Attend DCPC periodic training at Lancaster Training Services. To register for any of our courses please ring the office on 01524 858326.

DCPC CORONAVIRUS Update

The Government has announced temporary changes to professional driver requirements as part of its response to the coronavirus outbreak.

During the coronavirus outbreak, it may be difficult for drivers to complete their periodic training. The Department for Transport has therefore put in place temporary changes to professional driver qualification requirements.

Professional lorry and bus drivers whose Driver Qualification Card (DQC) expires in the period 1 March 2020 to 30 September 2020 can continue driving.

Drivers should continue to carry their expired DQC during this period.

Find out more about the updated guidance and keep up to date with all official government advice on coronavirus.

WHAT IS DRIVER CPC (DCPC)?

Driver CPC (Certificate of Professional Competence) is a scheme for LGV and PCV drivers who drive professionally throughout the UK. It is being developed as a requirement of the EU Directive 2003/59, which is designed to improve the knowledge and skills of professional LGV and PCV drivers throughout their working life.

There are 2 types of Driver CPC - INITIAL Training for new drivers and PERIODIC Training for drivers with acquired rights or those who passed their test before 10th Sept 2008 for PCV's and 10th Sept 2009 for LGV's.

To find out about Initial Training (Modules 2 & 4) CLICK

DO I NEED TO DO DRIVER CPC?

All drivers need to complete a minimum of 35 hours of periodic training every five years. Training will require attendance at courses but will not require drivers to take or pass further examinations. How you gain your Driver CPC will depend upon when you obtained your vocational licence.
If you are a bus or coach driver and held your vocational licence (D*, D1*, DE*, D1E*) prior to 10 September 2008 you have acquired rights until 9 September 2013. If you are a lorry driver and held your vocational licence (C, C1, CE, C1E) prior to 10 September 2009 you have acquired rights until 9 September 2014. To keep your Driver CPC and continue driving professionally beyond this date, you will need to complete 35 hours of periodic training. 

Fees:

The cost is £76.00 inc VAT and JAUPT upload fee for stand-alone classroom-based courses. Ask about 5 days for the price of 4. (£304.00 for all 5 days = £60.80 per day)
‘Add-On’ DCPC – ADR – Collect 21 hours of DCPC whilst doing your ADR training at a cost of £134.25 inc VAT and JAUPT upload fee.

For a more detailed information sheet on periodic training please click here 

New drivers will need to pass the initial qualification to gain their vocational driving licence and qualify for their Driver CPC. For a new driver, the requirement to undertake a minimum of 35 hours periodic training to retain their Driver CPC will start once they have passed the initial qualification.

For a more detailed information sheet on initial training please click here

For a list of JAUPT approved Driver CPC courses please click here.

Looking for TRANSPORT MANAGER REFRESHER 2-Day course, including 14Hrs DCPC  - CLICK HERE

For more information on the Joint Approvals Unit for Periodic Training - Click

DCPC Dates

To register for any of the courses listed below, please ring the office on 01524 858326

DayDateSubject
Monday24/08/2020
FULL
Drivers Hours & Tachographs
Tuesday25/08/2020
FULL
The Professional Driver & Load Safety
Wednesday26/08/2020
FULL
Who's in whose blindspot
Thursday27/08/2020
FULL
Haulage Operations (Compliance & Enforcement) & Vehicle Systems
Friday28/08/2020
FULL
Emergency Actions & Safe and Economic Driving
Saturday12/09/2020
FULL
Who's in whose blindspot
Saturday03/10/2020Emergency Actions & Safe and Economic Driving
Monday05/10/2020The Professional Driver & Load Safety
Tuesday06/10/2020Who's in whose blindspot
Wednesday07/10/2020Haulage Operations (Compliance & Enforcement) & Vehicle Systems
Thursday08/10/2020Emergency Actions & Safe and Economic Driving
Friday09/10/2020
FULL
Drivers Hours & Tachographs
Monday26/10/2020Who's in whose blindspot
Tuesday27/10/2020Haulage Operations (Compliance & Enforcement) & Vehicle Systems
Wednesday28/10/2020Emergency Actions & Safe and Economic Driving
Thursday29/10/2020Drivers Hours & Tachographs
Friday30/10/2020The Professional Driver & Load Safety
Saturday31/10/2020The Professional Driver & Load Safety
Monday30/11/2020Haulage Operations (Compliance & Enforcement) & Vehicle Systems
Tuesday01/12/2020Emergency Actions & Safe and Economic Driving
Wednesday02/12/2020Drivers Hours & Tachographs
Thursday03/12/2020The Professional Driver & Load Safety
Friday04/12/2020Who's in whose blindspot
Saturday05/12/2020Drivers Hours & Tachographs

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