Driver CPC Training
Every driver of a Large Goods Vehicle, who is driving for financial gain (a job!) – must, by law, train for 35 hours (that’s 5 days), every 5 years.
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Driver CPC – who needs it?
If you passed your CAR test AFTER January 1997, and will be using your licence for work, you will need to take the Driver CPC. This is as a result of a change in legislation which took place in September 2009. If you passed your CAR test BEFORE January 1997, and have a C1 or 7.5 ton entitlement on your licence, you do NOT need to take the Driver CPC Initial Qualification. Please see the section below on Periodic Training.
Driver CPC Initial Qualification
Driver CPC Initial Qualification consists of two parts,
Module 2 and Module 4.
Module 2 is a case study test which is conducted at the Theory Test Centre. It lasts approximately 30 minutes, and can be revised via our dedicated online revision tool which we will provide as part of your CPC package. This is usually conducted around the same time that you take your theory tests.
Module 4 is a practical demonstration test which lasts approximately 30 minutes. It involves walking around a stationary vehicle with the examiner and demonstrating that you can complete several crucial checks. This is usually conducted after you have passed your practical test or during your training week.
Compulsory Driver CPC training – are you ready?
Since 10th September 2014, any driver who obtained their LGV licence before September 2009 who wants to drive for a living needs to complete Periodic Training.
Any driver who obtained their LGV licence AFTER September 2009 has 5 years to complete 35 hours periodic training from the date of completion of the Driver CPC Initial Qualification.
- ● You need to complete 5 modules, each 7 hours long, across 5 days.
- ● That’s 35 hours- a whole working week!
If you haven’t completed 35 hours’ Periodic Training and registered it with the DVSA by the 5 year deadline date indicated on your Driver Qualification Card, you won’t be able to legally earn money from driving Heavy Goods Vehicles.
If you hold an existing Cat C or C1 licence and you are unsure about how to reactivate your entitlements since the 2014 periodic training deadline, don’t worry – our Training Advisors can advise the best course of action to get you back on the road.
The Driver CPC Periodic Training Requirement is a great opportunity to keep your skill set current, and build valuable new skills to improve and further your career. It doesn’t have to be repetitive and boring!
Our RHA Direct Access Course counts as 14 hours towards this training, but if you would like to speak to an adviser about other options for your Periodic Training, give us a call on 0800 0744 007 . Or click here if you’d like to request an instant quote or a call back.
Keeping it Simple
The LGV Training Company has a nationwide network of qualified, experienced Instructors who will deliver the training modules you need at a School near you. We’ve worked hard to make sure that our training is interesting, relevant and fun. Give us a call and we’ll discuss your options with you. It doesn’t need to be complicated.
Our RHA Direct Access Course counts as 14 hours towards this training, but if you would like to speak to an adviser about other options for your Periodic Training, give us a call on 0800 0744 007 to discuss, or click here if you’d like to request an instant quote or a call back.
If you’re a business and you need to train a group of Drivers, just let us know – we can deliver a course to suit your Driver’s needs at your site, or arrange training locally. It’s up to you. Call us now on 0800 0744 007 or get in touch.
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