Periodic Driver CPC Training

Courses delivered by drivers for drivers

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.

Online Driver CPC Training
£50 per day including DVSA upload fee and VAT
Group Bookings
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What our customers say
Carol Smalley
February 19, 2024
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Excellent communication with both Mike and Mel. Very professional, friendly and approachable. Courses very informative and would highly recommend. Colin
Ehtasham Anwar
January 18, 2024
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Passed my Transport Manager certification exam in the first attempt because of training and support provided by Pearson CPC. Highly recommend!!!
David T
January 17, 2024
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Cant recommend Pearson for a their Transport Manager CPC course enough, my teacher Mike was better than I could of hoped, not only taught me everything I needed to pass, but was always a pleasure too learn from, he has such a wealth of knowledge. Thanks to the admin team also for making everything so easy, all in all i really enjoyed doing the course with them, and highly recommend them.
Neil Smith
December 28, 2023
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Excellent tuition and insight from Mike & Bob. I am not in the haulage industry so therefore had a "slight" disadvantage going into this, but the fact that I passed with very good results goes to show the top level of the course and tuition. Would definitely recommend.
Kallum Taylor
December 18, 2023
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Fantastic company! Both Mike and bob are brilliant tutors, helping out where needed! Would highly recommend for all cpc needs. Passed first time
Ryan Stewart
December 16, 2023
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Really Well delivered course by Mike and Bob. Made it fun, and made it sink in. Thank you once again.
Rob Ryder
December 16, 2023
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Our Trainer Mike is knowledgable in the subject and we found the day was rewarding and fruitful with much knowledge gained by us.
Charles Blackford
December 15, 2023
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Excellent Training
Dawn Richardson
November 17, 2023
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Great company. Always there to answer any questions you may have, very helpful and positive.
Tom Maidman
September 23, 2023
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Studied for my PCV transport management course. Mike and the team were very helpful and I really enjoyed the course. Thanks Mike and team
George Chase
September 23, 2023
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Comprehensive course with excellent tutors, intensive as it needs to be, the only comment would be is that the focus was on the Exam 1 exam multi choice and less on Exam 2. This is my personal perspective and I am sure others on the course would reflect differently.
Sophie Clark
September 23, 2023
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Fantastic service, highly recommend to anyone considering taking their CPC. Both Mike and Melanie go above and beyond with their customer service.
Abigail Robb
September 16, 2023
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Fantastic training that breaks up the teaching into manageable chunks. Would highly recommend this course to anyone looking to take their CPC exam.
Mike Bond
August 19, 2023
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Course delivered in the usual informative and professional manner using real life experience, far from the other providers boring droning on just reading from books, Well done Mike!
theresa pugh
July 22, 2023
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So happy that I chose this course , Mikes teaching techniques were brilliant, all My phone calls and emails were answered promptly with support and advise always to hand . I am so impressed with it that My Daughter is now booking her course with Pearson... Well done and Thank you !
MxrseyyDynasty
July 22, 2023
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Fantastic company to learn and pass the transport manager course with, Mike and bob were so helpful and explained everything in a way to make the learning a pleasure, also meet some new friends through the 10 days on the course..great company to go with highly recommend,nothing was to much trouble …Karen xx gnmhaulage
UpnAboutScotland
June 24, 2023
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I found Mike and Bob explained everything I needed to know and prepared me well for the exams. All content was clear and instructors were very knowledgeable.
Cristinel Marinache
June 17, 2023
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Best experience ive ever had! Will not hesitate to come back for future CPC courses. Thanks!
Ian Cruickshank
June 17, 2023
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I was very sceptical about trying to complete a course over Zoom, however within 5 minutes, you forgot you weren’t in a classroom with Mike and the other candidates.Mikes relaxed style and friendliness made you feel part of a team striving for the same goal straight away, I couldn’t recommend Pearson’s highly enough .
Katie Blakeway
June 17, 2023
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Outstanding Training provider. Mike is phenomenal! Mike is a fountain of knowledge and one of the loveliest people I have had the pleasure of knowing. Bob and Melanie are the two other pieces of the perfect puzzle, which is why Pearson's is the best at what they do. The team are with you all the way, you are not just a number in the classroom. I have no regrets picking Pearson's and always will recommend!
Chris “chris2791”
May 29, 2023
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Great course full of information on all aspects of driving lorries and buses of all sizes. Didn't feel like most other courses I have been on in the past. Would definitely recommend 👍
Darren Killick
May 28, 2023
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Charlotte Retallack
May 23, 2023
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Excellent course, it was a great couple of days. Mike made it good fun and very imformative. Looking forward to my next course. Highly recommended.
David Prisk
May 20, 2023
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Online Transport Manager Qualification great literature and learning experience presented professionally by Pearson CPC trainers
Jordan Donegan
May 20, 2023
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Mike and his team are absolutely great at what they do and I am glad I chose Pearson CPC to learn with. The experience was kept interesting and everyone's questions were answered, they were patient and held great online classes.
tony gubb
May 16, 2023
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The best ,most informative cpc course I have experienced.The trainer was engaging professional whilst dealing with zoom which when you are not in the class room is difficult.I would recommend the company to anyone with confidence
Daniel Jose
May 2, 2023
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Karl Evans
May 2, 2023
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A great experience in the course given by mike. huge help and knowledge in getting me through my transport managers cps exam. many thanks.
Jonathan Finch
May 2, 2023
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Attending online cpc training. Very good and engaging.
David Johnson
May 1, 2023
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The training has been one of great interest and necessity. The delivery has been profession and sufficient to meet the requirements of the CPC.
Stuart Branch
May 1, 2023
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Darren Renshaw
April 30, 2023
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Excellent 1 st day of training ! Mike is a very patient man and helped us newbies with clear explanations and light hearted banter .Highly recommend Pearson’s on line training .Cheers
OldSchoolTuition
April 30, 2023
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Great course. The tutor gives a lot of background to the content, based on years of experience. The course is up to date and very relevant. All questions are answered honestly and clearly. Recommended.
James Fleming
April 4, 2023
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Mike was very knowledgeable and made the course very easy to follow
Gary Nicholls
April 4, 2023
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Mike Pearson is a very competent and knowledgeable trainer, the course content is informative and current
Naomi Trerise
April 4, 2023
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Anthony Hingley
April 3, 2023
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Fohn
March 28, 2023
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Congratulations to me!! I am now a CPC Transport Manager all thanks to Mike and Mel. I highly recommend Pearson CPC - Mike is very knowledgeable and has years of industrial experience which he shared with the class. The course structure and delivery was excellent.
Susie Tait
March 28, 2023
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Mike the trainer was very Knowledgeable and engaging with everyone and look forward to doing the other 4 days with him. In the future when i have to do this CPC training again, i know who to contact. Pearson CPC training and mike. Thanks again and keep up the good work. The Review is actually from Roger Tait and not Susie Tait.
Garry Donohoe
March 28, 2023
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Done my PSV Transport Manager CPC with Mike and I passed first time with decent marks. Can't thank him enough for everything he has done. I highly recommend. He also limits class numbers to 10 so it is a very good size.
Jack Walmsley
March 28, 2023
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Jake Eason
March 28, 2023
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The Transport Manager CPC is a very well run course, covering a range of topics in the industry. The course trainers, Mike and Bob, pass on their abundance of knowledge throughout. As a result, I felt ready for the exams at the end. Highly recommend!
Katy
March 28, 2023
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Really supportive with my remote learning. Passed first time with Pearsons CPC training
Withiel Commercials
March 28, 2023
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Interesting giving a lot of knowledge on all aspects of tacho graph rules and regulations
Glyn Wearne
March 28, 2023
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Gurprit Boughan
March 27, 2023
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RH CPC transport manager course is very well run, very informative, covers a wide range of topics. Would recommend.
kathryn haughton
March 27, 2023
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JCH
March 27, 2023
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james glosby
March 27, 2023
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Pearson Transport is professional from the start, great industry knowledge and trainer.Highly Recommend there services
Miho erika
March 27, 2023
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Brilliant Tutor, great course,price is unbeatable!!If U need anytime help with anything they will be there for U!!
Sales .
March 27, 2023
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mike has taken 6 of my team through CPC and and its been an engaging and informative experience, would recommend to all
Tolvaddon Pirate
March 27, 2023
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Russ Boswell
March 26, 2023
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David Buckingham
March 26, 2023
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Excellent teacher and very understanding and informative..would recommend highly to anyone wanting to take a CPC course
Tonia Phillips
March 26, 2023
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Well run courses,Mike is a very good trainer, knowledgeable about what he is teaching,well organised promp and on time would recommend
Richard Marler
March 26, 2023
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Great course, lots to learn and a great environment to learn it in! Thank you
Steve French
March 26, 2023
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Great course, recommend to anyone wanting CPC training
Nicolescu Ionut
March 26, 2023
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Audrius C
March 18, 2023
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Mr. Pearson is a top class specialist and I enjoyed every minute with him guiding us through the piles of literature we suppose to read and learn during the course. Every penny spent is worth 110%! Thank you, Mike!
Matt Jackson
March 14, 2023
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I have used PearsonCPC for 3 days of my periodic HGV CPC so far (online via Zoom) and have found Mike to be knowledgable and professional. Would recommend to anyone, and will using again for as long as he is still going!
Kieran Beer
March 8, 2023
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Wasn't keen on doing cpc online at first but have to say it's brilliant. Done 2 coarses with Mike Pearson now and he is brilliant.
Steven Owens
March 7, 2023
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Dobromir Dobrev
March 7, 2023
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Claire Foster
March 6, 2023
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Paul Lindsey
March 6, 2023
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Very informative and loads of resources! Extremely helpful.
Kevan Bagnall
March 6, 2023
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Excellent course kept interesting by Mike the trainer. Easy on zoom no travelling & cheaper!!£££👍
L bradley
February 28, 2023
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jason dower
February 27, 2023
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Fantastic course and Mike is awsome. He makes you feel at home and keeps the content fun but on topic. Would definitely recommend
Tibor G. Genius
February 27, 2023
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Robson Makowski
February 27, 2023
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steve blight
February 27, 2023
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Tibor G. Genius
February 27, 2023
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Phil Stapleton
February 26, 2023
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I'm glad I chose Pearson CPC the teaching was very high standard and very informative
Rhys Graham
February 26, 2023
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tony baker
February 6, 2023
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mike does a very good job at training you on your CPC and i would recommend him if you looking to do cpc
Gary Briers
January 31, 2023
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david allison
January 30, 2023
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Mike and Mel run a fantastic operation at Pearson CPC. I was a bit sceptical about my own ability to study such an intensive course remotely, but they made it so engaging. I would definitely recommend Pearson CPC if you are considering any transport related qualifications. You won't be disappointed.
Libby Smith
January 30, 2023
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Brilliant people, well set out training to support and get you through your cpc. Highly recommended.
iain gibbs
January 30, 2023
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Excellent courses. Well prepared and proffesionally delivered.
kernow Fireworks kernow Fireworks
January 30, 2023
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Benn on many CPC courses this was one of the better onesVery professional informative and knowledgebleWell done
Toma stelian
January 29, 2023
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Strongly recommended, can't thank you enough. First time pass 😁 Thank you
Mihacsa Andras
January 10, 2023
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stephen Norris
January 9, 2023
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great CPC training, looking forward to doing more soon
Mubble Monster
January 2, 2023
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Wolfie
November 28, 2022
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Engaging, informative and friendly, 100% recommend and would use again.

Driver CPC Training accredited by DVSA, trusted by you.

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 Driver CPC Training Modules

Our Jaupt approved suite of 12 modules are engaging and interactive whichever learning environment you choose!

Driver’s Hours, Working Time Directive (WTD) & Tachographs
Driver’s Emergency First Aid
Driver Legal Requirements
Fitness to Drive & Driver Wellbeing
Vehicle Legal Requirements
Manual Handling
PCV Toolkit
Vehicle Safe Loading & Safe Loads
Reducing Penalties & Infringements
Vulnerable Road Users
Safeguarding

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

Who Needs Driver CPC Training?

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.

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License Types that Qualify for CPC Training

Cat C1

For vehicles between 3500kg and 7500kg with trailers up to 750kg

Cat C

For vehicles in excess of 7500kg with trailers up to 750kg

Cat C+E

For vehicles in excess of 7500kg with trailers over 750kg

Cat D1

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.

Cat D

This is a full bus/coach license, enabling you to drive any sized Passenger Carrying Vehicle.

Student Testimonials

Reviews from real students

"Great course full of information on all aspects of driving lorries and buses of all sizes. Didn't feel like most other courses I have been on in the past. Would definitely recommend."
"Interesting giving a lot of knowledge on all aspects of tachograph rules and regulations."
" Mike has taken 6 of my team through Driver CPC and and its been an engaging and informative experience, would recommend to all."

So am I eligible?

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.

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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!

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FAQ's

What does Driver CPC mean?

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.

Can I complete my Driver CPC Training Online?

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.

Do I need the Driver CPC Qualification?

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.

Why choose us as your Training Provider?

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.

How Much is Driver CPC Training?

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.

How Long Does a Driver CPC Course Take?

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.

When do I need to take CPC Training?

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.

How do I get my Driver Qualification Card?

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/

Can you Fail a Driver CPC Course?

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.

Does Driver CPC Training Count as Working Time?

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.

How much is 35 hours CPC Training?

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.

Where can I take this course?

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.