Driver CPC

3B Driving

Once you complete the 3a offroad exercise, you will then be expected to complete the 3b driving test. This part is a practical real-life driving, where you will be driving among other road users and deal with real life situations. The examiner will be testing how you use the vehicle. This is including controls, dealing [...]

3a Reversing

Once you have completed all your theory training, it is time for you to move onto your driver training. The 3a training is also known as 3a reversing. This is a practical demonstration that you will train to complete successfully and safely. This will consist of you learning and perfecting an “S” shaped manoeuvre. The [...]

Mental Health, Wellbeing and Driver Behaviour

This module is one of the newest to come forward in relation to driver CPC. Mental health is just as important as physical health for drivers, as it could impact driving abilities, such as reaction times. The start of the training will explain a basic introduction into the role of good wellbeing. This includes mental [...]

Keeping the vehicle secure

The video below looks at some aspects of the content in the MOD 4 CPC in the ability to lead the vehicle with due regard to safety rules and proper vehicle use.

Loading and the security of loads

The below video explores some of the typical checks required for the security of large goods vehicles, particularly when crossing international borders.

The ability to prevent physical risk

The ability to prevent physical risk is one area that will be covered when completing your Module 4 CPC test

Daily walk-around checks

Driver checks are important tasks for maintaining the safety of operations and adhering to any requirements needed to operate a vehicle on the road.

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.

Smart Motorways

The penultimate course we offer for a CPC training week is the Smart Motorways module, which is completed on Thursdays that we have on offer.

Emergency First Aid & Health and Safety

Our Emergency First Aid & Health and Safety CPC module is completed on Wednesdays.

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.

What is CPC Training?

CPC stands for the Driver Certificate of Professional Competence; its main aim is to encourage high standards of driving and to improve road safety. This qualification may involve both theory and practical training elements and is required by anyone who is planning on driving professionally or for hire and reward purposes. Those who need CPC are required to complete 35 hours of training every 5 years in order to remain safe and compliant. There can be a fine of up to £1,000 for driving professionally without up-to-date CPC training, so it is vital that 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 as 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.

We have courses that are suitable for all different levels of ability and experience, all of which will give you the skills and knowledge that you need to safely and securely operate a HIAB and gain your licence. Additionally, we have a wide range of attachments available for you to learn on.

The DQC

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

If your DQC is 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 have not received your card 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