The Driver CPC – does it affect me?
The answer is probably ‘Yes!‘;
- If you passed your CAR test AFTER January 1997, and will be using your licence for work, you will need to take the Driver CPC Initial Qualification before you can drive for a living.
- If you passed your CAR test BEFORE January 1997, and have a C1 or 7.5 ton entitlement on your licence, you do NOT need to take the Driver CPC Initial Qualification. Please scroll down and read the section below on Periodic Training.
THE DRIVER CPC ‘INITIAL QUALIFICATION’
Driver CPC Initial Qualification has two sections: Module 2 and Module 4.
Module 2 is a case study test which is conducted at the Theory Test Centre. All of the questions have multiple-choice answers. Our specialist online interactive revision software makes preparing for the test really simple and fun.
Module 4 is a ‘show me, tell me’ test, conducted at your local test centre, and it lasts about 30 minutes. During the test, you will walk around a stationary vehicle with the Examiner and showcase your knowledge about the vehicle, and the various checks and measures you’ll need to employ when you start work as an HGV Driver. This is usually conducted after you have passed your practical test or, if time permits, during your training week. We provide comprehensive training at your local school before this test, so that by the time you’re with the Examiner you’re confident and keen to show off your knowledge.
Don’t forget – HGV Training Cost takes the struggle out of getting your Driver CPC Initial Qualification. We’ll arrange everything for you from start to finish, so you can focus on your future.
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DRIVER CPC PERIODIC TRAINING
Any driver who obtained their LGV licence before September 2009 who wants to drive for a living needs to complete Periodic Training.
Any driver who obtained their LGV licence AFTER September 2009 has 5 years to complete 35 hours periodic training from the date of completion of the Driver CPC Initial Qualification.
That’s 5 modules of 7 hours each, totalling 35 hours every 5 years.
If you haven’t completed 35 hours’ Periodic Training and registered it with the DVSA by the 5-year deadline date indicated on your Driver Qualification Card, you won’t be able to legally earn money from driving Heavy Goods Vehicles.
If you hold an existing Cat C or C1 licence and you are unsure about how to reactivate your entitlements since the 2014 periodic training deadline, don’t worry – our Training Advisors can advise the best course of action to get you back on the road.
Driver CPC Periodic Training;
- Keeps your skill set current
- Helps you build valuable new skills to improve and further your career
- Is a great opportunity to meet other HGV Drivers
- Is valuable to Employers and a great tool for finding work
Our RHA Direct Access Course counts as 14 hours towards this training, but if you would like to speak to an adviser about other options for your Periodic Training, give us a call. Don’t forget – HGV Training Cost takes the struggle out of arranging your CPC Periodic Training. We’ll arrange everything for you from start to finish, so you can focus on your future.