All professional drivers of buses, coaches or lorries exceeding 3.5 ton’s and with license categories C, C1, CE, C1E are legally required to hold a Driver CPC (Certificate of Professional Competence) qualification which was introduced across the EU to raise driver standards and therefore improve safety.
The experienced training experts at ACE based at Basingstoke, offer Driver CPC training courses which they have designed to complement a driver’s work and to be relevant to their everyday job. ACE work together with RTITB to provide professional drivers in Winchester, and the surrounding areas of Basingstoke, Southampton and Portsmouth and Hampshire, with Driver CPC training to the very highest standard.
All professional drivers who are required to hold a Driver CPC need to complete a minimum of 35 hours of approved training ever five years. For bus and coach drivers this commenced on September 10th 2008 and for those who drive a lorry on September 10th 2009. For professional drivers who hold a license in category C, C1, CE, C1E on the date of introduction, they will automatically be granted Grandfather Rights up until 9th September 2014. ACE advises that failure to complete this training before these dates would mean that you would be driving illegally and could incur a fine of up to £1,000.00.
ACE courses can be booked either per day (7 hours) or block booked and these all include uploading the training hours to your professional licence. As the ACE training team are happy to work flexibly to accommodate driver’s work commitments, the 7 hour course can be spilt into two parts of 3.5 hours subject to approval. However to meet legal requirements the second part must start within 24 hours of the completion of the first part in order to count towards CPC periodic training.
The expert team at ACE provide full training to enable drivers to complete the five modules required to obtain the CPC qualification and accumulate the total of 35 hours Training.
• Drivers Hours and Tachograph including Working Time Directive
• Vehicle & Load Handling Systems
• Health & Safety, Loading/Unloading, PPE, Risk Assessments
• Principles of Safe Economic & Defensive Driving (Fuel Economy Training)
• Maintenance, Daily Checks, Speed Limits, Driving Regulations, Signs and Restrictions
If you require Driver CPC or any of the other professional qualifications offered by ACE then visit their website www.acetrainers.co.uk or call the friendly team of training experts on 01256 371454 or email Info@acetrainers.co.uk.