Did you know you can be fined up to £1,000 for driving professionally without Driver CPC.

All professional bus, coach or lorry drivers must complete 35 hours of periodic training every 5 years to keep their Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (Driver CPC) up to date.

This Drivers Hours and Tachographs 7 hour module course is designed for professional bus, coach or lorry drivers and fulfils 7 hours of your Driver CPC training (35 hours total required to complete your Driver CPC legal requirement). There is no formal assessment for this course.

What is covered?

Explanation of Driver CPC and Periodic Training
• Overview
• Exemptions
• Training records
• DVSA DVD

Discussion and explanation of Drivers Hours
• Legislation
• Exemptions and derogations
• EU rules on drivers hours
• GB domestic rules
• Mixed rules operation
• Working time rules
• DVSA Drivers hours DVD

Practical Drivers Hours examples with delegate participation
• Record keeping
• Analogue Tachographs – charts and records
• Analogue charts – manual entries
• Drivers hours compliance
• Enforcement and penalties

Introduction to Digital Tachographs
• System overview
• Common rules
• Responsibilities
• Enforcement and penalties
• Smart cards

Digital Tachograph instruction & operation
• Tachograph operation
• Logging on and off
• Time management
• Manual entries
• Mode selection
• Messages via the display
• Mixed Tachograph operation
• The printer

How long will it take me to achieve this module?

This course is designed for professional bus, coach or lorry drivers and fulfils 7 hours of your Driver CPC training (35 hours total required to complete your Driver CPC legal requirement). There is no formal assessment for this course.

You only need to complete one set of training every 5 years requiring you to do a total of 35 hours of periodic training, to keep your Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) to drive a lorry, bus or coach professionally.

Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a JAUPT approved Driver CPC certificate for the module and hours completed. (In association with Northern Health and Safety Training Services)

Course cost is £60 + VAT per person