Things You Must Know About Driver CPC Training

Posted by at 1 August 2013, at 22 : 52 PM

Things You Must Know About Driver CPC Training

Despite all the efforts of JAUPT in encouraging drivers to be consistent with their CPC training, the organisation fails to create the right relevant impact. For the typical professional driver, CPC training is just a costly requirement of the government, the lessons of which can be learned in a non-conventional manner. JAUPT really should do something about this because one thing is for sure — this training is more than that, and every lesson really requires delivery by approved and certified professionals because it’s an important career investment.

If you’re one of these people who see this provision as superfluous, provided below are some key points to expand your knowledge and some information that may alter your understanding about the relevance of CPC training.

1. Every five years, there are new policies approved and implanted to heighten road safety and JAUPT makes sure that all their approved and certified training centres cover these new laws which many of today’s professional drivers miss. To ensure that you’re fully compliant and eligible to take any HGV job, CPC training would prove to be a valuable investment to secure such an advantage.

2. The Certificate of Professional Competence you procure after the training will always prove to be an advantage for you. You can shift between HGV driving jobs and bus-driving jobs easily for employers can trust you to be fully knowledgeable not only of the different laws that directly impact your job as a professional driver, but also of driving principles and techniques that can secure the good name of employers and their business’s bottom line.

3. It’s a commitment that you only do every five years; it’s fairly manageable time-wise and budget-wise.

4. Here are the fees that you need to save money for:

* Initial Qualification — You have to pay for the two types of theory tests (multiple choice and hazard test), the Driver CPC case studies test, driving ability test, and the Driver CPC practical test (vehicle safety demonstration).

* For the Driver Qualification Card, there only two fees (DQC and replacement for lost, stolen, or damaged DQC)and you are likely only to pay for one.

* National Vocation Training Fee which is only for the NVT concession card.

5. Fees are not standardised and you can “shop” around for a training provider whose fees fit your budget.

6. There are exceptions, and with the nature of your job or the vehicle you drive, you may not even be required to gain certification. Exceptions are detailed online.

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