Will Driver CPC Scrapped?

Who needs a CPC Licence?


You must have Driver CPC if you drive a lorry, bus or coach as the main part of your job.

You must do 35 hours of periodic training every 5 years to keep it.

You can be fined up to £1,000 for driving professionally without Driver CPC ..

How do I become a CPC trainer?

Run a Driver CPC training courseWho can provide courses.Provide privacy information when drivers book your course.Send joining instructions.Register delegates and check their identities.Introduce the course.Train the drivers using your approved course.Plan for problems with running your course.Collect feedback and evaluate the course.More items…

Do Van drivers need CPC?

Vans over 3.5 tonnes If you passed your car test before then, you are allowed to drive commercial vehicles up to 8.5 tonnes, but not if you’re driving one as part of your job. To do that, you need to take a professional Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) to qualify.

What happens if my driver CPC runs out?

You can be fined up to £1,000 for driving professionally if your Driver CPC expired before 1 March 2020. Your next deadline will be set for 5 years after the date you finish your training.

Do I need a CPC to drive a 7.5 ton lorry?

DVSA has reminded drivers that they now can’t legally drive a 7.5 tonne truck professionally even if it’s on their driving licence unless they have completed the Driver CPC. “Please note that is DVSA opinion and does not carry any legal weight. …

What hours do HGV drivers work?

A HGV driver must not exceed 60 hours working time, which includes driving and other work, in any single week. In addition they must not exceed an average of 48 hours working time over a specific reference period.

Can I hire a 7.5 ton lorry?

Please be aware that, to hire out one of our 7.5-tonne trucks, you need to be 25-years-old or above, have two years worth of driving experience under your belt and have a category C1 license. Hirers using these vehicles for hire or reward need to produce an Operator’s Licence.

Who is exempt from CPC?

There are exceptions from the Driver CPC qualification for drivers of vehicles: used for non-commercial carriage of passengers or goods, for personal use. undergoing road tests for technical development, repair or maintenance purposes, or of new or rebuilt vehicles which have not yet been put into service.

Do Scaffolders need a CPC?

If You Think so, Can You Prove it? Many are now aware of the requirement for ‘professional’ lorry drivers to hold (D)CPC or (Driver) Certificate of Professional Competence. … All drivers of scaffolding lorries have a legal obligation to ensure that their lorry is fit for the road, including the security of any load.

Can a 19 year old drive 3.5 Ton van?

You can drive a large vehicle that weighs more than 3500kgs (3.5 tonnes) if you are aged 21 or over.

What are the CPC modules?

There are four modules in the Driver CPC: two are the same as the tests you’ll take for getting your LGV licence.Theory test: this is the same as the theory test for your LGV licence.Driver CPC case study test.Driving ability test: this is the same as the practical test for your LGV licence.More items…

Can I drive a lorry without a CPC?

Any drivers of lorries and vans over 3.5 tonnes, and passenger carrying vehicles carrying nine or more people, will need the CPC as well as their vocational licence. Without it, you can’t legally drive the vehicle.

Can you drive straight after passing your HGV test?

For about 10 minutes of the test you’ll drive independently: your examiner will ask you to follow signs or give you directions to reach a destination. This is so you can show you’ll be able to drive safely on your own after you’ve passed your test.

What is the largest lorry I can drive on a car Licence?

Drivers who passed their category B (car) driving test before 1997 have grandfather rights and are able to drive a 7.5-tonne truck without taking another test. They will have the C1 entitlement on their licence, which covers vehicles from 3.5- 7.5-tonnes GVW.

How long does a driver CPC last?

five yearsDriver CPC requires all professional bus and truck drivers to complete a minimum of 35 hours periodic training every five years (or before the cut off date for acquired rights and then every five years) for as long as they wish to continue to drive professionally. The minimum length of a training course is seven hours.

Does a CPC expire?

Most professional lorry and bus drivers must complete 35 hours of periodic training every 5 years to maintain their Driver Certificate of Professional Competence qualification. This is evidenced by a Driver CPC card. The card is sometimes called a ‘driver qualification card’ or ‘ DQC ‘.

Can you drive while waiting for CPC card?

Waiting for your card You can still drive professionally if you’ve done your periodic training and you’re waiting for your new Driver CPC card to arrive.

Who is responsible for driver CPC training?

A: Whilst drivers are responsible for ensuring they complete their 35 hours’ Periodic Training in order to retain their DQC, employers have a duty to ensure that their drivers comply with relevant legislation which includes meeting the Driver CPC requirement.