Training is aimed at all existing bus, coach and lorry drivers
Having acquired a license, a driver holding LGV / HGV (C1, C, C + E) or PCV / PSV (D1, D, D + E) will have to undertake 35 hours of training every five years to ensure that their Driver CPC is current and they hold a Drivers Qualification Card (DQC).
Only courses that have been approved by the Joint Approvals Unit for Periodic Training (JAUPT) will count towards the Periodic Training requirement.
Driver CPC is designed to enhance the existing knowledge and skills of drivers to ensure that they continue to be safe, courteous and drive in an environmentally friendly manner.Driver CPC training will;
improve road safety support the road freight and passenger transport industries by providing savings through cost effective, defensive and efficient driving helping the transport industry with staff recruitment and retention.raise the profile of the driving profession by maintaining high skills, improving career opportunities therefore enhancing the image of drivers as professionals.help the environment through reduced fuel consumption, vehicle wear and tear, reducing damage to the environment. WE are working up to September 2019 and drivers have to complete 5 days of cpc training before this day.
35 hours (5 days) of training must be completed in a 5 year period. This can be done as a full weeks course, 1 day each year or to suit the individual at their own convenience.
Spreads the cost
Proves company commitment
Protects your operators licence
Shows commitment to drivers
Opportunity to increase company performance
Prevents increased demand
Increases fuel economy
Health & Safety benefits
Better company image
The half day CPC core module covers key aspects from all of the objectives of the EU directive and can be delivered annually as a refresher course along with one of the half day technical modules if a company so wishes. Up to two days of bespoke industry specific training, normally taken outside of the 35 hours of CPC periodic training, can be taken as part of the syllabus without detriment to the minimum requirements of the legislation.
Companies can also opt for their drivers to gain a emergency first aid at work qualification or even some industry specific modules like forklift truck refresher 7hrs and HIAB refresher 7hrs as part of the program.