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Demand for Driver CPC courses continues to grow and EP Training offers several training options for drivers holding an LGV licence which include one day CPC training as well as week long intensive courses every month of the year.

EP Training has been hosting a wide range of JAUPT approved course options since the introduction of Driver CPC back in 2008. Additional course dates are added when demand is very high as well as single 7 hour courses (one day) on selected Saturdays and Sundays.

Online Courses

Please note that, at present, EP Training is running Driver CPC courses online due to the suspension of classroom-based learning throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.  For a full breakdown of our online training requirements as well as upcoming dates for our online Driver CPC courses, head back to our main training page.  To be kept updated on changes from online training back to face-to-face training, once restrictions are lifted, head over to the news section of the website.

What is Driver CPC Training?

It’s a mandatory requirement for most lorry licence holders to gain professional competence for hire and reward driving. LGV drivers must complete 35 hours of approved periodic training, known as Driver CPC training, every five years in order to revalidate their Driver Qualification Cards (DQCs) or CPC card.

Some lorry drivers opt for intensive courses in order to achieve the requirements in one session, while others prefer to spread their periodic training over the five years that are allocated (one a year, for example) to fit it around their driving commitments.

Driver CPC is applicable to the majority of professional drivers as described above, although the government has confirmed there are some exemptions.

Course content aims to:

  • Improve LGV road safety 
  • Underpin and expand on existing driver knowledge and driving skills
  • Ensure new licence holders obtain the required knowledge and skills

Choosing A Driver CPC Training Course

EP’s Driver CPC training courses have been carefully formulated by our team of professional LGV driving instructors who are highly experienced in writing and delivering vocational course programmes and online courses. Driver CPC is licenced and approved by JAUPT, as are the on-site facilities (AC00110) in Great Bookham, Surrey.

Current CPC schedule consists of the following courses:

  • Drivers’ Hours and Record Keeping
  • Vehicle Safety Checks and Load Security
  • Emergency First Aid at Work
  • Vulnerable Road Users
  • TruckSmart FORS registerable if required for D4

Course Content

Drivers’ Hours and Record Keeping

Gives lorry 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 when driving.

Vehicle Safety Checks and Load Security

Gives drivers an understanding of their legal obligations regarding vehicle walk-round safety checks and load security.

Emergency First Aid at Work

An unregulated one day course (7 hours) covering the requirements for first aid training in a low risk workplace. Drivers will gain professional competence in how to correctly administer first aid for work related accidents and emergencies. Regulated courses are also available.

Vulnerable Road Users

Focuses on road users who are more at risk such as pedestrians and cyclists.

TruckSmart FORS registerable if required for D4

A FORS approved and registered 7 hour CPC course for all commercial lorry drivers that equips them with the knowledge and skills to operate safe and roadworthy vehicles.

The courses listed above can also be sat over five consecutive days as part of the intensive course package.

As an approved provider, EP Training ensures that each course lasts the full duration of the allocated time (7 hours for an individual and 35 hours for the intensive training courses) and that training hours are logged with the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA). Once 35 hours of training have been logged and completed, the DVSA will re-issue a DQC.

Driver CPC Module 4 Training

  In order to successfully pass the Initial CPC Module 4 examination, students will need to practically demonstrate their ability to ensure a lorry and its load are both safe and secure.

  The one day Module 4 course is perfect for brushing up on the skills needed for the practical associated knowledge exam.

  If required, EP Training will also arrange for the Module 4 test to take place and supply a lorry on the day.

Driver CPC can also be obtained by signing up to an ADR course.  Head over to the ADR training page for more information.

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