Driver CPC Periodic Training

The Institute of Vehicle Recovery looked closely at the requirements of the Driver CPC and concluded that there was a close link between the requirements of the DCPC and the National Training Scheme.  Following the successful application to JAUPT to become a training provider, IVR (TS) Limited can offer DCPC training at a great saving to the rescue and recovery sector. The saving is due to the DCPC lesson plans being directly linked to the National Training Scheme, this enables a customer to add National Training Scheme requirements to the DCPC requirements - the result being that staff achieve both the DCPC and National Training Scheme qualification simultaneously, which reduces the cost to the employer.

 

 

 

 

What DCPC courses are IVR (TS) able to offer?

IVR (TS) Limited is currently able to offer five DCPC training courses, these are:

DCPC Course Number Name of Course Links to National Training Scheme
CRS 1280-540 Health, Safety and Customer Service 

VR01-Health and Safety
VR02-Customer Service

CRS 1117-540  Dealing with Emergency Situations   VR03-Assess The Roadside Situation
CRS 1116-540  Loading a Vehicle with Due Regard for Safety  VR04, VR05, VR06, VR13, VR14, VR15, VR17
CRS 4730-540 Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) VR26
CRS 9036-540   Advanced Winching  VR07, VR16

 

What is periodic training?

Periodic training is Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for bus, coach and lorry drivers. It is ongoing throughout the professional driver’s career.

How much training is required?

All drivers must undertake 35 hours of periodic training every five years. The minimum length of a training course that contributes to the periodic training requirement is seven hours.  The seven hours excludes registration and any breaks.

 

 

How is it delivered?

Courses and training centres must be approved by Joint Approvals Unit for Periodic Training (JAUPT) on behalf of the Competent Authority for the delivery of periodic training. The content, title and method of delivery of each training course are looked at during the approval process.  There are no tests or exams involved but training centres will be required to evaluate each course to ensure that those attending have benefited from the training that they have received.

Who is affected by the requirements for periodic training?  Who does DCPC apply to?

DCPC applies to all new and existing drivers who wish to drive professionally and who require an LGV or PCV licence to do their job.

Further Information

DCPC entitlements, exemptions and licences from the EU and other countries:

www.gov.uk/driver-cpc-training for qualified drivers

www.gov.uk/become-lorry-bus-driver for new drivers

Periodic Training:

Joint Approvals Unit for Periodic Training 12 Warren Yard, Warren Farm Office Village Milton Keynes, MK12 5NW T 0844 800 4184

www.jaupt.org.uk

enquiries@jaupt.org.uk