A P Safe Transport launches online Driver CPC Training

Due to Coronavirus, all classroom-based training is currently suspended. To counter this A P Safe Transport is pleased to introduce an outstanding value for money remote Driver CPC course. This modular course is DVSA approved for remote delivery. Client companies can choose any 2 of the 8 modules for drivers to complete remotely from their own homes.


The benefits of Online Driver CPC Training with A P Safe Transport

  • The same benefits and experienced trainers as in the classroom.

  • Modules are designed to engage your drivers and help address your insurance claims causes.

  • Fully interactive and engaging courses run by professional driver trainers.

  • Courses at flexible times to suit you – weekdays, weekends or evenings.

  • A P Safe Transport are proud to be an approved provider to motor fleet clients of AIG, AXA and QBE insurance companies. All A P Safe Transport trainers are highly experienced and DVSA Fleet registered.

  • You are only charged for the trainer (+DVSA upload fees), not per head, for all our Online DCPC courses.

Should you wait until classroom training is available again?

DfT and DVSA have introduced temporary changes so that if you can’t complete your training before your DQC card expires between 1 March to 30 September 2020, you can continue to drive legally for the time being. However, when classroom-based training is re-launched, we expect there to be a backlog of clients wanting to refresh their CPC training in the traditional way. Choosing to do your DCPC training online will ensure you don’t have drivers without a valid DQC card after September 2020.

Have you got questions about Online Driver CPC?

Get in touch with our Andy and our friendly team to see how we can help keep your fleet moving with our Online Driver CPC courses.

Call us on 01522 698928 or email admin@apst.co.uk


Everything you need to know about Driver CPC

DCPC is a set of standards applied to initial driver training and career-long continuing education. It is a set of standards established by the European Union to ensure all professional drivers are both competent and proficient.

CPC stands for ‘Certificate of Professional Competence’. CPC can be applied to other industries as well, so the transport industry often refers to it as Driver CPC. This avoids any confusion between the transport industry and others.

Do you need Driver CPC training?

The DCPC certification is now a standard part of professional driving when that driving involves operating a lorry, bus, or coach Any drivers of lorries and vans over 3.5 tonnes, and passenger carrying vehicles carrying nine or more people, will need DCPC as well as their vocational licence. Without it, you cannot legally drive the vehicle commercially.

If you’re an employer, you are legally obliged to ensure drivers of such vehicles hold the required number of DCPC hours and ensure that drivers renew their qualification every five years.

Driver CPC: Initial Training

All new drivers seeking to obtain their first Category C or Category D licence undergo a training programme that includes initial DCPC training. Along with the DCPC training is preparation for the appropriate theory test and the practical skills instruction needed to pass the driver’s final two exams. This entire process combined, including all the tests, is known as the initial DCPC qualification.

The driver should understand that he or she cannot obtain a commercial driving licence without completing this initial qualification. The law allows drivers up to two years to qualify if necessary. A failure to do so within that time requires a driver to restart the process.

Driver CPC: Periodic Training

New drivers who completed the initial DCPC qualification are presented with a DCPC qualification card demonstrating they have met their legal requirements. That card is valid for five years. Remedial training, also known as periodic CPC training, is required to renew an expiring CPC qualification card every five years. This training is for both professional development and competency and ensures that the driver is as safe and professional as possible.

Driver CPC Periodic Training with A P Safe Transport

Periodic training does not have to be limited to a list of essential topics. A P Safe Transport gives you the freedom to custom design a training course that perfectly fits your needs as a business. For example, some clients may want their drivers to learn more about Speed Awareness, whereas other organisations may need us to concentrate on Defensive Driving and The Highway Code. Aside from these general safe driving topics we also have modules designed to address the main causes of large commercial fleet insurance claims, both in terms of frequency and cost.

At A P Safe Transport, we pride ourselves in offering efficient and cost-effective services. We charge a day rate, for our trainer time (+DVSA upload fees) NOT per driver. This gives outstanding value for money.