Driver CPC Training in Kent

We deliver a range of Driver CPC training courses to help you to stay qualified. The Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (DCPC) is designed to improve road safety and ensure consistently high driving standards by requiring all LGV drivers to undertake 35 hours of accredited CPC training every 5 years.

Our courses are delivered by our Driver Trainer in our modern training suite at our depot in Sittingbourne. The training is JAUPT approved so you can be assured of the highest standards.

Each 7 hour module is just £68 (plus VAT) per person, which includes the CPC upload fee and a certificate.

For further information, to check availability or to book any of these courses, please contact Lindsey on 07515 330685 or email  dashboard@trustfirmin.com.

We run open courses or we can deliver specific courses to meet your requirements. We are also able to deliver training at your premises. Please get in touch to discuss your needs and see how we can support your CPC training.

Open CPC Courses

Below are the open courses that are scheduled for 2021. We have introduced social distancing measures to ensure the training is delivered safely.

We offer 5 different CPC modules and we run 2 different modules each year to ensure the full programme can be delivered during the 5-year CPC cycle.

Defect Reporting | Safe & Fuel Efficient Driving (SAFED) Theory (7 hours)

Course Dates

Sunday 12th September 2021 ** places available **

Defect Reporting

Legislation / Operator licensing requirements / Enforcements
Guide to maintaining roadworthiness / walk round checks
What to check
Defect reporting / nil defects
Rectification / roadworthiness
Recording

Safe & Fuel Efficient Driving (SAFED) Theory

Vehicle management and maintenance
Filling fuel tanks / Fuel efficiency
Use of aerodynamics / Tyres / Rolling resistance
Loading for safety / Effects of payload / Use of axles
Environmental effects
Driving techniques to promote road safety and fuel efficiency
Vehicle routing and avoiding bridge strikes
Drivers attitude, welfare, effects of stress and illness

Health, Safety & Emergency Aid (7 hours)

Course Dates

Saturday 3rd July 2021 ** places available **

Saturday 6th November  2021 ** places available **

Health & Safety

Employee and Employer responsibilities under the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974.
Effective Management of Health & Safety at Work
Health and Safety cases affecting drivers.
Safety on site, own site/customers site, safe manoeuvring, banks men, workplace transport
Working at heights, slips trips and falls
Manual handling, basic principles
Personal Protective Equipment, use, storage, care

Emergency Aid

What is first aid
Emergency first aid in the workplace
Responsibility of the emergency first aider
Action in an emergency
Risks of further danger to first aider and casualty
Primary assessment / Consciousness / Response / Breathing
Secondary Assessment / Bleeding / Breaks / Burns / Recovery position
Principles of CPR

Load Safety | Safe Systems of Work (7 hours)

Course Dates

2022 dates to be scheduled. Please contact us for further information.

Load Safety

Load safety regulations
Principles of safe loading
Load distribution
Load securing systems
Load awareness

Safe Systems of Work

Why drive economically
Planning for efficiency
Driving style
Torque and engine power
Fuel consumption and efficiency

Drivers Hours | Digital Tachographs (7 hours)

Course Dates

2022 dates to be scheduled. Please contact us for further information.

Drivers Hours

Drivers hours regulations
Driving limits and breaks
Rest periods
Working Time Directive
Multi-manning
GB and NI rules
Driving under mixed rules
Record keeping
Enforcement

Digital Tachographs

Drivers hours regulations
Driving limits and breaks
Rest periods
Working Time Directive
Multi-manning
GB and NI rules
Driving under mixed rules
Record keeping
Enforcement

Customer Care, Company Image & Driver Behaviour (7 hours)

Course Dates

2022 dates to be scheduled. Please contact us for further information.

Customer Care & Company Image

What is good Customer Service?
Why is it important?
Who are your customers?
How can you meet their needs?
Difficult customers and complaints
Inspiring customers
Behaviour towards customers

Driver Behaviour

What is good driver behaviour?
Why is it important?
Respect for other road users
Driver behaviour
Driver distraction
Effects of distraction
Distraction – The Law