PERIODIC DRIVER CPC

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Overview

Periodic DCPC training is crucial for lorry, bus, and coach drivers who concluded their driving courses before September 2009 and engage in commercial driving. If you obtained your license post-September 2009, your initial step is to complete the Initial CPC (Module 4) and subsequently fulfil 35 hours of Periodic CPC training within five years.

Not showing your DQC during checks by the police or DVSA is an offense. It’s crucial to requalify within five years of receiving your DQC. Our courses are designed to improve your professional skills and are organised into 7-hour modules. You can choose modules that suit your needs or business, covering various topics like driving, safety, and compliance.

How much does this cost?

The cost for each module is £102 per person, covering all upload fees and VAT.

How long will it take? 

The duration of the training will vary based on your preferred hours/days. Each day of CPC training consists of 7 hours, and you have the flexibility to book anywhere from 1 day to the full 5 days.

Participants should expect to be with us from 9 am until 5 pm each day. 

What do I need to know before booking?

What do I need to bring to my Driver CPC course?

For your Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) training course, you need to bring along the following:

  1. Photocard Driving Licence
  2. Digital Tachograph Card
  3. Driver Qualification Card (DQC)
Failure to provide any of the above will result in you being unable to sit the course. 

After completing the course, you will receive a certificate of attendance, and it is your personal property. Your employer cannot retain it, but they may make a photocopy for reference purposes.
 

Can I sit the same module twice?

DVSA guidelines stipulate that repeating the same course within a 5-year period is only permitted for valid reasons, like maintaining a dangerous goods qualification. If unnecessary repetition occurs without a valid reason, DVSA can cancel the hours earned from the course. This cancellation may result in the loss of your Driver CPC card if the deducted hours bring your total below the required 35 hours.

You can check the courses you’ve attended in your training record here.

How do I book this course?

To proceed, please select your preferred dates and modules from the calendar, then proceed to checkout.

Upcoming Courses

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Periodic CPC – Driver Compliance

The module duration is 7 hours, from 9am to 5pm. Kindly confirm your eligibility before attending this session.

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Periodic CPC – Driver Essentials

The module duration is 7 hours, from 9am to 5pm. Kindly confirm your eligibility before attending this session.

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Periodic CPC – Driver Welfare, Customer Care and Security

The module duration is 7 hours, from 9am to 5pm. Kindly confirm your eligibility before attending this session.

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Periodic CPC – Modular 1 (Health & Safety & Safe Loading)

The module duration is 7 hours, from 9am to 5pm. Kindly confirm your eligibility before attending this session.

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Periodic CPC – Traffic Law, Incidents and Vulnerable Road Users

The module duration is 7 hours, from 9am to 5pm. Kindly confirm your eligibility before attending this session.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Driver CPC training in a legal requirement?

Yes, Driver CPC (Certificate of Professional Competence) training is a legal requirement for vocational drivers. It is mandated by the EU directive 2003/59/EC. According to this directive, all vocational drivers are obligated to undergo Driver CPC training.

The primary purpose of this training is to enhance driving standards and build upon the skill sets of vocational drivers. It serves as a legal requirement aimed at ensuring a higher level of competence and safety within the professional driving sector.

When do I need to take training?

Your Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) qualification is valid for 5 years. To maintain your Driver CPC, you are required to complete 35 hours of training before the expiration of this 5-year period.

The deadline for completing your training is indicated on your DQC (Driver Qualification Card) card. You have flexibility in choosing when to take the training courses, as long as you complete them within the 5-year timeframe.

How much training do I need?

To maintain your ability to drive a lorry, bus, or coach, you are required to undergo 35 hours of periodic training every 5 years for your Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC).

Driving professionally without Driver CPC may result in a fine of up to £1,000.

You can verify the number of training hours completed in the current 5-year period by clicking here.

If you professionally drive both lorries and buses, you only need to complete one set of training every 5 years. Ensure that you undertake the training in the country where you work or usually reside.

What happens if I miss the training deadline? 

Driving professionally without completing the required training by your deadline is against the law. Failure to undergo Driver CPC training may result in a fine of up to £1,000 for driving professionally.

 

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