Pearson CPC offers DVSA accredited Driver CPC training for both PCV and LGV nationwide, delivered live, via our online classroom.
We also offer company training days, which can be tailored to suit your business needs.
All of our trainers are experienced tutors from your industry, with decades of real-world PCV and LGV (HGV) driving experience. This is at the heart of what we do, all our trainers have a real understanding of what drivers face every day. By attending our courses, you not only get the certification you need but walk away with practical advice for your long term benefit.
We understand that, for some, the classroom environment can be daunting. Therefore, we tailor each and every session to the drivers in the room, whether you are starting out your career in the transport industry or are a seasoned professional driver. We are passionate about making our courses engaging as we believe there is no point in boring, uninspiring teaching.
Our Jaupt approved suite of 12 modules are engaging and interactive whichever learning environment you choose!
Each of our above modules are 3.5 hours and are paired together to make up a morning and afternoon full day, 7 hour session. Each 7 hour session counts towards the total 35 hours of periodic training needed to update your DQC. We offer the flexibility to book the days you need, that fit within your schedule to top-up your hours, or the full 5 day, 35 hour course. We ensure that all our modules are suitable for everyone, from experienced professional drivers to those just starting out in the transport industry
One of the most common questions we get from our students is, “who needs CPC training?” The simple answer for professional lorry, bus, and coach drivers is 'everyone'. The key word here is 'professional' - or in simple terms are you being paid for your services?
Our Periodic Driver CPC Courses are designed for professional drivers who already have the initial driver CPC for professional lorry, bus or coach driving (PCV or HGV licenses). Once obtained, every driver needs to update their Driver CPC card (DQC) within a 5 year period, by completing 35 hours of Periodic Driver CPC approved training. This is an attendance and participation CPC training course involving NO test. We have a suite of 12 Jaupt accredited modules, such as “Driver first aid at work” and “Drivers hours, WTD and tachographs”, applied to real-life scenarios to ensure that you get the most out of each session.
For vehicles between 3500kg and 7500kg with trailers up to 750kg
For vehicles in excess of 7500kg with trailers up to 750kg
For vehicles in excess of 7500kg with trailers over 750kg
Enables you to drive a minibus of 9-16 seats maximum. If you passed your driving test before 1997 this category will already be on your license. If you passed after that date a full course and test is required.
This is a full bus/coach license, enabling you to drive any sized Passenger Carrying Vehicle.
You can attend this training if one or more of the following statements applies to you:
Passed your car test before 1st January 1997
Passed your Cat C1 or Cat C before 10th September 2009
Passed your Cat D1 or Cat D before 10th September 2008
Passed your Mod 4 Initial Qualification at any time (Initial CPC)
Unsure on any of the above? Contact our friendly team with any questions.
Only sit the hours you need and save yourself money by checking your completed hours below before you book. Make sure to have your valid UK driving license to hand to register with the service!
The Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (Driver CPC) is a legal requirement for a professional lorry, coach, or bus driver who is paid to drive.
You must carry the CPC card whenever you are driving in the allocated vehicle.
Yes. Because of Covid 19, the Government has permitted Driver CPC Training to be delivered in a virtual classroom. We deliver our Driver CPC Training, live, via Zoom. It is a convenient and easy way to get the training you need from the comfort of your own home. You will need internet access and a PC, laptop or tablet with working camera and microphone. Most of our delegates much prefer this option.
If you want to drive a goods vehicle over 3.5 tonnes or a passenger vehicle with more than eight passenger seats professionally, you must do 35 hours of periodic training every 5 years to keep your Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) to drive a lorry, bus or coach.
If you passed your car test before January 1997 then you have acquired rights to the Initial Driver CPC qualification. You are then required to undertake 35 hours Approved Driver CPC training every five years to maintain your qualification.
New LGV or PCV drivers, without acquired rights, need to have successfully completed Modules 2 & 4 with DVSA, and then undertake 35hrs Approved Driver CPC training every five years to maintain their qualification.
Our courses are delivered by Drivers for Drivers. Our experienced trainers have over 40 years plus, hands on experience within your industry and a 95% course satisfaction rating* and trainer satisfaction rate is 100%
We are a Jaupt/DVSA approved training provider. Only approved courses taken with approved training centres will count towards periodic training. We are registered to deliver both LGV and PCV CPC training.
We offer a wide selection of engaging, high quality and informative training modules .
Delegates’ experience is acknowledged. Delegates share their knowledge and they are treated as professionals. Each training session will encourage you to continue to develop your skills in the ever-changing world of transport.
We offer full support for your virtual training journey so it is easy and enjoyable.
*Overall 95% satisfaction rate from over 3000 CPC course attendees, November 2020
Engaging training, applied to real life scenarios, to ensure that you get the most out of each session.
Prices are shown next to each course listing. Our online Driver CPC Training costs from just £50.00 per 7 hour day, including the DVSA upload fee and VAT.
Our in-person Driver CPC Training costs just £70.00 per 7 hour day, including the DVSA upload fee and VAT.
A single day of Driver CPC training must last 7 hours to count toward the mandatory 35 hours that you must take to gain your Driver Qualification Card. Most days are made up of two separate 3 and a half hour modules to provide a wider variety of topics and keep you interested throughout the day. Find out more about our Driver CPC Modules here.
The deadline for your training will be shown on your DQC (Driver Qualification Card). It is totally up to you when to take the training courses before your deadline. You could do 7 hours each year, or wrap it all up in a week. Our courses can accommodate any approach.
If you miss your training deadline, you cannot drive professionally and may face fines if you do. Any training that you have completed before your deadline will still count for 5 years from the date you took the course, as training does not expire in line with your training deadline.
You will automatically receive your DQC once you have completed the required 35 hours’ training. We upload your hours on the DVSA website on the same day that you attend to avoid any unnecessary delays. Find out more on the Government website at www.gov.uk/driver-cpc-training/
No. Driver CPC Training is attendance and participation only. There is no exam. Throughout the course, there are confirmation of knowledge questions to help you get the most out of each session.
Under the terms of the Road Transport (Working Time) Regulations, working hours are any time that an employee is “at the employer’s disposal”. Therefore, if a driver is required to attend a training course such as Driver CPC by their employer, then this does count as working time.
Pearson CPC offers 7 hours periodic online training courses from £50 per day, which includes the mandatory DVSA upload fee and VAT. Prices for face to face training, when available, will vary.
Some courses, such as our OLAT course, which may also count towards your Driver CPC are subject to different pricing.
We are currently running online courses, delivered live, via Zoom. You can attend Driver CPC Training, in a virtual classroom, from the comfort of your own home. All you need is a laptop, pc or tablet, with a working camera and microphone and a good wifi connection. Mobile phones are not permitted.
For organisations wishing to book group, online training, please contact us to discuss suitable dates and prices.