Driver CPC FAQ’s

The driver certificate of professional competence (driver CPC) is a new qualification for professional coach, bus and lorry drivers. It has been introduced across Europe with the aim of improving road safety and maintaining high standards within the transport industry.
All professional drivers will need to complete 35 hours of training during a 5 year cycle; this training is known as periodic training and is continual professional development.
All LGV drivers are now required to hold a Driver CPC card to drive professionally.

Existing Driver CPC card holders will need to complete the next block of 35 hours of periodic training before September 2024 to continue to drive professionally.
For all professional drivers who passed after these dates you will have been issued with a DQC card and this will have a 5 year expiry date. For example if you passed your test on 14th January 2010 you will have until 13th January 2015 to complete your 35 hours periodic training.

The courses must be approved by JAUPT but you can attend any course of your choice. You can repeat a course if required.
The courses are a minimum of 7 hours not including lunch breaks.
After each 7 hour session Driver Training Centre will issue you with a certificate of attendance. We also have to register your details with the DVSA within 5 days of completing the course. On completion of the 35 hours you will be issued a DQC card (driver qualification card).
It is a legal requirement that you carry this card with you when you are driving professionally. Failure to produce your DQC card can result in a fine of up to £1000.
You will NOT be able to drive professionally for a living. If you are caught driving without the required training you will face legal action, fines of up to £1000 for the driver but also fines for their employers.
On the day of training you MUST bring your driving licence.
Please call the office on 01424 432200 or e-mail us

Frequently asked questions about the Driver Certificate of Professional Competence. We are always here to talk to you so please call us on 01424 432200 if you have any questions about Driver CPC.

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Qualification Guide
Click below to view the steps to becoming a qualified driver.

Following your online enquiry, you will receive details for category of licence required.

Make appointment for medical. Doctors Medicals for licence applications available weekly at our Hastings centre £100.00

Book and pay for your course in advance, you will get FREE admission to our online Theory Test facility, which will give you all the questions and answers required and will prepare you for the theory tests in advance, whilst waiting for your licence to be issued by DVLA.

When you receive your Licence with Provisional Entitlement, you can then Book your Theory Tests by Telephone: 0300 200 1122 or Online:

You will need:
a. Multiple Choice
b. Hazard Perception
c. Driver CPC Module 2 case studies

When you have passed the relevant theory tests, call our bookings hotline for fast track joining instructions. Tel: 01424 432200

Please remember to send us copies of any theory test papers as you receive them.

To book your course or for more information.
Call: 01424 432200

Our Driver Training Courses

HGV Training

We are a professional, accredited Transport Training Centre catering for all categories of licence requirements. Approved DVSA Test Centre for all tests. Comfortable, easy to drive vehicles, make the whole training experience very enjoyable, DVSA accredited off road manoeuvring and test area. A fully equipped training centre to cater for every transport training requirement.

Driver CPC Training

35 hrs of Periodic Training is required to maintain licence compliance. Training can be taken in blocks of seven hours or as an intensive course.

Towing & Caravans

We offer C1+E, D1+E towing courses for all categories of vehicles, Horse-box Owners, Cargo Trailers and of course Caravans.

Minibus Training D1

If you drive for hire and reward you will need to gain PCV entitlement. Hire and reward does not mean if you take fares for any journey, it means if you are paid to drive the minibus or bus as part of your duties. We serve Sussex, Kent and further afield with PCV training.

Ambulance Driver Training

We have vehicles specifically for the purpose of training ambulance drivers. To Become an ambulance driver you will need a minimum of a C1 licence due to the weight of the vehicle you will be driving. When an ambulance is loaded with equipment and patients it often falls between 3.5 and 7.5 tonnes.

Fork Lift Truck Training

Accredited training is available for all categories of Lift Truck Machines and Equipment to cover the requirements of the approved Code of Practice
and Supplementary Guidance for Rider Operated Lift Trucks.

Campervans & Motorhomes

Training is carried out by our DVSA registered instructors using 5 tonne Ford Transit vehicles, making it an easy and enjoyable process. Usually over two days 1:1 and no time sharing with others.

Horsebox Training

We offer towing courses for all categories of vehicles, C1, D1, Horseboxes, Plant Trailers, Caravans and Others.

Why Choose Us For Your Driver Training?

Modern Fleet of Vehicles

Our modern fleet of vehicles are regularly maintained, comfortable, easy to drive, and make licence acquisition a pleasure.

Quality Tuition

Our fully qualified Instructors will ensure you receive quality tuition for all categories of training.

Ideally Situated

Driver Training Centre is situated next door to the DVSA driving test centre at Hastings and provides easy access for any tests.Driver Training Centre has the resources and experience to deliver our customers requirements.