Driving Goods Vehicles
These qualifications are available at Level 2 and Level 3 and are for anyone interested in driving a goods vehicle.
Vehicles can range from a bicycle, to a motorcycle, to a van and ultimately to an LGV – a lorry weighing over 7.5 tonnes. Goods vehicle drivers transport and deliver goods between suppliers and customers. They could be travelling across the roads and motorways of the UK and beyond driving an LGV, or doing local deliveries in van or on a motorcycle.
Goods vehicle driving is a skilled job, and doing it safely takes experience and training. Goods vehicle drivers need to know the rules of the road and have good time-keeping and planning skills. They can work antisocial hours, often alone, and spend time away from home.
There are 4 options at each level depending on the vehicle you wish to drive, going from Cycle/Motorcycle to Van, to Rigid to Articulated/Drawbar. The Level 2 is entry level for less experienced drivers and the Level 3 is for experienced goods vehicle drivers who have some supervisory responsibilities.
- Pedal Cycle Courier
- Motorcycle Courier
- Van Driver
- Rigid LGV Driver
- Articulated/Draw bar LGV Driver
For more details on the qualification itself and the Awarding Organisations who offer it please visit the.