Driver CPC

Driver CPC Online Training Information

Your Questions Answered

Is online training allowed?

Yes, online training is accepted by JAUPT and the DVSA due to COVID-19 and DMP Training UK Ltd is an approved Driver CPC accredited training centre approval number: AC02143

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) have authorised, DMP Training (UK) Ltd to deliver remote Driver CPC periodic training. 

Our approval letter: https://dmptraining.co.uk/DCPCRemoteDelivery.pdf

We upload your details to the DVSA database the same day and send you a certificate of attendance. You can check your hours have been uploaded correctly within 5 working days of completing the course at https://www.gov.uk/check-your-driver-cpc-periodic-training-hours

What happens if my internet fails during the course?

You will need to catch up any content you miss, downtime of up to 15 minutes can be made up during breaks or at the end, longer than that may have to be rescheduled, we will try our best to help you to attain the necessary hours to be uploaded.

What devices can I use?

You can use a computer, tablet, or smartphone if they have a working camera and microphone. Details for Zoom minimum requirements can be found by following this link:  https://support.zoom.us

Which modules do I have to do?

You are not allowed to repeat a module anymore. You can choose any of our modules as long as you have not done it in your current 5-year period. There is no order or time limit on choosing our modules.

How does the online training work?

We use Zoom for our training sessions.  It is free and available at www.zoom.us or in the app store under the name 'Zoom Cloud Meetings'. When you book a course, you will be sent detailed joining instructions with the meeting ID.

Please remember that these courses are for qualified drivers only. You need to either have completed initial driver CPC (Modules 2 and 4) previously (if not contact us and we can start the process for initial driver CPC please follow our link for more information about initial driver CPC: https://dmptraining.co.uk/driver-cpc-initial-qualification.html ), be the holder of a UK or EU DQC card, or have acquired rights by passing your vocational license tests before the government deadlines to be eligible for these courses.

Details about acquired rights and other CPC information is available at: https://www.gov.uk/driver-cpc-training

How can I contact you?

You can email claire@dmptraining.co.uk or call 01359 408090 to answer any questions you may have regarding any of our courses.


Driver CPC General Information

Taking the same course more than once

You can only take the same course more than once in each 5-year period if you have a good reason to repeat it - for example, maintaining a dangerous goods qualification. If you do not have a good reason, DVSA can cancel the hours you got from the course. You might lose your Driver CPC card if cancelling the hours takes your total back under 35 hours.

All drivers of lorries over 3.5 tonnes or Passenger Carrying Vehicles (PCV) with 9 or more seats must complete 35 hours of periodic training every five years. Periodic training is delivered through training courses attended over the five-year period covered by the validity of their current CPC. Training courses are usually 7 hours long and courses must be approved by the Joint Approvals Unit for Periodic Training (JAUPT).

DMP Training UK Ltd is a JAUPT approved centre and offer a full range of CPC courses for drivers of both LGV and PCV vehicles.

Our course topics include:

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Your Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) qualification lasts for 5 years. To keep your Driver CPC you need to do 35 hours of training before your 5-year deadline.

 The deadline to do your training is shown on your card.

It is up to you when you take the training courses if you do them within the 5-year period.

 Taking a training course

You must take one of these to your Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) training course:

You are required to attend courses, but there are no tests or exams to pass at the end of them. Instead, you will receive a certificate of attendance.

Your Driver CPC training record

DMP Training UK Ltd will upload your training to your Driver CPC training record

If you are not sure how many hours you have completed so far you can check them here:

 https://www.gov.uk/check-your-driver-cpc-periodic-training-hours

Please contact us if it is not showing on your record 5 days after completing your course with us. 01359 408090

Your Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) qualification lasts for 5 years. To keep your Driver CPC you need to do 35 hours of training before your 5-year deadline.

The deadline to do your training is shown on your card.

It is up to you when you take the training courses if you do them within the 5-year period.

Please contact us if it is not showing on your record 5 days after completing your course. 

 

If you took a non-Driver CPC course

If you took a non-Driver CPC course, DMP Training UK Ltd will not upload your records. Email DVSA cpcre@dvsa.gov.uk with the details. Include:

Getting your Driver CPC card

You will get your Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) card when you have done 35 hours of periodic training. The card is sometimes called a 'driver qualification card' or 'DQC'.

You must carry this card while driving a lorry, bus or coach professionally.

You can get a £50 fixed penalty for driving professionally without your card.

When you will be sent your card

You will get your new Driver CPC card straight away if you complete your training in the 12 months before your deadline.

If you complete your training more than a year early

You will not get your new Driver CPC card until nearer the time your current card expires.  Use the link below to check when you will receive your new card:

https://www.gov.uk/check-your-driver-cpc-periodic-training-hours

Waiting for your card

You can still drive professionally if you have done your periodic training and you are waiting for your new Driver CPC card to arrive.

If your card does not arrive

Contact the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) if you do not receive your new card within 20 days of the date you are due to get it. 

Driver CPC card replacements:

cpcre@dvsa.gov.uk

Telephone: 0300 123 7721

Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm

If you miss your training deadline

If you miss your deadline, you cannot drive professionally until you have finished your training.

You can be fined up to £1,000 for driving professionally if your Driver CPC has expired.

Your next deadline will be set for 5 years after the date you finish your training.

How long does the training count for?

Any training you have already done counts for 5 years from the date you took the course. You do not lose it because you have passed your deadline.

The training will not count towards the 35 hours total if you took it more than 5 years ago.

If you have acquired rights

If you have acquired rights,you can either:

You can only choose the test option once. After that, you must take periodic training to keep your qualification in the future.
Please contact us for more information or book a course here.

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