Driver CPC Training Courses

First-2-Aid-U-Training Ltd offers a full range of JAUPT approved Driver CPC Training courses in Glasgow.

Driver CPC Certification is now a standard part of professional driving when driving involves operating a lorry, bus, or coach.

What is Driver CPC?

Driver CPC is a set of standards applied to initial driver training and career-long continued education. It is a set of standards established by the European Union to ensure all professional drivers are both competent and proficient.

Aim of Driver CPC

The main aim behind Driver CPC is to improve road safety; provide better qualified drivers who are up to date current legislation and to help reduce road casualties.

CPC certification is now legally required for almost all professional drivers holding Category C or Category D licences. There are some exceptions, which will also be explained later in this guide. Having said that, the government recommends all professional lorry, bus, and coach drivers assume they must have the CPC certification in order to drive legally. Any individual or entity who believes the possibility of an exemption exists should consult with a lawyer in this field.

Periodic Training

New drivers who completed the initial CPC qualification are presented with a CPC card demonstrating they have met their legal requirements. That card is good for five years. All drivers licenced prior to 2008/2009 were afforded acquired rights that gave them an additional five years to complete their CPC training. In 2015, all commercial drivers now on the road are expected to have a valid CPC card.

As an integral part of CPC, professional drivers are required to partake in ongoing training to keep standards high. Every 5 years, you have to complete 35 hours of this refresher training, or 7 hours per year. The training takes place in a classroom environment and covers lots of interesting, relevant subjects, for example Digital and Analogue Tachographs, Working Time Regulations, Safe Loading & Restraints, First Aid and Driver Health and Wellbeing.

You will know by which date you need to complete the 35 hour requirement because when you pass your Initial Qualification, you’ll get a Driver Qualification Card from DVSA which will tell you the expiry date, and prove that you are compliant with the Driver CPC rules.

Experienced Drivers with Acquired Rights

If you passed your car test before January 1997 and had until September 2014 to complete your 35 Hour Periodic Training requirement, but did not meet the deadline, you will need to undertake EITHER the Driver CPC Initial Qualification OR 35 hours training in order to re-activate your entitlements. Once you’ve done that, a new 5 year (35 hour) period will begin immediately.

How Much is CPC Training?

Because there is no fixed price for CPC training, our CPC training prices will depend on your location and CPC needs. First-2-Aid-U Training offer very competitive rates, so you'll get the best price around.

Our Services

  • JAUPT Accredited Driver CPC Training Centre
  • Cost effective driver CPC training tailored to your needs
  • Training on your premises anywhere in the UK
  • Industry experienced JAUPT accredited trainers