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Driver CPC Overview

Driver CPC, or Driver Certificate of Professional Competence, is a mandatory qualification essential for professional Truck / Lorry, Coach, and Bus Drivers. Its primary objective is to enhance road safety and uphold high standards of driving proficiency.

Who Needs Driver CPC:

  • All individuals pursuing a career in professional driving of trucks, lorries, coaches, or buses must obtain Driver CPC.
  • For those driving Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGV) or Large Goods Vehicles (LGV) professionally, possessing a Driver Qualification Card (DQC) is mandatory.
  • Drivers holding existing licenses must undergo Periodic Training to maintain their CPC.
  • Periodic Training is an ongoing requirement designed to keep drivers updated and maintain their skills.
  • At Dhoot Driving School in Slough London, we provide comprehensive training solutions.
  • Our offerings include Initial Driver CPC for new drivers and Periodic Training for experienced professionals.

Language-Friendly Training at Dhoot Driving School

At Dhoot Driving School, we recognize the significance of linguistic diversity and strive to accommodate learners from various language backgrounds:

  • Our training sessions are conducted in multiple languages, including Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi, Kashmiri, English, Polish, Albanian, Arabic, Bengali, Cantonese, Dari, Farsi, Spanish, Tamil, Turkish, Urdu, Welsh, and more.
  • All our trainers are approved by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) and proficient in multiple languages, ensuring effective communication and a supportive learning environment for all our students.

Initial Driver CPC

To kickstart your career as a truck, lorry, coach, or bus driver, obtaining the Initial Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) is essential. This certification involves four modules, each crafted to equip new drivers with the necessary knowledge, skills, and safety understanding.

Module 1: Theory Test Module 1 of the CPC includes a theory examination featuring multiple-choice questions covering road safety, regulations, and vehicle operations. Additionally, it includes a hazard perception test assessing your ability to spot and react to potential road hazards. The theory section comprises 100 questions with a pass mark of 85 out of 100. For the hazard perception test, there are 19 video clips, each containing 20 scoreable hazards, and the pass mark is 67 out of 100. Expect the entire Module 1 test to take approximately 2.5 hours.

Module 2: Case Studies Module 2, known as the Case Study Theory Test, is a computer-based assessment exploring real-life driving scenarios. This test evaluates your reasoning and application of knowledge under practical conditions. Questions, developed by industry experts, come in various formats such as multiple-choice, selecting areas on photographs, or providing brief answers. The module consists of 7 case studies, each with six to eight questions. To pass, achieve a total score of 40 out of 50, and the test duration is 1.5 hours. You can conveniently take this test at the same center as Module 1, on the same day.

Module 3: Practical Driving Test Driver CPC Module 3 comprises two tests: 3a and 3b. The 3a test, Off-Road Exercises, involves demonstrating a reversing exercise. To schedule the Driver CPC part 3a test, completion of the CPC part 1 theory test is mandatory.

On the other hand, the 3b test involves on-road driving. It includes vehicle safety questions and one hour of practical road driving. During the vehicle safety segment, you’ll respond to “Show Me, Tell Me” questions, explaining safety procedures (“Tell Me”) and possibly demonstrating them on the vehicle (“Show Me”). Throughout the on-road driving test, the examiner closely observes your handling of the vehicle’s controls.

Module 4: Practical Demonstration Test

Module 4 of the Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) focuses on practical demonstration tests designed to assess your ability to apply essential safety procedures while operating commercial vehicles. This module covers comprehensive topics crucial for professional drivers:

Safe Vehicle Loading and Security: You will learn how to load vehicles safely while adhering to stringent safety regulations. Ensuring the secure transport of goods is paramount to this aspect.

Preventing Trafficking in Illegal Immigrants: Understanding and preventing illegal immigration and trafficking activities are critical responsibilities for professional drivers.

Assessing Emergency Situations: You will be evaluated on your ability to assess and effectively respond to various emergency scenarios that may arise during your driving duties.

Minimizing Physical Risks: Implementing measures to minimize physical risks to yourself and others is essential for ensuring safety in diverse driving conditions.

Vehicle Safety Check: Conducting a thorough walk-around vehicle safety check is emphasized to ensure all vehicle components are in optimal condition before commencing journeys.

The Module 4 test is structured around these five key topics aligned with the Driver CPC syllabus. To successfully pass, you must achieve a minimum score of 15 out of 20 points in each individual topic area, with an overall score of at least 80 out of 100. Completion of Module 4 is crucial for obtaining the Driver CPC qualification, validating your readiness to maintain high standards of safety and competence as a professional driver.

Choosing the Order of CPC Modules

Deciding the sequence of CPC modules depends on your career aspirations, especially if you aim to become a professional driver. Here’s a guideline based on your goals:

If you initially do not plan to be a professional driver:

  • Pass Module 1: Theory Test.
  • Pass Module 3: Practical Driving Test.

If you later decide to pursue a career as a professional driver:

  • Pass Module 2: Case Study Test.
  • Pass Module 4: Practical Demonstration Test.

It’s crucial to adhere to the mandatory sequence:

  • Complete Module 1 before attempting Module 3.
  • Complete Module 2 before taking Module 4.

Following this order ensures you meet the essential qualifications for your chosen career path, whether you initially aimed to be a professional driver or not.

After Passing Driver CPC Modules

After successfully passing all four Driver CPC modules, you’ll receive a Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) card. This card, also known as a ‘driver qualification card’ or ‘DQC,’ will be mailed to the address associated with your driving licence. Ensure your licence details, photo, and signature are up-to-date.

When driving an HGV, bus, or coach professionally, it’s mandatory to carry your Driver CPC card. However, if you’ve passed the tests and are awaiting your card, you can drive temporarily without it.

If you requalified by completing 35 hours of training, ensure your training provider records it within 5 working days. Failure to do so may prevent you from driving while waiting for the card.

Expect to receive your Driver CPC card within 20 days after passing the final test. If you do not receive it within this timeframe, promptly contact the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) for assistance:

  • Email: cpcre@dvsa.gov.uk
  • Telephone: 0300 123 7721

Following these steps ensures a smooth transition into professional driving and compliance with CPC regulations.

Driver CPC Periodic Training

Driver CPC Periodic Training is a mandatory requirement for professional drivers, involving 35 hours of training every five years. This ongoing training is essential to maintain the qualifications required for professional driving. Its primary goal is to keep drivers updated on industry regulations, thereby enhancing their skills and ensuring they uphold high standards of safety and professionalism in their driving practices.

By committing to continuous learning through periodic training, drivers contribute to a safer and more proficient driving community. This training not only meets regulatory requirements but also fosters a culture of excellence and responsibility among professional drivers.

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Here’s what our happy drivers had to say about our services:

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.
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