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Driver CPC Training in Reading & Basingstoke

Driver CPC Training Reading & Basingstoke

Driver Hire is now the largest provider of Driver CPC in the UK. We aim to be the best and most cost effective solution for all of your Driver CPC training needs.

Driver CPC information

The Driver CPC is for professional LGV and PCV drivers. It is a requirement of EU Directive 2003/59, which is designed to improve the knowledge and skills of drivers, and enhance safety on our roads.

All professional drivers, driving 'for hire and reward' (on licence categories C, C1, C+E or C1+E for goods vehicles) are now required to have completed their Driver CPC and must carry a Driver Qualification Card (DQC) at all times when driving professionally.

Driver CPC training is an ongoing requirement. The DQC is valid for five years, and having gained their card, all drivers must undertake 35 hours' periodic training during those five years, or they will not be permitted to renew their card. Training must be undertaken in 7-hour blocks and the best way for any driver to meet their obligations is to spread their training over several years.

* There are a small number of exemptions but the Driver CPC has been compulsory for most professional drivers since 10th September 2014

Driver CPC courses

Driver Hire Reading & Basingstoke are able to deliver CPC training courses in the Reading, Basingstoke, Newbury, Bracknell, Wokingham, and Hungerford areas. We also provide refreshments throughout the day on all our open driver CPC courses.

Alternatively, Driver Hire Reading & Basingstoke can arrange driver CPC courses to be held at your premises. The courses can be tailored to your needs. (Minimum of 6 attendees are required).

*** We charge £88 for 7 hours of CPC training per person. This charge includes all training costs, materials, upload fees and VAT. ***

Driver CPC modules

Our unique flexible course-building formula lets you select those modules that best suit your needs, and combine two 3.5-hour modules to build a single 7-hour session that counts as one of the five days' Driver CPC training you are required to complete. Please find a list of our driver CPC modules below:

  • MANUAL HANDLING
  • EMERGENCY FIRST AID
  • CITY DRIVING
  • HIGHWAY CODE & SPOTTING HAZARDS
  • VULNERABLE ROAD USERS
  • VEHICLE & PERSONAL SAFETY
  • FUEL EFFICIENT DRIVING
  • EU DRIVERS HOURS & ROAD TRANSPORT (Working Time) REGULATIONS
  • DIGITAL TACHOGRAPHS
  • INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH & SAFETY
  • SITE RELATED HEALTH & SAFETY
  • DELIVERY DRIVING
  • DRIVING COMMERCIALLY IN THE UK
  • DEALING WITH ON-ROAD OCCURRENCES
  • ROAD TRAFFIC LAWS
  • CUSTOMER SERVICE
  • SAFE LOADING & UNLOADING OF GOODS VEHICLES

  • Driver CPC Course Dates

    We are currently scheduled to hold the following weekday, weekend and 5 day Driver CPC training courses:

    Weekday Courses:

    June -

    1. Mon 6th Jun 2016 - Day 1 – EU Drivers Hours & RT(WT)R and Digital Tachographs
    2. Tue 7th Jun 2016 - Day 2 – Introduction to Health & Safety and Road Traffic Laws – LGV Driver Awareness
    3. Wed 8th Jun 2016 - Day 3 – Vehicle & Personal Safety and Highway Code & Spotting Hazards
    4. Thu 9th Jun 2016 - Day 4 – Site Related Health & Safety and Safe Loading and Unloading of Goods Vehicles
    5. Fri 10th Jun 2016 - Day 5 – Fuel Efficient Driving and Dealing with On-Road occurrences

    August -

    1. Mon 1st Aug 2016 - Day 1 – EU Drivers Hours & RT(WT)R and Vulnerable Road Users
    2. Tue 2nd Aug 2016 - Day 2 – Emergency First Aid
    3. Wed 3rd Aug 2016 - Day 3 – Introduction to Health & Safety and Highway Code & Spotting Hazards
    4. Thu 4th Aug 2016 - Day 4 – Vehicle & Personal Safety and Fuel Efficient Driving
    5. Fri 5th Aug 2016 - Day 5 – Site Related Health & Safety and Safe Loading and Unloading of Goods Vehicles

    October -

    1. Mon 3rd Oct 2016 - Day 1 – EU Drivers Hours & RT(WT)R and Digital Tachographs
    2. Tue 4th Oct 2016 - Day 2 – Introduction to Health & Safety and Road Traffic Laws – LGV Driver Awareness
    3. Wed 5th Oct 2016 - Day 3 – Emergency First Aid
    4. Thu 6th Oct 2016 - Day 4 – Site Related Health & Safety and Safe Loading and Unloading of Goods Vehicles
    5. Fri 7th Oct 2016 - Day 5 – Fuel Efficient Driving and Dealing with On-Road occurrences

    December -

    1. Mon 5th Dec 2016 - Day 1 – EU Drivers Hours & RT(WT)R and Vulnerable Road Users
    2. Tue 6th Dec 2016 - Day 2 – Emergency First Aid
    3. Wed 7th Dec 2016 - Day 3 – Introduction to Health & Safety and Highway Code & Spotting Hazards
    4. Thu 8th Dec 2016 - Day 4 – Vehicle & Personal Safety and Fuel Efficient Driving
    5. Fri 9th Dec 2016 - Day 5 – Site Related Health & Safety and Safe Loading and Unloading of Goods Vehicles

    Weekend Courses:

    1. Sat 6th Aug 2016 – EU Drivers Hours & RT(WT)R and Vulnerable Road Users
    2. Sat 8th Oct 2016 – Emergency First Aid
    3. Sat 10th Dec 2016 – Introduction to Health & Safety and Highway Code & Spotting Hazards

    If you wish to attend any of the above weekday or weekend Driver CPC courses please call us on our Reading office number 0118 939 4970 or our Basingstoke office number 01256 818 641 or e-mail at reading@driverhire.co.uk or basingstoke@driverhire.co.uk

    Please check this section regularly for updates on further weekday, weekend and 5 day course dates for Driver CPC training which will be added in the near future.

    We can provide driver CPC training in the following areas:

    Reading, Henley-On-Thames, Bracknell, Newbury, Hungerford, Thatcham, Basingstoke, Tadley, Hook, Whitchurch, Wokingham, Crowthorne.

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