Is Driver CPC Going To Be Scrapped?

Can I drive a HGV without a CPC?

You must have Driver CPC if you drive a lorry, bus or coach as the main part of your job.

You must do 35 hours of periodic training every 5 years to keep it.

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

What are the 5 modules for CPC?

Drivers CPC ModulesDriver CPC Modular Course. … A – EU Driver Hours and Road Transport Working Time Directive Regulations. … B – Correct Use of Tachographs, Improper Use and Fixed Penalties. … C – LGV Driver Safety Awareness Update. … D – Driver Legislation Update. … E – Vulnerable Road Users & Driver Tiredness.More items…

Does grandfather rights still exist?

Everyone who wants to drive a HGV professionally, in one way or another. If you’re a large goods vehicle driver and you gained your licence prior to 10th September 2009, then you have Grandfather/acquired rights. … This means you don’t have to do the full Driver CPC, but you are still fully qualified.

Who is exempt from using tachograph?

The main types of exempt vehicle are: vehicles that cannot go faster than 40 kilometres per hour, including vehicles that are restricted by a set speed limiter. emergency aid vehicles – vehicles used in the non-commercial transport of humanitarian aid for use in emergencies or rescue operations.

Can I hire a 7.5 ton lorry without a CPC?

DVSA has reminded drivers that they now can’t legally drive a 7.5 tonne truck professionally even if it’s on their driving licence unless they have completed the Driver CPC.

What is the biggest van you can drive on a car Licence?

Types of van you can drive All vans up to 3.5 tonnes can be driven with a standard car driving licence. You may need to take extra tests before you can drive or tow certain vehicles types, including 7.5 tonne vans, if you passed your driving test after 1 January 1997.

How long does it take to get a CPC card?

20 daysOnce 35 hours of training have been completed, a Driver CPC card, also referred to as a driver qualification card (DQC), will be issued. The card usually arrives within 20 days. This card must be carried while driving a lorry, bus or coach professionally.

What do I need to get a CPC Licence?

How to get and keep the full Driver CPCApply for a provisional lorry or bus licence.Pass the 4 tests that make up Driver CPC to qualify.Take 35 hours of periodic training every 5 years to stay qualified.

Can I drive without a CPC card?

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. You must replace your card if it’s lost or stolen.

Can you drive a 7.5 tonne on a car Licence?

If the vehicle has a MAM between 3.5 tonnes and 7.5 tonnes then a category ‘C1’ LGV driving licence is needed, however, if the (MAM) is more than 7.5 tonnes then a category ‘C’ LGV driving licence is needed.

Do Scaffolders need CPC?

If You Think so, Can You Prove it? Many are now aware of the requirement for ‘professional’ lorry drivers to hold (D)CPC or (Driver) Certificate of Professional Competence. … All drivers of scaffolding lorries have a legal obligation to ensure that their lorry is fit for the road, including the security of any load.

What can I drive with a CPC Licence?

The Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (Driver CPC) is a qualification for professional bus, coach and lorry drivers. It has been introduced across Europe with the aim of improving road safety and maintaining high standards of driving.

Can you drive with a CPC certificate?

Once you have passed the CPC qualification You are still permitted to drive professionally while you await the arrival of your replacement card. Your Driver CPC card will not have your address on it and uses the photograph and signature on your photocard driving licence.

Do I need a CPC to drive a 3.5 tonne van?

Vans over 3.5 tonnes If you passed your test after 1 January 1997 you will need a C1 licence to drive any vehicle with an MAM in excess of 3.5t. … If you do drive vehicles in the 3.5t to 7.5t MAM weight range for work, then you need to take a professional Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC).

Will I lose my HGV Licence if I don’t do CPC?

You do not lose it because you’ve passed your deadline. The training will not count towards the 35 hours total if you took it more than 5 years ago.

Can CPC be done online?

You can now do online CPC training from home!

What can I drive without CPC?

There are exceptions from the Driver CPC qualification for drivers of vehicles: used for non-commercial carriage of passengers or goods, for personal use. undergoing road tests for technical development, repair or maintenance purposes, or of new or rebuilt vehicles which have not yet been put into service.

How much does a CPC course cost?

Test costsWeekdayEvening, weekend and bank holidayDriver CPC part 1 – theory – (hazard perception)£11£11Driver CPC part 2 – case studies£23£23Driver CPC part 3 – driving ability£115£141Driver CPC part 4 – practical demonstration£55£631 more row