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D1EP 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.

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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
E.P. 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

Please contact Sean or Hayley on 01372 450 800 for more information.

Driver CPC Module 2 PCV only (Case Study)

£39.99

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As of 10th September 2008 (PCV) all new entrants who wish to drive professionally must gain the initial Driver CPC qualification. This means passing the Module 2 case study exam.

The exam lasts for 1 hour and 30 minutes. You will be asked a variety of questions with multiple choice answers. The exam will use diagrams, video clips, text and audio to help illustrate the questions. Each test will consist of 7 case studies with 7 to 8 questions per case study.

EP Training can supply you with a CD ROM for PCV students to help prepare and study sufficiently. This is an ideal learning tool for all persons wishing to acquire this vocational entitlement.

Periodic Driver CPC Training. Complete 35 hours in 5 concecutive days

£400.00

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For LGV and PCV drivers who want to complete their 35 hours all in one go this is the best option. Attend five 7 hour courses that are run Monday to Friday from Great Bookham. Book all 5 courses together and pay only £400. This price includes tuition fees, VAT and Driver CPC registration (£43.75).

Course syllabus:
Drivers' hours and tachographs
Vehicle walk-round, safety checks and load security
Drivers' legal obligations
Accident prevention and reporting
Basic first aid
Customer care and defensive driving

Drivers’ Hours and Record Keeping

£86.75

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7 hour JAUPT approved course.

This course will give drivers an understanding of their legal obligations regarding EU and domestic drivers' hours of work, the working time regulations and the use of both analogue and digital tachographs. Course will be delivered from our Great Bookham centre (Jct. 9 off M25). Course code: CPC 4.

Vehicle Safety Checks and Load Security

£86.75

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7 hour JAUPT approved course.

This course will give drivers an understanding of their legal obligations regarding vehicle walk-round safety checks and load security. Course code: CPC5

Drivers’ Legal Obligations

£86.75

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7 hours JAUPT approved course.

This course will give drivers an understanding of their legal obligations regarding EU and domestics drivers' hours, tachographs, walk-round safety checks and load security. Course code CPC 6

Accident Prevention, Reporting and Basic First Aid

£86.75

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7 hour JAUPT approved course.

This course will give drivers an understanding of their legal and social obligations regarding the prevention and reporting of accidents and basic first aid procedures at the scene of an accident. Course code: CPC 7

Customer Care and Defensive Driving

£86.75

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7 hour JAUPT approved course.

This course will give drivers an understanding of their environmental and social obligations regarding customer care, cycle awareness and defensive driving best practice. Course code 8.

Driver CPC Module 2 Case Study LGV Only

£39.99

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As of the 10th September 2009 (LGV), all new entrants who wish to drive professionally must gain the initial Driver CPC qualification. This includes passing the module 2 case study exam.

The exam lasts for 1 hour and 30 minutes. You will be asked a variety of questions with multiple choice answers. The exam will use diagrams, video clips, text and audio to help illustrate the questions. Each test will consist of 7 case studies with 7 to 8 questions per case study.

EP Training can supply you with a CD ROM for LGV students to help prepare and study sufficiently. This is an ideal learning tool for all persons wishing to acquire this vocational entitlement.

Module 4 Driver CPC HGV or PCV

£200.00

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This 6 hour course prepares students for the module 4 exam of the initial Driver CPC. It is a practical course and includes all the syllabus as set out by the DSA. Courses are delivered from our Great Bookham training centre. The module 4 tuition along with the test, is completed in just one day (train in the morning and test in the afternoon).

We will arrange your training, book your test and supply a suitable vehicle on the day of your course and test. The price £200 includes tuition, Driver CPC Module 4 practical test fee and Vat.

Driver CPC Train the Trainer 2014

£780.00

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This course is designed to train and develop competent instructors to be able to prepare and present courses for the Driver CPC periodic training.
The course is 2 days in duration and will cover the requirements of periodic Driver CPC training delivery.

Training will cover: application for course and centre approval, compiling course programmes, course feed back procedures and methods of instruction. On completion of this course, each student will receive a one 7 hour approved training course. A PowerPoint presentation will also be included.

Driver CPC Saturday Courses

£86.75

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As well as running weekly Driver CPC courses EP Training now offers Saturday seminars. You can choose, book and pay for your courses online. We have trained thousands of Drivers with excellent feedback.

Driver CPC Sunday Courses

£86.75

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As well as running weekly Driver CPC courses EP Training now offers Sunday seminars. You can choose, book and pay for your courses online. We have trained thousands of Drivers with excellent feedback.

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