CPC Driver Training Courses

Our online driver CPC courses cover a range of topics, and each course covers one of the following, Driver Essentials, Driving Principles, Emergency First Aid & Health and Safety, Smart Motorways, and Vehicle Defects & Driver Licencing. Each area covers a different topic and brings its own value. The opportunity that remote learning provides also helps provide great value for money and the convenience of studying from the comfort of your home or office.
This course is designed specifically for those that would like to complete their periodic CPC hours at home. Our 5-day online CPC course will cover all the following topics across the 5-day period and contribute to their CPC hours.
Our 1-day classroom-based CPC driver training courses are delivered on differing days to cover separate topics, the topics covered and available to choose from include Driver Essentials, Driving Principles, Emergency First Aid & Health and Safety, Smart Motorways, Vehicle Defects & Driver Licencing. Each course is delivered by our highly experienced instructors and contributes towards a student's accumulated CPC hours.
The 5-day classroom-based drivers CPC course covers Driver Essentials, Driving Principles, Emergency First Aid & Health and Safety, Smart Motorways, Vehicle Defects & Driver Licencing. Each course is delivered by our highly experienced instructors and contributes to a student's accumulated CPC hours.
Our Mod 2 theory revision course provides each student with access to an online platform that provides several example case studies and answers questions related to each one for each student to work through. Your results are analysed so that you can work on areas of weakness to improve your score. Once you feel ready you can book your Module 2 Theory test and either our team here at 2 Start or yourself can arrange this.
The Mod 4 training and practical test are conducted at our driving test centres by one of our examiners, the initial CPC is a practical “show me”, and “tell me” test. Our Module 4 training can be booked separately or incorporated into one of our driver training courses.

Driver CPC Information

CPC stands for the Certificate of Professional Competence, and its main aim is to encourage high standards of driving and improve road safety. To obtain this qualification, candidates need to complete both theory and practical elements.

Thirty-five hours of periodic CPC training is required every five years to remain safe and compliant, with a fine of up to £1,000 available to those driving professionally without the proper CPC training. Showing the importance of keeping it up to date and ensuring you carry evidence of your Driver CPC status.

What is Driver CPC?

A Driver Certificate of Professional Competence CPC is a legal requirement for anyone wanting to drive larger vehicles professionally or as part of a hire and reward service. If you would like to drive a heavy goods or PCV vehicles that weigh over 3.5-tonnes, including LGV‘s, HGVs, and bus/coaches, you will need to complete CPC training.

Learn more about the term Drivers CPC!

Who needs CPC training?

A driver CPC course is needed by anyone planning on driving a vehicle over 3.5-tonnes or with nine passenger seats or more professionally, or for a hire and reward service.

We have a wide range of CPC courses available for you to book online now, both classroom and online training on offer.

Additionally, we offer Initial CPC courses, including MOD 2 & MOD 4 training.

To book your MOD 2 please contact our team on 02392 123 555.

Book your MOD 4 training now!

Who needs Initial CPC training?

Anyone applying for their LGV (Lorry Licence) or their PCV (Bus Licence) after September 2009 needs to complete Initial CPC training. This will include both MOD 2 & MOD 4.

Module 2 – This is a computer-based theory test conducted at your local theory centre, and it is a “case study” theory test. Candidates will have 75 minutes to complete the test. Mod 2 will cover situations you may encounter when driving as a professional HGV or PCV driver.

There are 7 subjects with 6-8 questions per subject.

Module 4 – This is a practical ‘Show Me/Tell Me’ test conducted by one of 2 Start’s DVSA approved MOD 4 examiners. Students will receive training before their test covering all elements of the practical test.

The MOD 4 test is 20 to 30 minutes long and covers questions in the following areas:

  • Daily walkaround checks.
  • The ability to prevent physical risk.
  • Loading and the security of loads.
  • Keeping the vehicle secure.
  • Emergency procedures.
  • Loaded vehicle dynamics.
  • Border crossings.
  • Security procedures.

This test encompasses a wide range of situations typically encountered by drivers and is covered in full by our instructors. Passenger and Goods Vehicles Initial CPC can both be completed at 2 Start.

Read our full article for more information on MOD 4 CPC training.

Initial vs Periodic CPC: Why you need it?

As explained, some people require MOD 2 & MOD 4 initial CPC training rather than needing to complete 35 hours of periodic training.

People who passed their car test before 1st January 1997 will be required to undertake 35-hours of periodic CPC training. Anyone passing their car test after 1st January 1997 needs to take a MOD 2 CPC theory followed by MOD 4 practical training and testing.


Certain drivers are not required to have the Driver Certificate of Professional Competence. These are either based on what the vehicle is transporting, or what the vehicle is used for. Drivers are exempt if the vehicle is:

  • Used for non-commercial carriage of passengers or goods, for personal use;
  • Undergoing road tests for technical development, repair or maintenance purposes, or of new or rebuilt vehicles which have not yet been put into service; (must be driven by a qualified motor mechanic)
  • Used in the course of driving lessons for the purpose of enabling that person to obtain a driving licence or a Drivers CPC; (must be driven by driving instructors)
  • Carrying material or equipment to be used by that person in the course of his or her work, provided that driving that vehicle does not constitute the driver’s principal activity. (For example, transporting scaffolding to the driver’s place of work. Driving must not become the major part of the work, i.e., the work being carried out at the site of work must be a significantly greater use of time than driving itself.)
  • With a maximum authorised speed not exceeding 45 km/h; (such as agricultural tractors)
  • Used by, or under the control of, the armed forces, civil defence, the fire service, and forces responsible for maintaining public order;
  • Used in states of emergency or assigned to rescue missions.

For more information on exemptions and requirements, please see the Government website.

When does Driver CPC training need to be taken?

You must hold your Driver CPC qualification before you begin driving professionally, and training must be complete in the country where you live or normally work. Those who fall into the Initial CPC category will need to complete their MOD 2 & MOD 4 training.

To book your MOD 2 please contact our team on 02392 123 555.

Book your MOD 4 training now!

Those who fall into the periodic CPC category are required to complete 35 hours of periodic training every five years, which can be completed in full by booking one of our 5-day courses or can be completed separately by booking one of our 1-day courses.

Book 1-day online CPC training now!

Book 5-day online CPC training now!

The Government has stated that it has no plans to repeal the Driver CPC legislation following the Brexit vote, so drivers will still need to continue their training and can’t wait until their card has run out.

CPC Training Centres


2 Start Ltd (Portsmouth)
Unit 4 Shawcross Ind Est
Ackworth Road, Hilsea,
Portsmouth, PO3 5HU

Portsmouth Enq: 02392 123555


2 Start Ltd (Reading)
Unit 32 Youngs Industrial Estate
Paices Hill,
Reading, RG7 4PW

Reading Enq: 01184 021861


2 Start Ltd (Southampton)
Unit 2 Four Dells Farm,
Poles Lane, Otterbourne
Winchester , SO21 2DY

Southampton Enq: 02382 022975


2 Start Ltd (Worthing)
The Vinery Industrial Estate
Unit 54 & 55, Poling,
Worthing, BN18 9PY

Worthing Enq: 01903 952410

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We are confident that our prices are competitive. But in the unlikely event that you receive a lower quotation from another company for the same training, we will match it. What’s more, you can be sure we won’t be compromising on training content or quality.

With our Price Match Promise you can choose 2 Start Ltd with complete confidence.