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Driver CPC (Driver Certificate of Professional Competence) is a mandatory qualification for professional Truck / Lorry, Coach, and Bus Drivers. It aims to enhance road safety standards and ensure drivers possess excellent driving skills for their job.

  • This qualification is essential for individuals who earn a living through driving, especially those operating large vehicles like HGV or LGV. Drivers in these categories must hold a Driver Qualification Card (DQC). Additionally, periodic training is required for those with existing licenses to maintain the validity of their CPC.
  • At Dhoot Driving School in Guildford London, we specialize in providing Initial Driver CPC and Periodic Training programs. Our training caters to diverse linguistic needs, offering lessons in languages such as Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi, Kashmiri, English, Polish, Albanian, Arabic, Bengali, Cantonese, Dari, Farsi, Spanish, Tamil, Turkish, Urdu, Welsh, and more.
  • All our instructors are approved by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA), ensuring high-quality instruction. They are proficient in multiple languages, facilitating effective communication and ensuring comprehensive understanding for all participants.
  • Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced driver, Dhoot Driving School is committed to helping you improve your driving skills and meet professional driving requirements. Join us in Guildford London for training that adheres to safety and competence standards set by the DVSA.

Getting Started with Initial Driver CPC – Essential for New Professional Truck, Lorry, Coach, and Bus Drivers

The Initial Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) is a crucial requirement for individuals entering the professional driving field, particularly for trucks, lorries, coaches, and buses. This certification consists of four comprehensive modules designed to assess and ensure that new drivers in these categories possess the necessary knowledge, skills, and understanding of safety rules.

Module 1: Theory Test

Module 1 of the CPC involves a series of assessments to evaluate your knowledge of road safety, rules, and vehicle operations. This includes:

  • Multiple-Choice Questions: A total of 100 multiple-choice questions are presented. To pass, you need to achieve a minimum score of 85 out of 100.
  • Hazard Perception Test: You will watch 19 hazard perception video clips, where you must identify 20 scoreable hazards. The pass mark for this test is 67 out of 100. The entire Module 1 test typically takes around 2.5 hours to complete.

Module 2: Case Studies

Module 2, also known as the Case Study Theory Test, assesses your ability to apply your knowledge in practical driving situations. This involves:

  • Computer-Based Assessment: You will encounter seven case studies, each with six to eight questions. To pass, you need a total score of 40 out of 50. The test takes approximately one and a half hours and can be completed on the same day as Module 1.

Module 3: Practical Driving Test

Module 3 consists of two tests:

  • Module 3a – Off-Road Exercises: This involves a practical demonstration of a reversing exercise.
  • Module 3b – On-Road Driving: Includes vehicle safety questions and one hour of practical road driving, assessing your real-world driving skills and ability to handle the vehicle safely.

Module 4: Practical Demonstration Test

Module 4 focuses on practical demonstrations of key aspects of professional driving:

  • Five Crucial Topic Areas: Safely loading and securing the vehicle, preventing trafficking in illegal immigrants, handling emergency situations, minimizing physical risks, and conducting a thorough vehicle safety walk-around check.
  • Scoring and Passing Requirements: Each topic allows a maximum score of 20 points, with a minimum requirement of 15 points per topic and an overall score of 80 out of 100 to pass. This test evaluates your competence in critical aspects of professional driving practices.

These modules collectively prepare new drivers for the demands of professional driving, ensuring they meet the standards required for safe and competent operation of trucks, lorries, coaches, and buses.

  1. What factors determine the order in which I should take the CPC modules?

Answer: The order of CPC modules depends on your career goals. If you plan to become a professional driver, start with Module 1: Theory Test, followed by Module 3: Practical Driving Test. For those uncertain initially, complete Module 1 and 3. If later deciding on professional driving, proceed with Module 2: Case Study Test and then Module 4: Practical Demonstration Test. Sequential completion ensures meeting qualification requirements aligned with career aspirations.

  1. Do I need to take specific CPC modules if I’m unsure about pursuing a career as a professional driver?

Answer: Yes, passing Modules 1 and 3 is necessary even if you’re not initially pursuing a professional driving career.

  1. What should I do if I change my mind later and want to become a professional HGV/LGV driver?

Answer: If you decide to pursue a career as an HGV/LGV driver after starting with Modules 1 and 3, you’ll need to pass Modules 2 and 4.

  1. What happens after passing all four Driver CPC modules?

Answer: Upon successfully passing all modules, you will receive a Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) card, also known as a ‘driver qualification card’ or ‘DQC.’ This card will be sent to the address linked with your driving licence.

It is crucial to ensure that your address details are accurate and up to date on your driving licence, as this is where your Driver CPC card will be dispatched.

Keeping your photograph and signature updated on your driving licence is equally important to reflect your current identity accurately. Any changes should be promptly updated with the relevant licensing authorities.

  1. Is it mandatory to have the Driver CPC card when driving professionally an HGV, bus, or coach?

Answer: Yes, having a valid Driver CPC card is mandatory when driving professionally an HGV, bus, or coach. However, if you have passed the required tests and are awaiting your card, you can temporarily drive without it.

It is essential to ensure that your training provider records your requalification training within five working days of its completion. Failure to do so may prevent you from driving until your Driver CPC card arrives.

  1. How long does it typically take to receive my Driver CPC card after passing the final test?

Answer: Your Driver CPC card should arrive within 20 days after passing the final test. If it does not arrive within this timeframe, you should contact the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) for assistance.

  1. How can I contact DVSA for card replacements or inquiries regarding my Driver CPC?

Answer: For card replacements or inquiries, you can contact DVSA via email at cpcre@dvsa.gov.uk or by calling 0300 123 7721.

Driver CPC Periodic Training requires professional drivers to complete 35 hours of training every five years to maintain their professional driving qualification. This training is essential for keeping up-to-date with industry regulations, enhancing skills, and maintaining high standards of safety and professionalism while on the road.

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I am so happy I chose Dhoot HGV driving school. Their instructions were clear and easy to understand. I passed 1st time only after 3 lessons. Thank you so much, CJ. Dali and Mr Singh. They are the best!
Henrietta Szonyi
Hooray !!!…Pass the LGV driving test…Thank you CJ for good road instruction and smooth training, very happy with everything. Highly recommended for training.
Vaidas Erniulis
Great place to do hgv training had a bad experience with another company came to dhoot and had a days training and time before tests failed first time pass with flying colours second would recommend.
Ben Hawkins
I started my LGV CLASS 1 driving with S.Charanjit Singh. He is a good and classified instructor. Moreover i recommend this driving school as they give you proper training and instructions.
Randhawa Harman

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