Our Driver CPC courses are designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of professional drivers.

The Drivers Certificate of Professional Competence (DCPC) scheme has been developed to meet the requirements of the EU Directive 2003/59, which is designed to improve the knowledge and skills of professional LGV drivers throughout their working life.  All LGV drivers, new and existing, must undertake 35 hours of training every five years in order to maintain their Driver CPC.

All of our courses are run by our DSA approved Driver Development Manager in our training suite at our depot in Sittingbourne.  The training is JAUPT (Joint Approvals Unit for Periodic Training) approved and accredited by the RTITB, so you can be assured of the highest standards.

Below are the modules and course dates currently scheduled for 2017:

Professional Driving | On the Road (7 hours)

Course Content
The effects of road predictability
Behaviour and driving
Driving distractions
Risk taking driver behaviours
The effects of anger on driving
Urban driving
Route planning
Speeding
Cyclists
Driving in challenging weather conditions
Course Dates

Sunday 21st May 2017
Saturday 12th August 2017
Saturday 28th October 2017

Load Safety | Safe & Economic Driving (7 hours)

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

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

Saturday 29th April 2017
Saturday 9th September 2017
Saturday 11th November

Haulage Operations & Enforcement | Vehicle Systems (7 hours)

Course Content
Company policies
OCRS
Vehicle maintenance
Traffic incident reporting
Inspections and prohibitions
The tractor unit – an overview
Gearbox types
Braking systems
Coupling systems
Retardation

Course Dates

Saturday 18th March 2017
Sunday 18th June 2017
Sunday 15th October 2017

The cost is £55 (plus VAT) per person, per module.   This includes the CPC upload fee and a PDF certificate.

If you would like any further information or wish to check availability or book any of these courses, please contact Firmin Recruit on 01795 606100 or email info@firminrecruit.com.

We can also arrange and tailor courses to meet your requirements.  Please contact us to discuss your needs.