Driver Certificate of Professional Competency

This week I have been completing my Driver Certificate of Professional Competency (CPC) course which leads to the issue of my Driver Qualification Card (DQC); if you drive a vehicle over 3.5 tonnes for work purposes (i.e. hire or reward) you are required to have a DQC.

The issue of a DQC requires 35 hours of training which is generally taken as 5 x 7-hour training days. The card is valid for 5 years and the driver needs to complete another 35 hours of training over that 5 year period for the card to be renewed.

I did my training with Enterprise Transport Training remotely using Zoom as a virtual classroom. It worked very well and we covered a broad range of topics:

  • Road Traffic Law and Enforcement
  • Walk Round Checks (LGV) and Load Security
  • Safe Driving, Accident Procedures and First Aid
  • Driver and Workplace Health and Safety
  • Drivers’ Hours and Tachographs

I have checked that my hours have been recorded online so I am just waiting for my card to be delivered. In the meantime, I’ll carry on with my Driving Theory revision and practice with more Hazard Perception videos.