CPC Training - Periodic CPC Training

Periodic CPC Training

Periodic training is undertaken by anyone who is considered to have acquired rights (i.e. held a 7.5 tonne, class 2 or class 1 licence before 9th September 2009 or held a PCV licence before 9th September 2008) OR who has previously undertaken the Initial CPC and now requires the 35 hours (five days) Periodic Training every five years thereafter.

If you passed your car test before January 1997 this generally entitled you to drive 7.5-tonne vehicles (Cat C1). Candidates with a C1 entitlement pre 9th September 2009 attend Periodic Training on acquired rights, even though they have never passed a vocational driving test as the right to drive 7.5-tonne vehicles counts as a vocational entitlement.

If a driver holds a vocational licence for buses and coaches as well as lorries, they only need to do one set of periodic training.

Enterprise offers 5 informative modules designed to give candidates a thorough understanding of the role and responsibilities of the professional driver.

Driver and Workplace Health and Safety

  • Health and Safety in the Workplace
  • Overview
  • Health and safety myths
  • HASWA 1974
  • Risk assessment
  • Types of accident
  • Reversing
  • Coupling and uncoupling procedures
  • Tail lifts
  • Driver's Health
  • Drink/drugs
  • Guidelines
  • Penalties
  • Smoking

Suitable for LGV & PCV Drivers

Drivers' Hours and Tachographs

  • Drivers' Hours
  • Regulations
  • Exemptions
  • Terminology
  • Non-driving time
  • Breaks and rest periods
  • Driving hours
  • Trains and ferry boats
  • Multi manned vehicles
  • UK domestic hours
  • Emergencies
  • AETR
  • Tachographs
  • Drivers’ hours records
  • Types of tachographs
  • Analogue tachographs
  • Modes
  • Responsibilities
  • Tampering
  • Digital Tachographs
  • Legislations
  • VU
  • Displays
  • Data
  • Calendar minute rule
  • Mixed driving
  • Mode switch changes
  • Pictograms
  • UTC
  • Driver/Company/Workshop Cards
  • Enforcement
  • Record keeping

Suitable for LGV & PCV Drivers

Road Traffic Law Enforcement

  • Who’s Who in Road Traffic Law
  • Police
  • Local authorities
  • Highways England
  • HMRC
  • Traffic commissionaires
  • DVSA
  • Enforcement
  • Graduated fixed penalty system
  • Highway code
  • Driving licences
  • Operator licences
  • Operators compliance risk score
  • DVSA roadside checks

Suitable for LGV & PCV Drivers

Safe Driving, Accident Procedures and First Aid

  • Fuel-efficient driving
  • The big picture
  • Attitude/awareness
  • Speed
  • Vehicle condition
  • Correct use of controls
  • Safe/Dangerous/Defensive Driving
  • Motorway driving
  • Cyclists
  • Blind spots
  • Vehicle maintenance
  • Road rage
  • Drink/drugs
  • What Happens if Things Go Wrong?
  • Types of accidents
  • Accident procedures
  • Emergency services
  • Dangerous goods
  • Insurance
  • Basic fire procedures
  • Basic first aid

Suitable for LGV & PCV Drivers

Walk Round Checks and Load Security

  • Driver Walk-Round Checks and Load Security
  • OCRS
  • Statement of intent
  • Construction and use regulations
  • Type approval
  • Items to check
  • Practical daily safety check
  • Completing a daily safety check report
  • Operator’s obligations
  • Driver’s obligations
  • Safe Loading of Vehicles
  • Calculating payloads
  • Load distribution
  • Forces at work on a load
  • Securing equipment
  • Use of securing equipment
  • Ratchets
  • Webbing
  • Chains
  • Bar tensioners

This course is not accredited for delivery to candidates who only hold a PCV entitlement. Candidates who wish to sit this module require a minimum of a CAT C1 (7.5-tonne) licence