Driver CPC training

Driver CPC courses for LGV lorry, PCV bus and coach drivers in Gloucester, Cheltenham, Stroud and beyond

If you drive a lorry, above 3.5T, or you are a professional bus/coach driver, the law says, you will need Driver CPC training to continue driving.

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Why do I need Driver CPC training?

CPC has been developed as part of the EU Directive 2003/59. This has made Driver CPC training mandatory which you will be required to complete every 5 years.

Driver CPC training structure?

Driver CPC is a total of 35 hours industry related periodic training broken down into 5 seven hour classroom modules. Once you have completed the 5 modules you will be granted your Driver CPC card, without this you will be unable to drive vehicles above 3.5T professionally.

What is the deadline for doing Driver CPC?

You must do 35 hours of periodic training by:

  • 9 September 2014 if you’re a lorry driver
  • 9 September 2013 if you’re a bus or coach driver

How long does Driver CPC training last?

You must do 35 hours of periodic training every 5 years to keep your Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC).

You can check how many hours you’ve done in the current 5-year period.

Once you have gained your Driver CPC qualification you will have until September 2018 for PCV drivers and September 2019 for all other drivers. By this time you should have completed your training for the next 5 years. In essence you should be attending 1 module every year for 5 years to keep your Driver CPC card. This will be continuous unless there is a Directive to change it.

How can Greenlite training help?

We know this can be a daunting time for all drivers but we can offer help and advice as well as training programs to keep you legal. We are a Jaupt Approved Training Centre offering a selection of courses which are entertaining and informative and given by our highly experienced trainers.

New drivers

You must get the Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) initial qualification if you’re new to professional driving and want to drive a lorry, bus or coach.

You’ll get a driver qualification card when you qualify. You must keep this with you when you’re driving professionally.

Existing professional drivers

You’ll have Driver CPC through ‘acquired rights’ if you were already a professional bus or lorry driver before certain dates.

When to take Driver CPC periodic training

It’s up to you when you take the training courses, as long as you complete them within 5 years.