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West London Training Services Ltd

Driver CPC Periodic Training   

Driver CPC Periodic Training

We have been delivering Driver CPC Training for over 10 Years, our service is 2nd to none

we offer either On-site Training Courses or from our Training Centre and are run weekly 

5-day block booking NO problem – 1-day training over a period to suit NO problem

Remote CPC Training also available evenings and weekends

We are fully registered and approved by JAUPT and DVSA

Driver CPC 4U Consortium, one of the UK's largest Driver CPC Consortiums   

35 Hours CPC Periodic Training consists of 5 Modules 7 Hours per Module

Includes Registration with

JAUPT and DVSA – Driver CPC Card (DQC) plus 5 Certificates

1/2-hour Lunch Break – 15 minute AM/PM Comfort Breaks

Comfortable Training Room and a Relaxed Atmosphere - Tea/Coffee & Biscuits Included

Lunch is NOT provided

We also have over 40 years’ experience at all levels in the Transport Industry 

We offer Transport Manager CPC Courses LGV/PCV also Transport Manager CPC Refresher One/Two day Courses are available.

Enquires are also welcome from individual’s subject to space available on the courses.

At West London Training Services, our aim is to provide training in an informal, participative but meaningful way, 

making the whole learning process as useful and enjoyable as possible.

All Professional Drivers Must Have DQC by Law;

All existing professional drivers will need to complete 35 hours of periodic training every five years. (Ideally 7 hours every year)

After you have passed all 5 modules you will be sent a Driver Qualification Card (DQC) which is issued by the DVSA without charge.

Initial Driver CPC

The initial Driver CPC became a mandatory requirement for all new entrants who wish to gain categories D1, D1+E and D (10th September 2008) and categories C1, C1+E and C (10th September 2009.) Modules 2 and 4 of the Initial Driver CPC is a theory and practical test (respectively.) It was introduced to ensure new entrants have the required skills and knowledge to carry out the duties of a professional minibus, coach and LGV driver.

New drivers will take an expanded theory and practical test i.e. Modules 2 & 4 followed by periodic training every five years.

Module 2 Case Study Training

This is a theory based examination that must be sat at a DVSA approved theory testing centre. It’s a case study based examination that consists of 7 separate scenarios. The scenarios reflect situations a professional driver may encounter in his or her working day. Each scenario has between 7-8 questions. The questions are supported by multi choice answers. So, candidates are required to read the case studies carefully, read the questions and select the answer/s which is most applicable.

In total 50 questions will be asked and the pass mark required is at least 40 correct answers. For some the Module 2 case study examination is pretty straight forward however for others it is quite a challenging examination. Those who seem to have most difficulty are those whose English is not their 1st language. The reason being you must be able to read and fully understand the scenarios before you can properly answer the questions.

What to take to your test

You must take either your:

  • Great Britain photo card driving licence
  • Northern Ireland photo card driving licence and paper counterpart

PLEASE NOTE: Your test will be cancelled and you’ll lose your fee if you don’t bring the right documents.

How the test works

The test is made up of 7 case studies you work through on a computer. The case studies are short stories based on situations that you’re likely to come across in your working life.

You’ll be asked between 6 and 8 multiple-choice questions on each case study.

The test lasts for 1 hour and 15 minutes, and the pass mark is 40 out of 50.

Your test results

You’ll get a letter with the results at the test centre.

You need the test pass reference number when you book your Driver CPC part 4 practical demonstration test.

The pass letter is valid for 2 years.

You need to pass the Driver CPC part 4 practical demonstration test within 2 years, otherwise you’ll have to pass the part 2 case studies test again.

If you fail the test

You’ll get a result letter with feedback telling you why you’ve failed.

You can book another case studies test straight away, but you can’t take it for another 3 clear working days.

The Driver CPC Module 4 Practical Safety Demonstration Test

The practical safety demonstration test is a stand-alone practical test of 30 minutes duration focusing on vehicle safety and security, which covers categories C and D and all sub categories including trailers. Questions posed will be answered using a static vehicle which needs to meet current minimum test vehicle (MTV) requirements. Despite being static, the candidate may elect to make a rolling brake check. If a candidate elects to do this they must not be stopped from doing so. The same question topic areas are covered for categories C and D although questions and paperwork differ slightly.

Candidates will be asked to demonstrate their knowledge and ability in the following subject areas:

  • ability to load the vehicle with due regard for safety rules and proper vehicle use
  • security of the vehicle and contents
  • ability to prevent criminality and trafficking in illegal immigrants
  • ability to assess emergency situations
  • ability to prevent physical risk

The test must be conducted using a vehicle which meets minimum test vehicle requirements (MTV). However, as the vehicle is being used in a static off road environment, there is no need for the vehicle to be loaded or fitted with additional mirrors for the examiner to use. This exception to the MTV requirements applies to the Driver/CPC module four test only.

Please note: the Driver/CPC module four test is not a licence acquisition test. Therefore, a candidate may produce any vehicle for the Driver CPC/test so long as it meets the MTV for the vehicle presented (categories C, D and all sub categories as applicable) which may also be subject to the exception detailed above.

If, during the course of the test, the examiner or assessor notices a problem with the vehicle (for example a defective bulb) as the test is being conducted off road the test must continue.

It is an offence to drive professionally without a Driver Qualification Card and you could be fined £1000.

Your DQC is sent to the address on your driving licence. So keep your details up to date with DVLA. You must carry your DQC whilst driving and there will be penalties if you are found to be driving professionally without one. If your DQC has been lost, stolen, or damaged, what you must to is report it to the DVSA within 7 days and apply for a replacement.

You must also report your card lost or damaged to your employer.

You will have to pay £25 for a replacement card.

CPC card replacements

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Telephone: 0191 201 8112

Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm

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