Driver CPC Periodic Training

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Driver CPC

What is Driver CPC?

The Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (Driver CPC) is a new qualification intended to help improve road safety & maintain high standards.

Driver CPC is 35 hours of periodic training completed every 5 years cycle, the training is split into 7 hour sessions. The deadline for the first 5 year cycle for LGV drivers is 10th September 2014 & PCV drivers 10th September 2013. Drivers must complete 35 hours of Driver CPC Periodic Training every 5 years.

We offer a dedicated Driver CPC course, however we also offer Driver CPC hours through CIEH Emergency First Aid, ADR, Chemical Awareness and Manual Handling.

Who should attend?

Any driver operating a vehicle over 3.5 tonnes or a bus with 9 or more seats on a professional basis (hire or reward).

I have both Licences?

If you have both an LGV & PCV licence you can attend either course & count it towards your total 35 hours. You must split the training if you intend to drive both LGV & PCV after the cut off date; the training you complete should be relevant to your job.

Duration of Training

Each session covers 7 hours of periodic training completed over 5 days to give you the full 35.

How to book

It is advised that you contact the office prior to booking a Driver CPC course to ensure you are completing the relevant training. Please have a look at our dedicated Open Courses,

Along with these we have available dates for CIEH Emergency First Aid, ADR, Chemical Awareness and Manual Handling , from which you can claim Driver CPC hours.

Take a look at the Joining Instructions to read more on what is required to attend a Driver CPC course.

Here are a list of the modules available through our RTITB Driver CPC courses:

First 5 year cycle due: 10th September 2014 10th September 2013
Number of Delegates: Up to 20 Up to 20
Availability: Course Dates Course Dates
Duration: 1 Day 1 Day
Modules Available: 1a – Drivers & Working Time Directive 1a – Driver Hours
1b – Digital Tachographs 1b – Digital Tachographs
1c – Analogue Tachographs 2a – Analogue Tachographs
2a – Loading Systems 2b – Personal Wellbeing
2b – Safe Vehicle Loading 3a – Emergency Actions
2c – Manual Handling 3b – Safe & Economic Driving
3a – Safe & Economic Driving (Theory) 4a – Rural & Urban Driving
3b – Safe & Economical Driving (Practical)  4b – Health & Safety
3c – Rural & Urban Driving 5a – Manual Handling
4a – Health & Safety in Transport 5b – Passenger Care
4b – Personal Wellbeing
5a – Company Procedures & Secure Transport Operations
Additional Training: Periodic Training can be added to ADR & First Aid
Check your Hours: Check the hours you have completed here
Course Dates: To see a list of the open courses we have scheduled click here. To enquire about a specific date contact us