CPC Training in Southampton

A 2 Start Training Southampton we offer CPC training and have helped a range of learners achieve their driving goals. Our courses are comprehensive, affordable and our friendly team can help you every step of the way. All our vehicles are regularly updated to ensure they are of high-quality for our learners.

What is CPC training?

Your CPC training is The Driver Certificate of Professional Competence. The aim of this qualification is to encourage a high standard of driving and road safety for the learner. You will be completing both theory and practical elements and must be done every 5 years to remain valid. It takes 35 hours of training to complete it. If you drive professionally without a CPC you can be fined up to £1,000 so its vital you keep it up to date.

Why train with 2 start?

  • We are constantly investing in our machines to ensure we continue to provide the best vehicles for our customers.
  • 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.

Theory test

The CPC theory test is in two parts which you can do either way round. You will need to complete an hour and 55-minute multiple-choice test which has 100 questions. You must achieve 85% in order to pass. The hazard perception test involves watching 19 video clips where you must identify 20 hazards. The pass mark is 67% and these tests need to be done within 2 years of each other.

There will also be 7 case studies to look at. You will have scenario-based questions developed by industry experts that are based on experiences drivers might have. There will be 6-8 multiple choice questions on the 7 case studies. It’ll last an hour and 55 minutes and you need to achieve 80% to pass. This will be valid for 2 years and you must complete your Driver CPC module 4 practical demonstration in this time.


Once your theory is complete you must do your practical. This involves vehicle safety questions, practical road driving and off-road exercises to demonstrate your abilities as a driver. It will last for an hour and 30 minutes.

The final part of the test will involve the learner showing different operations needed for a lorry driver, aside from driving. You will be assessed on safely loading the vehicle, prevention of trafficking illegal immigrants, the assessment of emergency situations and a full vehicle safety check.


Do I need CPC training?

This training must be completed if you drive a lorry, bus or coach for the main part of your job. If you simply enjoy driving as a hobby you won’t need to be complete it. All drivers who are driving vehicles over 3.5 tonnes, or with 9 passenger seats or more are required to do the Periodic/Driver CPC (as well as the initial where applicable) – 35 hours of CPC training every five years. Have a look at our full list of exceptions here.


You will receive your DQC qualification in the post and you must ensure it’s always with you to avoid getting a fine. This is also necessary if you are travelling to any EU country for work.

If your DQC is lost, stolen or damaged you need to let the DVLA know as soon as you can and apply for another one. You are still able to drive if your card has been lost however if you still haven’t received one after 15 days you need to make further enquires.

Brexit will not affect the Driver CPC legislation so all drivers must continue to follow regulations to avoid a fine.

Which courses do we offer?

At 2 Start we offer a variety of courses to suit your needs. We offer qualifications for those that need full training and also the refresher course. We also offer courses which are more suitable depending on when you passed your car test. Have a look at our full range of courses here.

Our team

2 Start Southampton is our 3rd depot and operates out of Romsey. We are a purpose-built training centre stretching 4500 square foot so is more than apt for all our 2 Start courses. Joe is our friendly depot manager and he operates a team of instructors who cover all aspects of training. Based in Romsey Industrial Estate, just around the corner from Romsey train station, 30 miles from Bournemouth, 33 miles from Basingstoke & 29 miles from Portsmouth.

Courses Available

As well as CPC training Southampton, we offer a variety of LGV Driver training in Southampton. We offer financial solutions for those who want to avoid upfront costs and train straight away.

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Contact us today

Contact us for more information regarding our Southampton CPC Driver training or any other course. Over the years we have helped many learners in Southampton fulfil their goals. For information regarding any of the vehicle training services, we provide do not hesitate to get in touch by email or calling us on 023 8202 2975.



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