Driver CPC

DriverCPC LogoThe Driver CPC training course is for LGV and PCV drivers who drive professionally throughout the UK. Developed as a requirement of the EU Directive 2003/59, which is designed to improve the knowledge and skills of professional LGV and PCV drivers throughout their working life.

There are 2 parts to the legislation:

  • The Initial Qualification must be achieved by new LGV and PCV drivers along with their vocational licence to enable them to use their licence professionally.

  • All drivers need to complete a minimum of 35-hours of periodic training every five years. The training will require attendance at courses but will not require drivers to take or pass further examinations.

How you gain your Driver CPC will depend upon when you obtained your vocational licence. If you are a bus or coach driver and held your vocational licence (D*, D1*, DE*, D1E*) prior to 10 September 2008 you have acquired rights until 9 September 2013. If you are a lorry driver and held your vocational licence (C, C1, CE, C1E) prior to 10 September 2009 you have acquired rights until 9 September 2014.

To keep your Driver CPC and continue driving professionally beyond this date, you will need to complete 35-hours of periodic training. Click here to download an information leaflet.


For more information regarding our Driver CPC courses, please call: +44 (0)1324 889000 or Email: