Modules and Contents

Do you need the Driver CPC qualification?

If you want to drive a goods vehicle over 3.5 tonnes or a passenger vehicle with more than eight passenger seats professionally, you need a Driver CPC (Certificate of Professional Competence).

If you passed your car test before January 1997 then you have acquired rights to the Initial Driver CPC qualification. But you are required to undertake 35hrs Approved Driver CPC training every five years to maintain your qualification.

New LGV or PCV drivers, without acquired rights, need to successfully complete Modules 2 & 4 with DVSA, and then undertake 35hrs Approved Driver CPC training every five years to maintain their qualification.

If you have already attended Driver CPC training sessions with other providers, you may have experienced a lack of interaction, with the trainer reading from a very rambling PowerPoint presentation. Our training material is up to date, not just the content but in the way it gets the message across.

As a ‘Pride Driver CPC Consortium Member’ our trainer is highly qualified to quickly establish the class’s needs and adjust the training session to meet that need. By using humour, team spirit, competition and open debate, he will ensure that the aim of each session is met.

Delegates’ experience is acknowledged, knowledge is shared, and they are treated as Professionals. Each training session will encourage you to continue to develop your skills in the ever-changing world of transport.

You will find that ‘thinking outside the box’ is the big difference if you choose to train with Bayside Recruitment!!!

DCPC modules include:-

Drivers Hours and Tachographs:

This course provides drivers with the knowledge relating to hours and tachograph compliance, and the ability to manage them, avoiding costly penalties. Course Content: Road Transport Working Time Directive 2005, EU Driving Hours, EU Breaks from Driving, EU Daily Rest, EU Weekly Rest, EU Double Manning Rules, EU Ferry and Train Rules, EU Driving Off-Road Rules, AETR Rules, GB National Rules.

Vulnerable Road Users:

Group discussions listing who vulnerable road users are, with videos and case studies indicating national statistics. Course Content: A look at why children have a lack of judgement and awareness, case studies supplied by TfL looking at accident rates and how to help reduce them, professional attitude towards cyclists and looking at special needs regarding the elderly and disabled.

Vehicle Legal Requirements

A course designed to help drivers realize the importance of checking weight and height limits of their vehicle, and recognizing the legal role that the DVSA presents regarding road safety. Course Content: Vehicle Operator Licensing, The Role of VOSA (DVSA), Vehicle Lengths, Weights and Dimensions, VOSA (DVSA) Plate Explanation (LGV and PCV), EU directives 96/53 and 97/27 MAW Gross Weight and MAM, Weight Distribution, Types of Weighbridge, Enforcement, Prohibition and Direction Notices, Penalties, VOSA (DVSA) Roadside Checks, Speed Limits, Vehicle Check Procedure, Daily Walk Round Safety Checks.

Eco and Safe Driving

Enhancing the awareness of how simple changes in driving techniques can result in reduced fuel and maintenance costs, accident avoidance and personal health benefits. Course Content: How to Save Fuel, Safe Driving and Accident Avoidance, Professional Driving, Medical Requirements, Hazard Perception, Concentration, Safe Distances, Mirrors and Blind Spots, Know Your Vehicle Height, Tunnels – Bridges and Railway Crossings, Highway Code Q&A.

Loading, Manual Handling and Fire Awareness

Highlighting the need for employers and employees to understand how essential it is to comply with all aspects of Health and Safety at Work. Course Content: Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, Employers Duties, Employees Duties, Role of the Driver, PPE, Hazardous Substances, Safety at RDC, Loading – Restraints and Weight Limits, Manual Handling, Use of Pallet Trucks, Fire Awareness.

Professional Driver Legal Requirements

Understanding the information and codes that are listed on your licence, and the difference between the responsibilities of the DVLA and the DVSA. Course Content: Driver Licensing, Understanding Categories and Restrictions, Driver Licence Codes, Penalties and Who Can Enforce Them, VOSA (DVSA) Fixed Penalties, LGV and PCV Driving Test Requirements, Driver Responsibility to DVLA, Accident and Breakdown Procedure, Speed Cameras.

Smart Motorways

A very detailed course that covers legislation regarding the Smart Motorway system. Course Content: Hard shoulder usage and restrictions, Lane control and signage, Responsibilities regardingTraffic officers, Safety issues when using the new Lay-By areas

Professional Driver Wellbeing

Enhancing awareness of how lifestyle choices can affect a driver’s vocational licence, health and well-being. Course Content: Understanding Basic Principles of Wellbeing, Personal Hygiene and Protection, Eyesight, Diet and Driving, Night Time Driving, Balanced Diet (Importance of Nutrients for Concentration), What is Your BMI?, Driver Fatigue and How to Manage It, Correct Seating Adjustment and Posture, Sleep Apnoea, Managing Stress, Anger Management, Driving, Alcohol and Drugs.

Driver Essentials

This course has been designed to recap what has been covered in other course material. Interactivity and Q & A will test the knowledge of “professional drivers”. Course Content: Update on Drivers Hours, EU Drivers Hours Q & A, UK Domestic Rules, Siemens VDO, Tachograph Default and Mode Switch, Tachograph Minute Rule, New Stoneridge (Video), New VDO (Video), Vehicle Checks and General Health and Safety Refresher, Journey Planning, Routing and Scheduling, “Who Wants to be a Millionaire” DCPC Quiz.

Working with Others

A course that will encourage in depth discussions and personal experiences. Defining and highlighting the issues relating to Customer Care, and a drivers responsibility/role as a representative. Course Content: Understanding the Industry, Responsibility as a Driver, Standard of Service, Customer Contact, Internal Customer Expectations, External Customer Expectations, Communication Skills, Body Language, First Impressions, Handling Complaints and Difficult Situations, Dealing with Authority, Equality and Diversity 2010, Case Studies, Disability.

Emergency First Aid at Work (Part 1 and Part 2)

This is a two part course that completes a full seven hours of your Driver CPC qualification. Course Content: How to correctly perform CPR, Recovery Position, Helping To Deal With Shock , Cuts and Abrasions, Stroke Victims, Breathing Difficulties, Allergies.