NVQ in Driving Goods Vehicles (DGV)

Who is it for?

This NVQ enables employees involved in the collection, transportation and delivery of goods to demonstrate their skills and knowledge against the standard expected and laid down by the sector skills council for the logistics and haulage industry.

It ensures that employees are able to observe health, safety and security guidelines and enables candidates to broaden their knowledge of related haulage topics as well as helping to prepare them to understand the concept of continuous professional development (CPD). It further helps prepare them for the new Drivers Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC).

What does it cover?

The NVQ is made up of a series of mandatory and optional units to allow a flexible and tailored approach to be taken with each candidate.
Key areas can include:
  • Monitoring the loading of the vehicle by others
  • Completing pre-driving preparations
  • Maintaining the safety and security of load
  • Maintaining awareness of driving conditions
  • Operating the vehicle systems
  • Driving the vehicle on public roads
  • Driving the vehicle in restricted spaces


  • Level 2
For employees who drive and deliver stores to a range of customers and are able to display the minimum level of occupational competence required for a goods vehicle driver.

Benefits to employees

  • A clear understanding of responsibilities
  • Increased knowledge of role, company and products
  • A safe and healthy operating environment
  • Recognition of existing skills
  • Increased value within the workplace

Benefits to employers