The driver cpc was introduced in Sep 2008 for bus/coach drivers and Sep 2009 for HGV.
A legal requirement
Every driver with a vocational licence: C1, C1E, C, CE, D1, D1E, D or DE now needs to carry their Driver Qualification Card (DQC) whenever they are working, unless they have an exemption.
A driver has to renew their cpc every 5 years by taking 35 hours cpc training – 5 x 7hour courses.
These can be done 1 per year or 5 in a row depending on the driver’s availability or any combination.
All bus and coach drivers had to complete their first batch of courses by Sep 2013 and HGV by Sep 2014 so all drivers should now be considering their second round of training.
New drivers who passed their vocational test after Sep 2008 and 2009 respectively should have received their DQC when they completed all 4 parts of their test – their deadlines are different in so much that they have to complete their 35 hours cpc training before the 5th anniversary of them passing their test.
A wide range of courses
DPT currently offer a wide range of courses for both HGV and PCV drivers. We are not a consortium member but hold Accredited Centre Status in our own right – this means that we have total control over our courses and have the flexibility to adapt to you particular needs where practical.
DPT currently have 6 courses available – if there is something you need but isn’t on this list please contact us and we will see what we can do.
Driving Licences, Driver Hours EU.UK, Tachos, WTD, Highway code
Global Warming, Carbon Footprints, Freight Best Practice, Speed Awareness. Hazard perception
The Role of the First aider, Incident and Casualty Assessment, CPR, Unconscious Casualty, Management of Seizure, Choking, External Bleeding and Shock, Minor Injuries
Health and Safety
Understand roles and responsibilities for health & safety in the workplace, Understand how risk assessments contribute to health and safety, Understand how to identify and control the risks from common workplace hazards, Know the procedures for responding to accidents and incidents in the workplace
National Occupational Standards for HGV, Vehicle Checks, Types of vehicles and Loads, Load securing
Disability Awareness for Passenger Transport
National Occupational Standards for PCV, Vehicle Checks, Customer Service, Disability awareness