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Driver CPC Training Overview

If you’re a professional bus, coach or lorry driver, you need to make sure that your Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) training is kept up to date, and that's where we come in. As a CPC Link provider and a Driver CPC Consortium member, we are committed to providing only the best CPC training. Our range of modules are approved by the Joint Approvals Unit for Periodic Training (JAUPT) and have been designed to enhance your existing knowledge and skills to ensure CPC compliance. Whether your training deadline is fast approaching, or you’d like to get your courses sorted with plenty of time to spare; whether you’d like to train in-house or organise private training solutions, we work with you to ensure you receive high-quality periodic CPC training that meets your needs.

Location

Our Training Centre is very centrally located in Leicestershire, just two miles from J22 of the M1. This ideal location means we are able to host people from all over the country. We also offer courses in Birmingham and further afield should you require private training sessions. Delegates can enjoy comfortably furnished, well-equipped rooms as well as refreshments and snacks throughout their time with us.

  • What is Driver CPC Training?

    Driver CPC training is a legal requirement that specifies that anyone who drives a lorry, coach or bus on a professional basis must complete 35 hours of periodic training every 5 years. So, if you hold a category C or D licence and drive a lorry, bus or coach professionally, you must have the CPC certification in order to drive legally or you risk a fine of up to £1000. However, Driver CPC is more than just a legal requirement – it has a number of benefits for drivers and transport industries, too:

    • Improves road safety
    • Maintains high skills and enhances existing knowledge
    • Provides cost savings to road freight and passenger transport industries through the promotion of defensive and efficient driving
    • Reduces fuel consumption and vehicle wear and tear
    • Encourages driving in an environmentally-friendly manner
    • Promotes the image of drivers as professionals
    • Improves career opportunities
  • Who Needs to Do Driver CPC Training?

    Periodic training must be taken by current LGV and PCV license holders. If you drive a bus, coach or lorry professionally and hold a category C or D licence, then you are likely to be legally required to undertake Driver CPC training.

    There are slightly different rules for new drivers and drivers with existing driving experience. New drivers will take Driver CPC initial qualifications as part of getting their licence, whereas other drives who got their vocational licences before certain dates have ‘acquired rights’ that mean they have set deadlines to complete their periodic training. Regardless of which category you fall into, periodic training is mandatory if you are a professional lorry, bus or coach driver.

  • How Much Training Do I Need?

    You need to do 35 hours of periodic training every 5 years to keep your Driver CPC. Only approved Driver CPC courses count towards periodic training. Different courses cover different parts of the Driver CPC syllabus, but you can choose which courses to attend. You can even take the same course more than once in each 5-year period.

  • When Do I Need to Take CPC Training?

    The deadline for your training will be shown on your CPC card. It’s totally up to you when to take the training courses before the deadline. You could do 7 hours each year, or wrap it all up in a week. Our courses can accommodate any approach.

    If you’re a driver with acquired rights, the deadline for your second block of training is approaching. Bus and coach drivers must complete by 9th September 2018 and lorry drivers and dual-category drivers must complete by 9th September 2019.

    If you miss your training deadline, you cannot drive professionally and may face fines if you do. Any training that you have completed before your deadline will still count for 5 years from the date you took the course, however, as training does not expire in line with your training deadline.

  • What Modules are Available?

    We offer a range of different periodic training courses that cover various parts of the CPC syllabus. Our courses include first aid, the CPC Link Core module, bulk haulage, and tachographs. Our courses are ideal for lorry and truck drivers, but are also useful for bus and coach drivers. The duration of each module is approximately 7 hours. You can find out more about each course by clicking on the course titles in the buttons below.

  • Where Can I Attend this Course?

    Delegates are welcome to come to our Training Centre to train for individual modules or to complete the entire 35 hours of CPC training as a full 5-day course. For organisations wishing to book group training, we also offer private training sessions at a location of your choosing. Organisations may wish to send their team to our Training Centre or to have their team trained at their own HQ. Whatever your requirements, we can deliver. We also offer weekend availability for private training.

  • Can You Provide In-House Training?

    Yes, for organisations wishing to book group training, we also offer private training sessions at a location of your choosing. Organisations may wish to send their team to our Training Centre or to have their team trained at their own HQ.

    Whatever your requirements, we can deliver training to groups of individuals across all of our modules, or pick and mix based on your drivers requirements. We also offer weekend availability for private training. 

    Contact us on 01530 833533 or use our contact form to enquire about our options and availability.