Driver CPC Training

About Driver CPC Training

What is Driver CPC?

The Driver CPC is for LGV and PCV drivers who drive professionally throughout the UK. It has been developed as a requirement of the EU Directive 2003/59, which is designed to improve the knowledge and skills of professional LGV and PCV drivers throughout their working life. There are two parts to the legislation:

  • The Initial Qualification must be achieved by new LGV and PCV drivers along with their vocational licence to enable them to use their licence professionally.
  • Periodic Training; 35 hours of training every 5 years must be attended by all professional drivers.
Who will be affected?

An individual’s circumstances will determine how they acquire the Driver CPC.

New drivers who acquire a PCV vocational entitlement (D1, D1+E, D, D+E licence) after the 10th September 2008and/or an LGV vocational entitlement (C1, C1+E,C or C+E licence) after the 10th September 2009will have to obtain the Initial Qualification in addition to their licence to drive professionally.

New drivers who undertake a National Vocational Training programme are still able to obtain a vocational licence but can defer the Initial Qualification by up to a maximum of one year whilst, still being able to drive professionally. An example of a National Vocational Training programme would be an Apprenticeship in Driving Goods Vehicles. Drivers intending to use this concession will have to register with the Driving Standards Agency.

Existing drivers who held a vocational licence prior to the 10th September 2008(PCV) or the 10th September 2009(LGV) are exempt from the Initial Qualification. This is known as “acquired rights”.

All professional drivers (new and existing drivers) must complete a total of 35 hours Periodic Training every 5 years following their “acquired rights” or Initial Qualification to keep their Driver CPC valid.

Exemptions:

There are a number of Driver CPC exemptions associated with the Directive. These are listed below:

  • Vehicles with a maximum speed not exceeding 45 Kph
  • Vehicles used by or under control of the armed forces, civil defence the fire service and forces responsible for maintaining public order
  • Vehicles undergoing road tests for technical development, repair or maintenance purposes, or of new or rebuilt vehicles which have not yet been put into service
  • Vehicles used in states of emergency or assigned to rescue missions
  • Vehicles used in the course of driving lessons for any person wishing to obtain a driving licence or Driver CPC
  • Vehicles used for non-commercial carriage of passenger or goods – for personal use
  • Vehicles used for carrying material or equipment to be used by the driver in the course of his or her work, providing that driving the vehicle is not the drivers’ principle activity

Ultimately, it is up to the driver and their employer to decide if they are covered by these exemptions, and if necessary, justify it to the competent authority. Therefore the JAUPT would strongly advise that if a driver believes they are exempt from the Driver CPC that they should seek independent legal advice.

Driver CPC Training Courses

5 Day Driver CPC Training Course

5 days training for only £300 per delegate saving 20% off individual course prices.
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Driver Welfare Module - CRS3046/996

Aims & Objectives of attending the course:

The course can be delivered to both LGV and PVC. To increase knowledge of the effects of fatigue, drugs, alcohol and other external factors on a driver’s ability to work effectively and within the law.

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Safe Loading of Vehicles Module - CRS3046/996

Aims & Objectives of attending the course:

The course can be delivered to LGV only. To ensure drivers are aware of their responsibilities and best practice with regards to loading, securing and unloading of goods and materials.

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Dealing with Accidents and Incidents Module - CRS3046/996

Aims & Objectives of attending the course:

The course can be delivered to both LGV and PVC. To increase drivers awareness with regards to the causes of accidents & incidents and the procedures to follow if they occur.

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Drivers Hours and Working Time Directive Module - CRS3046/996

Aims & Objectives of attending the course:

The course can be delivered to both LGV and PVC. The aim of this session is to introduce/confirm drivers’ hours and working time directive legislation. It will also help you to understand how drivers’ hours and WTD regulations affect a drivers working hours.

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Digital Tachograph Module - CRS3046/996

Aims & Objectives of attending the course:

The course can be delivered to both LGV and PVC. On completion of course, candidates will be fully aware of their duties and responsibilities with regard to digital tachographs.

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Checks and Defect Reporting Module - CRS3046/996

Aims & Objectives of attending the course:

The course can be delivered to both LGV and PVC. To ensure drivers are aware of best practice and their legal responsibility with regards to daily checks and the reporting of defects. To stress the importance of performing daily checks and to show the procedure in which to report defects.

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Emergency First Aid at Work - CRS4158/996

Aims & Objectives of attending the course:

The course can be delivered to both LGV and PVC. This course gives you 7 hours towards your driver cpc training. You will also gain a first aid at work certificate at the end of completing this course making it a multi-functional course that is also suitable for none drivers.

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Driver CPC - Safe & Fuel Efficient Driving - CRS4673/996

Aims & Objectives of attending the course:

The course can be delivered to both LGV and PVC. The purpose of our Safe and Fuel Efficient Driving Course is to help make your drivers the most economical drivers in the business. SAFED not only makes a big difference to the bottom line but also helps the environment too

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Manual Handling Module - CRS7600/996

The course can be delivered to both LGV and PVC.

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Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Module

The course can be delivered to both LGV and PVC.

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First Aid Refresher Module - CRS7600/996

The course can be delivered to both LGV and PVC.

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Safe & Fuel Efficient Driving - CRS4673/996

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