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LGV Driver Training: Essential Knowledge and Skills

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2 hours · Self-paced
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10 CPD hours / points
  • Certificate of completion - £9.99
  • Certificate of completion - £15.99
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LGV stands for Large Goods Vehicle. It is a term used in the UK to refer to commercial vehicles with a gross vehicle weight (GVW) of over 3.5 tonnes. LGVs are commonly used for transporting goods and materials across the country. LGV driver training is a comprehensive course designed to equip students with the essential knowledge and skills. The course covers all aspects of LGV driving, from vehicle characteristics and load restraint to drivers' hours and records, health and conduct, and vehicle safety inspections.

Students who complete this course will gain a thorough understanding of the legal requirements and best practices for operating an LGV vehicle safely and effectively. They will also learn how to apply this knowledge to pass the required CPC tests and obtain the necessary qualifications and certifications to become a qualified LGV driver.

Whether you are looking to embark on a new career in LGV driving or are an experienced driver looking to expand your skillset and career opportunities, this course will provide you with the knowledge and training you need to succeed.

Learning Outcomes
  • Identify the key features of LGV vehicles and their limitations.
  • Understand the legal requirements surrounding drivers' hours and records.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of load restraints and how to secure loads effectively.
  • Apply safe driving practices and demonstrate knowledge of vehicle safety inspections.
  • Achieve the necessary qualifications and certification.


Certificate of completion

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Certificate of completion

Hard copy certificate - £15.99

A physical, high-quality copy of your certificate will be printed and mailed to you for only £15.99.

For students within the United Kingdom, there will be no additional charge for postage and packaging. For students outside the United Kingdom, there will be an additional £10 fee for international shipping.


10 CPD hours / points
Accredited by CPD Quality Standards

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This LGV driver training course is ideal for individuals looking to enter the logistics industry or for experienced drivers seeking to upgrade their skills and qualifications. The course covers a broad range of topics, from vehicle characteristics and load restraint to drivers' hours and records and vehicle safety inspections. Students will also receive training on how to pass the CPC tests required to become a qualified LGV driver.

Who is this course for?

  • Individuals looking to start a career in LGV driving
  • Experienced drivers seeking to expand their qualifications and career opportunities
  • Anyone looking to gain a thorough understanding of LGV driving practices and regulations
  • Those looking to pass the required CPC tests and obtain LGV driver qualifications

Career path

  • LGV Driver: £19,000 - £32,000 per year
  • LGV Instructor: £22,000 - £35,000 per year
  • Transport Planner: £25,000 - £40,000 per year
  • Logistics Manager: £30,000 - £60,000 per year
  • Operations Director: £50,000 - £100,000 per year
  • Managing Director: £70,000 - £150,000 per year

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