As of 10th September 2008 for PCV (Bus & Coach) drivers, and 10th September 2009 for LGV drivers (Lorry) a new compulsory qualification called the Driver CPC was introduced. This qualification is required if a PCV/LGV licence holder is using their licence for hire and reward i.e. for work purposes. It is designed to improve the knowledge and skills of professional LGV and PCV drivers throughout their working life.
There are two parts of the Driver CPC. All professional drivers will have to now complete 35 hours of training within every 5 years. This training can be of any type as long as it is an approved course which is approved by JAUPT (Joint Approvals Unit for Periodic Training).
We have a wide range of courses that are JAUPT approved.
Vehicle Checks – 3.5 hours
Safety of Loads – 3.5 hours
Digital Tachograph – 3.5 hours
Drivers Hours, Records & WTD – 3.5 hours
Fuel Saving Tips/Defensive Driving – 3.5 hours
H & S, Conflict Management, Manual Handling – 3.5 hours
Slow Speed Manoeuvring (Theory) – 3.5 hours
Drink & Drug Driving Speed Awareness, Electronic Devices – 3.5 hours
Smart Motorways – 3.5 hours
Emergency First Aid at Work – 7 hours
Smart Motorways – 7 hours
Please note, the DCPC courses that we run are set in stone by Sigma Studies, which means candidates are unable to pick and choose from the selection provided. However, we can bespoke for companies – if you would like to know more, please get in touch with our team.
The Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (Driver CPC) is a new requirement for professional drivers that has been introduced across the European Union (EU) to maintain high driving standards and to improve road safety.
The Driver CPC came into force:
– 10th September 2008 for bus or coach drivers.
– 10th September 2009 for lorry drivers.
With full confidentiality call us on 01375 887270 in advance if you have any particular learning requirements.