CPC & Classroom Courses
If you are a professional bus, coach or lorry driver you must have a Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (Driver CPC). Find out how to get your Driver CPC if you are new to driving professionally and what rules apply if you are an existing driver. ID cards can show to your qualification which lets your customers feel comfortable.
CPC Periodic Training
Periodic Training; 35 hours of training every 5 years must be attended by all professional drivers .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.
The minimum length of a training course is seven hours. Where a course of seven hours is split into two parts the second part must start within 24 hours of the completion of the first part.
your training within the five year period. There is no advantage in delaying your periodic training. The sooner you train, the sooner your knowledge and skills will be refreshed and updated, which will enhance your professionalism.
Driver CPC requires all professional bus, coach and lorry drivers to complete a minimum of 35 hours periodic training every five years for as long as they wish to continue to drive professionally.