Master Professional Driving with Dhoot Driving School’s Comprehensive Driver CPC Training in North London
Join Dhoot Driving School for comprehensive Driver CPC training in North London. Driver CPC, or Driver Certificate of Professional Competence, is a mandatory qualification designed for professional Truck / Lorry, Coach and Bus Drivers. It aims to elevate road safety and uphold impeccable driving standards among professionals.
For those aspiring to make a career out of driving large vehicles, such as HGV or LGV, possessing a Driver Qualification Card (DQC) is imperative. Existing license holders are required to undergo Periodic Training to maintain their CPC.
At Dhoot Driving School in North London, we specialize in providing Initial Driver CPC and Periodic Training for both novice and seasoned drivers. What distinguishes us is our ability to provide training in an extensive range of languages. Our offerings encompass Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi, Kashmiri, English, Polish, Albanian, Arabic, Bengali, Cantonese, Dari, Farsi, Spanish, Tamil, Turkish, Urdu, Welsh and more.
Rest assured, our team of trainers is approved by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) and proficient in multiple languages, ensuring a supportive and accessible learning environment for all. Choose Dhoot Driving School for a comprehensive and inclusive Driver CPC training experience in North London.
Initial driver CPC
The Initial Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) is a mandatory qualification for new professional truck / lorry, coach and bus drivers. It consists of four modules designed to assess and ensure that new drivers possess the necessary knowledge, skills, and understanding of safety rules for operating large vehicles.
Module 1: Theory Test
Module 1: Theory Test assesses your knowledge of road safety, rules, and vehicle operations through multiple-choice questions. This module also includes a hazard perception test to evaluate your ability to identify and respond to potential hazards on the road. The test consists of 100 multiple-choice questions, with a pass mark of 85 out of 100. Additionally, the hazard perception test involves 19 video clips, each containing 20 scoreable hazards. To pass this part, you need a score of 67 out of 100. The entire Module 1 test takes approximately 2.5 hours to complete.
Module 2: Case Studies
Module 2: Case Studies focus on real-life scenarios and are conducted on a computer as part of the Driver CPC. This test aims to assess your reasoning skills and practical application of knowledge. It presents case studies that simulate situations encountered in daily driving experiences, evaluating your ability to apply theoretical knowledge to practical situations. Questions, framed by industry experts, come in various formats, including multiple-choice, clicking on an area or photograph, or providing short answers. The test comprises 7 case studies, each with six to eight questions. To pass, a total score of 40 out of 50 is required. The test duration is one and a half hours, and you can take it at the same test centre as Module 1 on the same day.
Module 3: Practical Driving Test
Module 3: Practical Driving Test is a two-part assessment (3a and 3b) under Driver CPC. The 3a test, Off-Road Exercises, involves a practical demonstration of a reversing exercise. To book the 3a test, successful completion of the Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) part 1 theory test is necessary.
The 3b test, On-Road Driving, includes vehicle safety questions and 1 hour of practical road driving. In the vehicle safety questions, you’ll face Show Me, Tell Me Questions. These questions require you to explain how you would perform specific safety tasks (“Tell Me”). Additionally, you may be asked to physically demonstrate certain safety tasks on the vehicle (“Show Me”).
During the practical on-road driving test, the examiner observes how you use the vehicle’s controls.
Module 4: Practical Demonstration Test
CPC Module 4 is a component of the Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) focusing on practical demonstration tests. This module assesses your ability to apply safety and security measures for your vehicle. The test covers essential aspects such as:
Safe Loading: Properly loading the vehicle while adhering to safety rules and ensuring its security during transportation.
Preventing Trafficking: Taking measures to prevent trafficking in illegal immigrants.
Emergency Situations: Evaluating and responding effectively to emergency situations on the road.
Minimizing Physical Risks: Implementing measures to reduce physical risks to yourself and others.
Vehicle Safety Check: Conducting a thorough walk around vehicle safety check to ensure everything is in order.
To pass the test, you must achieve a minimum score of 15 out of 20 points in each individual topic area, and overall, you need to score at least 80 out of 100.
Choosing the order of CPC modules is crucial, and it depends on your career goals, especially if you plan to become a professional driver. Here’s a helpful guideline to navigate the process:
If You Choose Not to Become a Professional Driver:
Pass Module 1: Theory Test.
Successfully complete the theoretical examination focusing on road safety, rules, and vehicle operations.
Pass Module 3: Practical Driving Test.
Demonstrate your practical driving skills in this module to ensure you can operate a vehicle safely.
If You Later Decide to Become a Professional Driver:
Pass Module 2: Case Study Test.
Undertake the Case Study Theory Test, evaluating your ability to apply theoretical knowledge to real-life scenarios.
Pass Module 4: Practical Demonstration Test.
Successfully complete the practical demonstration test, showcasing your understanding and application of safety measures for your vehicle.
Keep in mind the compulsory sequence:
Pass Module 1 before taking Module 3.
Ensure completion of the Theory Test before proceeding to the Practical Driving Test.
Pass Module 2 before taking Module 4.
Complete the Case Study Test before undertaking the Practical Demonstration Test.
After passing all four Driver CPC modules, you’ll get a Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) card, also known as ‘driver qualification card’ or ‘DQC.’ This card will be sent to the address on your driving licence, so ensure your details are accurate.
Make sure your photo and signature on your licence are current. Update any changes in appearance or personal details with licensing authorities. It’s mandatory to have your Driver CPC card when driving an HGV, bus, or coach professionally.
If you’ve passed but await your card, you can drive temporarily without it. If you are requalified with 35 hours of training, ensure your provider records it within 5 working days, or you can’t drive while waiting for your card.
After passing, you should receive your Driver CPC card within 20 days. If not, contact the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) for assistance: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Telephone: 0300 123 7721
Driver CPC Periodic Training-
It’s a mandatory requirement to undergo 35 hours of periodic training every five years to maintain the qualification necessary for professional driving. This training is crucial for keeping drivers informed about industry regulations, enhancing their skills, and upholding a high standard of safety and professionalism in their driving practices.
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