LGV DRIVER Apprenticeships

- Helps drivers get their lorry licence and gain skills to become valued members of an employer’s workforce
- Helps employers upgrade existing employees’ skills and/or recruit new staff to retrain them to fill their vacancies.


Flexible Course delivery:

Prior to commencement of enrolling apprentices, through an initial consultation, we establish employer’s needs and desired outcome from the apprenticeship programme. 

During the consultation we discuss the detail of how the programme is delivered and explain employer’s commitment to meet the apprenticeship requirements with a view to drawing up an agreement.


LGV Driver Apprenticeship Standard consists of:

  • Application of LGV provisional licence (including medical, if required).
  • Functional Skills Maths & English support, if required.
  • Theory Test training, preparing for the DVSA Multiple Choice & Hazard Perception (Module 1) and Driver CPC Case Study (Module 2).
  • Practical in-cab Driver Training 5 days Course - Cat C (or C+E for existing C holders) leading into DVSA driving test (Module 3).
  • Driver Training for Driver CPC (either preparation for Module 4 Test or for 35hrs Periodic Training as applicable)
  • On-site training: 20% Off-The-Job (in work hours) training*
  • Company specific pre-driver training and post- driver training support, mentoring and monitoring.
  • End Point Assessment (Independent Assessor) towards the conclusion of the programme.

 *20% of the leaners time does not necessarily mean 1 day per week.  It could be arranged in blocks of a week or so, and includes the training and mentoring you will be giving to support the learner in their new role in your company as well as the theory, in-cab driver training and driver CPC training that the learner needs to gain their driving licence. 


The aim of the apprentice programme is for drivers to gain their Large Goods Vehicle Driving Licence and if not already obtained, their English and Maths Level 2 qualifications. 

For ‘B’ or ‘C1’ licence holders the category of LGV will ‘C’. 

Depending on employers requirements, they may fund the new ‘C’ holder to also gain ‘C+E’. 

To complete C and C+E in the apprenticeship programme the secondary qualification (i.e. C+E) cannot be funded through the existing government apprentice programme, so the employer would need to fund the second qualification training and test.


Duration & Reviews:

The apprenticeship lasts a minimum of 12 months, and may follow this example:


Interview (and employer’s usual recruitment process)
Introduction to the Apprenticeship Programme
Initial Assessment of English & Maths
Driving Assessment
Completion of Drivers Apprenticeship Agreement
Medical and Provisional Licence Application (if applicable)
Assignment of Mentor (by employer)
Confirmation of Job Offer and Contract of Employment

Month 1-3:

Introduction to Mentor, Housekeeping, Code of Conduct, Tour of Facilities, Job Shadowing, Job Role & Objectives.
Introduction to Training Advisor/Assessor.
Commencement of DVSA theory training.
Complete the DVSA theory training and sitting test at DVSA theory centre.
Functional Skills delivery.
Commencement of work specific training/Observation by Mentor & Training Advisor.
Progress Review

Month 4-9:

Continuation of work specific training/Observation by Mentor & Training Advisor.
5 day Cat C driver training course and test.
Driver CPC (either preparation for Module 4 Test or for 35hrs Periodic Training, as applicable).
Further Functional Skills delivery and progression to obtain qualifications (where applicable).
Progress Review

Month 10-12:

Final Progress Review / Knowledge Test.
End Point Assessment.
Successful Completion.


Entry Requirements:

Apprentices must hold a valid UK driving licence (at least Category B, i.e. car licence) and be at least 18 years old.  There is no upper age limit or restriction.

Our functional skills support assist apprentices without existing English and Maths qualifications achieve Level 1 qualifications, and attempt Level 2 qualifications, prior to their end point assessment.

Drivers must be employed by a company who employs the driver as an Apprentice.  If you are a driver looking to become an Apprentice you must first contact the employer who will complete their regular recruitment process in order to consider you for employment.


Find out more:

If you are an employer
seeking apprentices for an existing programme, or want to work with Wallace to start your own Apprenticeship Programme please call 0208 453 3432 and ask for Ruth.

If you are a driver 
who is looking to join an apprentice programme please search for local vacanies through https://www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship 






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Wallace provides outstanding solutions and service to the Driver Training Industry and our aim is to ensure the delivery of knowledge and skills through training and qualifications that lead into job opportunities, workplace stafety and future employment security.

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I passed my bus licence first time as a result of the excellent training from Jon and Krishna who patiently built my confidence and skill in a very enjoyable way. Thanks

John Duff

Could I take this opportunity to thank you all at Wallace for the assistance in passing my LGV Class C driving test. Special thanks to my trainer at Slough who made me feel at ease and certainly trained me to a high standard. This development will now take my new business to the next level. Many thanks. Wayne Booth Director, UpSafe Scaffolding Ltd

Wayne Booth

After a bit of research, I ended up choosing Wallace and I'm glad I did. My first phone call was very informative and I had only to choose when to start the training. Got all the books from them, studied everything and passed my theory test first time. Went to do some practical training with Gerry the instructor and got my skills polished to a very high standard. Anticipate, not react. The best advice I could ever get. Passed my practical first time and also the following CPC theory and practical tests. If someone asks me where to go for a truck licence, my answer is 1000 times Wallace School of Transport. They care for you as if you were family. That counts more than anything.

Mr Augusto Barale

I passed the practical test first time and this is undoubtedly due to the professional and supportive manner in which I was instructed. Without this, I have no doubt that my progress wouldn't have been so quick or productive. Please once again pass my sincere thanks onto both the administrative staff and Michael himself.

Chris Bridger Student Paramedic

We have been very pleased with the help and assistance and standard of training we have received from your team. I will be in touch shortly to make arrangements for our new trainees.

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