Driver CPC (Certificate of Professional Competence) Training is a qualification for bus, coach and lorry drivers that is now part of standard professional driving. The certification was introduced in 2009 and aims to improve road safety whilst ensuring all those who are manning lorries, buses and coaches do so with a high standard of skill and care.
Unless you have had to undergo Driver CPC Training in the past or you haven’t been specifically told you need it, you may have overlooked the need for the certification as part of your driving qualification. Luckily, at Nottinghamshire Driving School we provide Driver CPC Training in Nottingham and the surrounding areas to those who need it.
Who Needs Driver CPC Training?
Anyone who drives a lorry, bus or coach and obtained their license before September 2009 needs Driver CPC Training to use their license commercially. Those who obtained their license after September 2009 are likely to have had Driver CPC Training as part of their original training course. Without completing a Driver CPC course you are not legally allowed to work and employers can be fined. If you drive any of the following vehicles you will need Driver CPC Training:
- Coaches, both regional and continental.
- Buses, both regional and local.
- Tipper trucks.
- Bin lorries.
- Any type of LGV vehicle.
- Any vehicle with a gross vehicle weight of 3.5T or more.
- Passenger carrying vehicles carrying nine or more people.
What Does Driver CPC Training Involve?
Driver CPC Training involves 35 hours of compulsory periodic training and this is split into five sessions, each are seven hours in length. There are no exams and courses are based upon attendance, rather than passing modules or tests.
Driver CPC Training in Nottingham
At Nottinghamshire Driving School we provide Driver CPC Training in Nottingham. All of our CPC course modules are structured well, are in line with the correct legislations and are completely certified. We aso cater for company specific needs upon request, just get in touch and let us know what you require.
If you’re looking for Driver CPC Training in Nottingham, contact us! Our professionals are highly skilled and knowledgeable in different driving courses, and have a great deal of experience to ensure courses are professionally run and cover everything you need to know. Contact the Nottinghamshire Driving School to find out more about Driver CPC Training in your area. Get in touch on 0115 987 5507 or online.