Driver CPC (Certificate of Professional Competence) was introduced across the european Union to maintain high driving standards and improve road safety. All professional bus, coach and lorry drivers must hold a Driver CPC if they want to drive for a living (there are a few exempt groups).
Initial driver CPC
As a new driver, you will need to pass the Driver CPC theory and practical tests in addition to the licence acquisition theory and practical tests if you intend to drive professionally. Once you have passed these tests you will also need to complete periodic training to keep your Driver CPC qualification.
Periodic driver CPC
All drivers need to complete a minimum of 35 hours of periodic training every five years. The training will require attendance at courses but will not require drivers to take or pass further examinations. How you gain your Driver CPC will depend upon when you obtained your vocational licence.
Get booked up quickly for your CPC driver training before September comes around, having completed the 35 hours training with JLD, I can highly recommend them for your training requirements, the sessions were fun and enjoyable, and presented by knowledgable trainers who encouraged everyone to join in, and the contents of the courses being interesting and informative, with excellent facilities on site for lunch too, JLD is the place to go.Helen Jepson/ SE Burnell Horse Transport