West London Training Services Ltd
DCPC Training Services
What is Driver CPC?
Driver Certificate of Professional Competence – Driver CPC is a new law that has been introduced across the EU to maintain high driving standards and improve road safety and is designed to boost driver’s knowledge and skills initially and continuously develop driver knowledge throughout a drivers Vocational Career.
All professional bus, coach and lorry drivers must work towards holding a Driver CPC Driver Qualification Card to drive one of these vehicles for a living.
Once I’ve passed my initial qualification, is that it?
No! Your Initial Driver CPC lasts for 5 years. To renew your Driver Qualification Card you will need to complete 35 hours of periodic training every five years, before the expiry date to continue to drive professionally.
However, if you are gaining a LGV C1 licence to become an ambulance technician or paramedic, once you have completed your blue light training you won’t need to undertake Driver CPC Periodic Training or gain a DQC (unless you decide to take up C1 driving as a vocation).
How will it affect me?
If you obtained your UK car licence after January 1997, you need to pass Initial Driver CPC tests to get a Driver Qualification Card which you must have to be able to drive professionally and work as a lorry, bus or coach driver on lorries of 3.5 tonnes and upwards, and/or minibuses with 9 seats or more.
Drivers of minibuses with a ‘not for hire or reward’ (Code 101) licence will have to take the initial qualification should they wish to drive professionally.
Drivers with an LGV licence who want to gain the PCV Licence or drivers with a PCV licence who want to gain a LGV licence (unless they hold C1 already) WILL need to undertake the Initial Driver CPC.
Initial Driver CPC means passing Module 2 Case Study theory test and Module 4 practical safety demonstration test which are on top of the theory tests (multiple choice and hazard perception) and practical driving test.
Once you have passed all tests, you will receive the Driver Qualification Card (DQC) and you will also need to complete 35 hours periodic training over the following five years to keep your Driver CPC qualification.
If you have an LGV licence and want to gain a PCV licence, or if you have a PCV licence and want to gain LGV licence (unless you hold C1 already) you will also need the Initial Driver CPC.
We also provide initial Driver CPC training for clients who have passed their test elsewhere (maybe outside the UK)
Beware – Some providers do not offer Initial Driver CPC training. Some don’t even mention you’re going to need a Driver Qualification Card (DQC) before you can start work as a vocational driver or tell you the extra charges involved.
Driver CPC Periodic Training
As you are aware in 2013 every Professional Driver PCV 2013 and LGV 2014 is required to have a Driver Qualification Card (DQC); it is quite simple no card no work.
We can supply you with the required training at a time to suit you. Ideally; we need as many drivers as possible to be available to make it cost effective for us but we are flexible.
Our courses can be arranged to suit your drivers needs for example if you feel your drivers need more training on Drivers Hours we can repeat that course and it will be included in the 35 hours.
The course consists of 5 modules each lasting 7 hours and as stated can be adapted to your driver’s particular needs.
Each course is run by our fully Qualified Registered Instructors. The course is registered with Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) and JAUPT.
Each driver will receive 7 hours training per module at the end of which they will receive a certificate from us, and the results will be registered with the DVSA and JAUPT
Cancellations & Refund Policy
Bookings cancelled with;
- 7-12 working day’s notice are subject to a cancellation fee of 60%,
- 1-6 working day’s notice are subject to a cancellation fee of 80%
- 1 working day or less notice are subject to a cancellation fee of 100%
West London Training Services Ltd reserves the right to cancel/re-arrange courses which are subject to minimum uptake and will endeavour to provide at least 5 working day’s notice of changes. If WLTS and client fail to agree a mutually convenient re-arranged course date, WLTS will credit all payments received. WLTS will NOT be responsible for any additional costs incurred by the client in making such re-arrangements.
Refund Policy on Management CPC
Can only be made at the managements discretion.
No refunds can be made after 2 months from the date of booking.
It’s time to think about renewing your DQC, you will need to complete the 35 hours Periodic Training - take advantage now.
It does not matter whether you have 1 driver or 50 we can train them at a time that suits you either on site or at our Training Centre.
We can run our courses at your office / workplace; but a minimum of 6 in required
To discuss booking your drivers for CPC Training then please call our booking office:
Mobile: 07715 201677 - 07715 201678
Terms and Conditions
Fees quoted are exclusive of lunch, accommodation and VAT.
Course dates are reserved but are not confirmed until receipt of a signed booking form. WLTS cannot guarantee the reservation until this is received. Upon receipt of the signed booking form the course fees will be invoiced. Booking forms must be completed and returned to us within 5 working days of receipt (except if your course is due to commence in less than 15 working days, in which case they must be completed and returned within 2 working days.
Payment is due before course commencement.
WLTS reserves the right to refuse delivery of a course where payment has not been received by the agreed date, prior to course commencement, and to impose a 100% course cancellation fee.
Bookings cancelled with;
7-12 working day’s notice are subject to a cancellation fee of 60%
1 – 6 working day’s notice are subject to a cancellation fee of 80%
1 working day or less notice are subject to a cancellation fee of 100%
WLTS reserves the right to cancel/re-arrange courses which are subject to minimum uptake and will endeavour to provide at least 5 working day’s notice of changes. If WLTS and client fail to agree a mutually convenient re-arranged course date, WLTS will credit all payment received. WLTS will NOT be responsible for any additional costs incurred by the client in making such-requirements.
WLTS accepts delegates for courses on the basis of information provided by the client/client’s company. WLTS will not be responsible for costs incurred by clients, should, at courses commencement, the delegate be found not to meet the course eligibility criteria and/or Examining Bodies requirements.
WLTS reserves the right to charge 20 GBP, if delegate substitution results in administration costs or burden, e.g. examination entries.
Health and Safety:
All delegates undertake to abide by all relevant health and safety legislation and local rules governing safety and comfort, including appropriate use of personal protective equipment. Failure to abide by such rules will result in ejection from course and forfeit of ALL fees paid.
The details gathered by WLTS may be passed on to Examination Bodies i.e. DVSA and JAUPT. Reports and recommendations will be provided solely to the customer, unless we are required by law to do otherwise.
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