Initial Driver CPC

For New PCV & LGV Drivers

What is Driver CPC?

The Driver CPC is a qualification for LGV and PCV drivers who drive professionally throughout the UK. It has been developed as a requirement of the EU Directive 2003/59, which is designed to improve the knowledge and skills of professional LGV and PCV drivers throughout their working life.

 

PCV Drivers

In order to drive commercially you will need to pass your test for Categories D1 or D. Check your current driving licence to see if you already have Category D1 or D that allows you to drive for "Hire or Reward". If you already have either of these Categories on your licence, then you already have the qualification under "Grandfather Rights", but you will still need to do your periodic training.

If you haven't already passed your test for Categories D1 or D, and you haven't got the qualification under "Grandfather Rights" then you will need to pass the 4 modules in the Initial Driver CPC listed below to be able to drive commercially.

 

LGV Drivers

If you are a new driver taking a test in either Category C1 or C after the 10th September 2009 you will need to pass all 4 modules below to be able to drive commercially.  All drivers that already hold these licences will have this qualification under "Grandfathers Rights", however you will still need to do your periodic training.

New drivers taking a test in either Categories C1 or C after the 10th September 2009 are required to pass the 4 modules of the Initial Driver CPC in order to drive commercially. If you are a driver who already holds a Category C1 or C Driving Licence, and passed before this date, then you automatically have this qualification under "Grandfathers Rights", but you will still need to do your periodic training.

 

The Initial CPC Modules

In order to successfully gain the Initial Driver CPC Qualification, new drivers must pass the following 4 modules:

Module   Hours Licence
Acquisition
Initial Driver CPC
Qualification
1 Theory & Hazard Awareness Test
Multiple Choice questions & Hazard Perception clips.
2.5  
2 Case Studies
Questions & Answers
1.5  
3 Practical Driving Test
Actual Behind-the-Wheel Driving
1.5  
4 Driver CPC Practical Test
Vehicle Safety Demonstration
0.5  

 

Training

Industry Leading Driver Training

To make gaining your Initial Driver CPC Qualification as quick, easy and cost effective as possible; we can supply your with all the Training, Tests & Materials on-site - and great deals on Medicals from trusted and highly qualified physicians.

Our team of dedicated experts were one of the first companies to provide CPC Courses, and have been training Multi-National Companies, Owner Drivers, and Private Individuals in both Initial Driver CPC and Periodic Driver CPC for years.

Our standards are some of the highest around, and that is why we are the chosen Training Centre for many major companies such as Wigan Council.

For more information or to book your course, please feel free to contact us on 01942 516394 or email us using the Contact Form.

 

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