BY SYSTEM GROUP
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 every day job. Drivers will get their Driver Qualification Card (DQC) once they have completed their 35' hours 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.
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. System Training adopts a flexible approach to training, delivering at times and places that are convenient to you, including weekends, through our national network of training centres or at customer sites.
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.
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.
LOAD SECURITY (3.5 HOUR MODULE)
This course covers drivers' legal responsibilities and possible penalties, principles of load safety, load security equipment, dangers of high vehicles / low bridges, pre-load checks, securing loads (including curtain-sided trailers), vehicle stability, vehicle roll over and avoidance, and the correct procedure for loading a vehicle.
DRIVER HEALTH & ECO-SAFE DRIVING (3.5 HOUR MODULE)
A classroom based programme which 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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
START 1 & START 2 (2 X 7 HOUR COURSES - LGV)
Developed in partnership with the Department for Transport, START (Standardising Training Across Road Transport) aims to embed a standard induction and refresher training programme across the industry. This course covers essential legislation, health and safety, driver health and the social environment of road transport. START is designed in the format of two 7 hour courses, which can be delivered together as an Induction Training programme or for consecutive programmes for experienced drivers as part of ongoing refresher training.
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.
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.
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.
DRIVER CPC CONSORTIUM
System Group's Driver CPC Consortium is a means for large transport businesses to access market leading, quality Driver CPC course materials and training.
Members of the Consortium are able to access a suite of courses specifically designed to suit individual businesses, whilst providing a cost effective result. By avoiding centre and course registration fees and time spent developing courses that may be identical to those produced by other businesses, members are also able to benefit from shared best practice.
Course materials are available to be delivered in-house by members' own instructors, who are supported, audited and benchmarked against peers to ensure they comply with System Training's quality standards.
As a member of the Consortium, you will work with a highly experienced, dedicated team of training experts who will assist you in the development and implementation of an effective Driver CPC programme within your business. Membership is backed up by a full provision of 'Train the Trainer' support for your own instructors.
System Training can provide you with unique, accredited training material, tailored to your company, such as that we have produced for Asda.
"System Group's Consortium model delivers a good solution for Tesco as a company. As well as allowing us to provide high-quality training for our drivers, System Group really goes that extra mile to ensure we make full use of the training delivered for the maximum operational benefit. At Tesco, we are aiming to provide the best training to our Drivers so that we can reduce our impact on the roads and environment."