The Driving Standards Agency (DSA) has warned that,
“You face being fined up to £1,000 and even losing your livelihood if you don’t finish your training in time”.
The Office of the Traffic Commissioner has also reminded operators to be aware of their drivers’ training hours and deadlines to avoid penalties.
To stay within the rules, all drivers must do 35 hours of periodic training every 5 years.
Bus and coach drivers with acquired rights had until 10 September 2013 to finish their first 35 hours of periodic training.
The deadline for lorry drivers with acquired rights is 10 September 2014.
The Driver CPC (Certificate of Professional Competence) is a European wide Training Directive, the aim of which is “to maintain high driving standards and improve road safety”.
Driver CPC was introduced on 10th September 2008, for coach and bus drivers and 10th September 2009, for lorry drivers.
If you had a valid PCV or LGV licence prior to the start dates you will be able to continue driving professionally under what is called ”grandfather” rights. You will need to undertake 35 hours of periodic training, which must be completed within five years of the start date in order to renew your Driver CPC.
Do I need a National Road Haulage CPC?
In order to drive a Heavy Good Vehicles (HGV) in the UK, you need a CPC certificate; it is the law throughout Europe and is the industry standard qualification for HGV operators, including fleet and owner operators.
Do I need a National Passenger Transport CPC?
If you drive a passenger-carrying vehicle, bus or coach, in the UK, you need a CPC certificate. It is the law throughout the UK and is the industry standard qualification for bus and coach operators.
What Driver CPC Training is offered by Calderford in Yorkshire?
Periodic training is delivered through courses that drivers attend over the five-year period for which their current Driver CPC is valid. There is no pass or fail element to these tests.
The minimum length of a training course is seven hours, although they may be longer.
Courses are run monthly on Saturday – Call 0845 862 1698 for more or request a call back.Book Training
At Calderford Training we can offer the following Driver CPC training:
- Drivers Hours Regulations
- Tachograph Rules & Regulations
- Route Planning & Fuel Efficient Driving
- Management of Stress Awareness
- Customer Care & Banksman Duties
- The Role of the PCV Driver
- Accident Procedures (First on the scene)
- Loading & Load Security