Driver CPC

The Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (Driver CPC) is a qualification for professional bus, coach and lorry drivers. Governed by law and administered by the Joint Approvals Unit For Periodic Training (JAUPT), it has been introduced across Europe with the aim of improving road safety and helping to maintain high standards of driving.

Under a European Union Directive, professional bus, coach and lorry drivers need to hold a Driver CPC in addition to a vocational driving licence. Any drivers of lorries over 3.5 tonnes and minibuses with 9 seats or more must usually obtain a Driver CPC although there some exceptions.

New drivers obtain their Driver CPC by passing a series of initial qualification tests – theory and practical. This must then be followed by 35 hours of periodic training every 5 years if they want to keep their Driver CPC after that period. Essex Driver can deliver that training.

Please note the date that the Initial CPC card expires. Failure to complete 35 hours refresher training before your card expires will result in you being unable to drive commercially.

Essex Driver is JAUPT Registered (Approved Centre No.AC01837) and our experienced trainers can deliver all the approved CPC training you need.

Our Driver CPC Courses

We now offer 9 modular courses for Driver CPC.

Each module is 3.5 hours long, and learners must complete 2 modules per day in order to achieve 7 hours Driver CPC.

Manual Handling/Smart Motorways

  • Manual Handling
  • Coupling & Uncoupling
  • Modern Technology Vehicles
  • Smart Motorways
  • Company Image

Fitness to Drive

  • Drink
  • Drugs
  • Mental Health Awareness
  • Eyesight/Dehydration
  • Driving for a Living
  • Accident Procedure

Drivers Hours

  • EU Drivers Hours Rules
  • Working Time Directive
  • Domestic Rules

Use of Tachographs

  • Analogue
  • Digital

Accidents and Vulnerable Road Users

  • Causes and Prevention
  • Hazard Perception
  • Distractions
  • Vulnerable Road Users

Vehicle Maintenance and Security - HGV or PSV

Safe and Secure Loading

Emergency First Aid at Work

(NEW FOR 2022) Bridge Strikes

All of the above courses are delivered by Approved and Experienced trainers. 

Looking for Course dates, contact us for available dates

Courses run most Saturdays, and one 5 day course once a month. Please contact for dates.

CONTACT US ON 01268 282 222

If your CPC is due to expire shortly or you are looking at renewing an expired CPC in order to return to work in the industry.

We offer both HGV and PSV Courses.

Please call us today to discuss your requirements and we will do our best to assist you and explain the procedure in full.