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We hope this site will give you all the information and answer all your questions
concerning the Drivers' CPC Periodic training you must complete by law if you wish to continue to use your driving licence
to earn a living after:
September 10th. 2013 for PCV
September 10th. 2014 for HGV
The clock is ticking, do not delay - book your place today
CPC Nationwide are a registered Government Approved
training centre offering all 5 modules for both PCV and LGV licence holders. We have fully trained, qualified and experienced
instructors with modern fully equipped classrooms with all facilities on site.
We are situated on Garretts Green
Industrial Estate directly opposite the VOSA / DSA test centre so why not call in for a chat between 9am-5pm
we can come to your premises to carry out in-house training for a minimum of 6 candidates
For a limited period we are offering Saturday and Sundays at no additional cost
also, if you pre-book all five modules we will hold today's price for all the remaining modules regardless of any price
The longer you wait it is inevitable the price will increase considerably plus
we will not be able to be as flexible with the available training dates
Questions & Answers
There are 2 main types of the new driver CPC
1. The Initial Qualification (for all new licence holders) which consists of 2 new
modules, for this you need to contact the DSA on 0300 200 1122 and complete ideally before you commence your practical training
or these can be done after you have obtained your licence.
Please note: You will not be able to use
your new licence to earn a living until you have completed the initial modules 2 & 4, furthermore, you will not be able
to start your Periodic CPC training. All new licence holders will need to complete the 35 hours of Periodic training
within 5 years of obtaining their new licence if they want to use the licence to earn a living.
2. Driver Periodic Training (for all LGV & PCV existing licence holders) consisting
of 5 modules each 7 hoursin length, for this you will need to attend a JAUPT approved training centre and complete the 35
hours of training before September 10th. 2014, PCV will need to complete before September 10th. 2013.
The Facts are simple: No Driver CPC = No Entitlement To Work
About CPC -
Certificate of Professional Competence
THE CLOCK IS TICKING
For PCV bus and
coach drivers – 10th. September 2013
For HGV drivers – 10th. September 2014
Can I wait to start my Driver CPC?
You can if you wish BUT the fact
remains there are approximately 1,387,185 HGV licence holders in the UK (source Parliament Stationery Office) without even
counting PCV licence holders. That simply means 23,119 HGV licence holders have to start and complete full
5 day courses per month (all completing 1 module per. day) from September 10th. 2009 in order for all those to complete within
the 5 year period. That is not happening as everyone is holding on until the last minute which simply means
there is not enough centres or instructors to get all the drivers completed in time.
It is a fact that some companies
and drivers are holding back until the end as there is 'plenty of time'. There are many good reasons
to get your CPC training started now. The main reason is the price is right at the moment, if you wait it is inevitable the prices will increase
substantially as we get closer to the cut off dates. Also with some many drivers and companies trying to
get booked in all at the last minute we might not be able to accommodate you. Don’t delay - reserve your place
Who will Driver CPC affect?
All professional drivers of lorries, buses, coaches and minibuses unless they qualify for an exemption. The Driving
Standards Agency (DSA) is implementing EU Directive 2003/59 which requires all professional bus, coach and lorry drivers to
hold a Driver CPC in addition to their vocational driving licence.
Are there any exams to pass?
No, all the courses are attendance only and you will be provided with full course notes and materials to take
away for future reference.
Am I actually going to learn anything?
These modules are not to teach you what
you already know but to will confirm your existing knowledge and understanding of the rules. We can promise
you that you will come away from each module with confidence and important information you did not know to ensure
you do not fall victim to VOSA or the Police.
When do I get my DQC (Driver Qualification Card)
completing all 5 modules the DSA will send your DQC card through automatically, there is no charge for this as it is included
in your course cost. In the meantime, you will be sent a certificate of attendance for each module completed until all
five have been attended and completed.
What is the purpose of Driver CPC?
Driver CPC is being introduced to improve the knowledge and skills of lorry, bus and coach drivers which in turn
To improve road safety.
the road freight and passenger transport industries by providing savings through more fuel efficient and defensive driving
and help the industries with staff recruitment and retention.
To raise the profile of the driving profession through
maintaining skills levels, improving career opportunities and enhancing the image of drivers as 'professionals'.
To help the environment through reduced fuel consumption and vehicle wear and tear.