Driver CPC Remote Courses – BOOK ONLINE NOW – only £49!
DVSA Advises Suspension of Classroom Delivery; Introduces Option for Remote Training
On 24th March, in response to the current emergency situation, DVSA advised periodic trainers to cease the delivery of classroom based periodic training. DVSA, however, decided to allow approved periodic trainers temporary authorisation to deliver approved courses remotely via digital platforms.
As a long established organisation with a solid reputation for delivering quality training in accordance with JAUPT guidelines approval for remote delivery was quickly granted and from 30th March courses have been running 7 days a week.
Utilising the free to download zoom platform, candidates participate in a ‘virtual classroom’ from the comfort of their own home. The zoom cloud meetings app is easy to install but we can provide technical assistance if required.
Courses run from 0800 – 1630 each day.
Candidates join the class by clicking on a link emailed to them the evening before each course.
ONLY £49 PER DAY – In these difficult times we have decided to pass on the cost savings (venue costs, instructor travel etc) direct to you. We have reduced our fully inclusive price from our normal classroom based £65 per day to just £49 per day.
Candidate feedback has been extremely positive. In addition to the obvious benefits of price and being able to attend from home, numerous candidates have commented on how participative the sessions were and how comfortable they felt asking questions.
FURLOUGHED EMPLOYEES ENCOURAGED TO TRAIN – Furloughed employees can engage in training, as long as in undertaking the training the employee does not provide services to, or generate revenue for, or on behalf of their organisation or a linked or associated organisation. Furloughed employees should be encouraged to undertake training.
To book your course please visit our Book Online page.
Whether this is your first experience of Driver CPC or you are looking to renew your Driver Qualification Card, we are certain that you will find our courses both informative and enjoyable.
We can confidently say that we are one of the country’s biggest Driver CPC training providers, boasting 23 classrooms across Yorkshire, the North West and the Midlands. Since 2008 we’ve helped over 25,000 drivers acquire their Driver Qualification Card.
Our courses are all individual ‘free-standing’ modules; you can attend in any order and have the freedom to decide how you want to organise your training – be it one each week, each month or each year. Because we are a JAUPT approved training centre (Centre Approval Number AC02152), all our courses are accredited which means that you can be confident of receiving the very best Driver CPC training.
We understand that you have busy lives so we run our courses six days a week almost every week of the year. With this extensive choice and flexibility, you can choose course dates to fit in around your schedule. You can select individual days or block book a full week’s worth of courses – the choice is yours. You can even book by phone, on the morning of a course, providing you are still able to make the start time.
We realise that attending Driver CPC courses is a requirement and not a choice, so we appreciate that you do get the choice in who provides your training. For this reason, we constantly revise and update our courses to ensure that they remain accurate. We also ensure that our instructors are continually improving their skills and knowledge. Virtually all of our instructors hold a minimum of an Operators’ CPC qualification, with several holding a DGSA certificate and many are approved ADR instructors or DSA registered LGV instructors.
Our course price is £65 per day – this includes VAT and all DSA upload fees. Your certificates of attendance are provided at the end of each day and your Driver Qualification card will be automatically dispatched to you by DVSA. Visit the Course Dates page to see the full list of CPC courses available.
On-site Driver CPC Courses
If you have large numbers of drivers in your company, we can make it easy for you to train them altogether. We provide on-site training for just £35 + VAT + DSA fees per candidate (minimum 10 candidates per course), with discounts available for larger candidate numbers. Our onsite training is available 7 days a week to fit in with your company schedule.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I have to sit the modules in order?
No – you can sit the modules in any order. To get the most from your training, we do recommend that you attend each of the five different modules so that you keep up to date on all aspects of driving.
£65 per module seems cheap – are there any hidden extras?
No, the price you see is the price you pay – this covers the cost of the course, VAT and the upload fees. It also includes as much tea, coffee and biscuits as you need!
How long does the course last?
Registration begins at 7.30am with the course starting promptly at 8am and ending at 4pm. There are morning, lunch and afternoon breaks but each course must have 7 hours’ worth of training.
Do I have to sit an exam?
No! To gain your Driver Qualification Card (DQC), you just need 35 hours of course attendance so no exams are necessary.
I’ve been driving for years – why do I need to ‘go back to school’?
Driver CPC is designed to refresh your understanding of the main rules and regulations and to inform you of any changes happening in the transport industry. Whilst we know you have a lot of experience in all aspects of driving, it is always good to update your knowledge and brush up on important issues such as drivers’ hours. Our courses are designed to be interactive, meaning that you get the opportunity to talk about different issues with fellow drivers.
Understandably there was an initial reluctance from drivers to engage with the Government’s introduction of Driver CPC. Some drivers were unsure about a return to the classroom and their ability to sit for an entire day! We have had a number of people book just for one day, to then realise that with regular breaks (tea / coffee / biscuits provided) and the opportunity to mingle with fellow drivers, the experience isn’t so bad. Would it be too far to suggest some sceptics have even enjoyed the courses?
Drivers who attend our courses have been genuinely impressed by the professional manner in which the courses are delivered and the suitability of our training venues. We work hard to ensure the course content is relevant and informative, meaning that every driver leaves the course with a better understanding of their industry.