DRIVER CPC TRAINING FOR QUALIFIED DRIVERS

Approved Driver Certificate of Proffessional Competence course

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.
 
You can be fined up to £1000 for driving professionally without a Driver Certificate of Proffessional Competence (CPC).
 
You have to the training in the country where you work or normally live.
 
Your Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) lasts 5 years.To keep your certificate you need to do 35 hours of training BEFORE your 5-year deadline. The deadline is shown on your card.
 
HOW TO KEEP THE FULL DRIVER CPC
  • Take 35 hours of periodic training every five years to stay qualified
  • Sign a declaration every five years until you’re 45 to show you still meet the medical standards
  • Provide a medical report every five years after you’re 45 to renew your driving licence - you need to do this every year when you reach 65

MODULE CONTENT
MODULE 1 - DRIVERS HOURS
  • Drivers’s hours regulations
  • Driving limits and breaks
  • Rest periods
  • Working time directive
  • Multi manning
  • Great Britain and Northern Ireland rules

MODULE 2 - THE PROFESSIONAL DRIVER
  • Representing the company
  • Professional driver roles and responsibilities
  • The effects of stress on driving
  • Diet, mood and driving
  • The effects of drugs on driving behaviour
  • Vehicle awareness
  • Optical behaviour and driving
  • Driving distractions
  • Risk-taking driving behaviour
  • The effects of fatigue on driving behaviour
  • The effects of road predictability
  • Factors influencing driving behaviour

MODULE 3 - HEALTH AND SAFETY
  • General Health and Safety
  • Assessing the risks
  • Safe working on vehicles
  • Reversing
  • Slow moving vehicles
  • General site safety
  • Safety in coupling and uncoupling
  • Safe working on the road
  • Noise pollution
  • Loading bays and ramps
  • COSHH

MODULE 4 - HAULAGE OPERATIONS AND COMPLIANCE
  • Company policies and procedures
  • Financial considerations
  • Driver licensing
  • Traffic incident reporting
  • Inspections and prohibitions
  • Vehicle maintenance
  • OCRS
  • Transport managers
  • Operator Licensing (O-Licence)
 
MODULE 5 - HAULAGE OPERATIONS
  • Road Freight Compliance
  • Insurance
  • Clandestine entrants
  • CMR
  • Freight forwarding
  • International transport
  • Traffic regulations
  • Vehicle selection
  • Weights and dimensions

MODULE 6 - LOAD SAFETY
  • Load safety regulations
  • Principles of safe loading
  • Planning to load and unload
  • Load distribution
  • Load securing systems (branch out specifics)
  • Load awareness
  • Abnormal loads
  • Fluids/Liquids

MODULE 7 - ANALOGUE AND DIGITAL TACHOGRAPHS
  • Tachograph regulations, enforcement and exemptions
  • Introduction to the analogue vehicle unit
  • Introduction to the digital vehicle unit
  • Analogue tachographs usage and tachograph charts
  • Analogue tachographs - manual entries
  • Digital tachographs data recording and operation
  • Digital tachographs logging in/out and manual entries
  • Digital tachographs faults and errors

MODULE 8 - EMERGENCY ACTIONS
  • What’s the risk?
  • Vehicle inspections and vehicle awareness
  • Breakdowns
  • Fire
  • Bridge strikes
  • Vehicle collisions
  • Tyre safety
  • Emergency manoeuvring
  • Vehicle security
  • Physical and verbal confrontation
 
MODULE 9 - VEHICLE SYSTEMS
  • The tractor unit - an overview
  • Telematics
  • Gearbox types
  • Braking systems
  • Camera technology
  • Coupling systems
  • Retardation
  • Green systems
  • Assistive technologies

MODULE 10 - SAFE AND ECONOMIC DRIVING (THEORY)
  • Why drive economically?
  • What’s consuming the fuel?
  • Planning for efficiency
  • Driving style
  • Torque and engine power
  • The gearbox
  • Aerodynamics
  • Telematics

MODULE 11 - SAFE AND ECONOMIC DRIVING (PRACTICAL)
  • Why drive economically?
  • What’s consuming the fuel?
  • Planning for efficiency
  • Driving style
  • Torque and engine power
  • The gearbox
  • Aerodynamics
  • Telematics

MODULE 12 - ON THE ROAD
  • Urban driving
  • Rural driving
  • Route planning
  • The highway code
  • In cab distractions
  • Driving in challenging weather conditions
  • Winter driving
  • Speeding
  • Vulnerable road users
  • Cyclists

COURSE DURATION
Five Days (35 hours) or five seven hour long sessions depending on requirements

ACCREDITATIONS
RTITB registered and accredited training centre that delivers RTITB Driver CPC training.
 
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