Why Angus Lift Trucks?
We can provide all your Driver CPC training needs for a whole 5-year period in a one-week (5-day) training course which will cover the 10 modules needed to complete statutory requirements. You will have peace of mind, and avoid having to schedule further CPC training within your designated period.
We can provide your training at our In-House Training Facility, which is located at our Hinckley (Leics.) Head Office site, where you will join 5 other drivers on a 5-day course. If you are a company with many drivers, we can provide this training at your premises if you prefer.
If you would like further information, or have any questions, please contact us on 01455 616908, or email [email protected].
CPC Training FAQs
Vehicles you can drive without CPC
A vehicle which is being road tested after repair, maintenance or technical improvements.
A vehicle which is new, or has been rebuilt and not yet in service.
A vehicle that has a top speed limited to 28mph.
Vehicle uses where CPC is not required
Emergency services and Fire services.
Military, armed forces or civil defence, and forces responsible for maintaining public order.
Vehicles used only for personal reasons, for example, driving a horsebox for recreation purposes or hiring a lorry to move home.
The vehicle is used to carry equipment or materials for use on a job, but driving the vehicle isn’t your main job. For example, a scaffolder will only drive an HGV to transport equipment needed to carry out that role.
When you are driving a vehicle with the purpose of taking lessons to obtain a driving license or Driver CPC.
Getting your CPC Card
Once you have completed the required 35 hours of periodic CPC driver training, you will receive your Driver CPC card. If you forget to carry the card with you when driving professionally, you could be fined £50.00 if roadside checks are made. You MUST replace your card if it is lost or stolen.
When you receive your Driver CPC card, it will show the date by which your training must be completed. It is entirely up to you when you do your training, as long as it is completed within the 5-year timeframe.
Your next deadline will be 5 years from when you complete your training. If you miss the deadline, you will not be able to drive professionally until you have completed your training. If you are caught driving without a valid CPC, both the driver and operator could face a fine of up to £1000.
Checking your periodic CPC hours
Keeping track of exactly how much of your mandatory periodic CPC training you have completed is very important as it will help you stay up to date. Checking your hours can be done easily by logging on the DSVA website www.gov.uk/check-your-driver-cpc-periodic-training-hours and registering your details. Once registered, you will be able to access your training record online, when you please.
Our Driver CPC training course covers many topics, including First Aid, Health & Safety, Loading and Unloading, Customer Care, Safe and Fuel-efficient Driving, Drivers’ hours, etc.
Our CPC training is carried out at our Leicester office, and we often have drivers traveling from Northampton, Nottingham, Warwick, Derby, Birmingham, West Midlands, and East Midlands, too.
Can you repeat the same course in a 5-year period?
In November 2020, the DSVA issued guidance emphasising that drivers should not repeat the same periodic CPC training within a 5-year rolling period. If repetition occurs action may be taken against the driver and trainer. A driver may only take the same course more than once in a 5-year period if there is a good reason to repeat it, for example, maintaining a dangerous goods qualification. If the driver does not have a good reason, DSVA can cancel the hours which could make the card invalid if the total is taken below 35 hours.
What you should do if you have a licence from another country
If you have a licence from another country, or already have an EU Driver CPC card, and would like to have a Great Britain (GB) Driver Certificate of Competence (CPC) card, information and details of requirements can be found at https://www.gov.uk/driver-cpc-training/if-you-have-a-licence-from-other-countries
What is CPC Training and why do you need it?
The Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (Driver CPC) was introduced in 2008 as legally required ‘Continual Professional Development’ and aims at improving road safety together with maintaining high standards of driving.
It also ensures that you as a driver are up-to-date with all health, safety, and legal requirements. Driver CPC is a qualification for anyone that operates an HGV, LGV or bus for a living.
You MUST maintain your CPC by taking part in 35 hours of periodic training every 5 years. Failure to remain compliant can result in a fine of up to £1000 being imposed, so staying up to date is very important to you and your job.
Off-Site CPC Training UK
Angus Lift Trucks delivers professionally accredited UK CPC training courses (Driver Certificate of Professional Competence) in and around Leicester, Northampton, Nottingham, Warwick, Derby, Birmingham, West Midlands, and East Midlands.
Our 5-day CPC training courses are run at our Hinckley Head Office in Leicestershire and comprise of 10 modules.
However, if you are looking to run Driver Certificate of Professional Competence training for a larger team, and find it challenging to bring everyone together at our offices, we can also run the course at your offices.
We often run off-site CPC training courses in Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Warwickshire, Derbyshire, Birmingham, West Midlands, and East Midlands.
If you would like further information, or have any questions, please contact us on 01455 616908, or email [email protected]
Areas We Serve
Angus Lift Trucks has over 35 Years of experience in forklift sales, hire, service & training across Leicestershire, Derbyshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Warwickshire, West Midlands and East Midlands.
Leicester, Blaby, Charnwood, Harborough, Hinckley, Market Bosworth, Melton Mowbray, Oadby & Wigston
Nottingham, Ashfield, Bassetlaw, Broxtowe, Gedling, Mansfield, Rushcliffe, Newark, to name just a few.
Warwick, Atherstone, Bedworth, Kenilworth, Leamington Spa, Nuneaton, Rugby, Shipston-on-Stour, Southam, Stratford-upon-Avon, etc.
Digbeth, Erdington, Edgbaston, Harborne, Moseley, Solihull, and many more.
Brackley, Corby, Daventry, Desborough, Higham Ferrers, Kettering, Northampton, Rushden, Towcester, Wellingborough, and many more.
Derby, Matlock, Ripley, Ashbourne, Ilkeston, Swadlincote, Burton-on-Trent, Buxton, Chesterfield, Draycott, to name just a few.
Training & Courses on All Types of Forklifts
Our accredited trainers provide on- and off-site forklift training, for all makes and models of equipment such as Forklifts, Cherry-Pickers, Scissor Lifts, and more for aspiring and practicing drivers.