Driver CPC requires all professional bus and truck drivers to complete a minimum of 35 hours periodic training every five years (or before the cut off date for acquired rights and then every five years) for as long as they wish to continue to drive professionally.
The minimum length of a training course is seven hours.
How many CPC hours do I have?
All your professional drivers – operating a truck, bus, or coach – must complete 35 hours of periodic training every five years, in order to keep their Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC).
How many CPC modules are there?
Is Driver CPC training classed as working time?
The qualification covers areas such as fuel efficiency, customer care, driver’s hours and Tacographs and working time rules. Drivers who gain their Driver CPC by completing the initial qualification must complete their first cycle of periodic training within 5 years of the date they acquired their Driver CPC.
Do you need CPC for 7.5 tonne?
DVSA warns 7.5-tonne entitlement no longer valid without Driver CPC. DVSA has reminded drivers that they now can’t legally drive a 7.5 tonne truck professionally even if it’s on their driving licence unless they have completed the Driver CPC. “Please note that is DVSA opinion and does not carry any legal weight.
Can I drive a lorry without a CPC?
You don’t need the full Driver Certificate of Professional Competence ( CPC ) qualification if you’re using the vehicle for: driving within 62 miles (100 kilometres) of your base – but the vehicle can’t be carrying passengers or goods, and driving a lorry, bus or coach can’t be your main job.
How long does it take to get CPC card?
Driver CPC training hours can be checked here. Once 35 hours of training have been completed, a Driver CPC card, also referred to as a driver qualification card (DQC), will be issued. The card usually arrives within 20 days. This card must be carried while driving a lorry, bus or coach professionally.
Can you fail a CPC course?
Periodic training is delivered through courses that you attend over the five-year period for which your current Driver CPC is valid. There is no pass or fail. No tests or exams. If you hold a vocational licence for buses and coaches as well as lorries, you only need to do one set of periodic training.
How long is CPC Module 4?
The module 4 test will be undertaken at a DSA approved practical testing centre and should last between 20 and 30 minutes.
How much does CPC course cost?
You should expect to pay between £190.00 – £275.00 all in (should include tuition, VAT, test fee and use of vehicle). Periodic Driver CPC training requires all professional lorry, bus and coach drivers to complete 35 hours formal training every 5 years.