What is a CPC?

A CPC stands for Driver Certificate of Professional Competence. This a qualification you must have by law to drive a LGV, HGV, Bus or coach professionally.

Once you have attended CPC training you must maintain it by attending 35 hours of periodic training every 5 years.

It is to make sure that drivers stay up to date with all Knowledge and up to date information, which professional drivers require to be safe on the roads within and outside of the UK

It is illegal to drive professionally without a CPC and there are fines for driving without it.

What do we cover in our CPC Training?

A new CPC consists of 4 parts 2 classroom based and 2 practical parts. All 4 parts must be passed to gain the CPC License.

To book your place on a new CPC course please send us an enquiry form, call 01392 430800 or email rstraining@rsuk.biz.

Course Details

Module One – Theory Test

Module One is made up of two parts they are:

1) Multiple Choice – This is 100 questions of multiple choice, and the current pass rate is around 85%

2) Hazard Perception – You will watch a sequence of video and will have to note as many hazards as you see in the videos. Each correct hazard is worth up to 5 points. The current pass rate needed is 67%.

Module Two – Case Studies

Module two is an online test which is based on likely scenarios you might find yourself in a HGV Driver with multiple-choice questions. The current pass rate is around 80% and you have two hours to complete this test.

Module Three – Practical Test

This test is like a car practical test in which your driving ability is tested and includes road driving, off road driving and questions on vehicle safety. It lasts for about 1.5 hours

Module Four – Driver CPC Practical Test

In this practical test you will need to demonstrate and explain several operations beside driving this will include emergency processes, vehicle safety checks and loading goods correctly.

CPC Enquiry

If you’re new to CPC this is the place to start. Also if you have any questions or special requirements for periodic training.

Please contact us and we will be happy to guide you.

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Course Details

Periodic CPC training basically means, training that you take continuously over a period of 5 years. This is a legal requirement for any goods driver, driving for financial gain. You must complete 35 hours (5 days) of periodic training every 5 years.

The 12 CPC Modules of training RS Training currently offer are as follows:

  • Emergency First Aid at Work
  • Checks & Defects
  • Company Image
  • Drivers Hours v4
  • Eco Driving
  • Emergency Aid 3.5 hour
  • Fire Marshal
  • Health and Safety
  • Licence weight and dimensions
  • Vehicle Security
  • Tachograph
  • Tiredness, Diet & Lifestyle
  • Vulnerable Road Users

Periodic training sessions are bookable via the website and count towards the required 35 hours (5 days) of training every 5 years.

Book this Course Online

Please note this course is for renewal and not full training – if you are new to CPC please contact us via the enquiry form or call 01392 430800 and we’ll be happy to assist.

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Special Requirements

If you have special requirements we will do our best to accommodate your requests.

If you have any special requirements, please inform us when you book on the course. Special requirements could include:

  • Access requirements
  • Literacy or numeracy support
  • Visual impairments
  • Hearing impairments

We are well equipped to handle such requirements and will do our best to accommodate them on our courses to ensure the best level of learning can be achieved.

I have done 2 CPC courses with RS Training and would recommend them to anyone, they are a friendly group who put you at ease, well worth using for all your training needs
Paddy, CPC Training
I had a great overall experience with RS Training. Chris is a great trainer who made me feel confident calm and relaxed during training! I highly recommend him!
Scott, CPC Training

Really professional trainer, reliable and make feel the trainee confident with the lessons.

David, CPC Training

Very, very good training. Brilliant mentor. Learnt a lot from this and will definitely be going to RS Training in the future.

Sam, CPC Training


I pride myself on how I deliver my courses as I make them as relatable and enjoyable as possible. For me, this is an exciting time as I have been given the opportunity to set up my training courses as I want to and build my own training program to meet every client’s individual needs.

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