CPC Driver Excellence

Our modular Driver Excellence training program is our one-stop solution to meeting your professional 35-hour Driver CPC requirements.

Do you operate a large fleet of commercial vehicles? Get in touch with us today to organise a bespoke DCPC training programme for your drivers only.

Choose 2 of our 3.5-hour JAUPT approved training modules to complete 7 hours CPC at a time. Each module has been designed to educate, refresh and enhance drivers’ understanding of the regulatory framework that governs the road transport industry.

Alternatively, we offer open commercial courses for individual drivers looking to complete their CPC hours. Book here.

M1 – Driver Roadworthiness, Health & Wellbeing

This module will provide delegates with a better understanding of road risk and will remind drivers of their responsibility to drive a safe vehicle. During this session, delegates will explore the combination of physical and cognitive skills that can adversely impair a driver’s ability to drive. Regardless of efforts by organisations to manage word-related road safety, some individuals are more likely to exhibit safe driving behaviour than others. This module can be chosen to educate and guide drivers away from driving defensively by analysing an interactive case study that covers positive and professional attitudes.

M2 – Understanding Drivers’ Hours & Tachographs

This module aims to provide an insight into the rules and regulations regarding drivers’ hours for vehicles used for the carriage of goods in Great Britain (GB) and Europe (EU). Additionally, it provides general guidance concerning drivers of goods vehicles, how tachographs record information about driving time, speed, and distance and how they are used to ensure drivers and employers are compliant with drivers’ hours rules. This module can be chosen to remind and refresh your knowledge of the regulatory framework that governs the road transport industry.

M3 – Health & Safety in the Transport Environment

The aim of this module is to enhance the existing protection of drivers and crew, reduce risk in the transport environment and ensure that operators who follow good safety practices are not put at a commercial disadvantage compared to those who take short cuts in safety related matters. Delegates are reminded of their responsibilities under the Health & Safety Act to minimise risk on the road and on site, and of how to deal with challenges such as handling hazardous substances and working at height.

M4 – Vehicle Roadworthiness & Defects

This module explains the responsibilities and systems involved in maintaining vehicles in a roadworthy condition, regardless of operating conditions, fleet size or vehicle type. Drivers are reminded of how to ensure their vehicle is safe to drive before setting off, common faults identified by the DVSA, vehicle defect reporting, and what to do in the event of a breakdown. A useful session for operators, drivers and those responsible for operating, maintaining, and providing commercial goods.

M5 – Transporting Loads Safely

This module outlines the regulations regarding safe loading practices for carrying, securing, and covering loads on a vehicle. Drivers must ensure that a load is suitably secured so that it is not likely to fall, shift, move, or be blown off the vehicle, which could have severe consequences for the operator, driver, and other road users. Avoid endangering yourself and others by refreshing your knowledge of the principles of load containment, configuration, and restraint and what could happen if regulations are breached.

M6 – Fuel Efficiency, Emissions & Air Quality

This FORS approved module focuses on the environmental impact of vehicle emissions, fuel efficient driving techniques, cleaner vehicles, and alternative fuel technologies. It equips drivers with knowledge of urban driving in the wider context, actions, and techniques to reduce fuel consumption and costs, and the importance of vehicle checks and maintenance to reduce unnecessary emissions.

It is important for drivers to understand the negative environmental impacts of the road transport industry and to raise pertinent questions such as: what are the principal emissions that affect air quality? What techniques can the driver adopt to reduce these impacts? And what are the new technologies being introduced to replace diesel engines?

This module is essential training for all commercial drivers, regardless of the area of operation. Drivers have a higher responsibility than ordinary driving license holders, as they are employed to drive. Therefore, they are required to drive professionally, responsibly and with consideration for the environment.

M7 – Reducing Penalties & Infringements

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) and the Police issue fixed penalty notices during roadside checks to drivers who have broken the law. These fixed penalties have been extended to apply to more offences, such as drivers’ hours law breaches and Driver CPC infringements. This module outlines road traffic regulations, offences, penalties, prohibition notices and the consequences of these on your operation. Make sure your drivers are educated and informed of the risks to reduce roadside infringements and penalties that could have been avoided.

M8 – Terrorism Risk & Incident Prevention (TRIP)

This award-winning security and counter-terrorism module equips drivers with the skills and practical knowledge that they need to protect their personal safety and that of the public to reflect the dangers that are present in today’s society. It emphasises the importance of walk around checks, incorporating basic search techniques for vehicle safety and assisting the Police and security services by recording and reporting suspicious items, defects, and activities.

This module explores the consequences of best practice not being followed, with some real-life case studies where vehicles have been used as a weapon. Protect your drivers and the roads they work on by completing this essential training.

M9 – Safe UK Driving Theory (Work Related Road Risk)

The aim of this FORS approved module is to promote and raise driver awareness in order to make the risk of a vulnerable road user being injured or killed as low as possible. It is important to be aware of the initiatives that have been brought in to make roads safer, the risk of fatalities and collisions, the legal obligations and responsibilities of both drivers and operators, and the results of careless and dangerous driving. This module refers to Health and Safety law applying to work activities on the road and explores an interactive case study that covers the use of mirrors and field of vision, indicating intentions early, checking the blind spots and giving plenty of room to vulnerable road users.

M11 – Major Incident Management and Support (MIMS)

Unsure what to do in a major road incident such as a bridge strike or cargo spillage? This module aims to equip drivers with the knowledge and understanding of what to do if they are involved in a major incident to minimise the resulting impact on fleet operations. It will cover what constitutes a major incident, the different types of incidents and how they are categorised, a driver’s responsibilities and required actions to take, the role of the emergency services and what to expect, and what the lasting impact of a major incident could be if best practice is not followed.

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