Driving Goods Vehicle NVQ - Level 2 Apprenticeship at Vision West Nottinghamshire College
This apprenticeship requires learners to demonstrate competence in not just driving correctly but also, preparing a vehicle and loading and unloading. It also includes wider competencies such as contributing to customer service, dealing with payment transactions and planning routes and timings in logistics operations.
The qualification covers motor cycle/pedal cycle, van, rigid vehicle and articulated or drawbar vehicle types. The licenses relating to this position are C1, C and C+E. If you don't already hold this, you can gain your licence along with your apprenticeship.
Your apprenticeship is made up of the following elements to complete your framework:
- Level 2 Certificate in Driving Goods Vehicles
- Level 2 Award in employee rights and responsibilities in the logistics industry
- Functional skills maths Level 1
- Functional skills English Level 1
You will need to be aged 16 years and over to apply for the apprenticeship programme. As this is a work-based qualification you must be employed in a relevant job role and working a minimum of 16 hours per week.
The applicant will undertake a diagnostic assessment at Level 1 for both maths and English and a free writing exercise prior to enrolment. You will be required to achieve a score of 50% or above in both subjects to ensure a place on the apprenticeship programme.
If you have passed maths and English GCSE with a grade A* to E or functional/key skills at Level 1, you will be required to evidence this with certificate/s which will then result in exemption from undertaking the maths and English functional skill qualification within the apprenticeship framework.
You are required to produce a portfolio of evidence on our online e-portfolio, which will contain a variety of assessments covering the criteria stipulated by the awarding body to cover the Level 2 Certificate in Driving Goods Vehicles (QCF).
Assessments may include:
- Observations held in the working environment
- Reflective accounts
- Witness statements
- Activity based work books
- Work products
Assessments will be planned with an assessor prior to the assessment taking place.
You will be required to complete an online test for both functional skills elements.
Potential job roles could include:
- Large goods vehicle driver
- Motorcycle courier
- Van driver
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Vision West Nottinghamshire College directly.