Driver CPC Training

Driver CPC Training Course Dates


14th – First Aid 
20th – Yearly Refresher 
30th – 1st Feb – 3 Day First Aid Training


4th – Tachographs 
14th – First Aid 
16th – Driver Welfare 
22nd – First Aid 


24th – Tachographs 
25th – Yearly Refresher 
29th – First Aid 


1st – Driver Welfare 
22nd FORS Approved Safe Urban Driving 

Driver CPC Training

The courses we offer at present are:

TACHOGRAPHS AND WALK ROUND CHECKS – This covers all the legal requirements for operating both a digital and analogue tachograph. Operator licencing, the role of DVSA on the roads, and concludes with an in depth look at the Daily Walkround Checks.
FIRST AID – This gives you basic first aid skills and can also count towards an Ofqual approved Emergency First Aid at Work qualification.
YEARLY REFRESHER – This is just a general update on industry news, a recap on tachographs, safe loading, safe driving, and highway code.

Beech Forklifts has been delivering Driver CPC training along with our Forklift, First Aid, Plant and other industry related subjects for many years.

We offer all courses in 7 hr JAUPT approved blocks which can be delivered at your place or ours. We get people for Driver CPC Training from Preston, Lancaster, Blackpool, Blackburn, Lancashire, Cumbria, and North West England. Please contact us.

Yearly Refresher

This course is a round up of lots of CPC topics including , HSE, Load Securing, Tachographs, Highway code, Health Eating, Mental Health. It is a good all round catch up course

Driver Welfare CPC

Our course focuses on drivers health and improving mental well-being. It was developed to make drivers more aware of what they eat and how it effects them overall, through both their work and private life.

Our course also looks at drivers mental health as well as the highway code. We examine all facets to ensure all drivers can benefit. Our course finishes off with a brief look at Manual Handling to help demonstrate proper handling techniques. It’s a very diverse course but one that is sure to benefit drivers in a wide variety of ways.

Professional Drivers CPC

Our CPC course looks at what is expected of a professional driver , from passing their first test to looking into the benefit of drivers  becoming  employed or self-employed, highway code refresher, safe loading, driver hygiene, amongst other things

FORS Safe Urban Training CPC

Our FORS Safe Urban Training driving course is designed by Transport For London to be delivered to  professional drivers to raise  awareness  of the risks on the road in relation to vulnerable road users.

Our FORS Safe Urban Training is available in Preston, Blackpool,  Lancashire, Cumbria, and the North West England. This training course will be invaluable to drivers and companies looking to get FORS Accreditation or if you are just looking to raise awareness of venerable  road users

Transport Manager Refresher Courses inc 14hrs Drivers CPC

Our Transport Manager Refresher Course is designed to help transport managers as well as office staff keep up to date and in the know about all the important legislation concerning drivers hours and compliance. Taught by the RHA this course is sure to benefit any transport office.

This course is FORS and Traffic Commissioner Approved

Our professional Transport Manager Refresher Courses are available in Preston, Blackpool, Lancashire, Cumbria, and North West England.

The current recommendation is to take a Transport Manager Refresher Course every 5 years, although you might find it more valuable to take one every 3 years instead. Our Transport Manager Refresher Course also gives you 14 Driver CPC hours

Tachographs and Walk Round Checks CPC

This course covers a drivers insite to the Operator Licence, EU drivers hours, how to use both analogue and digital tachographs and finishes the day with a look at how to complete an effective Walk Round Check on a vehicle

Did you know 85% of faults found at the side of the road could have been spotted by a properly done Walk Round Check??


The Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) became a legal requirement for everyone operating an LGV vehicle over 3.5 tonnes from September 2009.

Drivers must undertake 35 hours of training every five years in order to meet the CPC requirement. The training must consist of approved courses and we are proud to be able to offer these.

So, whether you are a driver or fleet manager, we can offer you the assistance and expertise to help you prepare and adjust to this new legislation.

What is Driver CPC?

Driver CPC has been developed as a requirement of the EU Directive 2003/59, which is designed to improve the knowledge and skills of professional LGV and PCV drivers throughout their working life.

There are two parts to the legislation:

The Initial Qualification that must be achieved by new LGV and PCV drivers along with their vocational licence to enable them to use their licence professionally.

Periodic Training, which involves all professional drivers undertaking 35 hours of training every 5 years.

Why has it been introduced?

To improve the knowledge and skills of lorry and bus drivers – helping:

road safety (and thus all road users)

the road freight and passenger transport industries (better staff performance, better recruitment and retention, more economical vehicle usage)

professional drivers (skill levels and maintenance, career opportunities, professionalism)

the environment (reduced fuel consumption and vehicle wear)

Why is it important?

Driver CPC has been introduced across Europe to improve all drivers’ knowledge and skills within the industry. It will be necessary to be legally complaint by September 2014 for LGV.

Is Driver CPC mandatory?

Yes – it is mandatory for all professional LGV drivers.

How does it differ from Transport Managers CPC?

CPC (Certificate of Professional Competence) is the qualification needed to operate an ‘O’ Licence. Although the new legislation is called Driver CPC its full title is Driver Certificate of Professional Competence. This should not be confused with the Transport Managers CPC.

Which drivers of what vehicles does it affect and from when?

New drivers acquiring an LGV vocational entitlement (C1, C1E,C or CE licence) after the 10th September 2009 will have to obtain the initial Driver CPC in addition to their licence to drive professionally.

Existing drivers who already hold a vocational licence on the 10th September 2009 (LGV) are exempt from the initial Driver CPC. This is known as “acquired rights”. However, they still have to take periodic training consisting of 35 hours every 5 years.

What size of fleet is included?

Any size fleet are included within the Driver CPC legislation, From a’ one man band’ to a large corporation. If the company employs professional PCV or LGV drivers they must take their Driver CPC training to comply with this EU regulation and validate their driving licence.

Are there any exemptions?

The DVSA guide sets out examples and tells you if the Driving and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) thinks you’d be exempt in some situations. However, this doesn’t carry any legal weight.

Only a court can make a decision on how the rules about Driver CPC are interpreted.

You should get legal advice if you’re not sure if you need Driver CPC.



Registered Office: Beechcroft, Church Lane, Winmarleigh, Garstang, PR3 0LA.
Training Centre: Unit 7-8, Bradley Hill Units, Garstang Road (A6), Claughton-on-Brock, Preston,  PR3 0GA.
Workshop: – By appointment only please telephone 01995 64100
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