The DVSA are now clamping down on drivers who repeat the same CPC module in a 5 year period.
The move follows a review of the Driver CPC directive by the EU commission, which now states that “a range of different subjects should be covered over the 35 hours”.
The DVSA and JAUPT will take action against any driver that is found to repeat the same periodic training subjects as part of the Driver CPC.
The enforcement agency and the accreditation service said they had started monitoring training provider uploads and driver records and could revoke a driver qualification card (DQC) if they find that the rules have been broken.
When you book with us please ensure you are booking a module that you have not already completed in this 5 year period.
We can supply inhouse CPC training at your premises if you have 5+ candidates and a suitable training room. Contact us to discuss your requirements.
We can now offer the Level 3 Drivers Hours and Tachograph course. This is great to assist with potential employment, to provide proof of learning and compliance for operators to traffic commissioners. You are just required to sit an exam at the end of the CPC course and will be supplied with a CPD certificate if you pass the exam.
We have a number of new course's in the pipeline, sign up to our news letter to be the first to hear about them.
All drivers with an HGV/PCV licence must complete 35 hours of classroom training within a 5 year period. This is an EU requirement (EU Directive 2003/59).
Once the 35 hours are complete, you will receive your Drivers Qualification Card (DQC) from the Driving Standards Agency.
If you completed your driving test after January 1997 you must complete the Initial CPC to be able to use your licence for hire & reward.
This consists of two parts – module 2 and module 4.
Module 2 is a theory test which is taken at a theory test centre, We can provide online training for this.
Module 4 is a practical demonstration test. We provide you with 4 hours training and the test.
You pass the module 2 before you can take the module 4
Monday 18th September - Drivers Hours & Tacho
Tuesday 19th September - Checks, Defects & Security
Wednesday 20th September - Health & Safety & Emergency Aid
Thursday 21st September - Licence, Weights & Dimensions Economical Driving
Friday 22nd September - Company & Public Image Tiredness, Diet & Lifestyle
Monday 2nd October - Drivers Hours & Tacho
Tuesday 3rd October - Checks, Defects & Security
Wednesday 4th October - Health & Safety & Emergency Aid
Thursday 5th October - Licence, Weights & Dimensions Economical Driving
Friday 6th October - Company & Public Image Tiredness, Diet & Lifestyle
Monday 13tth November - Drivers Hours & Tacho
Tuesday 14th November - Checks, Defects & Security
Wednesday 15th November - Health & Safety & Emergency Aid
Thursday 16th November - Licence, Weights & Dimensions Economical Driving
Friday 17th November - Company & Public Image Tiredness, Diet & Lifestyle
Monday 11th December - Drivers Hours & Tacho
Tuesday 12th December - Checks, Defects & Security
Wednesday 13th December - Health & Safety & Emergency Aid
Thursday 14th December - Licence, Weights & Dimensions Economical Driving
Friday 15th December - Company & Public Image Tiredness, Diet & Lifestyle
Monday 15th January - Drivers Hours & Tacho
Tuesday 16th January - Checks, Defects & Security
Wednesday 17th January - Health & Safety & Emergency Aid
Thursday 18th January - Licence, Weights & Dimensions Economical Driving
Friday 19th January - Company & Public Image Tiredness, Diet & Lifestyle
Monday 19th February - Drivers Hours & Tacho
Tuesday 20th February - Checks, Defects & Security
Wednesday 21st February - Health & Safety & Emergency Aid
Thursday 22nd February - Licence, Weights & Dimensions Economical Driving
Friday 23rd February - Company & Public Image Tiredness, Diet & Lifestyle
Monday 11th March- Drivers Hours & Tacho
Tuesday 12th March- Checks, Defects & Security
Wednesday 13th March - Health & Safety & Emergency Aid
Thursday 14th March - Licence, Weights & Dimensions Economical Driving
Friday 15th March - Company & Public Image Tiredness, Diet & Lifestyle
Monday 8th April- Drivers Hours & Tacho
Tuesday 9th April- Checks, Defects & Security
Wednesday 10th April - Health & Safety & Emergency Aid
Thursday 11th April - Licence, Weights & Dimensions Economical Driving
Friday 12th April - Company & Public Image Tiredness, Diet & Lifestyle
The online driver enquiry service, developed by DSA, has just been launched to allow lorry, bus and coach drivers working towards Driver CPC to go online to check records of the periodic training they’ve done. Lorry, bus and coach drivers can access the service 24 hours a day, which provides a clear and simple online record, showing:
Benefits The service also allows drivers to give current or prospective employers temporary access to their training records – allowing them to confirm how much periodic training the driver has completed in their five year cycle.
DVSA CONTACT NUMBER: 0300 123 7721
Opening Hours: 08:00 - 16:00
You can check which modules are already on your licence by clicking the link below and registering your details, the DSA (Driving Standards Agency) will post you a password to log into the Government site to check your CPC this process will take 7 - 10 days
Under the Road Transport (Working Time) Regulations 2005 affecting drivers under EU561/2006 working time includes:
Job related training i.e. CPC Training
Drivers have a licence proving they have passed a test to confirm they can drive a vehicle to an approved standard. They can obtain a ADR Driver Training Certificate proving they have passed an examination and are qualified to carry dangerous goods but they don't need a qualification to prove they have an understanding of the complicated Driver Hours & Tachograph Regulations.
Passing this exam proves that the candidate has a good understanding (Level 3) of the Drivers Hours & Tachograph Rules. This can be beneficial for drivers seeking employment, operators displaying a higher level of training to their clients or operators displaying conformation to authorities and proving to Traffic Commissioners that your drivers are of a high standard and have been suitably trained.
This course is also ideal for traffic office staff and supervisors etc as it confirms their understanding of the rules.
This course is CPD certified, a recognised organisation which gives this certificate credibility.
We love our customers, so feel free to visit during normal business hours.
Granby House, Firswood Road, Garretts Green Industrial Estate, Birmingham, B33 0SS
09:00 – 17:00