DRIVER CPC TRAINING

The Drivers Certificate Of Professional Competence

 

Drivers CPC is a mandatory qualification for all those who drive a vehicle above 3.5 tonnes for a living who do not come under an exemption.

 

By now, all drivers should have a Driver Qualification Card, or DQC. There are a small number of exemptions, but as everyone now knows, if you’re a professional large goods vehicle driver (C, C1, C+E or C1+E) or PCV equivalent, then Driver CPC is an ongoing obligation.

 

Driver CPC is an ongoing obligation

Whether the initial DQC was gained as part of the drivers’ initial licence acquisition or by attending Driver CPC training courses, Driver CPC is an ongoing requirement. It is mandated by EU law (Directive 2003/59) and is designed to improve the knowledge and skills of drivers, as well as enhancing safety on our roads.

 

What must a driver do?

Each DQC is valid for five years from the date of issue. This means that – unlike the 2014 deadline set when Driver CPC was introduced – each driver’s renewal date is unique to them.


All drivers must undertake 35 hours’ periodic training before the end of the five years following the issue date on their DQC. If the training is not undertaken during that time, they will not be permitted to drive professionally until they have completed their 35 hours.

 

The best way to ensure that a DQC doesn’t lapse is to carry out at least one day’s mandatory periodic training every year. 

You can check how many hours of training you’ve done in the current 5-year period.

You only need to complete one set of training every 5 years if you drive both lorries and buses professionally.

You have to do the training in the country where you work or normally live.

You can be fined up to £1,000 if you drive professionally without Driver CPC.

What can we do to help?

We can offer you a variety of different courses, running all over the UK, at either a venue local to you or on your site if you have suitable training facilities available. We have courses available for both HGV & PSV industries individually.

 

Please see below the courses that we currently have available:

HGV Driver CPC Courses

1 - Understanding Drivers Hours, Working Time &         Tachographs

2 - Daily Walk-Round Checks, Defect Reporting &         Safe Loading

3 - Principles of Safe, Defensive & Economic                 Driving, Vehicle Load Handling Systems

4 - Health & Safety In Transport & Personal                   Wellbeing

5 - Accident Prevention, Accident & Incident                   Reporting & Customer Care

6 - Emergency First Aid at Work

Training Fees

Students attending open scheduled courses are charged at £60 per person, per session.

Fees for customers having training carried out at their site and groups varies dependent on requirements. Please contact us to obtain a free, no obligation quotation.

PSV Driver CPC Courses

1 - Understanding Drivers Hours, Working Time &         Tachographs

2 - Passenger Safety, Accident Procedures & the           Disability Discrimination Act

3 - Principles of Safe, Defensive & Economic                 Driving, Vehicle Load Handling Systems

4 - Daily Walk-Round Checks, Driving Offences &         OCRS Effects

5 - Health & Safety In Transport & Personal                   Wellbeing

6 - Emergency First Aid at Work

How to Train

All training is classroom based as per JAUPT's terms. This course is an attendance course only so there is no testing.

Students can train with us by attending one of our scheduled open courses that run at centre's throughout the UK. Alternatively companies are welcome to arrange for training to be carried out at their site on dates and times to suit your needs.

We offer training 24 hours per day, 7 days per week!

Contact Us

139 High Road, Whaplode, Spalding, Lincolnshire, PE12 6TX

 

customerservice@ntpservices.co.uk |  Tel: 01406 424500

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