We are into the final year for LGV drivers to obtain their Driver Qualification Card. The deadline of 10th September seems an age away but will soon be upon us.
We are running a number of courses throughout the year for individual Driver CPC courses as well as ADR (dangerous goods). The next ADR course being Monday 20th Jan – Friday 24th Jan. Not only will you obtain an ADR licence to carry dangerous goods but we will also include up to 4 days DCPC free of charge.
Braim’s Transport Services offer Driver CPC, ADR, First Aid and Management CPC training throughout Milton Keynes and surrounding areas. Working closely with other training providers we can now provide training in Coventry, Ellesmere Port, Hoddesdon and Hull. We pride ourselves on providing excellent training for companies or individuals, the courses are run by experienced trainers who make the day entertaining as well as informative. With the advent of the Driver CPC that started in September 2008 for PSV Drivers and September 2009 for LGV drivers, we have put together courses that not only cover the legal aspects of the job, but help the drivers become more professional, saving them and the company money.
What is Driver CPC?
Driver CPC stands for ‘Cerificate of Professional Competence’ and was introduced across the EU to maintain high standards of driving and to improve road safety. It is an ongoing legislation that will continue throughout the drivers career.
It commenced on 10th September 2008 (PSV) and 10th September 2009 (LGV) it affects anyone driving over 3.5t for LGV and over 8 seats for PSV for commercial reasons.
If a driver passed prior to the start date then they have acquired rights for the 5 year period, in order to continue to drive after the 5 years then they will need to undergo 5 days (35 hours) of Periodic Training (Driver CPC) within the 5 year period, they will then be issued with a DQC (Driver Qualification Card).
The training mut be approved by JAUPT in the as well as the training centre that is delivering the training. There are no exams or tests to take but each course must be at least 7 hours in length (2x 3.5hrs if taken within 24 hours).
As we are now into the final year for PSV drivers and the 4th year for LGV drivers it is becoming clear that a number of drivers still haven’t started their Driver CPC training. We offer a number of courses which you will find in the training section of this website.
For the drivers that have started their training but are unsure if the details have been uploaded then please click on the link here to register and check your uploaded hours. Checking my hours.
As well as the DCPC courses we offer, we currently work closely with other training providers to supply the management CPC, ADR initial and refresher courses and 1st Aid at work courses. Braim’s Transport Services can also provide you with an operator consultancy service which includes drivers hours rules/consultancy, assistance with completing VOSA forms, providing a CPC holder where necessary and general queries related to your operator licence. We now offer web based tachograph analysis and driver hire.
We can also arrange the driver training required to gain your LGV or PSV licence, our training partner will guide you through the complete process from gaining your provisional licence, any theory tests and exams, the initial cpc and finally helping you to pass your on the road test. Please see the training tab for contact details.