Driver CPC Training FAQS

Periodic training is continuing professional development for bus, coach and lorry drivers. It carries on throughout the professional driver’s career, no matter how infrequently they drive.
All drivers must undertake 35 hours of training in every five-year period. The minimum length of a training course that contributes to the Periodic Training requirement is seven hours.
Courses and training centres must be approved by JAUPT on behalf of the Competent Authority for the delivery of periodic training. The content, title and method of delivery of each training course are looked at during the approval process. A course is a coherent programme of learning of at least seven hours. The seven hours excludes any breaks; only direct training and contact time (time with a trainer) count towards the Periodic Training requirement. Periodic Training is designed to improve the knowledge of the driver and it could include courses in subjects such as Disability Awareness, Tachograph Regulations and Safe and Fuel-Efficient Driving. There are no tests or exams involved but training centres will be required to evaluate each course to ensure that those attending have benefited from the training that they have received.
Driver CPC applies to all new and existing drivers who wish to drive professionally and who require an LGV or PCV licence in order to do their job.

Driver CPC Training Testimonials

  • We were introduced to Recoverysafe by another operator who had recently undertaken training, I contacted them where I found there training and support packages exactly what we were looking for to expand and build on are developing business. We renewed our training with Recovery Safe over a period of months coving all aspects enabling us to continue with our business commitments. My staff and i found the approach to training excellent and undertaken by a veteran trainer who is still active within this demanding industry. This approach helped less experienced staff learn and improve different technique, which might not be covered on other training programs. My staff and I have no reservations in recommending Recovery Safe to anyone who wish to expand or retrain staff.

    Roger Jones, Transport Manager
    Bowers Recovery

  • I was very impressed with Marks expertise and how well he shared his knowledge during the training courses. The courses were instantly applicable with a content that can be taken away and used immediately in the work environment. Mark made these courses enjoyable, extremely informative and fully applicable. Mark built up confidence in the students to face the exams with enthusiasm. I fully recommend Recovery Safe as a training provider and have personally signed up for further courses.

    Rob Powell, Operations Manager
    Cedars Recovery