Large Goods Vehicle Driver (LGV)
If you have a full car driving licence (Cat B), have good driving experience and have previously worked as a transport driver, for example, as a van, 7.5t or LGV driver, this funded course could restart your career – or help it progress! It could help you reinstate a lapsed licence or allow you to drive a larger vehicle.
This course is also ideal if you are an existing LGV driver who needs Driver CPC training to drive professionally again.
Online Learning & Practical Training
Our courses combine both theory and practical training, once you have enrolled onto our course you will be sent your Online Learning login details, along with your course notes.
Our Online learning system takes you step by step through the theory element of your training. Watch our instructors demonstrate pre vehicle checks, learn valuable health & safety knowledge and key sector specific information. You will be given a series of questions to check your understanding of what you have watched before you start your practical training.
Don’t worry if you do not have access to a computer or smart phone, let you engagement advisor know and we can arrange for you to complete your online learning at Mainstream.
On completion of your Online learning you will be given a date for your Practical Training. You will attend Mainstream for 4 days, you will learn how to safely use equipment, loading and unloading of vehicles and pre checks, as well as achieve NVQ Level 2 units! Once you have completed your practical training you will then complete your Driver CPC, this is delivered remotely via zoom by your course Assessor.
We have dedicated Quality team to guide you every step of the way!
What you will achieve;
On successful completion of this course you will receive units towards the NVQ certificate in Driving goods vehicle level 2.
What happens next?
You will need to take the appropriate Driver CPC courses in the future, to retain your LGV qualification.
What do I do now?
If you’re interested in applying for this course or have any questions, you can ask at your local Jobcentre or give us a call. It could be the start of something really good!
What to bring with you
You’ll need to provide your own steel-capped boots and High-Vis vest. As the course takes place outside as well as in the classroom, you’ll also need to bring outdoor clothing such as a warm coat and waterproofs. Your Hi-Vis vest needs to be big enough to fit over your outdoor clothing, including a coat; for outside courses, a Hi-Vis coat would be fine.
Your Job Centre advisor should be able to help you with the cost of personal protective equipment, as well as the cost of travel to our training centre in Sittingbourne. You need to talk to them well before the start of your course so they can arrange support in time