FAQ's

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FAQ's

Find out the answers to our most frequently asked questions regarding Driver CPC training, eligibility and our courses.  If you have any further questions, please do get in touch.

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 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.

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 approved training provider.  Only approved courses taken with approved training centres will count towards periodic 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 just £50.00 per 7 hour day, including the DVSA upload fee.  

Our in-person Driver CPC Training costs just £70.00 per 7 hour day, including the DVSA upload fee.

Prices are not subject to 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 for £50 which includes the mandatory DVSA upload fee.  Not subject to 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 only, Via Zoom. You can attend Driver CPC Training, in a virtual classroom, from the comfort of your own home.

We also welcome Delegates at  our Training Centre in St Agnes, to train for individual modules or to complete the entire 35 hours of CPC training as a full 5-day course. (Subject to availability). For organisations wishing to book group training, we also offer private training sessions at a location of your choosing. (Subject to suitability).  Currently being delivered online.

Organisations may wish to send their team to our Training Centre or to have their team trained at their own HQ. (Subject to suitability). Whatever your requirements, we can deliver. We also offer weekend availability.  Currently being delivered online.

Can you provide in-house Training?

Yes, for organisations wishing to book group training, we also offer private training sessions at a location of your choosing. (Subject to suitability). Organisations may wish to send their team to our Training Centre or to have their team trained at their own HQ.  Currently being delivered online.

 Whatever your requirements, we can deliver training to groups of individuals across all of our modules or pick and mix based on your drivers’ requirements. We also offer weekend availability.

Contact us on info@pearsoncpc.co.uk or use our contact form or call us on 01209 899399, to enquire about our options and availability.

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Find out the latest updates on rules and regulations or find out more about any of our modules before you start your course. Scroll down the page and use the filter provided to see the relevant materials available on that subject, then click on the images in order to open up the guide in an easy-to-view PDF format.

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