There are two types of Driver CPC Training, these are known as Periodic and Initial Driver CPC Training. Periodic training is undertaken by anyone who is considered to have acquired rights (i.e. held a 7.5 tonne class 2 or class 1 licence prior to 9th September 2009 or held a PCV licence prior to 9th September 2008) OR who has previously undertaken the Initial CPC and now requires the 35 hours (five days) Periodic Training every five years thereafter. You will also need to complete your Periodic CPC if you passed your car test before January 1997.

If you did not hold a lorry entitlement (C1, C or C + E) on your licence at 9th September 2009, and you are new to driving a vehicle above 3.5 tonne GVW you must take the Initial CPC (a two-part test known as Module 2 and Module 4) as opposed to undertaking Periodic CPC training. Or if you did not hold a bus entitlement (D1, D or D+E) on your licence at 9th September 2008 you must take the Initial CPC.

Please click for the training you require:

Initial CPC     Periodic CPC

If a driver holds a vocational licence for buses and coaches as well as lorries, they only need to do one set of periodic training.