Have you completed your Driver CPC yet?
If you obtained your D or D1 license after September 2008, you will already have your Driver’s Qualification Card (DQC) in your pocket, because you passed the Initial CPC test as part of your licensing process.
If you’re one of the thousands of coach drivers who have been in the business for many years, you will have escaped this initial test due to your grandfather rights.
Regardless of which category you belong to, one thing is the same for every coach driver: the requirement to complete 35 hours of Periodic Training over 5 years to either get or keep your DQC.Whether you believe mandatory training to ensure industry standards is a good thing or not, the requirement as determined in the EU legislation is here to stay.
Getting your 35 hours in to keep your license is not up for debate, but how you fill in these hours is up to you. When forced to shell out for training you might as well make sure that you pick up at least some useful information in exchange for your time and money. And if you’re an operator who is paying for his drivers’ training, you want to see that repaid in improved performance.
On this site you will find lots of information on Driver CPC:
Answers to the questions above and much more - like Management CPC - will be added to this site, to offer concise information on Driver CPC to all professional bus and coach drivers.