Category: Training Courses

Driver CPC Approved


To keep your Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) you must carry out 35 hours of training within a five-year period to maintain your bus, coach, or HGV driver’s licence.   For many drivers that five year period will expire in 2024, and while that’s still two years away, with the shortage of CPC facilitators… Read more »

Backline Training is Booming, with New Recruits and the announcement of Additional Government Support

The haulage industry is vital to the UK economy. It’s an integral part of domestic supply chains with links across many sectors, from food supplies and medical products, to manufacturing and construction.   Historically, there has been a shortage of qualified HGV Drivers, which has increased from an estimated 45,000 in 2016 to 76,000 today,… Read more »

Training Team Wins for the Backline Training Team

Backline Training, based in the South West of England is celebrating a boost in business since partnering with MT training and becoming an accredited trainer for the National Plant Operators Registration Scheme (NPORS).   As an existing training provider for AITT, Sam Hay (Training Manager) at Backline Training saw an opportunity to enhance their offering… Read more »

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7 Myths About HIAB Training in 2021

Once you’ve got your HGV training done, you might be wondering whether it’s worth getting yourself HIAB qualified. And it’s fair to say there are a fair few myths about HIAB training out there. It can sometimes be thought of as an unnecessary expense. Old hands will tell you that the best way, no, the… Read more »

Avonmouth Upgrades Site Due To Success

Backline Avonmouth Thanks to continued growth, and a high demand for training, we are pleased to announce our Avonmouth branch has completed its move! Now based in a self contained unit on the Avonbank Industrial Estate, full details of the Branch can be found here.   The larger unit comprises a spacious office, with two… Read more »

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Employers: Are You At Risk?

Did You Know?   Everyone knows that a successful business has to have good Health & Safety procedures in place, and the vast majority do. We have, according to HSE figures, the lowest workplace fatality rate of all the EU countries and we also fair well when it comes to work days lost through sickness… Read more »

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7 Quick Tips About Driver CPC

Confused about Driver CPC? Keeping on top of your training hours probably isn’t your favourite aspect of the job; but getting it wrong can stop you working altogether. So, don’t leave it to chance! Keep on top of your training hours and get up to speed on all the latest rules with our 7 Quick… Read more »

Ian Lima Pass Certificate

We’ve Done It Again

Another Driver Upgraded You will see from our “Why Join Backline?” page the importance we place on looking after our field staff. Part of the investment that we make in them is training and up-skilling.   Our internal training division regularly takes people through Driver CPC, Forklift and HIAB training. This year we have also… Read more »

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DVSA On The Case

Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency The DVSA, previously Vehicle & Operator Standards Agency (VOSA) prior to merging with the Driver Standards Agency (DSA), has been cracking down hard on drivers breaking the rules.   Drivers and operators alike have found that, since the agency became a self-funded organisation, it has appeared to be more zealous… Read more »