Develop performance excellence

Develop performance excellence

Become a better standard of qualified commercial driver

Become a better standard of qualified commercial driver

Showcase commitment to road safety

Showcase commitment to road safety

Driver CPC training for qualified professional drivers

Our Driver CPC Periodic Training includes varying aspects of commercial HGV driving and training modules are Jaupt approved.

How much training do you need to do?

You must do 35 hours of periodic training every 5 years to keep your Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) to drive a lorry, bus or coach.

We recommend that you do 7 hours annually to enjoy the benefit of ongoing periodic training and keep skills and knowledge fresh. Each course must not be repeated; so you must now complete 5 different courses in order for your DQC card to be issued.

Don’t let your CPC expire: You can be fined up to £1,000 for driving professionally without a valid Driver CPC and your licence may become invalid.

You can check online to see how many hours of CPC training you have in the current 5-year period.

It is a legal requirement for most Category C, C+E or D licence holders, but there are some exceptions:

Drivers CPC Initial Qualification
If you are driving for personal use you will not have to complete the Initial CPC Qualification.

If you passed your car test before Jan 1997 and have ‘Grandfather’ rights for a C1 vehicle, you DON’T need to do this. If you passed your Category C1, C or C+E test before Sept 2009, you DON’T need to do this.

Everyone else MUST do this. If you are required to do the Initial Qualification and you FAIL to do it, you are DRIVING ILLEGALLY and can have your licence revoked / face fines or imprisonment.

Driver licence acquisitions:

New drivers who pass the initial qualification will obtain a DQC (Driver Qualification Card, otherwise known as a CPC Card). There are 2 types of Driver CPC – Initial Driver CPC, and Driver CPC Periodic training.

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Exemptions from Driver CPC

According to the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVLA), you will not need Driver CPC if you’re driving for the following reasons:

  • Non-commercial carriage of passengers or goods
  • Carrying material or equipment you use for your job, as long as driving is less than 30% of your rolling monthly work
  • Driving for someone you work for, or your own agriculture, horticulture, forestry, farming or fisheries business, as long as driving is less than 30% of your rolling monthly work
  • Driving within 62 miles (100 kilometres) of your base – but the vehicle cannot be carrying passengers or goods, and driving a lorry, bus or coach cannot be your main job
  • Driving to/from pre-booked appointments at official vehicle testing
  • Driving lessons for anyone who wants to get a driving licence or a Driver CPC
  • Maintaining public order – and the vehicle is being used or controlled by a local authority
  • Rescue missions or in states of emergency

You also do not need Driver CPC if the vehicle is:

  • Being road tested for repair, maintenance or technical development purposes
  • Either new or rebuilt and has not yet been taxed
  • Being used or controlled by the armed forces, police, fire and rescue service, emergency ambulance service, prison service or people running a prison or young offender institution
  • Limited to a top speed of 28mph

What We Offer:

We firmly believe that CPC training is the route for developing performance excellence. By providing CPC training we can provide a better standard of qualified commercial driver who are committed to road safety.

Our CPC courses offered are classroom and online.

 Courses Offered: (Jaupt Training Centre Number: AC01810)

  • Manual Handling (3.5hrs)
  • Driver Health and Defensive Driving (3.5hrs)
  • Road Traffic Collisions (3.5hrs)
  • Customer Service (3.5hrs)
  • Driving for Work and Zero Tolerance of Drink and Drugs (7hrs)
  • Vulnerable Road Users (7hr)
  • Pre and Post Op Checks (3.5hrs)
  • Standards of Driving (3.5hrs)
Call us now on: 0808 175 3644 or email