Don’t be fooled by the scare mongering – the Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) is here to stay and will not fade away and become a dead duck.
The Driver CPC is a scheme for Large Goods Vehicles (LGV) and Public Service Vehicles (PSV) drivers, who drive professionally in the UK. It has been developed to meet the requirements of the EU Directive 2003/59, which is designed to improve the knowledge and skills of professional LGV and PSV drivers throughout their working life. All drivers, new and existing, will then have to undertake 35 hours of training every five years to ensure that their Driver CPC is current. This is known as Periodic Training.
Driver CPC is designed for all commercial drivers holding a category C, C1, C+E or C1+E licence before 10 September 2009. However, if you gained your initial after this date, you have five years to complete your periodic training. For example, if you gained the above licences on 11 September 2009, you will need to complete your Drivers CPC Periodic training before expiry on 11 September 2014.
To help you along, Lighthouse can offer you Drivers CPC open courses or in house courses, at times and dates to suit you.
We have a flexible approach to training, so whatever you need, try us, we can help.