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HGV CPC Training Programmes

HGV CPC Training Programmes

The Driver CPC certification (Certificate of Professional Competence) is now a standard part of professional driving when that driving involves operating a lorry, bus, or coach.

All lorry, coach and bus drivers must stay qualified. by completing the Periodic Driver CPC. That means 35 hours of approved training every five years. 

The September 2019 deadline is fast approaching and any driver in their last year of qualification must start their next 35 hours of training now.

To check when your qualification period expires follow the link below.

https://www.gov.uk/check-your-driver-cpc-periodic-training-hours 

What is Driver CPC?

Driver CPC is a set of standards applied to initial driver training and career-long continuing education. It is a set of standards established by the European Union to ensure all professional drivers are both competent and proficient.

New drivers actually complete the initial CPC qualification as part of their training and so are presented with a CPC card demonstrating they have met their legal requirements. That card is good for five years. Periodic training, is required in order to renew your card every five years.

This training is intended to be both professional development and competency training that keeps the professional at the top of his/her game. It involves 35 hours of classroom work offered through an approved training provider.

Who needs it?

The simple answer for professional lorry, bus, and coach drivers is ‘everyone’. The key word here is ‘professional’. If you drive any of the following as a means of your principal source of income, you must be CPC certified:

  • Articulated Lorries
  • Tipper trucks
  • Bin lorries
  • Heavy construction equipment
  • Buses – both regional and local
  • Coaches – both regional and continental.

Furthermore, all operators (i.e., haulage and transport businesses) of HGV and PCV vehicles must also be CPC certified. Their training is slightly different due to their status as operators rather than drivers. However, the differences are minimal for practical purposes.

To check when your qualification period expires follow the link below.

https://www.gov.uk/check-your-driver-cpc-periodic-training-hours 

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