Driver CPC Training Courses
JJ Training (UK) Limited offer professional, client-specific Driver CPC Training that fully complies with EU Directive 2003/59 Regardless of whether you already hold these licences you will be obliged to commit to 35 hours of training on a rolling 5-year basis. From September 10th, 2009, all commercial LGV Drivers will need to complete 35 hours of training before 9th September 2014 and hold a Driver CPC in addition to their vocational licence. If you are a new LGV driver taking a test in either category C1 or C after 10th September 2009 you will need to pass all 4 modules of the Driver CPC to be able to drive commercially.
What Is The Purpose Of The Driver CPC?
Driver CPC is designed to enhance drivers' existing knowledge and skills to ensure that they continue to be safe, courteous, and drive in an environmentally friendly manner. Driver CPC training will; improve road safety support the road freight and passenger transport industries by providing savings through cost-effective, defensive and efficient driving helping the transport industry with staff recruitment and retention. raise the profile of the driving profession by maintaining high skills, improving career opportunities, therefore, enhancing the image of drivers as professionals. help the environment through reduced fuel consumption, vehicle wear and tear, reducing damage to the environment. The EU passed the Driver CPC EU Directive in 2003 and it affects all professional LGV / HGV (C1, C and C + E) and PCV / PSV (D1, D and D + E) drivers.
There are two types of Driver CPC Training: Initial Driver CPC This type of training is aimed at new drivers and is part of the process of becoming a professional driver. For more information on Initial Driver CPC please see https://www.gov.uk/become-lorry-bus-driver/getting-qualified. Periodic Driver CPC The CPC Link has a national group of Consortium Members who deliver Periodic Training aimed at all existing bus, coach and lorry drivers. Having acquired a license, a driver holding LGV / HGV (C1, C, C + E) or PCV / PSV (D1, D, D + E) will have to undertake 35 hours of training every five years to ensure that their Driver CPC is current and they hold a Drivers Qualification Card (DQC).
Only courses that have been approved by the Joint Approvals Unit for Periodic Training (JAUPT) will count towards the Periodic Training requirement. The content of courses must relate to the Driver CPC Periodic Training syllabus, to view the syllabus please see https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/driver-cpc-syllabus Periodic training is recorded on a central database administered by DSA. Every time a driver completes one of our approved course’s, the consortium member will upload the drivers' details into the member’s area of www.cpclink.co.uk The CPC Link will then update the required details to the central database. Drivers can access this information to confirm that all records are correct. To do so please go to https://www.gov.uk/check-your-driver-cpc-periodic-training-hours
Can I Continue to Drive Witout A DQC?
It is an offence to drive a vehicle commercially without holding a valid DQC and cause or permit another person to do so. The CPC link is proud to state that once followed, its syllabus ensures compliance with current requirements. However, there are certain exemptions.
To see guidance on those who may be exempt please go to https://www.gov.uk/guidance/driver-cpc-exemptions-examples Can I get a Replacement Card? For information about obtaining a replacement DQC please go to https://www.gov.uk/replace-driver-cpc-card
All courses that are registered for use as Driver CPC have to last for a minimum of seven hours otherwise the hours cannot be uplifted to the DSA.
The seven hours do not include breaks and any tests or assessments, so please don’t be annoyed when a course lasts a little longer than you anticipated.
When Will I Receive My Certificate?
Once the course has been completed we have five working days to uplift the details to the DSA. As soon as the uplift has taken place, often within one or two days of course completion, your certificate is automatically generated and sent to your email inbox – please check in your spam or trash box if you don’t receive your certificate within the five days.
It is important that you complete the course register with a valid email address that is legible!
How Do I Get My Drivers Qualification Card (DQC)?
Upon the 35 hours of periodic training being uplifted to the DSA database, the DQC is produced and sent directly to your home address, or to be a little more precise, it is sent to the address on your current driving license which should be your home address.
Please check your license prior to attending the course.