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Ed’s Blog – The Driver CPC

Certificate of professional competence (The Driver CPC)

This week at The LGV Training Company, we have decided to look into the two types of CPC & the options that you have going forward for employment.

The Driver CPC is ONLY required if you are looking to drive an HGV / LGV for financial gain (being paid to drive trucks/buses)

Option 1

Initial Drivers CPC

So, if you have taken your Category B driving licence (Car) after January 1997 and are looking to drive any vehicle over the weight of 3.5 tonne then you will need to complete the initial requirement. This consists of;

  • Module 2 – 50 multiple choice questions
  • Module 4 – Practical examination

Generally, CPC is based on health & safety of driving an LGV / HGV / PCV and covers;

  1. Driving Rules & Regulations
  2. Driving Hours
  3. Fuel Efficiency
  4. EU Rules & Regulations
  5. Daily Walk around Checks

& much more…..

 

Option 2

Periodic Drivers CPC (35 hours periodic training)

So, if you had taken your category B licence (car) before January 1997 then you will automatically be able to drive categories C1, C1E, D1 & D1E. However, if you are looking to drive one of these vehicles or Categories C, C+E, D/PCV you will have to do a 5-day course by September 2014 to be able to earn from your licence. This consists of;

  • 5 days in classroom (35 hours) no pass or fail

Again, CPC is based on health & safety of driving an LGV / HGV / PCV and covers;

  1. Driving Rules & Regulations
  2. Driving Hours
  3. Fuel Efficiency
  4. EU Rules & Regulations
  5. Daily Walk around Checks

& much more…..

If you passed your HGV Licence/ Bus Licence before this rule came into play then you will need to go with the second option doing the 35 hours (5days)

Usually, you will find this would be the case for anyone leaving the army or someone that owns maybe a minibus / large mobile home.

Email us at info@thelgvtrainingcompany.co.uk if you have any specific topics you would like us to cover. We’d love to hear from you.

Back again next Friday! See you then

Ed

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