Driver CPC Training Overview
EP Training runs Driver CPC periodic 7 hour courses most weeks of the year. Avoid the last minute rush and book your training online today. With EP Training you can complete your 35 hours in just one week.
In order to become or remain a professional commercial transport driver, ongoing training must be undertaken.
Driver Certificate of Professional Competence, or Driver CPC, was first introduced to the UK in 2008 (PCV) and 2009 (LGV) through the 2009/59 EU Directive.
Driver CPC has 3 main objectives:
1. To improve road safety
2. To underpin and expand on existing driver knowledge and skills
3. To ensure new entrants obtain the required knowledge and skills
There are two types of Driver CPC:
Periodic Driver CPC Training in Surrey
35 hours of periodic Driver CPC training must be completed by existing LGV professional drivers by 10th September 2014 and then in 5 yearly cycles. As a JAUPT approved training centre (centre no AC00110), EP Training has developed a number of Driver CPC modules including: ADR, drivers’ hours, safety of vehicle and loads, drivers’ legal responsibilities, defensive driving and customer care. You can book all your periodic training via our online shopping facility.
Once drivers have completed the statutory 35 hours, they will be awarded a Driver Qualification Card (DQC) which is valid until the 10th September 2019.
Initial Driver CPC Training
New drivers will need to complete initial Driver CPC as part of their LGV training. The initial qualification confirms candidates have the required knowledge and skills to carry out the duties of a professional HGV Driver. EP Training can guide and tutor new drivers through their CPC.
The initial qualification requires 4 modules to be passed. As well as passing modules 1 and 3, in order to drive, professional drivers will also have to pass the initial Driver CPC qualification (modules 2 and 4).
Driver CPC Module 2
A theory exam, based on case studies and scenarios. Students must obtain at least 40 out of 50 correct answers. EP Training has produced a CD-ROM based training tool to assist candidates with their theory studies.
Driver CPC Module 4 Training
The practical associated knowledge exam. Candidates must demonstrate the ability to ensure a vehicle and its load are both safe and secure. EP Training carries out module 4 one day courses from our Great Bookham training facility. Our courses are run every 3 weeks and are a mixture of theoretical and practical training.
We can organise module 4 tests and supply a suitable training vehicle. Students who successfully pass all 4 modules will be awarded a DQC which must be kept on their person when driving professionally. Within 5 years and every 5 years thereafter, drivers will be required to undertake Periodic Driver CPC training.
Driver CPC Train the Trainer
EP Training run Train the Trainer courses for anyone considering delivering periodic Driver CPC training themselves. Our 2 day course covers the following topics:
1. The requirements for periodic training
2. The training syllabus for periodic training
3. The process required for centre approval
4. Guidance on course structure and layout
5. Compiling course programmes
6. Course design and presentation
7. How to get, analyse and act on customer feedback
8. How to maintain your approval
In order to become a Driver CPC periodic training approved company, certain criteria must be met, including:
1. Training centre approval
2. Approved training programmes
3. Approved instructors
Call our professional staff today on 01372 450 800 and get your personal quote.