Driver CPC Training

Driver CPC Training

The deadline for completing Driver CPC Training for LGV drivers with acquired rights, 9th September 2014, has now passed.

All LGV drivers (above 3.5 tonnes) must now be in possession of a Driver Qualification Card having completed 35 hours of Periodic Training in order to continue driving a goods vehicle professionally.

Choose Focale Training for your Driver CPC Training

Stay Qualified

Driver CPC stands for ‘Certificate of Professional Competence’ and was introduced across the EU to maintain high driving standards and improve road safety. Driver CPC is continuing professional development for lorry drivers and carries on throughout your driving career.

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From now on, any drivers of lorries over 3.5 tonnes (licence categories C, C1, C+E, C1+E) need a Driver CPC to drive for a living.

Completing the Training

To complete at least 35 hours’ periodic training every five years it is recommended to complete one day per year, or you can do all of your training at once, or spread it out across the five years. But don’t leave it too late, it’s important that you allow yourself enough time to complete your training within each five-year cycle.

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The training is designed to help you in your day to day work covering topics including:
• fuel-efficient and defensive driving techniques
• first aid and health and safety
• legal requirements, including drivers’ hours regulations and tachographs

Courses will complement your existing skills. There are no exams or tests. You are not expected to pass or fail, just to add the knowledge to your existing experience.

The minimum length of a training course that counts towards the 35 hours training time is 7 hours (full day course), however you can combine two 3 1/2 hour modules (half day course).

Training at your business

We will travel to any business in the UK to deliver training, providing all of the equipment; we just need a room that is suitable for training and refreshments for the drivers.

If you can’t provide a room, don’t worry we can find a suitable venue close to you.

Training for individuals

We provide Public Courses for individual drivers to book on subject to demand. Locations include:

Stoke-on-Trent, Kent, Cardiff, Bristol, North Wales and Glasgow.


…if you can join up with a number of friends to form a group of 6-10 we can provide a course at a suitable location at a date of your choice – you will even be entitled to a discounted rate

Driver CPC Training Consortium

If you have a large fleet of vehicles with your own trainers we can provide you with bespoke, quality training material and unrivalled support to enable you to deliver the full 35 hours of CPC training in-house.

We can work with you to ensure that you complete the training, with courses that are stimulating, worthwhile and make a measurable difference to you and your business. We don’t believe in ‘tick-box’ training – our training is affordable, effective and fun!

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