Driver Initial and Periodic CPC - Hampshire, Berkshire


Driver Certificate of Professional Competence, Periodic Driver CPC

Initial LGV & PCV CPC

IF you passed your PCV licence on or after 10 Sep 2008 you will need to take the Initial driver CPC


IF you passed your LGV licence on or after 10 Sep 2009 you will need to take the Initial driver CPC

Periodic LGV & PCV CPC

IF you passed your PCV licence before 10 Sep 2008 you will need to take the Periodic driver CPC


IF you passed your LGV licence before 10 Sep 2009 you will need to take the Periodic driver CPC

What is the Driver CPC?


The Driver CPC is a scheme for LGV (and PCV drivers). It is being 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.


When will the Driver CPC scheme start?


PCV Categories Bus and Coach start 10 September 2008. LGV Categories lorries start 10 September 2009.


How will the Driver CPC affect me?


Depending on your individual circumstances will determine how you acquire the Driver CPC.

  • New drivers acquiring a vocational entitlement after the implementation date will have to obtain an initial qualification. The UK is required to choose between two options on how this is to be done (see below).
  • Existing drivers who already hold a vocational licence on the implementation date will obtain the Driver CPC via "acquired rights".

What will happen once I have my Driver CPC?


Irrespective of when or how a driver obtains the Driver CPC, he/she must complete a total of 35 hours periodic training within the following five years to keep the Driver CPC valid. LGV Drivers acquiring the Driver CPC via acquired rights will have to complete their periodic Driver CPC by 2014.

An individual's circumstances will determine if they acquire the Driver CPC.

  • New drivers acquiring a PCV vocational entitlement (D1, D1+E, D, D+E licence) after the 10th September 2008 and/or an LGV vocational entitlement (C1, C1+E,C or C+E licence) after the 10th September 2009 will have to obtain the initial Driver CPC in addition to their licence to drive professionally.

There are a number of Driver CPC exemptions associated with the Directive. These are listed below:

  • Vehicles with a maximum speed not exceeding 45 Kph
  • Vehicles used by the armed forces, civil defence, and emergency services
  • Vehicles undergoing road tests for technical development, repair or maintenance
  • Vehicles used in states of emergency
  • Vehicles used in the course of driving lessons or examinations
  • Vehicles used for non-commercial carriage of passenger or goods – for personal use
  • Vehicles used for carrying material of equipment to be used by the driver in the course of his or her work, providing that driving the vehicles is not the drivers’ principle activity

Ultimately, it is up the driver and their employer to decide if they are covered by these exemptions, and if necessary, justify it to the competent authority.

Information supplied by Joint Approvals Unit for Periodic Training (JAUPT)

We have Driver CPC training sites in Southampton Hampshire, Greenham Berkshire, Abingdon Oxfordshire.

We cover Southampton,Winchester, Portsmouth, Fareham, Gosport, Eastleigh, Bournemouth, New Forest, Christchurch, Basingstoke, Alton, Ascot, Bracknell, Crowthorne, Earley, Eton, Hungerford, Maidenhead, Newbury, Reading, Sandhurst, Slough, Thatcham, Windsor, Wokingham, Woodley, Banbury‎ ,Bicester‎ , Didcot‎, Henley-on-Thames‎ , Wallingford, Oxfordshire‎ ,Witney‎ ,Woodstock, Oxfordshire‎ ,Abingdon-on-Thames ,Banbury ,Bicester, Burford, Carterton, Oxfordshire, Charlbury, Chipping Norton, Didcot, Faringdon ,Henley-on-Thames, Thame, Wallingford, Oxfordshire, Wantage, Watlington, Oxfordshire, Witney, Woodstock,and surrounding areas


Office Opening Hours

Mon - Fri

08:00 - 17:00



Driver CPC Southampton Hampshire, Greenham Berkshire Driver CPC at Trailer Training uk Ltd
ADR Training Southampton Hampshire, Greenham Berkshire ADR Training at Trailer Training uk
HGV Driver Training Eastleigh, Southampton, Reading Berkshire Train with Trailer Training uk Ltd

Save £££ on your next booking with our customer loyalty card

Car and Trailer Training Eastleigh, Greenham, Reading, Abingdon,  Oxford 5% Discounts with NFU Membership



MasterCard Visa Advance payment Cash on delivery BACS
MasterCard, Visa, Advance Payment, Cash, BACS
Mobile Caravan Services Mobile Caravan Services
Print Print | Sitemap Recommend this page Recommend this page
Registered in England and Wales No 6863722 | VAT Registration 948266483 Registered Office 12-14 Carlton Place, Southampton, Hampshire, England, SO15 2EA: © Trailer Training UK limited 2020