Learn Driver CPC Training at Dhoot Driving School South West London
Driver CPC, which stands for Driver Certificate of Professional Competence, is a crucial qualification mandated for professional Truck / Lorry, Coach and Bus Drivers. The primary objective of Driver CPC is to elevate road safety standards and uphold a high level of driving skills among professionals in the industry.
This certification is a requirement for individuals making a livelihood through driving large vehicles, such as Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGV) or Large Goods Vehicles (LGV). If you fall into this category, you must possess a Driver Qualification Card (DQC). Moreover, drivers holding existing licenses are obligated to undergo Periodic Training periodically to ensure they stay compliant with the Driver CPC regulations.
At Dhoot Driving School, located in Southwest London, we specialize in providing comprehensive Initial Driver CPC and Periodic Training for both new and experienced drivers. What sets us apart is our commitment to inclusivity, offering training and lessons in a multitude of languages. Our language offerings include 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 they possess the ability to communicate in multiple languages. This ensures a supportive and accessible learning environment for individuals from diverse linguistic backgrounds. Whether you are starting your driving journey or seeking to enhance your skills through periodic training, Dhoot Driving School in Southwest London is dedicated to providing quality education tailored to your needs. Join us for a comprehensive and inclusive Driver CPC training experience.
The Initial Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) is a mandatory requirement for new professional Truck / Lorry, Coach and Bus Drivers. It encompasses four modules, each designed to assess and ensure that new drivers in these categories possess the necessary knowledge, skills, and understanding of safety rules. Successfully completing these modules is a key step for individuals on a starting career as professional drivers, ensuring they meet the required standards and contribute to maintaining a high level of safety and professionalism within the transportation industry.
Module 1: Theory Test
Module 1 of the CPC includes 100 multiple-choice questions on road safety, rules, and vehicle operations. To pass, you need to score at least 85 out of 100. Additionally, there’s a hazard perception test with 19 video clips, each containing scoreable hazards. The pass mark for the hazard perception test is 67 out of 100. The entire Module 1 test takes around 2.5 hours to complete.
Module 2: Case Studies
Module 2, the Case Study Theory Test of the Driver CPC, assesses your reasoning skills and practical knowledge application in real-life scenarios. Conducted on a computer, the test presents case studies reflecting situations you might encounter while driving. It evaluates your ability to apply theoretical knowledge to practical situations, featuring questions framed by industry experts in various formats, such as multiple-choice, clicking on areas or photographs, or providing short answers. The test comprises 7 case studies, each with six to eight questions, and requires a total score of 40 out of 50 to pass. It lasts one and a half hours and offers the flexibility to be taken at the same test centre as Module 1 on the same day.
Module 3: Practical Driving Test
Module 3 of the Driver CPC, focusing on practical driving, comprises two tests: 3a and 3b. The 3a test involves off-road exercises, specifically a practical demonstration of a reversing exercise. To book the 3a test, successful completion of the Driver CPC part 1 theory test is necessary.
The 3b test, on-road driving, includes vehicle safety questions and 1 hour of practical road driving. Vehicle safety questions involve “Show Me, Tell Me” queries, where you explain how you would perform specific safety tasks (“Tell Me”). Additionally, you may 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
Module 4, the Practical Demonstration Test of the Driver CPC, encompasses five critical topic areas. Firstly, drivers must demonstrate their ability to load the vehicle safely while adhering to security measures. Secondly, candidates are evaluated on their capacity to prevent trafficking in illegal immigrants. The third aspect focuses on assessing emergency situations, requiring drivers to demonstrate effective evaluation and response strategies. Additionally, the test addresses the minimization of physical risks, emphasizing the importance of reducing potential harm to oneself and others. Finally, the module mandates a thorough walk around vehicle safety check to ensure the proper functioning and safety of all components.
During the test, each topic is assigned a maximum of 20 points, contributing to an overall score. To successfully pass the Practical Demonstration Test, candidates must achieve a minimum of 15 out of 20 points in each individual topic area, and an overall score of at least 80 out of 100. This comprehensive evaluation ensures that drivers possess the necessary skills and knowledge to handle various aspects of vehicle safety and controls, promoting a high standard of professionalism within the industry.
The order of CPC modules depends on your career goals. If not becoming a professional driver, pass Module 1: Theory Test and Module 3: Practical Driving Test. If later opting for a professional driver career, pass Module 2: Case Study Test and Module 4: Practical Demonstration Test. Ensure the compulsory sequence: pass Module 1 before Module 3 and Module 2 before Module 4.
After passing all four Driver CPC modules, you’ll receive a Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) card (DQC). It’s crucial to update your driving license details, ensuring accuracy in your address, photograph, and signature. Carry your DQC when driving professionally, but if awaiting the card after passing tests, temporary driving is allowed. For those re-qualifying with 35 hours of training, ensure timely recording by the training provider within 5 days to avoid driving restrictions. Upon passing, expect the DQC within 20 days; contact the DVSA at email@example.com or 0300 123 7721 for replacements or inquiries if not received within the timeframe.
Driver CPC Periodic Training
For professional drivers, fulfilling the mandatory 35 hours of periodic training every five years is crucial to maintaining the qualification required for driving professionally. This training is designed to keep drivers abreast of industry regulations, enhance their skills, and contribute to upholding a superior standard of safety and professionalism in their driving practices. By participating in periodic training sessions, drivers ensure they stay informed about the latest developments in the field, thereby promoting a continuous commitment to excellence in their driving careers.
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