Key Features

Fulfil your duty of care & Driver CPC obligations
Every professional driver must do 35 hours of periodic training every 5 years to keep their Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (DCPC). Drivers who are compliant will have a Driver Qualification Card (DQC) as well as their personal driving licence.

Multiple training methods
Driver CPC training can be delivered in 3.5 or 7 hour courses usually to a maximum of 16 drivers. You have the choice of on-road courses, virtual classroom workshops or e-learning modules.

Avoid fines
Drivers can be fined up to £1,000 for driving professionally without Driver CPC.

Driver training nationwide
Our CPC courses aim to deliver a consistent, comprehensive and complete service. Our highly-qualified trainer network is across the UK to ensure we’re always available. Courses available online, at one of our venues or at client-specific sites – week days and weekends.

Fully JAUPT-approved and registered courses
DriveTech is a JAUPT Approved Centre (Centre No: AC00032). Only approved courses taken with approved training centres will count towards periodic training.

Training with a name you can trust
DriveTech, part of the AA, offers 30 years of dedicated fleet and driver training expertise. Choose from our range of market-leading, quality courses at an affordable price.

Lorry drivers play a vital role in the safe transportation of goods and services. Driver’s move everything from food to fuel, moving loads from depots, warehouses, distribution centres to shops, factories and businesses.

DriveTech is fully aware that driving is one of the most dangerous occupations that a person can do. About 30% of all miles driven on UK’s roads are by at-work vehicles. And that is why the transport sector in particular is one of the most heavily regulated industries.

Here at DriveTech we understand the challenges that individual drivers and their employers face on a daily basis. We have researched and designed a range of products that addresses these fundamental challenges to the working operation and eventual probability of a company. These include on-road training for both, incident prevention and fuel efficiency driving. Slow speed reversing and manoeuvring courses to address where a high percentage of insurance claims can occur.  Tachograph and vehicle checking workshops for compliance and safety concerns.  But more than ever the focus is now on the wellbeing of the drivers themselves, drivers are the biggest assets a company has. DriveTech has the learning outcomes that places the driver at the forefront.

Available Courses

DriveTech will help you identify your driving risks and recommend the optimum training. Our training sessions can be based on an individual driver’s needs or an agreed corporate strategy:

Courses

Description

Intended to give professional drivers a deeper understanding of why vehicle checks are needed and the importance of doing them correctly on a daily basis.

3.5 hrs.

Designed to give a better understanding of the potential legal consequences that a driver faces in their working day. The legislation around operating vehicles in this sector is complex and both company and driver should be aware of the consequences and their associated responsibilities.

3.5 hrs.

Intended to give professional drivers an understanding of the potential dangers to health and wellbeing associated with driving for a living, including the effect on driving style and ability, and what to do in the event of an accident.

3.5 hrs.

Designed to provide a deeper understanding of the history of the Highway Code and relevant legislation. Legislation and advice is changing all the time and it is important that professional drivers update themselves on specific points that will affect them in their working day.

3.5 hrs.

Professional drivers are expected to be able to drive in all conditions. The risk of incident increases during the winter. This course is designed to give the skills and awareness to reduce this risk during these more dangerous months.

3.5 hrs.

Workshop designed for professional drivers and employees who drive on a regular basis. Increases awareness of the dangers on the road and how strategies can be implemented to reduce risk.

7 hrs.

Focuses on minimising the environmental impact of vans and HGVs by reducing emissions through the use of pre-journey planning and vehicle checks, fuel-efficient driving and alternative fuels. Gives professional drivers the knowledge and skills needed to cut costs and minimise the environmental impact of fleet operations.

FORS. 7 hrs.

Designed to inform all HGV drivers of the requirements to remain compliant when driving an HGV commercially on public roads. Aims to raise the overall HGV compliance standards, along with the protection of the actual Operators Licence.

FORS. 7 hrs.

A driver awareness course which can be delivered whilst the driver is working. It is designed to influence a driver’s attitude and behaviour, and improve competence. It will increase a driver’s safety margins, provide awareness of speed limits and compliance, encourage a more proactive approach behind the wheel and provide a practical update on the Highway Code.

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