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.  IVR Training Services Ltd. 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 Training Services able to offer?

IVR Training Services Ltd. are able to offer:

DCPC Course Number Name of Course Links to National Training Scheme
CRS1280-540 Health, Safety and Customer Service 

VR01-Health and Safety
VR02-Customer Service

CRS1117-540  Dealing with Emergency Situations   VR03-Assess The Roadside Situation
CRS1116-540  Loading a Vehicle with Due Regard for Safety  VR04, VR05, VR06, VR13, VR14, VR15VR28
CRS16468-540 Lorry Loader Cranes VR17
CRS16158-540 Preservation of Evidence VR19
CRS16157-540 Alternatively Powered Vehicles incl EV/Hybrid VR27b
CRS4730-540 Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) VR26
CRS9036-540   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.

Further Information

DCPC entitlements, exemptions and licences from the EU and other countries: for qualified drivers for new drivers

Periodic Training:

Joint Approvals Unit for Periodic Training


If you have a complaint about the DCPC services provided by IVR Training Services please complete our DCPC Complaint Notification and Investigation Form