DRIVER CPC TRAINING
Knowsley Training Services Ltd are running regular Driver CPC Training courses throughout the north west. We offer training packages to both the private sector and also corporate clients using the most up to date training materials out there at competitive prices. If you would like any further information on Driver CPC Training please do not hesitate to get in touch with a member of our team.
Since September 2014 all drivers of PSV/HGV/LGV vehicles have had to attend 35 hours ( 5 Days ) Driver CPC training so that they can continue driving legally for their work.
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DO YOU NEED DRIVER CPC TRAINING?
Since September 2013 all drivers driving a passenger carrying vehicle adapted for carrying 8 passengers plus the driver, 9 in total for hire or reward (if you get paid to drive) is required to attend 5 days (35 hours) Driver CPC training.
Since September 2014 all drivers driving a vehicle over 3.5 tons carrying goods on the public highway for hire or reward (if you get paid to drive) is required to attend 5 days (hours) Driver CPC Training.
You can find more information on Driver CPC on www.gov.uk/driver-certificate-professional…cpcoverview or call the DVSA direct on 0300 200 1122 APS Training have regular DRIVER CPC TRAINING courses available in Liverpool, St Helens, Warrington, Wigan, Bolton, Kirkby, Northwest, North Wales. Call Today for More Information. To check your Driver CPC progress follow the link provided check my cpc For directions to our centre visit APS Training Google Maps
WHAT THE DVSA HAVE TO SAY!
WHAT DRIVER CPC TRAINING DO YOU NEED?
Having ‘acquired rights’ means that you didn’t have to take the initial driver CPC tests Module 2 and Module 4 to obtain Diver CPC.
You have acquired rights if you got your vocational licence before the dates shown in the table.
|Type of vehicle||Vehicle categories included||When you got your vocational licence|
|Lorry||C, C1, C+E and C1+E||Before 10 September 2009|
|Bus or coach||D, D1, D+E, D1+E||Before 10 September 2008|
|Bus or coach (not for hire or reward)||D(101)||After 1991|
|Minibus (not for hire or reward)||D1(101)||Before 1997|
Training deadlines for drivers with acquired rights
You still need to take periodic DRIVER CPC TRAINING, but there are set deadlines.
|Training block||Lorry driver||Bus or coach driver||Dual-category driver (lorry, bus and coach)|
|First block of training||9 September 2014||9 September 2013||9 September 2013|
|Second block training||9 September 2019||9 September 2018||9 September 2019*|
|Third block training||9 September 2024||9 September 2023||9 September 2024|
*You have 6 years to do your second block of driver cpc training if you have acquired rights for both lorries and buses and finished your first block of training by 9 September 2013.
If you didn’t do your first block of Driver CPC raining
You can finish driver cpc training or take extra tests if you have acquired rights and didn’t finish your first block of driver cpc training by the deadline.
DRIVER CPC EXEMPTIONS
There are some situations when you don’t need Driver CPC Training.
This guide sets out examples and tells you if the Driving and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) thinks you’d be exempt in those situations. However, this doesn’t carry any legal weight.
Only a court can make a decision on how the rules about Driver CPC are interpreted.
You should get legal advice if you’re not sure if you need Driver CPC.
Nationals of EU member states or employed by a company based in a member state
You must have Driver CPC if you need a driving licence shown in the table to drive a relevant vehicle.
|Type of vehicle||Licence categories|
|Medium-sized vehicles||C1 and C1+E|
|Large vehicles||C and C+E|
|Minibuses||D1 and D1+E|
|Buses and coaches||D and D+E|
This applies if you’re either:
- a national of any EU country
- a national of a country outside the EU, but you work for an organisation that is based in the EU
Driver A is a Dutch national and drives a large goods vehicle (LGV) within the EU. They need to have Driver CPC.
Driver B is a Turkish national working for an Austrian coach operator and drives within the EU. They need to have Driver CPC Training.
Driver C is a Turkish national working for a Turkish haulage company. Although they often drive into the EU, they don’t need to have Driver CPC Training.
Driver D is a Polish national working for a Russian tour operator. They only drive coaches in Russia, so they don’t need Driver CPC. They will need Driver CPC if their employer starts running tours from Russia into the EU.
Vehicles that aren’t allowed to exceed 45 kilometres per hour
You don’t need to have Driver CPC if the vehicle isn’t allowed to exceed 45 kilometres per hour (km/h) on any road.
Driver A works for a city bus company. Their vehicles are fitted with speed limiters that stop them from exceeding 40 km/h. They still need Driver CPC because although the bus can’t exceed 40 km/h, the law allows them to be driven at more than 45 km/h.
Vehicles being used by or under the control of the armed forces, police, a local authority, fire and rescue authority or prison service
You don’t need to have Driver Training if you’re driving a vehicle that is used by, or is under the control of:
- the armed forces
- the police
- a public fire and rescue service
- a public ambulance service
- a local authority in an emergency civil protection situation
- the prison service or any person contracted to provide or run a prison or young offender institution or part of a prison or young offender institution
Driver A is employed by the local fire and rescue service. They can drive its vehicles without needing to have Driver CPC. However, if they work on a casual basis for a PCV or LGV operator, they will probably need Driver CPC Training when carrying out that work.
Vehicles being road tested or new or rebuilt vehicles which haven’t been put into service
You don’t need to have Driver CPC Training if you’re road testing vehicles:
- for repair or maintenance purposes
- for technical development purposes
You also don’t need Driver CPC if the vehicle being driven is either new or rebuilt and hasn’t yet been taxed.
Driver A works for a company that manufactures chassis for PCVs. They don’t need to have Driver CPC Training when they drive the chassis to another location so that a coach body can be built on it.
Driver B is employed to drive a car transporter delivering new cars (which have not yet been put into service) to garage forecourts. They need to have Driver CPC as the vehicle they’re driving has been put into service.
Driver C delivers newly registered and taxed lorries to customers after they’ve been painted in the customer’s livery. Vehicles count as being ‘put into service’ once they’re taxed, so they will need to have Driver CPC.
Vehicles driven to and from pre-booked appointments at official testing centres
You don’t need Driver CPC if you drive vehicles to and from pre-booked appointments at official testing centres. This includes driving vehicles carrying a load that is needed for a laden braking test. A load may not be carried when driving to or from official testing centres in any other circumstances.
Driver A is employed as a mechanic by a bus operator. As part of their responsibilities they take empty vehicles that they’ve prepared to the local testing station (or authorised testing facility) for a pre-booked test.
Vehicles being used in emergencies or rescue missions
You don’t need to have Driver CPC Training if you’re driving a vehicle as part of an official response to a state of emergency or an officially-recognised rescue mission.
Driver A is a self-employed LGV driver contracted to deliver goods to local authority road maintenance depots. They need to have Driver CPC for their work. During severe flooding, the government declares a state of emergency. Driver A is instructed by the local council to deliver sandbags to shore up local flood defences and prevent a river from bursting its banks.
Driver A doesn’t need to have Driver CPC Training qualification card while they’re delivering the sandbags as they’re part of an official response to a state of emergency. As they already have Driver CPC, they get no benefit from the exemption.
Driver B doesn’t usually drive LGVs as they work in the planning department of the local council, but they’re involved in delivering sandbags during the state of emergency. They will need to hold the correct driving licence entitlement but won’t need Driver CPC as they’re covered by the exemption.
Vehicles being used for driving lessons or driving tests
You don’t need to have Driver CPC if you’re driving a vehicle in order to prepare for or take:
- a driving licence acquisition test
- Driver CPC tests
Driver A is taking driving lessons in a PCV, to prepare for a PCV licence acquisition test. They don’t need to have Driver CPC.
Driver B is an LGV driving instructor and sometimes drives a vehicle to show a particular technique to their trainees. They don’t need Driver CPC as this is happening during a driving lesson.
Non-commercial carriage of passengers or goods for personal use
You don’t need to have Driver CPC Training if you’re driving vehicles carrying goods, materials or passengers on a non-commercial basis for personal use.
Driver A is an LGV driver who has hired a self-drive LGV to move home. They don’t need Driver CPC for this activity because they’re transporting their own goods for personal use.
Driver B is an LGV owner operator. They transport a friend’s new boat from the manufacturer to a holiday home on the coast. They do this as a favour and don’t charge a fee. They don’t need Driver CPC to do this because they’re using the vehicle for the non-commercial carriage of goods. They would need to satisfy any enforcement staff that their journey was non-commercial if they were stopped.
Driver C drives a minibus under a D1 (101 – Not for Hire or Reward) driving licence, transporting farm labourers around a farm on public roads between fields. They need Driver CPC as it’s not non-commercial carriage of passengers for personal use.
However, Driver C has ‘acquired rights’ so they won’t need to pass the Driver CPC initial qualification. They had to complete 35 hours of periodic training by 10 September 2013, and will have to do the same every 5 years thereafter.
Vehicles carrying material or equipment to be used in the course of the driver’s work
You don’t need Driver CPC if you’re carrying equipment or material that you’ll use in the course of your work, provided that driving the vehicle isn’t the main part of your job.
- trade tools
- goods such as building materials or cables to be used by the driver in the course of their work
- extra crew like a mechanics mate or any other person needed for the job
Driver A is a mobile lorry fitter. They drive a vehicle from one operator’s site to another site where they take their tools from the vehicle to do their main activity of servicing lorries. They don’t need Driver CPC. They would also be covered by the exemption if they use an engine diagnostic kit that’s fixed within the vehicle, because the vehicle carries material or equipment for their use on site.
Driver B is a self-employed bricklayer and drives their lorry to a building site with a load of bricks. They unload the bricks and use them in the construction of a house. They don’t need to have Driver CPC because driving the lorry isn’t their main activity and they’re carrying materials for their use in the course of bricklaying.
Driver C drives a lorry with a generator fixed to the bed of the vehicle. Driving isn’t their main activity. They drive to road maintenance sites where the generator is used to power site equipment. They do various tasks at the site including monitoring the generator to make sure it’s operating correctly and they provide the site with a power supply. They don’t need to have Driver CPC.
Driver D works in the stores department of a company that supplies car parts. Occasionally, they need to drive one of the company’s lorries to deliver parts to retail outlets. Although the driving occupies only a very small amount of their working time, they need to have Driver CPC when making those deliveries because they’re driving a vehicle which is carrying materials for someone else’s use.
Driver E is a farmer. On an average of once a month, they transport some of their livestock to a local cattle market for auction. They need to have Driver CPC when doing this, as they’re not carrying materials or equipment for their use in the course of their work –they’re carrying cattle intended for sale.
Driver F is a farmer. Twice a month they drive a lorry on public roads around their farm, repairing fences. The vehicle carries the tools and materials they need to make these repairs. They don’t need to have Driver CPC because they’re carrying materials to be used by them in the course of their work repairing fences.
Driver G is employed by a farmer as a labourer. Twice a day they drive a minibus under a D1 driving licence, transporting workers from the local town to various fields on the farm. The driving activity takes up a relatively small proportion of their day. The majority of their shift is spent with the other workers picking crops. They need to have Driver CPC because they’re transporting the other labourers – they’re not carrying materials or equipment.
Driver H is a farm labourer. Their normal duties include transporting livestock and crops around the farm in a lorry. They need to have Driver CPC when driving on public roads while doing this as they’re carrying goods intended for sale, as opposed to materials or equipment.
Driver I is employed as a mobile crane operator. They drive the vehicle with the crane to a building site where they operate the crane helping to build a new factory. They don’t need to have Driver CPC because their main activity isn’t driving and they’re carrying tools and materials (the crane) to be used in the course of their work.
Driver J is employed as a mechanic by a transport company. As part of their responsibilities they drive a lorry containing tools and equipment needed to change wheels at the roadside. They don’t need to have Driver CPC because driving isn’t their main activity and they’re carrying tools and materials to be used in the course of their work.
Vehicles driven within 100 km of the driver’s base and not carrying passengers or goods
You don’t need to have Driver CPC if you’re work includes an incidental element of driving empty lorries, buses and coaches within a 100 km radius of your base and you don’t carry any passengers or goods.
Driver A is employed as a mechanic by a local bus company. As part of their responsibilities they move empty buses between depots in the local area. They don’t need to have Driver CPC because driving isn’t their main activity and they aren’t carrying any passengers.
Driver B is the workshop manager for a road haulier. As part of their responsibilities they occasionally provide driving cover, delivering empty trailers to depots across the country. Although driving isn’t their main activity, they need to have Driver CPC when they’re driving distances more than 100 km from their base.
Driver C is employed as a valet (a person who parks and cleans vehicles) by a vehicle hire company and starts work at their employer’s premises. As part of their duties they deliver to and collect from customers in the local area.
Because they don’t drive more than 100 km from their employers’ premises, they don’t need to have Driver CPC as long as driving isn’t their main activity. However, if their duties mainly involve driving vehicles they do need to have Driver CPC.
Driver D is a mechanic who occasionally drives lorries as part of their work. The mechanic is exempt from having Driver CPC for journeys within a 100 km radius of their ‘driver’s base’. The ‘driver’s base’ is the place they start work on that particular day – it’s not restricted to one place.
The mechanic’s period on duty will start when they begin work after at least nine hours off-duty, whether that is at home or at work, or at a customer’s address. That address will continue to be their ‘driver’s base’ until he is off-duty for at least 9 hours.
This guide sets out examples and tells you if DVSA thinks you’d be exempt in those situations. However, this doesn’t carry any legal weight.
Only a court can make a decision on how the rules about Driver CPC are interpreted.
For clarification on the exemptions please visit CPC Information alternatively contact the DVSA on 0300 200 1122.
DRIVER CPC LICENCE CHECK
You must attend driver cpc training if you need a driving licence category shown on the table below to drive you vehicle professionally.
|Type of vehicle||Licence category|
|Medium sized vehicle||C1 + C1+E|
|Large vehicle||C + C+E|
|Minibuses||D1 + D1+E|
|Buses and Coaches||D + D+E|
APS Training have regular DRIVER CPC Training courses available in Liverpool, St Helen’s, Warrington, Wigan, Bolton, Kirkby, Northwest, North Wales. Call Today for More Information. CPC courses available now for directions to our centre visit APS Training Google Maps
We run Driver CPC workshops 7 days a week. We have booking options from 5 day intensive training to 1 days training per year. Taylor made corporate courses are also available at our centre or a premises of your choice.
OUT OF WORK?
Any drivers looking to get back into the industry we may be able to help. We advertise for a number of our partner companies across the north-west for jobs in the following areas PCV driver/LGV driver/HGV driver/vehicle maintenance. Speak to a member of our team for more info or alternatively check out vacancies on our jobs page.
FOLLOW ON TRAINING
All delegates that book through APS training don’t have to worry about driving illegally again. We log all trainees DIVER CPC expiry on our database and will contact each delegate/employer in plenty of time to renew their qualification.
TRAINING WITH US
At APS Training we understand that any new challenge in life can be a daunting experience i.e. starting a new career or attending a training course with total strangers! Our message is don’t worry!. All our Driver CPC training is ran in a comfortable, relaxed atmosphere, Our instructors are trained to make the courses as fun and easy to understand as possible. All learners will not be rushed through any subject they don’t fully understand, we ensure this by continually accessing all delegates engagement within the lessons to ensure no one is getting swept away with the amount of content needing to be took in.
All our trainers have over 10 years experience in their field whether it be PSV/LGV/HGV work you are looking to get in to I’m sure we have the knowledge at our disposal to help you ease into the industry. It may be something as simple as where to look for work or what are the maximum driving hours permitted in a day. APS can assure you’ll be well prepared, confident and competent by the time you have passed your Driver CPC training.
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