19th June 2021
WHAT IS DRIVER CPC?
The Driver CPC (Certificate of Professional
Competence) is a European Union wide Training Directive which has been
introduced "to maintain high driving standards and improve road safety".
For lorry drivers the Driver CPC started on 10 September 2009.
All drivers must undertake 35 hours of training in every 5 year period and the first 35 hours of training must be completed by 9 September 2014.
This is known as Periodic Training.
There are various 3.5 hour modules that can be mixed and matched to create different courses.
The minimum length of a training course that contributes to the Periodic Training requirement is 7 hours.
All drivers are issued with a Certificate of Training for each 7 hours completed
Driver CPC training courses are "legal events" and drivers must be able to prove identity.
WE PROVIDE DRIVER CPC PERIODIC APPROVED TRAINING COURSES and THE FOLLOWING MODULES ARE AVAILABLE AT FFP TRAINING SERVICES:
- Delivering the Goods
- Fuel Efficient Driving
- Walk Round Checks and Defect Reporting
- Loading and Unloading
- Use of Tachographs
- Drivers Hours Rules
- Drivers Hours and Tacho Awareness
- Rules of the Road
- Health & Safety for Drivers
- Driver Welfare
- Manual Handling
- First Aid
- Fire Awareness
- Road Traffic Collision
- Vulnerable Road Users
LGV and PCV
A Driver who holds both PCV and LGV can take any registered course and only needs to complete one set of 35 hours of training to qualify for the DQC for both classes of vehicle.