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Driver CPC Training Courses

Driver CPC Training Courses from FTT Training (GB) Ltd.

What is Driver CPC?

The European Parliament and Council have introduced compulsory training for vocational drivers to help improve road safety and fuel efficiency, and also to encourage driving as a career in a bid to reduce the reported shortage of drivers.

This training is referred to as the Driver CPC (Certificate of Professional Competence), but should not be confused with the CPC required for transport managers, which is a different and higher (level 3) qualification. This Driver CPC is a level 2 operational qualification and covers subjects such as fuel consumption, defensive driving, loading, drivers’ hours and operator licensing rules, together with customer care. Driver CPC is required as well as, rather than instead of, the relevant vocational licence.

Who is affected and when?

Drivers who already hold a vocational licence before September (2008 for PCV and 2009 for LGV) will be given acquired (grandfather) rights, and will not have to obtain an initial qualification.

However, they will need to complete 35 hours of periodic training by 10 September 2014 (goods vehicles) or 10 September 2013 (passenger vehicles), and every five years from then onwards.

There are several exemptions from these training requirements, generally dependent on what purpose a driver uses their vehicle for.

Driver CPC regulations apply to new drivers who have acquired a PCV licence from September 2008 and for drivers acquiring an LGV licence from September 2009. These drivers will need to undertake initial training, which involves a test. Following this, drivers must complete 35 hours worth of periodic training within five years of the initial test, and every five years from then onwards.

FTT Training offers a range of Driver CPC training courses that cover various aspects of the Driver CPC syllabus.

Click to Download FTT – Driver CPC Brochure

Click to Download FTT – Driver CPC Frequently Asked Questions

Click to Download FTT – DCPC What you must bring to all Driver CPC Courses as ID


Course Title Course Duration Course Code
Z1 & Z2 – Core Module 7 Hours Z1 / Z2
C1 – Driving Techniques, Vehicle Performance and Safety 3.5 Hours C1
C2 – The Law and Your Company 3.5 Hours C2
C3 – Drivers Hours and Tachographs 3.5 Hours C3
C4 – Individual Performance and Loads 3.5 Hours C4
C5 – First Aid 7 Hours C5-EFAW
MH1 – Manual Handling 3.5 Hours MH1
IS1 – Plant Operators Refresher 7 Hours IS1
IS2 – Load and Unload 7 Hours IS2

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FTT (GB) Limited
Glen Farm,
Honiton,
Devon,
EX14 2GY
Tel: 08454 303 388
Calls cost up to 4p per minute plus your phone company's access charge.
Tel: 01404 41294
Fax: 08715 603 388
Email: enquiries@FTTonline.com

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