Driver CPC Initial & Periodic 

Driver CPC courses are available for HGV / LGV & PCV

See below for periodic CPC course dates

Driver Initial CPC - HGV / LGV & PCV

Initial qualification for new bus and truck drivers


From 10th September 2008

All new bus (PCV) drivers will have to gain this qualification.

Licence categories are: D1,  D

From 10th September 2009

All new truck (LGV) drivers will have to gain this qualification.

Licence categories are: C1,  C

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Driver Periodic CPC (HGV / LGV & PCV)

Driver Periodic CPC - £92.75 All in. (£70 + VAT & DSA upload fee)


LGV & PCV Drivers



See course dates below

Driver Periodic CPC All 5 Days - £439.75 All in (inc VAT & DSA upload fees)


LGV & PCV Drivers


See course dates below

Driver Periodic CPC Course Titles

Course 1. Vehicle Checks and Driver's Legal Requirements.


HGV / LGV & PCV Drivers 

Content: Daily walk round checks, defect reporting,

other safety checks, penalties, vehicle operator licensing, vehicle lengths,
weights and restrictions, driving licences VOSA roadside checks.



Course 2. Drivers Hours, Tachographs and Eco safe Driving.


HGV / LGV & PCV Drivers 

Content: The working time directive, drivers hours,
tachographs analogue / digital, how to save fuel, safe driving, accident



Course 3. Load Security, safety and Health and Safety


HGV / LGV Drivers 


Content: Outline of driver CPC, Load Security and Safety, Manual Handling,
Fire awareness, Different Vehicle systems and Vehicle Familiarisation



Course 4. Customer care in the Transport industry & Accident and Breakdown Procedure


HGV / LGV & PCV Drivers


Content: Outline of driver CPC, Understanding
the industry, Standards of service provided by the driver, Working with others, Break down procedures, Accident procedures, first on the scene, Speed cameras



Course 5. Bridge Strikes, Crossings & Vulnerable Road Users




Content: To develop awareness for what responsibilities and actions are applicable when dealing with bridges, obstacles and crossings and mitigate risks across the spectrum of road environments. 


Check Your Driver CPC Periodic Training Hours


Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (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)


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  • We have DVSA approved driving instructors.
  • LGV instructor qualified onto the DVSA register

  • EX Military driving instructors / examiners

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Full and part time positions available, (HGV - LGV - PCV).


If you are a driving instructor with a DVSA, RTITB or military qualification or looking to become an LGV / HGV instructor and get job satisfaction in a rewarding career then call Luke on 0345 260 2508 for more details.


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