Driver CPC (Certificate of Professional Competence)

Driver CPC was introduced across the EU to maintain high driving standards and improve road safety. All professional bus, coach and lorry drivers must hold a Driver CPC if they want to drive for a living. Therefore anyone without a Driver CPC licence cannot work as a professional civilian driver - even if you have experience in your military career.

The licence is valid for five years, so to continue driving professionally all you will have to do is complete 35 hours of periodic training (within the 5 year period from the start date) in order to renew your Driver CPC.


Please note: You must have passed all four parts of your LGV driving test prior to attending this course. Please check with DSA if you are unsure or speak to your PD Advisor or a member of the Logistics team (contact details below). The LGV units include:

Module 1 (Theory and Hazard perception test)
Module 2 (Case Studies) (done at same test centre as module 1)
Module 3 (Practical LGV Cat C or C1 driving test)
Module 4 (Driver CPC Practical test)

The Driver CPC course itself, is a five day classroom-based course where you will cover the following topics:
Introduction to Driver Hours
Analogue Tachograph
Digital Tachograph
Digital Simulator
Principles of Safe Economic & Defensive Driving
Vehicle Loading & Handling Systems
Secure Transport Operation
Health & Safety in Transport
Company Procedures
Customer Care
Personal Wellbeing
Health & Safety

How long is the course?
Five day intensive course.

£330 but you may be able to use your Learning Credits if you’re in resettlement.

There are no exams, but you must attend all five days of the course in order to pass.

Where do I study?
Courses usually take place at Larkhill near Salisbury in Wiltshire.

What's next?
If you’re interested in progressing your logistic skills, then take a look at some of our other logistic courses.

Other details
For all scheduled courses visit our ‘Search Course by Date’ page. Payment secures a place on the course and can be made over the telephone (details below).

The Driver CPC course is delivered for the RACPD by JAUPT Approved Centre A1 Roadcraft Centre (AC00768). For more information, or to book and secure your place, plea
se contact the Logistics team on 94322 5097/01980 845097.