The Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) is a qualification undertaken by professional drivers. The purpose of the certificate is to improve road safety and maintain high standards of professional driving. Gov.uk states that for professional drivers of buses, coaches and lorries, Driver CPC training must be undertaken periodically to fulfil 35 hours of training every 5 years.
As one of the UK’s leading providers of Driver CPC training, Driver Hire Training have developed a CPC training range of 20 modules. Each of these modules has been carefully designed to ensure that it is highly relevant to drivers and their work.
Professional drivers are working within a highly regulated industry and therefore it can be hard to keep up. Combine this with the consequences being serious when things go wrong, and it becomes incredibly important to provide courses which help with these concerns. The most popular topics reflect this.
For example, the following courses remain popular:
Investing in good driver training is not only beneficial for drivers but also for transport operators. Not only is good driver training essential for keeping your drivers safe, but you can actually earn back much more than you spend on training. There is great inherent value in investing in your drivers but there are specific courses which tend to be especially popular with transport operators such as Fuel Efficient Driving.
With the social distancing and other restrictions that we have all faced in 2020, classroom-based training became difficult, if not impossible. As a result, for the first time, the Government has allowed Driver CPC training to be made available online. This is an exciting development for several reasons. It allows drivers to choose the most convenient times for them – whether on weekdays, evenings or weekends. Without having to travel to a physical classroom, the training is much more accessible. This is the first-time drivers have been allowed to complete Driver CPC training courses online. Driver Hire Training were among the first to develop a “Virtual Classroom” and it has proved an incredibly popular development.
It is important that drivers ensure they complete the necessary amount of Driver CPC training every 5 years – you can check how many hours of training you have done on the Gov website. With so many popular courses to choose from, all tailored to the needs and requirements of professional drivers, it is easier than ever for operators and drivers to meet their obligations with Driver Hire Training.