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Driver CPC

Organising your programme

The logical way to organise your driver CPC courses is to complete a seven hour course every year for five years to accumulate 35 hours of approved training. Attendance figures from the Driving Standards Agency suggest that fewer
drivers than expected have attended courses in the first two years. Booking your courses well in advance will ensure
that you avoid any last minute rush to complete the 35 hours before the deadline.  

Driver CPC training from Defensive Driver Training


Selecting the right courses for YOUR business
Most of the courses listed below are available in 3.5 hour modules and are individually approved by JAUPT. Click on any course for more detailed information.

You can combine two modules of your choice which are relevant to your operations to make up a seven hour course for example, Module 1 - Defensive Driving with Module 5 - Reversing & Manoeuvring.

Driver CPC in a nutshell


Driver CPC bullet point Drivers with the category C or D range of licence entitlements who drive for commercial gain must accrue 35 hours of approved training by September 2013 for PCV drivers, and by September 2014 for LGV drivers.
Driver CPC bullet point The course must be delivered by a Joint Approval Unit for Periodic Training (JAUPT) approved training centre. Each course is seven hours long, so five courses need to be attended before the September deadlines.
Driver CPC bullet point Courses can be completed in any convenient format e.g. 14 hours in one year, 14 hours in another and 7 in another. Or all 35 hours could be completed in five days of training in a shorter timescale.
Driver CPC bullet point Course content covers three areas: Safe and Fuel Efficient Driving, Application of Regulations Health & Environment and Customer Service and Logistics
Driver CPC bullet point Qualification is by attendance. There is no compulsory test at the end of the course but most client's are asking delegates to complete a simple multiple choice questionnaire at the end of the course.
Driver CPC bullet point Drivers' course attendance is logged with the DVLA. Once 35 hours have been logged, the driver is issued with a Driver Qualification Card (DQC). After the September dates it will be a legal requirement to carry this card if driving for work purposes.
Driver CPC bullet point Certain drivers are exempt - CLICK HERE for more detailed information.
Driver CPC bullet point Drivers applying to take their D or C range test now have to take a four part test which includes CPC theory and practical tests. A pass entitles them to a DQC immediately and they must then complete 35 hours of refresher training within five years of their test pass date.

This is only a summary of the regulations and fuller details can be found here.  If you require more information please call us on 01384 442233 or alternatively CLICK HERE to complete our enquiry form and we'll contact you.

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