Periodic Training

All professional drivers must complete 35 hours worth of training within 5 years. This training can be of any type as long as it is an approved course which is approved by JAUPT (Joint Approvals Unit for Periodic Training).

Details of the approved LGV courses are listed below.
  • Defensive Driving Techniques
  • Vehicle Checks and Defect Reporting
  • Driver’s Hours, Working Time Directive & Driver’s Records
  • Digital Tachographs
  • Customer Care in the Transport Industry
  • Emergency First Aid
  • Dangerous Goods Awareness for Drivers
  • Manual Handling
  • Safety of Loads

The minimum length of a training course is seven hours. Where a course of seven hours is split into two parts the second part must start within 24 hours of the completion of the first part. It is important that you allow yourself enough time to complete your training within the five year period. There is no advantage in delaying your periodic training. The sooner you train, the sooner your knowledge and skills will be refreshed and updated, which will enhance your professionalism. Driver CPC requires all professional bus, coach and lorry drivers to complete a minimum of 35 hours periodic training every five years for as long as they wish to continue to drive professionally.

You will be able to prove you hold Driver CPC by a Driver Qualification Card (DQC). The card will be issued to new drivers automatically on successfully passing the initial qualification. Drivers with acquired rights (holding a GB photo card licence) will be automatically issued with the card on completion of the 35th hour of periodic training.

Those drivers with acquired rights will be able to use their driving licence as proof of their Driver CPC status until they have completed their 35 hours training within the first five year cycle at which point they will be issued with a DQC. There will be no charge for the card at point of issue.

Course Details


Each course is 7hrs


Customer premises or our training facility

Qualification Obtained


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