Training Company Totallis Reminds Drivers To Stay Up-to-date With Driver CPC Training
Worcester based training company Totallis provides information about the CPC Driver award and why lorry, bus and coach drivers need to be aware of when to renew their license.
What is Driver CPC training?
The Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (Driver CPC) is a professional qualification used by lorry, bus and coach drivers throughout the UK and Europe. The CPC training aims to establish high standards of driving and improve road safety.
The Driver CPC is required by a European Union Directive, for all drivers of passenger carrying vehicles (PVC) with more than 9 seats and for lorries over 3.5 tonnes.
Initial Driver CPC qualification
Candidates will take the Initial Driver CPC qualification in four parts. All four parts of the test must be completed to get the full Driver CPC qualification.
The test requires that drivers pass practical and theory tests before they are able to gain their full vocational driving licence.
Part one - Theory test.
The theory test requires drivers to complete a hazard perception test and a multiple-choice test.
Both tests must be passed within 2 years of each other in order that the certificate is awarded.
Part two - Case studies
The candidate will be required to assess seven case studies in the second part of the CPC qualification.
These offer real-life scenarios that a driver is likely to experience on the road in their professional driving life.
Part three - Licence acquisition
The third part of the qualification requires the driver to complete a practical test.
Part four - Driver CPC practical test
The fourth part of the Initial Driver CPC qualification tests the driver on vehicle safety. The candidate must give a vehicle safety demonstration and explain various operations related to using a lorry other than driving.
Driver CPC Periodic Training
All professional lorry, bus and coach drivers need to complete 35 hours formal training every 5 years.
Driver CPC courses and periodic training are offered by Totallis Limited at their training centres.