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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:-

Driver Legal Requirements

This course helps drivers to understand which vehicles they can or cannot drive, and also the importance of keeping their license up to date. Course Content: Driver licensing codes and basic driving test procedures. Examples of when to notify DVLA/DVA of changes to circumstances. Basic, safe breakdown procedures and what to do at the scene of an accident.

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.

Drivers Mental Health

A course that's designed to understand awareness of what Mental Health is, and encouraging a healthy and tolerant working environment. Course content: Types of Mental Health problems, Supporting colleagues, Work Adjustments and Action Plans.

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.

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.

Loading, Manual Handling and Fire Awareness

There are two different courses to choose from: PCV or LGV 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 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.

Safe Guarding

The objective of this particular course is to help recognise different types, signs and indicators of abuse and neglect. Course content: What is meant by 'child abuse'. Signs and indicators. What we can do to respond. Reporting.

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

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: Weights and Dimensions, VOSA (DVSA) Plate Explanation (LGV and PCV), EU directives 96/53 and 97/27 MAW Gross Weight and MAM, Weight Distribution, Daily Walk Round Safety Checks, Speed Limits, Operator Licensing, The Role of DVSA (VOSA), Breakdown Procedure and Accident Procedure.

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.

Working with Others

There are two different courses to choose from: PCV or LGV 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.
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