Driver CPC Introduction

PCV 'D1' & 'D' Who does Driver CPC apply to?
Driver CPC applies to all new and existing drivers who wish to drive professionally and who require an LGV or PCV licence in order to carry out their job.

Existing Drivers (PCV)
All drivers of PCV vehicles, holding a category D, D1, D+E or D1+E licence at 10th September 2008, will need to complete 35 hours of periodic training before 10th September 2013, unless exempt. This also includes drivers who hold D1 entitlement by virtue of passing a car test pre-1997. After this, they will need to undertake a further 35 hours of training every subsequent five-year period in order to retain their Driver CPC.

Existing Drivers (LGV)
All drivers of LGV vehicles, holding a category C, C1, C+E or C1+E licence at 10th September 2009, will need to complete 35 hours of periodic training before 10th September 2014, unless exempt. This also includes drivers who hold C1 entitlement by virtue of passing a car test pre-1997 and drivers who hold HGV class 1, 2 or 3, gained prior to 1991. After this, they will need to undertake a further 35 hours of training every subsequent five-year period in order to retain their Driver CPC.

New Drivers
New drivers who gain their initial Driver CPC after 10th September 2008 (PCV) or 10th September 2009 (LGV) will immediately begin their cycle of periodic training upon receipt of their Driver Qualification Card (DQC) and will need to complete 35 hours of training within five years of attaining their initial Driver CPC and then complete 35 hours of training every subsequent five years. Periodic Training could include courses in subjects such as Disability Awareness, Tachograph Regulations and Safe & Fuel-Efficient Driving.

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Driver CPC Initial Training

  • Module 1 – Theory test (HP and Multi choice) (2.5 hours)
  • Module 2 – Case studies (1.5 hours) Computer based test – multi choice, typing an answer, clicking on photo’s
  • Module 3 – Practical test (1.5 hours)
  • Module 4 – Driver CPC practical (˝ hour)
    Ability to load the vehicle for safe and proper use
    Security of the vehicle and contents
    Ability to prevent criminality and illegal immigration
    Ability to assess emergency situations
    Ability to prevent physical risk
    Demonstrate vehicle safety checks

Driver CPC Periodic Training

Vehicles over 3.5 ton for professional drivers (If hiring a van to move house then not required.). Horse box owners are also not required, but stable hand if a main part of their job will need driver CPC.

Duration: 5 x 7hour modules.
Ratio: Up to 12 candidates

These can be completed in a 5 day block a day at a time over the required 5 year period.
  1. Driver hours and tachos
  2. Safe vehicle operations and loading
  3. Safe and economic driving
  4. Health and safety in transport operations
  5. Safe, efficient and secure operations

ALL WITH EMPHISIS ON SPECIFIC OPERATING ENVIRONMENT if completed on behalf of a company

Competence is not required purely attendance and this is recorded on the DSA database, CPC is then renewed automatically on completion of the 35 hours. Only one set of 35 hours needs to be completed to cover both LGV and PCV
  • CPC training can only be ‘off the job’
  • ADR and other courses can count if approved to CPC standards
  • This training can be completed at your site or one of our centres


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