We deliver first-rate Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) Training courses throughout the South West. We are able to provide training on-site or at our Bristol training centre.
CPC requirements will affect many people from a range of businesses and industries. If you’re one such business, we have exactly what you need. In addition to offering training on various open courses through training centres in the South West, we can also attend your site and train your staff in larger groups. We strive to make our CPC training accessible to everyone. That’s why, as well as attending your work site, we also make our courses available on Saturdays in addition to weekdays.
The HL Training team are a dependable and trusted training provider operating across the South West. We work to help ensure your workforce is fully qualified and equipped with the skills to safely, effectively and legally operate within your business.
Driver CPC training has been introduced across the EU with the aim of maintaining high driving standards and improving road safety. With the change in full effect, and refreshers fully underway, we will have at least one full course per month with spaces available to book. Remember, you must complete a minimum of 35 hours of training within every 5-year period.
Bus and coach drivers held acquired rights up until 9 September 2013, and lorry drivers until 9th September 2014. So the 5-year period for completed periodic training starts from that date. On that basis, anyone who started with acquired rights should have already undertaken their first 35 hours. Depending on your profession, the cycle would have started again in 2018/19.
Driver CPC Training FAQs
How often do I need to complete Driver CPC training?
To keep your Driver CPC to drive a lorry, bus or coach, you must complete 35 hours of periodic training every five years.
When does my Driver CPC run out?
The current 5-year cycle ends on the 9th of September 2023 for PCV and the 9th of September 2024 for LGV. If you completed your 35 hours of training in your 5-year period, your CPC would be valid until this date. You can check the training hours you have completed through the government website.
What happens if I do not complete my 35 hours of training?
If you do not complete your 35 hours of CPC training, you will not be able to drive professionally. Driving professionally without Driver CPC can incur fines of up to £1000.