Why train with 2Start?

  • We are constantly investing in our fleet to ensure we continue to provide the best vehicles for our customers.
  • Fully Qualified on the National Register of LGV Instructors.
  • We have hundreds of happy previous customers and currently have a 4.9 rating on Google.
  • It’s easy to say that we are the ‘Premier Driving School’, but the proof is in the facilities offered and the results obtained by our students.

Driver’s CPC 1 Day Course

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We have the following courses that are CPC approved:

  • Driver Essentials – By the end of this course, students will be able to answer questions on how long they are legally allowed to drive for, the correct use of a tachograph and be aware of the working limits under the working time directive.
  • Driving Principles – On completion of this course students will be able to demonstrate a greater awareness of vulnerable road users, operating vehicles within their limits and the penalties that can be issued for noncompliance.
  • Emergency First Aid & Health and Safety – At the end of this course students will be able to demonstrate what action should be taken when confronted with someone requiring emergency first aid treatment. Students will successfully be able to identify different types of illnesses and provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
  • Smart Motorways – Students will learn the different types of Smart motorways and their safety design features. Signs and signals and the appreciation of how technology enables traffic flow will also be covered. Students will understand how driving attitude affects road safety. They will be able to evaluate the hazards involved in Smart Motorway driving by becoming familiar with the techniques and skills to avoid collisions and understand how weather affects driving conditions.
  • Vehicle Defects & Driver Licencing – By the end of this course students will be able to identify the types of checks that drivers need to complete on their vehicles. They will also be able to identify the main features of the driver’s licence and understand the licence coding system. Students should also be able to answer questions on safe and fuel-efficient driving and understand techniques involved in reducing fuel consumption.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Following a review by the EU Commission, it has been decided that the Driver CPC directive will now specify that ‘a range of different subjects should be covered over the 35 hours.’

This means that drivers can no longer repeat modules in the course of attaining their required 35 training hours over a rolling five-year period.

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Additional Information

Who requires the Driver's CPC?

Driver’s CPC

All drivers who are driving vehicles over 3.5 tonnes, or with 9 Passenger seats or more are required to do the Periodic / Driver’s CPC (as well as the initial where applicable) – 35 Hours of drivers CPC training every five years.

Before the course starts you will need to provide your driving licence number & once the course is finished, we will log your hours as normally

Exemptions –

Certain drivers do not require to have the drivers 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**
  • 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 example, transporting scaffolding to the drivers place of work. Driving must not become the major part of the work. IE – The work being carried out at the site of work, must be a significantly greater use of time than driving itself.

Course Reviews

I've done my CPC Training with 2 Start in Aldermaston in which I found the training to be brilliant. The training instructors were very friendly and were happy to answer questions that were raised during the course. I will be booking with 2 Start again to carry out more training.

Reading

Best training provider. Done class 1 and buses and past first time every time. CPC training is never boring. Best instructors and always good laugh.

Reading

Done myself CPC courses with them great customer service

Reading

After 24 years service in the Armed Forces. 2 Start have been able to provide and deliver the skills required for my next career in road haulage. Prices are competitive and the training is executed in a professional but friendly manner that for me ensured successful completion of my ADR course, CPC and Class 2. Many thanks to Paul, Daisy, Ken, Robin, Don and all the rest of your team. See you again soon. Mickey

Southampton

Many thanks to all at 2-Start. Professional from the first contact. Supportive during the early admin stages, and scheduling in CPC & Driver training. The on-line theory training was excellent and the week of CPC sessions was really useful for someone new to the industry. The driver training was well structured and successfully brought me through the test. Site facilities are smart, vehicles new and clean and all staff friendly (especially the dog). Glad I made the decision to go with them.

Portsmouth

Why train with 2Start?

  • We are constantly investing in our fleet to ensure we continue to provide the best vehicles for our customers.
  • Fully Qualified on the National Register of LGV Instructors.
  • We have hundreds of happy previous customers and currently have a 4.9 rating on Google.
  • It’s easy to say that we are the ‘Premier Driving School’, but the proof is in the facilities offered and the results obtained by our students.