment is available for learners 18 and younger which means the employer would receive a payment for £1000 to help with costs associated with the Apprentice.

£500 will be received 13 weeks after starting the Apprenticeship

£500 will be received a year after starting the the Apprenticeship

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What our apprentices are saying...

"Thank You All At Wttl "

This Apprenticeship has been very informative, it has opened doors for me at my workplace and as a result I have now moved on within the transport office and now have a new role which includes Driver routing and scheduling, Vehicle compliance and maintenance planning. Thank you all at Wttl

Jeremy Davies, Centaur Services

"I Will Genuinely Miss The Place!"

So today I had my end point assessment, It has been a fantastic year with Wttl and I will genuinely miss the place and the staff, From Alex getting me through my Cat C and Craig with my C+E also Jake and Zoe dealing with all my paperwork and coursework I can’t thank you all enough! A great place to be full of fantastic staff that do a great professional job but also make the place very enjoyable, Thank you for all your help Wttl and good luck in the future, also good luck to everyone I met along the way with your new careers

Paul Davis, Willmotts Transport

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