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Driver CPC

Driver CPC
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Does the new Driver CPC affect me?

If you drive or wish to drive Category C or D (including subcategories C1 and D1) for hire or reward then the Driver CPC applies to you.

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If I decide to become a professional LGV or PCV driver once the new legislation has been implemented what will I need to do?

You must obtain a Driver CPC before you can drive professionally. To minimise cost and inconvenience, the DSA will offer new drivers the opportunity to acquire the Driver CPC at the same time you obtain your vocational licence completing 4 modules.

  • 2.5 Hours Theory Test
  • 1.5 Hours Theory Test (Case Studies)
  • 1.5 Hours Practical Test
  • 0.5 Hours Practical Demonstration of Vehicle Safety
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What does the term 'acquired rights' mean?

Acquired rights or grandfather rights as they are often known, applies to people who already hold a full vocational licence to drive lorries, buses or coaches on the Driver CPC start date (10th September 2009). They do not have to pass an initial qualification to drive professionally and are allowed to retain rights they have previously acquired.

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Can I ignore Driver CPC and still drive professionally?

The simply answer is 'No' you cannot ignore Driver CPC if you are a lorry, bus or coach driver and you are not covered by any exemption you will need to take action.

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Still have a question?

To speak to someone about Driver CPC please call 01387 256528 or 01387 251555 for more details.

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Driver CPC Training

Driver CPC is a European Union directive that affects all professional LGV (Large Goods Vehicle) and PCV (Passenger Carrying Vehicle) drivers.

For new drivers it introduces an initial qualification, the Driver CPC (Certificate of Professional Competence), which increases the amount of knowledge that drivers need before they can drive.

Funding your Training

There is funding that can assist with the cost of your training and development including Skills Development Scotland (SDS) Individual Learning Accounts (ILA). Contact us for further information.

Training Centres

Our training centres in Dumfries, Huntly and Carlisle serve Scotland and Northern England.

We can also deliver training directly at your own business location from our mobile classroom training vehicle.