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As a LGV/HGV or PCV Driver you must complete CPC.

There are two types of CPC Training, Initial or Periodic CPC Training.

Find out below which you need.

Driver CPC

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What is Driver CPC?

The Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (Driver CPC) is a qualification for professional bus, coach and lorry drivers. It has been introduced across Europe with the aim of improving road safety and maintaining high standards of driving.

To work as a professional Driver, you must complete Driver CPC- There are two types of CPC Training, Initial or Periodic CPC Training.

Depending on when you passed your car driving test will dictate which qualication of CPC you require.

Thank you MK driver training! Friendly staff, very understanding and helpful. First time pass with my class C & m4. I will definitely be back with you guys to do my B+E. Once again I can't thank you guys enough.
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Which CPC Training qualification do I need?

If you passed your car test before January 1997 you will have the choice to do Periodic Training or take the Driver CPC Module 4 Initial Qualification (see below). Periodic CPC Training involves 35 hours of refresher training every five years as a professional driver. This will equate to 7 hours per year.

If you passed your car test after January 1997 you will need to take the Driver CPC Initial Qualification before you will be able to drive professionally on the road.

The Initial Driver CPC Qualification in divided into two parts, Module 2 and Module 4.

CPC Module 2

Module 2 is a Case Study Theory Test. This theory test is based on real ife situations that may happen during working a professional driver. On taking your Module 2 theory test, the test consists of seven case studies. Your knowledge and understanding of the job is tested by five to ten questions. These can be multiple choice answers, a short typed answer or choosing an area of the image to click.

MK Driver Training offers it’s drivers case study learning material. This will prepare you sufficiently to answer all of the DVSA questions. Unfortunately the actual questions are a secret. The DVSA deliberately do not publish the actual questions as they want you to have a good understanding of real life scenarios. By learning and preparing this way, you will have a better understanding of what is required for the test and real life as a professional driver.

DVSA Test Fee for the module 2 is £23.

CPC Module 4

Module 4 is a Practical Demostration Test and is required by drivers who have not held a HGV / LGV licence before 9/9/2009 or bus driving licence before 9/9/2008. In order to drive for 'Hire and Reward' new drivers must pass this practical demonstration test. On passing your Module 2 (Case Study Theory Test), we will arrange your Module 4 Practical Test. This practical test is 30minutes long and consists of a Vehicle Walk Round. For this demonstration, you will have to show the examiner that you know how to thoroughly check your vehicle, demonstrate its equipment is legal and fit for work and therefore ready to take on the road.

There are five areas of knowledge:

  • Ability to load the vehicle, paying attention to safety rules;
  • Security of the vehicle and its contents;
  • Ability to prevent criminality and trafficking in illegal immigrants. For example, what should you do if you have returned to the vehicle after taking a comfort break on a ferry or border crossing?;
  • Ability to assess emergency situations;
  • Ability to complete a physical walk round vehicle safety check.

To pass the CPC Module 4, you must score at least 80 out of 100 points, with at least 15 out of 20 for each topic area. After passing all your tests, your Driver Qualification Card (DQC) is sent directly to your address from the DVLA.

DVSA Test Fee for the module 4 is £55.

Please note that we can offer the Mod 4 training prior to passing their demonstration test.


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