Driver CPC Training in Kent

Firmin 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. The training expands knowledge and skills, whilst helping drivers to remain up-to-date with current regulations and changes in the law.

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.

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

We can deliver courses in 3.5 hour or 7 hour modules which can be tailored to meet your requirements. We can also deliver training at your premises. Please contact us to discuss your needs and see how we can support your CPC training.

Below are the open courses that are scheduled for 2020. ** Social distancing measures have been implemented **

Driver CPC courses designed to enhance your knowledge & skills and help you stay qualified.

Load Safety | Safe Systems of Work (7 hours)

Course Dates

Saturday 7th November 2020   ** places available **

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

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

Course Dates

Saturday 9th January 2021   ** places available **

Saturday 15th May 2021 ** places available **

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

Sunday 7th March 2021   ** places available **

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

Drivers Hours | Digital Tachographs (7 hours)

Course Dates

No dates currently 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

No dates currently 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