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Driver CPC Training

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
Winchester 12-16 Nov. 5 (M-F)  
Plymouth 12-16 Nov. 5 (M-F)  
Bodmin 19-23 Nov. 5 (M-F)  
Bridgwater 19-23 Nov. 5 (M-F)  
Plymouth 24 Nov 1 (Sat) Limited spaces
Avonmouth
10-14 Dec
5 (M-F)
 
Plymouth 15 Dec 1 (Sat) Limited spaces
Exeter
15 Dec
1 (Sat)
Limited spaces
Exeter
17-21 Dec
5 (M-F)
 
Plymouth
17-21 Dec
5 (M-F)
 
2019



Plymouth
 7-11 Jan
5 (M-F)   
Bridgwater
7-11 Jan
5 (M-F)  
Exeter
7-11 Jan
5 (M-F)
 
Yeovil
12 Jan
1 (Sat)
Limited Spaces
Yeovil 14-18 Jan
5 (M-F)  
Bodmin 21-25 Jan
5 (M-F)  
Avonmouth 21-25 Jan
5 (M-F)  
Winchester 21-25 Jan
5 (M-F)  
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)
Limited Spaces
Bodmin
4-8 March
5 (M-F)
 
Avonmouth
18-22 March
5 (M-F)
 
Plymouth
25-30 March
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)
Limited Spaces
Avonmouth
23-27 April
5 (Tu-Sa)
 
Yeovil
18 May
1 (Sat)
Limited Spaces
Avonmouth
20-24 May
5 (M-F)
 
Yeovil 1 June
1 (Sat)
Limited Spaces
Avonmouth
24-28 June
5 (M-F)
 
Avonmouth
22-26 July
5 (M-F)
 
Avonmouth 19-23 August
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.
  • Please give us any specific information about what you require. E.g. a particular subject such as Safe & Fuel Efficient Driving