Previously an independent organisation, JAUPT is now an extension of the DVSA as of 1st October 2022. Also known as the DVSA training accreditation team, JAUPT is used to improve the quality of driver standards through driver certificate of professional competence (CPC). This lets licence holders drive for hire and reward. Thus, allowing them to do so safely with all the relevant knowledge needed.
The Joint Approval Unit for Periodic Training is responsible for
- Approving and quality assuring Driver CPC centres courses
- Administering the national vocational training (NVT) training scheme for lorry, bus and coach drivers
- Approving and quality assuring drink-drive rehabilitation scheme courses
- Taxi driver period training in Northern Ireland, on behalf of the Driver and Vehicle Agency (DVA)
JAUPT suggest that periodic training should “…focus on driver’s continuing development and help them to become safer and more professional drivers.”
2 Start are a JAUPT approved Driver CPC training provider (AC00909). Students can train online in a classroom. Students also have the opportunity to complete the training in either 1-day or 5-day sessions.
The 1-day constitutes as 7-hours towards their 35-hour requirement. Or, complete a comprehensive 5-day course which covers the total required hours in a given five-year period.
2 Start reinforce JAUPT’s ideology of varied CPC classes. This suggests that “Trainers should encourage variety when drivers are choosing periodic training.”
JAUPT also supply tanker awareness training, speed awareness courses and inner-city driver training.