All professional drivers must now hold a Driver CPC Qualification Card to drive for Hire & Reward. It is our aim to provide cost effective CPC training that is convenient, and above all, relevant to the demands placed upon today’s professional drivers.
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The LGV refresher course is a course for new and existing holders of LGV licences to refresh their knowledge and/or gain hands on experience with an LGV vehicle. Training can be tailored to suit your individual needs and requirements.
Tachographs record information about driving time, speed and distance. They’re used to make sure drivers and employers follow the rules on drivers’ hours.
A tachograph is a recording device built into any vehicle with a gross mass of 3,500kg or above – regardless of trailer – a tachograph must be fitted and used when the journey is in scope of EC drivers’ hours rules. Tachographs are designed to record driver work hours, rest periods and vehicle data.
Driver cards are available from the DVLA for £32. You can use the button below to download the application form.
CPC stands for ‘Certificate of Professional Competence’, and it is required for professional drivers of lorries, buses and coaches. Drivers can be fined up to £1,000 for operating a vehicle without Driver CPC. A Driver CPC lasts for five years.
If you are a new driver you will need to complete initial CPC. If you are renewing your CPC you will need to complete Periodic CPC training
If you are a new driver or received you HGV/ LGV licence after 9th September 2009 you will need to complete Initial CPC. This consist of module 2 (Case Studies)- CPC-specific test where the driver answers questions based on scenarios a lorry driver may encounter while driving and Module 4 (Practical Test) – CPC-specific test where the driver must demonstrate and explain a number of operations that are required by a lorry driver other than the driving itself.
You will need to pass module 2 before you can book module 4.
Drivers renewing their CPC licence or received the HGV/LGV licence on or before 9th September 2009 must complete 35 hours of training in total. Periodic CPC last 5 years and is presented in 5 – 7 hours modules or 10 – 3.5 hour modules. The modules can be taken all together or spread out over the 5 year period.
Periodic CPC modules range start at £60 per module. Cost is reduced if booked as a whole 5 days. Cost increases for evening and weekend courses.
Lorry drivers require a D4 medical when they turn 45 years of age and then every 5 years. At the age of 65 years, Lorry drivers are required a D4 medical every year.
LGV refresher training is ideal for new and existing LGV licence holders. Our aim is to teach you the skills needed to advance your career in LGV haulage.
Training can be tailored to suit your individual needs and requirements, common days training can involve:
- Coupling and uncoupling
- Walkaround Checks
- Practising manoeuvring forward and reversing