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checked We cover all levels of CPC training, for new and returning drivers

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checked High pass rates across the country

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    Looking for a fresh and exciting career? HGV Training Network offers a great selection of industry-standard HGV training courses and driver CPC training to earn your licence and start your driving journey. We’ll give you all the skills and confidence you need.

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    Why do I need Driver CPC Training?

    The Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (Driver CPC) is a legally required qualification for professional drivers of a bus, coach, or lorries.

    According to an EU directive, driver CPC must be held alongside their other driver qualifications, such as a PCV licence or HGV licence.

    If you drive a lorry over 3.5 tonnes or minibuses with 9 seats or more, you must complete driver CPC training both when you embark on your career and every 5 years thereafter, as well as gaining your vehicle driving licence.

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    Initial CPC

    When you pass your HGV driving test, you’ll need to do an initial CPC. This is broken up into 2 modules:

    Module 2 – Case Study Test

    This test covers a range of real-life driver scenarios that you might encounter when on the road in the future. It’s made up of 7 case studies that have 6-8 multiple-choice questions in each, giving a possible total score of 50 – you need at least 40 correct answers to pass. 

    You can use our CPC theory training software to practice before you take the test.

    Module 4 – Practical Demonstration Test

    Once you have passed your part 2 driver CPC, you can now take your part 4 test. 

    This test is about what a driver does whilst not driving, to prove you can handle the vehicle safely and understand your responsibilities as a professional HGV driver. No actual driving is required, but you’ll show your answers practically in a real vehicle on a range of topics from the Driver CPC syllabus – scoring a maximum of 20 points for each. 

    To pass you need to score at least 15/20 in each topic, with a total score totalling 80/100 – the minimum score to pass. 

    Drivers will then be issued a Driver Qualification Card (DQC), a kind of driver certificate, which is valid for 5 years. Within that 5 years and every 5 years thereafter, drivers will be subject to Driver CPC periodic training.

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    Periodic CPC

    No matter when you completed your last training courses, all drivers need to complete 35 hours of so-called periodic training every 5 years to maintain their CPC licence, after their initial CPC expires. This is done through a relaxed online classroom-style driver CPC course.

    These 35 hours are generally split into 5 separate days, lasting 7 hours each – so around an average working day. But don’t worry, there is no pass or fail element to the courses, all you need to do is show up.

    Each new five-year period will begin from the expiry date of the driver’s current CPC qualification, not from the date which they reached the fulfilment of 35 hours of driver CPC training.

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    Transport Manager CPC

    This is a legal requirement of the operator licensing system for both standard, national, and international licences. 

    If you run a business with more than 1 Cat C or Cat D vehicle, someone within your business must undertake this driver CPC training. It’s suitable for drivers looking to enter Road Haulage Transport Management, with vans or HGVs. 

    To pass Transport Manager CPC training courses, applicants need to have a broad understanding of everything from the civil, commercial, social, and fiscal laws on road haulage and the paperwork needed to take goods out of the UK – among other topics.

    Why train with HGV Training Network?

    New HGV driver jobs are appearing every day, so there’s never been a better time to become a fully qualified HGV driver with great pay and excellent job security.

    Once you’ve completed your HGV training (or similar qualification) your CPC training course with HGV Training Network can be completed in just 35 hours, spread out across just five days. 

    HGV Training Network offers one-to-one support and advice for all trainees throughout your training journey, including your CPC training course

    To help with this, all driver CPC courses are delivered by experienced drivers who’ve been exactly where you are now and are determined to help you achieve your online driver CPC first time.

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    Contact HGV Training Network and book your driver CPC today!

    Our fully accredited team is ready to help you realise your potential on the road and achieve your Certificate of Professional Competence.

    Pricing and finance options for driver CPC courses

    Worried about the cost of your qualifications?

    At HGV Training Network, we offer our learners flexible finance options helping you cover the cost of your HGV driver training and your driver CPC- be it initial or periodic training.

    Using our Train Now, Pay Later finance, you can spread the cost over a huge 36-month period, allowing you to focus on passing your driver CPC courses without worrying about your bank account.

    checked Deposits as low as £40

    checked An easy-to-complete application that takes just 5 minutes

    checked A quick credit search that doesn’t affect your credit score at all

    checked Pay your loan off early without penalties

    checked Some of the highest approval rates in the country

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    Frequently Asked Questions about driver CPC qualifications

    Can you study for a driver CPC with classroom training?

    There are a range of providers who offer both in-class and online driver CPC, so aspiring learners can choose which CPC training is best for them. 

    Those who choose classroom training may have more time and study best in person, but those who prefer an online driver CPC course can be more time-poor and need to achieve their driver qualification card in between their busy lifestyle.

    Is a bus and lorry driver CPC the same?

    Put most simply, yes. 

    The driver CPC courses and qualifications are suitable for professional drivers of all types, including those who have a driver qualification card for buses, coaches, or lorries.

    Do I need a driver CPC if I want to drive HGVs for a living?

    Yes. Along with your HGV licence, you’ll need to complete your CPC as it is a legal requirement. If you don’t have a CPC, you’re unable to legally drive for a living. But don’t worry, your CPC training is included in our HGV training. Or, if you’re refreshing your CPC, we can provide this separately for you.

    Why choose HGV Training Network for my driver CPC training?

    We have years of combined experience in the driver training space and over 200 5-star reviews on Google from satisfied students. All our HGV licence passers needed to take their CPC training with us before qualifying as drivers, so we’re very experienced in offering this specific qualification, as well as helping learners with all the knowledge they need.

    How will I get my Driver Qualification Card?

    You’ll automatically receive your Driver Qualification Card once you’ve finished the minimum 35 hours of training, so there are no unnecessary delays between you passing your courses and being able to head out on the road.

    Is it easy to pass my driver CPC Periodic training?

    Very easy. It’s not actually possible to fail your CPC Periodic Driver training, as the course is an attendance and participation-only course. No stressful exams, no added pressure.

    How much does CPC training cost?

    To find out more about how much your CPC training will cost, reach out to HGVTN. That way, we’ll be able to offer you a more accurate figure based on where you are in your driver learning journey. Speaking with us directly is also the best way to find out more about our flexible finance options, which many learners take advantage of.

    Can I complete my Initial CPC training course near me?

    You can complete your CPC training at any one of our specialist training centres. We have 50 professional centres scattered across the country, so there’s bound to be one in your area. Alternatively, you may be able to complete your CPC training remotely. Get in touch with HGVTN to find out more.

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