CPC Training Southampton

Are you looking to complete CPC training in Southampton? Look no further, as our Southampton depot is the perfect location for you to complete your CPC training, with top quality facilities and highly qualified instructors.

We have worked hard to ensure that our students have the best possible training experience and that the environment that they are training in will give them the best chances at passing their course on the first try! This has means we have continuously invested in this depot to ensure that its facilities surpass all others available!

Our Southampton depot has allowed us to provide top tier CPC training to hundreds of students, helping them achieve their goals and aspirations. This centre allows us to provide logistics and driver training to students not just in Southampton, but to the students in the surrounding areas which include Test Valley, Romsey, Hedge End and Winchester.

What is CPC training?

CPC stands for the Driver Certificate of Professional Competence and is in place to encourage high standards of driving and to help improve road safety. Anyone who is planning on driving professionally or as part of a hire and reward service is required to complete CPC training, if you fall into this category, you will need to complete both theory and practical elements of training.

35 hours of CPC training is required every 5 years in order to remain compliant, with a fine of up to £1,000 able to be issued to those without the correct CPC training. This means it is vital for drivers to remain up-to-date and to carry their qualifications with them at all times.

What is CPC training

Southampton training depot

Our Southampton depot is home to some of the industries leading logistics and driver training facilities, with immaculate facilities for both theory and practical training. Those students who opt to complete their CPC course at our Southampton centre will have access to our outstanding classroom facilities that are all well-lit and air-conditioned.

Furthermore, our Southampton depot also has an impressive arsenal of training vehicles which include air-conditioned and automatic vehicles. Here at 2 Start Training, we believe it is important for our students to be as comfortable as possible when completing their training, which is why we have invested heavily in our training vehicles and facilities to give our students a 5-star experience.

How to complete your periodic CPC and who needs it

What is CPC Training?

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.


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?

CPC theory consists of 2 parts, the Multiple-Choice test which will take an hour and 55 minutes to complete with 100 questions needing to be answered and an 85% mark needed to be successful in passing. The second part is the Hazard Perception test which contains 19 video clips with 20 hazards for you to identify, the Hazard Perception test required a 67% mark to pass. These tests can be completed in any order and must be completed within 2 years of each other.

The learner will also have to work through 7 case studies on a computer. The test will last for an hour and 55 minutes, with an 80% mark required 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 experience/come across. Students 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 options needed for a lorry driver, other than driving the vehicle. The things that you will be tested on include safety loading the vehicle, prevention of trafficking illegal immigrants, emergency situation assessment, and a full vehicle safety check.

How to find us

Our Southampton depot is based in Unit 2 Four Dells Farm, Poles Lane, Otterbourne, Winchester, SO21 2DY.