Periodic Driver CPC

All professional HGV/LGV and PCV drivers who drive for hire and reward are required to complete 35 hours of periodic driver CPC training every 5 years in order to be issued with a Driver Qualification Card (DQC).

Bus and Coach Drivers

Bus and Coach Drivers who held their licence prior to 10th September 2008 were given acquired rights, giving them until 9th September 2013 to complete their 35 hours training and gain their DQC. They must then complete 35 hours Periodic Driver CPC Training in every 5 year period from 10th September 2013.

Anyone passing their test after 10th September 2008 will be required to complete 35 hours of Periodic Driver CPC Training within 5 years of the date they passed their initial Driver CPC qualification and then every 5 year period of that date thereafter.

LGV/HGV Drivers, over 3500kgs

Lorry drivers who held their licence prior to 10th September 2009 were given acquired rights, giving them until 9th September 2014 to complete their 35 hours of Periodic Driver CPC Training. On completion of this they were issued with a Driver Qualification Card (DQC). From 10th September 2014 they are then required to complete a further 35 hours training before 9th September 2019 to renew their DQC. Then every 5 years thereafter if they wish to remain driving commercially.

Anyone who passed their test after 10th September 2009 will be required to complete 35 hours of Periodic Driver CPC Training within 5 years of the date they passed their initial Driver CPC Qualification and then every 5 year period thereafter.

Anyone who passed their car test prior to 1st January 1997 and has acquired rights for the C1 (7.5 tonne) but has not sat any CPC will have the choice whether to do Initial or Periodic CPC to gain the Driver Qualification Card (DQC) for the first time.

All professional drivers driving commercially are required to carry their Driver Qualification Card (DQC) with them when driving. It is an offence not to!!

At JLD we offer a range of accredited Periodic Driver CPC courses.

Our courses include

  • Drivers Hours & Digital Tachograph (all licences)
  • Loading Bay Operations/Driving in adverse Weather Conditions (LGV only)
  • Drink & Drugs Awareness/Driver Fatigue (all licences)
  • Awareness of Safe and Responsible Driving (PCV only)
  • First Aid (all licences)
  • Load Securing (LGV only)
  • Manual Handling/Health and Safety (all licences)
  • Vehicle Prep and Eco Driving (all licences)
  • Should you wish to check course availability or book please call us on 01295 250821

Or call us on: 0845 208 80 81