The deadline of 9th September 2014 for completion of the first block of Driver CPC training (Driver Certificate of Professional Competence) has now passed. Therefore for drivers of HGV lorries over 7.5 tonnes, 35 hours, or five days of periodic Driver CPC periodic training must have been completed to carry on driving for a living in a professional capacity as the granted acquired rights, also called ‘Grandfather Rights’, are no longer valid after 9th September.
In addition there is also a legal requirement which will be enforced by VOSA to complete 35 hours of periodic training every five years to keep your Driver CPC – the next deadline for completion of this second block of training being 9 September 2019. It should be noted that each five year period starts from five years before your current Driver CPC qualification runs out and NOT from the date that you completed your last 35 hours of Driver CPC training.
If you are looking for a professional best practice training company to provide your professional drivers with the very highest quality of Driver CPC training, then look no further than the team at ACE Trainers.
ACE Trainers vocational training courses are accredited by the RTITB, the Independent Training Standards Scheme and Register (ITSSAR) and the HSE. They offer Driver CPC training courses for professional drivers in Devon, Oxfordshire, the West Midlands, Berkshire, Surrey, Hampshire, Middlesex, Kent and Basingstoke. Courses can be held at a place of employment or at one of their dedicated training facilities in Basingstoke or Bristol.
ACE Trainers Driver CPC training courses that will cover the required five modules needed to obtain the Driver CPC qualification, and to accumulate the total of 35 hours of Driver CPC training that is legally required.
To find out more about Driver CPC training courses from ACE Trainers visit their website www.acetrainers.co.uk
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