Driver CPC Training at Heads of the Valleys Training

We are able to complete all types of Driver CPC.

Whether you need to attain your first Driver CPC qualification, add hours to your current Driver CPC record, or renew an expired card – we can help.

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What is Driver CPC?

Driver CPC is a mandatory qualification for anyone who wishes to use their LGV or PCV licence professionally (i.e. for work purposes or to be paid as a driver).

The qualification was introduced in 2008 for PCV drivers and in 2009 for LGV drivers.

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How To Attain Your Driver CPC

The type of Driver CPC you require will depend on your current licence:

LGV Drivers

  • If you passed your car test after 01 January 1997 and have never had an LGV Driver CPC before, you will need to complete LGV Driver CPC Module 4
  • If you passed your car test before 01 January 1997 and have never had an LGV Driver CPC before, you can complete either LGV Driver CPC Module 4 or Periodic Training
  • If you already have or have previously held a Driver CPC card, you will need to complete Periodic Training

PCV Drivers

  • If you have never had your PCV Driver CPC before, you will need to complete PCV Driver CPC Module 4
  • If you have previously held or already hold a PCV Driver CPC, you will need to complete Periodic Training

Maintaining your Driver CPC

Driver CPC qualifications last for 5 years. Once you have your Driver CPC, you are required to complete an additional 35 hours of periodic training every 5 years to keep it valid. These are typically delivered in attendance only, classroom based sessions.

We recommend completing 1 x 7 hour module each year, in order to keep your CPC in date.

You are also be able to count Driver CPC hours by completing other transport related courses such as Transportation of Dangerous Goods (ADR).

Driver CPC Course Options:

Driver CPC Training South Wales

Periodic Training (35hrs)

for existing LGV/PCV drivers wanting to gain hours to update or renew their driver cpc qualification

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for existing drivers
Class 1 Training Wales

initial module 2 & 4 (lorry)

for new lorry drivers looking to gain their first driver cpc qualification

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for new drivers
Bus Training Wales

initial module 2 & 4 (bus)

for new pcv drivers looking to gain their first driver cpc qualification

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for new drivers

Driver CPC Exemptions

There are some instances where Driver CPC is not required, such as:

You can see the full list of exemptions on the DVSA website by clicking here.

Driver CPC for Employers

We are able to offer flexible training solutions and discounted rates for fleet and corporate bookings. Training can be delivered at your premises if preferred, with a maximum of 25 drivers per session.

We are also able to manage your fleet Driver CPC training records with automated notifications and reminders when your drivers are nearing expiry.

Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

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You will need to complete 35 hours of Periodic Driver CPC training in order to kickstart your new Driver CPC qualification.

You can check your Driver CPC training record on the DVSA website – click here.

We will retain records of any Driver CPC training you have completed with us.

It will depend on what licence you have and when you passed your test.

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Yes, if you are using your licence for work purposes, or to be paid as a driver.

There are some exemptions depending on what you use the licence for. You can read a full list of exemptions on the DVSA website.

Some transport related courses will allow you to count hours toward your Driver CPC qualification.

For example, you can count up to 28 hours by attending our Dangerous Goods (ADR) Course.