Driver CPC Periodic Training
The Institute of Vehicle Recovery looked closely at the requirements of the Driver CPC and concluded that there was a close link between the requirements of the DCPC and the National Training Scheme. Following the successful application to JAUPT to become a training provider, IVR (TS) Limited can offer DCPC training at a great saving to the rescue and recovery sector. The saving is due to the DCPC lesson plans being directly linked to the National Training Scheme, this enables a customer to add National Training Scheme requirements to the DCPC requirements - the result being that staff achieve both the DCPC and National Training Scheme qualification simultaneously, which reduces the cost to the employer.
What DCPC courses are IVR (TS) able to offer?
IVR (TS) Limited is currently able to offer five DCPC training courses, these are:
|DCPC Course Number||Name of Course||Links to National Training Scheme|
|CRS 1280-540||Health, Safety and Customer Service|
|CRS 1117-540||Dealing with Emergency Situations||VR03-Assess The Roadside Situation|
|CRS 1116-540||Loading a Vehicle with Due Regard for Safety||VR04, VR05, VR06, VR13, VR14, VR15, VR17|
|CRS 4730-540||Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW)||VR26|
|CRS 9036-540||Advanced Winching||VR07, VR16|
What is periodic training?
Periodic training is Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for bus, coach and lorry drivers. It is ongoing throughout the professional driver’s career.
How much training is required?
All drivers must undertake 35 hours of periodic training every five years. The minimum length of a training course that contributes to the periodic training requirement is seven hours. The seven hours excludes registration and any breaks.
How is it delivered?
Courses and training centres must be approved by Joint Approvals Unit for Periodic Training (JAUPT) on behalf of the Competent Authority for the delivery of periodic training. The content, title and method of delivery of each training course are looked at during the approval process. There are no tests or exams involved but training centres will be required to evaluate each course to ensure that those attending have benefited from the training that they have received.
Who is affected by the requirements for periodic training? Who does DCPC apply to?
DCPC applies to all new and existing drivers who wish to drive professionally and who require an LGV or PCV licence to do their job.
DCPC entitlements, exemptions and licences from the EU and other countries:
www.gov.uk/driver-cpc-training for qualified drivers
www.gov.uk/become-lorry-bus-driver for new drivers