Driver CPC stands for Certificate of Professional Competence. Under legislation, EU Directive 2003/59, it is required by all professional LGV and PCV drivers. Driver CPC is periodic training designed to complement the individual driver's work and be relevant to their everyday job. Drivers will get their Driver Qualification Card (DQC) once they have completed their 35' hours of periodic training.
All professional drivers (new and existing drivers) must complete a total of 35 hours' Periodic Training every 5 years following their 'acquired rights' or Initial Qualification to keep their Driver CPC valid.
Please note this is NOT a funded course. To view our funded courses please click HERE.
System Group is the UK's leading provider of Driver CPC, offering a wide range of courses tailored to your needs. Harnessing our extensive links throughout the industry, coupled with trainers with real industry experience, we understand the demands and needs of businesses and drivers. Our quality LGV and PCV CPC courses provide skills that will improve driver efficiency, safety, and overall performance, resulting in cost savings, enhanced compliance, and increased productivity.
We also provide a Jaupt approved online delivery model.
LGV / PCV COURSE CONTENT
We have a variety of 7 hour courses but our programmes also include 3.5 hour modules, which can be mixed and matched to produce a 7 hour course. In doing so, you are able to create a bespoke course that suits your business needs.
DRIVERS' HOURS (3.5 HOUR MODULE)
This course provides candidates with the knowledge of working time to ensure they are aware of working periods specific to the transport industry. Ensuring drivers know the rules regarding rest breaks and working hours helps to develop a culture of safety and compliance, leading to a reduction in tachograph offences / infringements and corresponding costs.
TRAFFIC LAW (7 HOURS)
This course aims to assist drivers in understanding the rules of the road covering topics that include, the legal definition of a road, different types of roads, speed limits, road signs and markings, loading and unloading, pedestrian crossings, roundabouts, vehicle categories, and driving licences and entitlements.
DRIVER SAFETY AT WORK (3.5 HOUR MODULE)
The aim of this course is to train drivers in the techniques of carrying out vehicle checks and defect reporting, one of the most important tasks for a driver, which is emphasised all too often by the Traffic Commission. The course supports your own procedures and assists Transport Managers to demonstrate effective operations.
FIRST AID LIFE SKILLS (7 HOURS LGV & PCV)
This one-day course takes the learner through the responsibilities of a first aider; how to assess an incident; how to manage an unresponsive casualty; the respiratory system; and how to deal with wounds and bleeding, shock, seizures, and minor injuries. The learner will become a fully qualified emergency first aider and the qualification is valid for three years.
HEALTH & SAFETY (3.5 HOUR MODULE)
The course aims to help candidates identify and eliminate potential hazards in the workplace, with particular regards to vehicles. Providing practical advice to create an awareness of the safety culture within their businesses, the course content also covers slips, trips, and falls, and other workplace-related incidents, ultimately creating a responsible workforce who considers the consequences of their actions.
DIGITAL TACHOGRAPHS (3.5 HOUR MODULE)
Suitable for drivers of vehicles fitted with Digital Tachographs, this course provides candidates with knowledge of regulations (EEC) 561/2006 and 3821/85. Responsibility lies with both the driver and the employer to remain compliant. Ensuring drivers understand the rules regarding rest breaks and working hours helps to develop a culture of safety and compliance, leading to a reduction in tachograph offences / infringements and unnecessary costs.
CUSTOMER CARE (3.5 HOUR MODULE)
Suitable for all drivers with a customer-facing role, this course enables drivers to understand how they can help to enhance their company image, improve their standards of service and understand how to deal appropriately with both internal and external customers. Aimed at ensuring that drivers conduct themselves in accordance with their company brand and values, this module will help to improve relationships between their company and their customer.
VULNERABLE ROAD USERS (7 HOURS - LGV)
In 2012, there were 14 cyclist fatalities in London, with 5 involving LGVs, highlighting the urgent need to reduce the dangers posed by LGVs to cyclists. The Vulnerable Road Users (VRU) course is based on the Transport for London (TfL) Safe Urban Driving course and has been designed to enable transport operators to take measures to improve safety in all road traffic environments. Candidates will gain an understanding of the changing streetscape and the urban environment, vulnerable road users, and sharing the road safely, plus defensive driving techniques and actions in the event of an incident.
DRIVER HEALTH & ECO-SAFE DRIVING (3.5 HOUR MODULE)
A classroom-based programme that enlightens drivers to the importance of physical and mental ability, the principles of healthy eating and the role of the basic work / rest cycle. Coupled with an introduction to the principles of safe and fuel efficient driving, the course creates awareness of how driving technique affects fuel consumption. Drivers will learn how concentration and planning can reduce incidents and vehicle downtime, ultimately leading to reduced fuel costs for the fleet and a less stressed and healthier driver!
MANUAL HANDLING (3.5 HOUR MODULE)
Most back injuries are caused by heavy or awkward lifting and are a major cause of low performance within a job role. This course aims to create awareness of how to lift in a correct and safe manner, without causing damage to self or others.