Every professional lorry and bus driver of vehicles exceeding 3.5 tonnes must undergo 35 hours periodic training every 5 year cycle.
Taxi Driver Periodic Training (TDPT) has also now been introduced in Northern Ireland, and taxi drivers must also undertake this training.
This will enable drivers to keep up to date with ever-changing regulations and to benefit from training throughout their whole career.
The next deadline by which LGV & PCV drivers need to have done 35 hours training is 10th September 2019.
The 35 hours of training can be spread over a 5 year period, as long as you attend a minimum of 7 hours at any one time (one 7 hour course per year is the ideal).
Price for a day’s training £50 pp + DVA download fee. Preferential group training rates available. Courses run week days and Saturdays. Don’t leave it too late!
Based on September 2014 experience, we anticipate that there will be a ‘panic bulge’ as thousands of drivers approach the first en masse deadline of September 2019!
It may be difficult to access courses by then and drivers may not gain their qualification in time.
Driver CPC Periodic training courses will be run at our Belfast Training Centre or, if you prefer, ‘in company’. Please phone, e-mail or call in to see us if you would like more information.
Currently we offer the following CPC courses (LGV and PCV):
- Drivers Working Hours Regulations
- Tachograph use
- First Aid
- Driver Issues – Vulnerable Road Users and Vehicle Security
- Driver Health and Wellbeing
- Fuel-efficient Driving
- Drivers Legal Obligations, Health and Safety and Emergencies
And the following courses for TAXI CPC:
- Disability Equality and Inclusiveness (3.5 hrs)
- First Aid (3.5 hrs)