Aligra Personnel are proudly recognised as a JAUPT Approved Training Centre for Driver CPC Periodic Training.

From the offset the new legislation might seem daunting however at Aligra we recognise this, and we aim to support drivers in gaining their CPC periodic training all for a reasonable price.

In order to keep your Driver CPC, you must complete 35 hours of periodic training every 5 years. Periodic training involves attending courses on various aspects of professional driving, and there are no tests or exams to be taken.

At Aligra, you can expect the following for your Driver CPC Periodic Training:

  • Competitive prices
  • 7 Hours per module
  • Discount for registered drivers
  • Local based training centre

Our trainers are all professional drivers and have all been in the industry for many years. This means they are not only qualified to deliver our courses to a high standard, but as experienced drivers they also understand the relevance of the training we offer.

What is Driver CPC?

Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (Driver CPC) is a qualification for all professional bus, coach, and lorry drivers.  For all new drivers, it will improve your knowledge and skills. It will also allow existing drivers to develop and improve their knowledge and skills. The better qualified drivers amongst you will learn to improve your road safety skills.

Who needs Driver CPC?

To drive professionally, any driver of a lorry weighing over 3.5 tonnes, or a minibus with 9 or more passenger seats must obtain a Driver CPC. There are some circumstances where Driver CPC is not required, for example non-commercial driving.

Depending on when you acquired your vocational license, you may have Driver CPC through "acquired rights". If you are a new driver, you will have to pass an initial Driver CPC qualification test before you can drive professionally.

Driver CPC for New Drivers – Initial Qualification Tests

Driver CPC initial qualification consists of 4 parts. You must pass each of the 4 parts in order to drive professionally:

  • Part one - theory test (multiple-choice and hazard perception)
  • Part two - case studies
  • Part three - practical test of driving ability
  • Part four - vehicle safety demonstration

To then keep your Driver CPC, you must complete 35 hours of "Periodic Training" in each 5 year period.

Driver CPC for Existing Drivers - "Acquired Rights"

If you are a professional driver, you will have gained valuable knowledge and experience through your work. Under these circumstances, you may have “acquired rights”. These rights mean you are deemed to have Driver CPC for 5 years, and therefore do not need to pass any initial qualification. You are deemed to have Driver CPC acquired rights if you are:

  • A bus or coach driver and got your vocational licence (D, D1, D+E and D1+E) before 10 September 2008
  • A lorry driver and got your vocational licence (C, C1, C+E and C1+E) before 10 September 2009
  • A driver who passed your "car" test on or before 1st January 1997

You do however need to complete 35 hours of periodic training during the current 5 year period if you have "acquired rights", in order to keep your Driver CPC. The deadlines for completing periodic training with "acquired rights" are therefore: 

  • Bus and coach drivers: 9 September 2013
  • Lorry drivers: 9 September 2014
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