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Driver CPC Training

What is Driver CPC?

Driver Certificate of Professional Competence, commonly referred to as Driver CPC or DCPC for short, is required by law for all professional HGV and PCV drivers, with some exemptions. The rules apply to drivers of vehicle categories C1, C, C+E, D1, D and D+E.

 

Backline have been delivering Driver CPC training since 2013. We registered as a JAUPT approved consortium member to enable us to deliver training to the 300+ HGV drivers that we employ.

 

Shortly after the 2014 September cut-off, we took the decision to launch our commercial training division, offering Driver CPC, Forklift, HIAB and ADR training.

 

There are two types of Driver CPC

 

DCPC (Initial)

Required for newly qualified drivers (since September 2009), and optional for drivers with acquired rights, Initial CPC can only be completed for your first Driver Qualification Card (DQC).

 

It consists of two modules/tests, both of which you must pass to be issued with your DQC. Check out our Beginner’s Guide to HGV for more information.

 

DCPC (Periodic Training)

Required by drivers who passed their practical driving test before September 2009, or who have previously held a CPC entitlement.

 

Periodic training involves predominantly classroom based training, but can be incorporated into practical training such as our Fork Lift Truck, Lorry Mounted Crane or ADR courses.

 

Drivers require 35 hours of periodic training every five years to maintain their CPC entitlement. N.b. If you do not currently hold a Driver CPC entitlement, you will need to complete the 35 hours before you are issued with a DQC.

 

Still not sure? Use the form below to check what type of CPC you need:


 

 


 

Upcoming Driver CPC Courses:

 

Location
Date(s)
No. Days
Notes
Bridgwater 28 Jan – 1 Feb
5 (M-F)  
Plymouth 28 Jan – 1 Feb
5 (M-F)  
Exeter 4-8 Feb
5 (M-F)  
Yeovil 4-8 Feb
5 (M-F)  
Bridgwater 11-15 Feb
5 (M-F)  
Avonmouth 11-15 Feb
5 (M-F)  
Plymouth 18-22 Feb
5 (M-F)  
Exeter
25 Feb – 1 Mar
5 (M-F)  
Yeovil
2 March
1 (Sat)
Fully booked – reserve spaces only
Bodmin
4-8 March
5 (M-F)
 
Winchester
11-15 March
5 (M-F)
 
Avonmouth
18-22 March
5 (M-F)
 
Bridgwater
18-22 March 5 (M-F)  
Exeter
18-22 March
5 (M-F)
 
Plymouth
25-30 March
6 (M-Sa)
 
Bodmin
1-6 April
6 (M-Sa)  
Plymouth
8-12 April
5 (M-F)
 
Yeovil
8-12 April
5 (M-F)
 
Winchester
8-12 April
5 (M-F)
 
Yeovil
13 April
1 (Sat)
Fully booked – reserve spaces only
Exeter
15-18 April
4 (M-Th)
 
Winchester
15-17 April 3 (M-W)  
Bridgwater
23-26 April
4 (Tu-F)
 
Avonmouth
23-27 April
5 (Tu-Sa)
 
Exeter
29 Apr – 3 May
5 (M-F)
 
Bridgwater
7-10 May
4 (Tu-F)
 
Plymouth
13-17 May
5 (M-F)
 
Winchester
13-17 May 5 (M-F)  
Yeovil
13-17 May 5 (M-F)  
Yeovil
18 May
1 (Sat)
Fully booked – reserve spaces only
Avonmouth
20-24 May
5 (M-F)
 
Bodmin
20-24 May 5 (M-F)  
Exeter
28-31 May 4 (Tu-F)  
Yeovil 1 June
1 (Sat)
Fully booked – reserve spaces only
Bridgwater
3-7 June
5 (M-F)
 
Plymouth
10-14 June
5 (M-F)
 
Bodmin
10-14 June
5 (M-F)
 
Exeter
17-21 June
5 (M-F)  
Yeovil
17-21 June 5 (M-F)  
Avonmouth
24-28 June
5 (M-F)
 
Plymouth
29 June
1 (Sat)
Limited Spaces
Bodmin
1-5 July
5 (M-F)  
Bridgwater
8-12 July
5 (M-F)
 
Exeter
15-19 July
5 (M-F)  
Plymouth
15-19 July 5 (M-F)  
Avonmouth
22-26 July
5 (M-F)
 
Yeovil
22-26 July
5 (M-F)
 
Winchester
22-26 July
5 (M-F)
 
Exeter
3 August
1 (Sat)
 
Yeovil
5-9 August
5 (M-F)
 
Bridgwater
5-9 August
5 (M-F)
 
Bodmin
5-9 August
5 (M-F)
 
Yeovil
10 August
1 (Sat)
 
Bridgwater
10 August
1 (Sat)
 
Plymouth
12-17 August
6 (M-Sat)
 
Exeter
12-16 August 5 (M-F)
 
Winchester
12-16 August 5 (M-F)
 
Avonmouth
17 August
1 (Sat)
 
Avonmouth 19-23 August
5 (M-F)
 
Bridgwater
19-23 August 5 (M-F)  
Exeter
24 August
1 (Sat)
 
Plymouth
2-6 September 5 (M-F)  
Bodmin
2-6 September
5 (M-F)
 
Avonmouth 23-27 Sept.
5 (M-F)
 

 

You may book individual days within a course date(s). You do not have to book for the full duration of a course.

 

How Do I Book?

To book a course, simply call us on 03333 201 221, email us at training@backlinelogistics.co.uk or complete the enquiry form below.

 

If there are not currently any Driver CPC courses listed for your area, please contact us or complete the form below and we will try to arrange one to suit you.

 

Please note: all bookings are subject to our Terms & Conditions (see PDF link on this page).

CPC Training Courses

Register your interest for any of our available training courses or request alternate dates. Where necessary, we will contact you to discuss your requirements in more detail.
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