The Driver CPC Initial Qualification consists of two parts; Module 2 and Module 4. The Driver CPC Module 4 is the ‘Demonstration test’ or Practical part of the Driver CPC Initial Qualification.
Module 4 focuses on vehicle safety and has been developed with the support and advice of the industry. The itself test lasts approximately 30 minutes. During the test you are required to demonstrate your knowledge and ability in the areas listed below:
- Ability to load the vehicle with due regard for safety rules and proper vehicle use
- Security of the vehicle and its contents
- Ability to prevent criminality and trafficking in illegal immigrants
- Ability to assess emergency situations Ability to prevent physical risk
LGV tests will also see the introduction of a new piece of equipment which will allow you to demonstrate your ability to secure loads; this is called the load demonstration trolley. It comes in a few different shapes and forms, but this is the type of thing you can expect to see at the test centre:
The test consists of 5 topic areas which cover the Driver CPC Syllabus and in order to pass the candidate has to score 15 out of a possible 20 points in each topic area (75%) and an overall score of 80%.
You must pass the Driver CPC Module 2 before you take Module 4. In other words, the theory test must be passed before the practical part. Often, we organise the Module 2 and Module 4 tests to occur after a candidate has taken their HGV training course, although you can do Module 2 alongside your Hazard Perception and Multiple Choice theory tests if you’re up to it, and take the Module 4 alongside your practical training course.
During the test itself, the Examiner will walk around the stationary vehicle with you asking you a series of questions which pertain to the subject areas listed above. You’ll need to be able to talk freely and confidently about the vehicle and its features.
The LGV Training Company provides extensive training prior to each Module 4 test, to make sure that you’re feeling confident and ready for the test. Training includes running through a normal vehicle check, refreshing your memory on the important security and safety features of the vehicle and best practice techniques, and making sure that you know how to secure a load correctly. This may be done either on a load restraint demo trolley, or via another method.
At the end of the test, you get your result right away.
If you’ve passed and you don’t have acquired rights (passed your car test before January 1997 and have a Cat C1 entitlement on your licence via acquired or ‘grandfather’ rights) then you will receive your DQC (Driver Qualification Card) in the post to your licence address shortly after passing the test.
The LGV Training Company provides a full CPC Revision Pack which covers BOTH parts of the Driver CPC Initial Qualification, so you can start swotting up on your Module 4 knowledge before you even attend your School for training.
For more information on the Driver CPC Initial Qualification or to enquire about booking, give us a call on 0800 0744 007.