Driver CPC Periodic Training



Course duration

7 Hours

Certificate valid for

5 years

Existing LGV & PCV driver must complete 35hrs of periodic training every 5 years.

Remote Video Learning

We can deliver these course modules through interactive video learning, for those working remotely that wish to achieve their Driver CPC qualification. Please contact us on 0115 8970 529 or email for more information.

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Driver CPC Training Course Overview

DCPC (Driver Certificate of Professional Competence Periodic Training) is required by law for all professional drivers for HGV and PCV and is applicable to vehicle categories C1, C, C+E, D1, D and D+E. Drivers require 35 hours of periodic training every five years to maintain their CPC entitlement. The 35 hours may be split over 5 years or carried out over the course of a week.

The qualification was developed as part of EU Directive 2003/59 which is designed to improve the knowledge and skills of professional LGV and PCV drivers throughout their working life.

Please note, if you do not currently hold a Driver CPC entitlement, you will need to complete the 35 hours before you are issued with a Driver Qualification Card.

Driver CPC Available Course Modules

Our extensive library of training Modules includes:

  • Drivers Hours
  • Haulage Operations: Enforcement & Compliance
  • Haulage Operations: Road Freight Compliance
  • Health and Safety
  • Load Safety
  • Emergency actions
  • Analogue and Digital Tachographs
  • Vehicle Systems
  • The Professional Driver
  • Safe and Economic Driving Theory
  • Mental Health
  • Manual Handling
  • Food and Drink Logistics 
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • On the Road 1
  • On the Road 2
  • Emergency First Aid
  • Road Traffic Incident Management Skills

If you’re looking for something different, or a blend of the above, we can bespoke periodic training to meet your needs. Speak to one of our advisors for more information*

*Additional charges may be incurred for bespoke packages.

Where are our Driver CPC Courses Delivered?

We run regular open courses at our Nottingham and London based training centres.

Or, if you prefer and for your convenience, we can deliver DCPC periodic training at your premises anywhere in the UK*

*Minimum numbers may be required.

A mixture of theory tests, multiple choice question tests and practical test of knowledge.

After completing each 7 hour training session, the completed hours will be uploaded to the drivers (candidates) CPC training record.

On completion of the required 35 hours training, DVSA will automatically send out your new Drivers Qualification Card (DQC).

You will also receive an attendance certificate for each session you complete.

Benefits of Driver CPC Periodic Training

  • Stay compliant
  • Increase average MPG amongst drivers
  • Be safe and keep ‘up to speed’ with haulage
  • Reduce accident rates