What is CPC?
CPC ( Drivers Certificate of Professional Competence) is a qualification required by everyone who drives a HGV, Coach, or Bus professionally.
If you drive a HGV, Coach, or Bus professionally, you MUST maintain your CPC by taking 35 hours periodic training course every 5 years.
CPC was brought in to improve driving standards and road safety in the UK. The qualification ensures that drivers are up to date with all health, safety and legal requirements.
It is illegal to drive a HGV, Coach, or Bus professionally without a CPC qualification - you could be fined up to £1,000 for driving without it.
CPC Training Courses
Initial Driver CPC ( Certificate of Professional Competence) is a legal requirement for all new drivers of C1 or above who wish to professional drive for a living. Once you've passed your Initial Driver CPC, you will then continue with Periodic CPC training, that must be completed within 5 years.
Periodic CPC Training
Periodic CPC Training is for professional HGV drivers. Once you have obtained your Initial CPC Driver licence, you will be required by law to maintain your licence by taking a 35 hours Periodic CPC training course every 5 years.
It is recommended you complete one 7 hours session each year, however it can be taken in a block of 5 day courses
Book your CPC Training Courses
Initial CPC Training
The Initial CPC Training course is made up of 4 sections, you must pass all sections to obtain your CPC card. The 4 parts are:
Module One: Theory Test
Module Two: Case Studies
Module Three A: Practical Test Reversing, Uncouple and Recouple. Module Three B: Practical Test
Module Four: Driver CPC Practical test
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Periodic CPC Training
In 2008, the requirement of Continual Professional Development was introduced for professional HGV drivers to undertake. This is to ensure drivers skills and knowledge are
current and up to date.
In order to maintain your DQC or CPC card, you're required by law to complete a 35 hours Driver Periodic CPC training over the course of 5 years.
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