Driver CPC Training in Lancashire
We are members of the Institute of Transport Administration consortium (AC00709/12) , designed to meet all the demands of the Driver CPC training legislation whilst providing not just training, but a total management solution for your Driver CPC responsibilities.
The Institute of Transport Administration http://www.iota.org.uk (IoTA) is a professional membership organisation that represents some 4,000 individuals and firms within all spheres of the transport industry in both the United Kingdom and overseas. It supports and encourages efficient transport management and is committed to the ongoing growth and development of its members through specialist knowledge-sharing and the provision and promotion of educational programmes, and now you can utilise its expertise to acquire your Driver CPC training.
We can deliver this training, throughout the UK at your premises, or at our own centre in East Lancashire.
The Driver CPC (Certificate of Professional Competence) was introduced to raise standards and improve safety across all EU states. All professional bus/coach drivers and drivers of lorries of 3.5 tons and upwards, licence categories C, C1, CE, C1E must undertake Driver CPC training if they want to drive for a living.
Affected drivers will need to complete a minimum of 35 hours of Joint Approvals Unit for Periodic Training (JAUPT) approved training within every 5 year cycle starting on September 10th 2008 for bus and coach drivers and September 10th 2009 for lorry drivers https://jaupt.org.uk
All drivers must now carry a DQC (Driver Qualification Card) if they are driving a goods vehicle of 3.5 tonnes maximum authorised mass unless they fall into one of the specified exemptions which appear on the www.gov.uk website. New drivers still need to undertake initial DCPC training, (see our LGV pages). Drivers who drive commercially without a DQC can expect severe financial penalties as can operators permitting drivers to drive their vehicles. In severe circumstances the Traffic Commissioners can suspend or even withdraw the entitlement to drive a large goods vehicle.