Driver CPC Periodic Training
During the current lockdown we are only offering online courses via zoom. Please call or email for further information. Dates of scheduled courses are below. If you can’t make these dates but are interested in attending a course at a later date, please let us know as it will help us to schedule dates.
We hope that we will be able to return to classroom courses very soon after the restrictions are ended.
If your CPC card expired between 1st February and 31st August 2020 the government have extended the validity of your card. You can view the full details here https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-temporary-changes-to-driver-cpc-requirements
You must complete 35 hours of Driver CPC Periodic Training every 5 years to keep your Driver Certificate of Professional Competence. Our trainers have been approved to deliver approved training courses for periodic training.
To attend these courses you must hold a driver qualification card with less than five years to expiry, or your driver qualification card has already expired or you have ‘acquired rights’. If you are not sure if you are eligible, just give us a call and we will help you to confirm eligibility.
You should check the expiry date of your card and make sure that you have sufficient time to complete the training before the card expires. The following link explains what to do if you miss your training deadline.https://www.gov.uk/driver-cpc-training/if-you-miss-your-training-deadline
Taking the same course more than once
You can only take the same course more than once in each 5-year period if you have a good reason to repeat it – for example, maintaining a dangerous goods qualification.
If you do not have a good reason, DVSA can cancel the hours you got from the course. You might lose your Driver CPC card if cancelling the hours takes your total back under 35 hours.
If you have recently completed your 5th day of training but have not received your new card you should check to make sure that all the courses you have attended have been registered. You can check here. If a course you have attended is not showing on the record, you will need to contact the company that arranged your training, who can check with DVSA to make sure that the records are correct. If you have completed all your training, but your existing CPC card is not due to expire for more than a year then you will not receive your new cpc card until a year before its expiry.
We are currently offering the following CPC modules. (Saturday dates are highlighted with **)
|Date||Course Name||Suitable For|
|27/02/2021||**Security/Health & Safety||Lorry & Bus Drivers|
|12/03/2021||Vulnerable Road Users||Lorry & Bus Drivers|
|13/03/2021||**Drivers Hours/Tachographs||Lorry & Bus Drivers|
|19/03/2021||Company & Public Image/Vehicle Checks & Defects||Lorry Drivers Only|
|27/03/2021||**Fire Marshall/Emergency Aid||Lorry & Bus Drivers|
|09/04/2021||Security/Economical Driving||Lorry & Bus Drivers|
|10/04/2021||**Licence, Weights & Dimensions/Tiredness, Diet & Lifestyle||Lorry & Bus Drivers|
|24/04/2021||**Vulnerable Road Users||Lorry & Bus Drivers|
|08/05/2021||**Health and Safety/Fire Marshall||Lorry & Bus Drivers|
|22/05/2021||**Company & Public Image/Tiredness, Diet & Lifestyle||Lorry & Bus Drivers|
|05/06/2021||**Security/Emergency Aid||Lorry & Bus Drivers|
|19/06/2021||**Drivers Hours/Tachographs||Lorry & Bus Drivers|
Dates and topics might be subject to change, and additional dates may be added from time to time. You should be aware that the government has confirmed that CPC will continue to be a requirement post BREXIT. There is a transition period until the end of 2020, while the UK and EU negotiate additional arrangements. The current rules for UK and international lorry and goods vehicle drivers will continue to apply during the transition period.
To book or check availability please send an email to carol@mdtnorwich or call us on 01603 443954. Courses for individuals are available at our premises. The cost for each day is £74.75 (including VAT and DVSA upload fee). Courses for companies are available at your premises or at our premises. Minimum number of delegates is 8 per day. (Price on application).
Drivers Hours and Working Time Regulations
Please Note: Attendance at courses is a legal requirement of your occupation. Drivers and their employers should be aware of the requirements of the drivers’ hours regulations if courses are undertaken at weekends or on other drivers’ rest days. Time spent attending a course will probably affect the amount of driving or other work they may undertake under the drivers’ hours and working time regulations.