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Are you prepared for the 2019 Driver CPC deadline?

Yorkshire-based L&T Transport Training Services and the Freight Transport Association warn LGV and PCV drivers to stay ahead with their Driver CPC. Are you prepared for the 2019 deadline?

It’s been 10 years since the Driver CPC was introduced, and 4 years since the 2014 deadline.

Existing LGV and PCV drivers must complete 35 hours of Periodic Training every 5 years in order to stay qualified, which is why L&T Transport Training Services and the Freight Transport Association (FTA) are advising drivers that they should now be preparing to update their training.

L&T Transport Training Services is a Yorkshire-based lorry and bus driver training company offering all classes of LGV & PCV driver training including CPC. Their latest 2018 Driver CPC Calendar showing Foundation, Drivers Hours, Modular and First Aid days can be viewed or downloaded as a PDF from the ‘Driver CPC’ page here.

Which Driver CPC do I need?

There are two types of Driver CPC, ‘Initial’ and ‘Periodic’ and the one you need depends on the type of licence you currently hold.

INITIAL CPC is for drivers who passed their car test after 1st January 1997.

The Initial CPC is in two stages, the first of which is a Module 2 theory-based test, which is taken at your local theory centre, but L&T can book this for you. You can access various study resources, including the computer suite at L&T’s Fitzwilliam Training Centre. The Starter Package includes the cost of the Module 2 test and the books or online resources you’ll need to use for your study.

The second stage is the Module 4 Practical Demonstration Test, which can be booked once you have passed Module 2. This test takes place at L&T’s premises and will be conducted by a DVSA examiner. Some study is required and there is a Training Pack and resources for you to use, as well as various films to help you.

PERIODIC CPC is for drivers who passed their car driving test before 1st January 1997, already hold a DQC, or passed a lorry test before 10th September 2009, or 10th September 2008 for bus drivers.

For drivers taking the Periodic CPC, 35 hours of Periodic Training needs to be completed before your Driver Qualification Card (DQC) is issued. This training is mainly classroom-based and can be completed in blocks of seven hours.

How much does DRIVER CPC cost?

The prices for Periodic Training are £70 a day (weekdays) and £80 a day (weekends) and include upload fees and VAT. Once your 35 hours (5 days) training have been completed, then a card will then be issued by the DVSA and sent directly to you.

Formed and based in Fitzwilliam, near Pontefract, West Yorkshire in 1986, L&T Transport Training Services is a friendly, family-owned and operated business. It provides instruction for anyone wishing to drive a vehicle from C1 (7.5T) to CE (artic) and D1 (Minibus), to D (Coach), plus car & trailer and lorry mounted crane (HIAB) training for anyone wishing to drive or operate a commercial or passenger vehicle. Training is available for both individuals and company employees and takes place at our premises.

L&T partner, Malcolm Lloyd, says: “One huge benefit for candidates is that vehicle handling manoeuvres take place on the large concourse at our Fitzwilliam site, which is also an approved DVSA test centre. This means that driving tests are held at the same location where candidates learned and practiced their driving skills.”

Don’t leave it too late

Ensure that you heed the advice of the FTA and book your 35 hours Periodic Training with L&T Transport Training Services in good time to ensure the continuity of your Certificate.

For more information, please contact L&T Transport Training Services on 0800 542 0721 or send an email hereYou can find out more on the Driver CPC page.

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About L & T Transport Training Services

Formed in 1986 and a family owned and operated business, L&T provides instruction for anyone wishing to drive a vehicle from C1 (7.5T) to CE (artic) and D1 (Minibus) to D (Coach).

We also train drivers in the transportation of dangerous goods (ADR) and the operation of HIAB plant, Forklift and we are a JAUPT Approved Centre for Driver CPC Periodic Training.

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