Driver CPC training courses Essex

Driver CPC Training

The Driver CPC training course is for LGV and PCV drivers who drive professionally throughout the UK. It has been developed as a requirement of the EU Directive 2003/59, which is designed to improve the knowledge and skills of professional LGV and PCV drivers throughout their working life.

Since 10th September 2009 all drivers who passed their LGV Practical Driving test, and since September 2008 for buses and coaches, drivers must hold a Driver CPC (Drivers Certificate of Professional Competence).

There are two parts to the legislation:

RSM Driver Training offer training courses for both parts of the Drivers’ CPC, the Module 2 being more personal study whereas the Module 4 will require training at our premises before attending the test.

The case studies test is a computer-based exercise. You will be given seven case studies based on real-life situations you’re likely to come across in your working life. Examples could be driving a bus in icy conditions, or being asked to carry out non-driving work when you’re due to take weekly or daily rest. The aim is to test your knowledge and how you put it into practice in a working environment.

Each test is made up of seven case studies, each with six to eight questions and marked out of 50 points. The CPC case studies test usually takes about one and a half hours to complete.

This practical demonstration test usually takes about half an hour to complete and is carried out at an LGV test centre using the category of vehicle in which you passed your practical driving test. You are only allowed to take this module if you have already passed module two of the Driver CPC initial qualification; the case studies theory test. To pass the practical test, you will need to show your knowledge and competency in the following areas:

  • Your ability to load the vehicle, paying attention to safety rules and using the vehicle properly
  • Security of the vehicle and its contents
  • Your ability to prevent criminality and trafficking of illegal immigrants
  • Your ability to assess emergency situations and prevent physical risk
  • Your ability to complete a physical, walk round vehicle safety check

HGV lorry tests may also use a piece of equipment called a Load Securing Demonstration Trolley (LSDT) that will allow you to demonstrate your ability to secure loads. In order to pass you will have to score 15 out of a possible 20 points in each topic area (75%) and an overall score of 80%.


Periodic Drivers CPC Training

Drivers are required to keep update their driver CPC driver every five years. The periodic CPC driver training is 35 hours and basically consists of 7 hour sessions of class training spread over 5 days. We run periodic CPC training through our one of our approved training providers:

RSM Driver Training
Enterprise House
Doublegate Lane
Rawreth Barns
SS11 8UD

Jarupt Approved. Centre Number AC02158

When you pass

Once you have passed all four modules of the Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (Driver CPC) initial qualification, you will be entitled to a Driver Qualification Card (DQC). This proves that you hold a Driver CPC.

Getting Started:

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