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Existing LGV & PCV driver must complete 35hrs of periodic training every 5 years.
Don’t miss the mandatory training deadline; 9 September 2019.
If you or your workforce miss the deadline, they cannot drive professionally and can be fined up to £1,000.
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.
Our extensive library of training Modules includes:
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.
We run regular open courses at our Chesterfield, 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.