CPC Training Reading

If you’re looking to complete Driver CPC training in Reading, then look no further as 2 Start Training Reading is the ideal place for you to complete your training, with our friendly staff and top-quality facilities.

Here at 2 Start Training Reading, we have worked tirelessly to give our students the most comfortable and enjoyable training experience possible and have continuously invested in our depot to ensure we have industry-leading facilities.

Since its opening in 2013, our Reading depot has helped thousands of students pass their CPC and driver training courses, and start their journey to achieving their dreams. This centre has quickly become the number 1 place for logistics and driver training in the area and has enabled us to provide training for students not just in Reading but in the surrounding areas including Berkshire, Aldermaston, Basingstoke, Newbury and Crawley.

What is CPC training?

CPC is in place to encourage high standards of driving and to help improve road safety, CPC stands for the Driver Certificate of Professional Competence. Anyone who wants to drive a vehicle professionally or as part of a hire and reward system is required to complete CPC training. If you fall into either of these categories, you will be required to complete both theory and practical elements of training.

Anyone who needs to complete CPC training will be required to undertake 35 hours of CPC training every 5 years to remain compliant, with a fine of up to £1,000 available to those without the compliant CPC training. It is important for drivers to remain up-to-date and to carry their qualifications with them at all times.

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Our Reading training depot

Those students who complete their CPC training at our Reading branch will be trained using industry-leading facilities. Our Reading depot has top class training facilities and equipment for both theory and practical training which includes extremely spacious classroom facilities and immaculate warehouse facilities.

Additionally, our Reading training centre has dedicated on-site reversing facilities, allowing our students to practice their reversing exercises in an undisturbed space. We have also worked hard to ensure our fleet of training vehicles contains only air-conditioned and automatic vehicles, giving our students the most comfortable experience possible.

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Frequently Asked CPC Questions

CPC stands for The Driver Certificate of Professional Competence. Its main aim is to encourage high standards of driving and improve road safety. The qualification will involve both theory and practical elements. Every 5 years you must do 35 hours of training in order to keep it. There can be a £1,000 fine for driving professionally without your CPC so its vital you keep it up to date and carry it with you at all times.

Do I need CPC training?

You won’t need to complete CPC training if you simply enjoy driving for a hobby. This training is compulsory if you drive a lorry, bus or coach as the predominant part of your job. 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.

The DQC

A DQC is sent to new drivers address when they successfully pass the qualification. You must ensure you have it with you at all times to avoid penalties, even if you are travelling in an EU country.

If it’s lost, damaged or stolen, you need to report this to the DVLA as soon as possible and apply for a replacement. You can still drive if your card has been lost, however, if you still haven’t received it after 15 days you need to make further enquiries.

Brexit will not affect the Driver CPC legislation so all drivers must continue to conform to the regulations to avoid legal actions.

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.

What does theory MOD 2 involve?

If you are looking to complete your CPC theory, there are 2 parts that you will need to complete. The first of the two parts is the Multiple-Choice test which takes an hour and 55 minutes to complete and has 100 questions that need to be answered. To be successful in your Multiple-Choice test, you will need to achieve an 85% mark to pass. The Hazard Perception contains 19 video clips with 20 hazards for students to identify, you will need to receive a 67% mark to pass. These tests must be completed within 2 years of each other.

The learner will also have to work through 7 case studies on a computer, with this test lasting for an hour and 55 minutes, needing an 80% mark to pass. They are scenario-based questions that have been developed by industry experts and will be based on experiences that a driver is likely to come across. You must answer 6-8 multiple choice questions on the 7 case studies. This will be valid for 2 years, and you must complete your Driver CPC Module 4 practical demonstration within this time.

What does practical MOD 4 involve?

The final part of the assessment is an interactive test, where the driver must show various operations needed for a lorry, other than driving. The things you will be tested on include safely loading the vehicle, prevention of trafficking illegal immigrants, emergency situation assessment, and a full safety check.

Where are we located?

Our Reading depot is based in Unit 32 Youngs Industrial Estate, Paices Hill.