Who Needs Driver CPC?​

Driver CPC is a requirement for those who drive vehicles of over 3.5 tonnes commercially, or for PCV drivers of vehicles with more than eight seats. 

The Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) came into place in September 2009, with the aim of improving road safety and maintaining high standards of driving. Drivers must attend 35 hours of Driver CPC training every five years in order to remain qualified.

 

How Does the Course Work?

This course is entirely attendance based, and there are no exams involved. Once you have attained 35 hours of  training on your record, your CPC card will automatically be sent out to you. You can attend our dedicated CPC weeks, either for the whole week or just for select days, or you can also gain hours from our ADR courses.

Our Modules Currently Include...

Periodic training courses can cover a large number of subjects, and we recognise that many drivers will already have experience on a great number of them.

As such, we offer a wide variety of modules suitable for both LGV & PCV drivers, and our experienced instructors will break them up with practical elements to keep the course engaging, and we hope that you will come away from the course satisfied with either new or refreshed knowledge on these subjects.

We Offer:

Our aim through this module is to reduce the risk of injury for drivers, by focusing on risk awareness and how to perform a dynamic risk assessment.

Subject Areas Covered:

  • Health, Safety and Emergencies
  • Personal Health and Wellbeing
  • Professional Driver and Company Issues

This topic focuses on driver well-being, by covering the tell-tale signs of tiredness and distraction, and why this is dangerous, and how to pull over safely until a fit state is reached.

We will also cover nutritional values and methods of staying healthy while driving for long periods, along with awareness of various sleep disorders.

Subject Areas

  • Personal Health and Wellbeing
  • Physical/Mental Health and Wellbeing 
 

This subject goes over the licensing requirements for various vehicles, the maximum weights and sizes allowed for the vehicles, and the importance of licence renewal and reporting any changes of the licence to the DVSA.

Subject Areas

  • Legislation (including Drivers Hours, Rules and Regulations and the Working Time Directive)
  • Professional Driver and Company Issues
  • Regulations for Carriage of Goods (LGV)

We will focus on how to conduct a thorough and successful vehicle check, and why it is so important to complete correctly.

Subject Areas

  • Health, Safety and Emergencies
  • Personal Health and Wellbeing
  • Professional Driver and Company Issues
  • Regulations for Carriage of Goods (LGV)
  • Vehicle Systems (Safety Controls) 

Through this module, we aim to show how a driver’s actions as the public face of a company can improve or devastate the image of that company, and how actions, appearance and attitude can affect the work given by clients.

Subject Areas

  • Customer Service / Disability Awareness (PCV)
  • Economic Environment for Carriage of Goods (LGV)
  • Economic Environment for Carriage of Passengers (PCV)
  • Professional Driver and Company Issues

The main focus of this subject are the working time regulations, determining which rules are relevant to the task at hand, and operating within them.

Subject Areas

  • Key Legislation, including:
    • Drivers Hours Rules and Regulations
    • The Working Time Directive

This topic is dedicated to the improvement of fuel consumption, and the benefits that this brings for the driver and their company.

Subject Areas

  • Economic Environment for Carriage of Goods (LGV)
  • Economic Environment for Carriage of Passengers (PCV)
  • Vehicle Systems (Safety Controls)
  • Vehicle Systems (Transmission System)

Focusing on the use of tachographs, we will cover the identification of disk for the type of tachograph unit, and how to complete one, along with the operation of a digital tachograph.

Subject Areas

  • Key Legislation, including:
    • Drivers Hours Rules and Regulations
    • The Working Time Directive

Revolving around the identification of potential security weaknesses, this topic covers responses to such risks, including methods of reporting risks to the emergency services.

We will also focus on reducing the possibility of harm, damage or theft being delivered to the vehicle, it’s crew, and load.

Subject Areas

  • Health, Safety and Emergencies
  • Prevention of Criminality and Trafficking
  • Professional Driver and Company Issues

We will highlight the awareness of when first aid should be administered, which will include contacting emergency services and methods of describing where an incident has taken place.

Basic first aid will also be covered, including an understanding of anatomy, how and when to administer CPR, and how to deal with burns or bleeding.

Subject Areas

  • First Aid
  • Personal Health and Wellbeing
  • Physical/Mental Health and Wellbeing

This module covers the common causes of fires on vehicles, and how to act correctly in the event of a fire with regards to personal safety.

Subject Areas

  • Health, Safety and Emergencies

This subject highlights safety concerns for a vulnerable road user, how to identify one, where they are likely to be encountered, and adopting an appropriate manner of driving to deal with them.

Subject Areas

  • Professional Driver and Company Issues
  • Health, Safety and Emergencies

Course Objectives

Acquire Your Driver CPC

Gain / Retain Proficiency​

Gain Further Qualifications

Why Choose Our Driver CPC Course?

Our course is written and delivered by members of the industry who have a deep wealth of experience and knowledge in the day-to-day work involved in transportation. We aim to keep our courses as engaging as possible through interesting topics and practical exercises, and the laid-back atmosphere in our classroom ensures the best learning environment possible.

About This Course

How Long Is This Course?

This is a five-day course, with each day lasting eight hours. 

If you don’t require the full five days of tuition, you can instead pick and choose with days you would like to attend when booking.

Where Is The Course?

How Much Is The Course?

Each day of tuition costs £68.75. The full five days of training would cost a total of £343.75.

Questions About Driver CPC

There are actually no test elements for Periodic CPC, as it is entirely attendance based. Therefore, the only way to fail would be to not attend the full duration of the course.

We do not offer the Initial CPC qualification, and can only offer Periodic CPC.

Exisiting drivers who held LGV / PCV licences prior to September 2009, or those who passed their car driving test prior to 1997 were given acquired rights. This essentially means that those drivers do not need to complete their Initial CPC in order to begin their Periodic CPC training.

Anybody that does not fit into that description will be required to complete an Initial CPC before they can attend any Periodic CPC.

Your Driver CPC qualification will last for five years before it’s expiry. Every driver is required to attend 35 hours of Driver CPC tuition every five years, and once you have your CPC card, you can either complete one CPC date per year, or wait to complete five CPC dates after five years.

You should receive your DQC within 20 days from the end of your course. If you do not have it within this time, you should get in touch with the DVSA, who produce and send the DQC directly.

Keep Track Of Your Driver CPC

You can manage your upload record and licence details through the links provided below.