“What is CPC training and who is it for?” is a question we often get asked by students on our Johnston Vehicle Services ADR training and PDP training courses. In short, if you drive a lorry for a living then our CPC training is for you.


The Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) was first introduced in September 2008 for PCV drivers and then a year later in September 2009 for LGV drivers. Established by the European Union, it is a set of standards to ensure all professional drivers are both competent and proficient with the aim to improve road safety through continuous development throughout your driving career.

Available at our fully equipped Bathgate training centre, periodic CPC training courses are both theoretical and practical, where upon successful completion at any point during your current Driver CPC you will accredited with training hours towards to renewal.


Driver CPC Periodic Training

Your Driver Qualification Card (DQC) is valid for five years from the date of issue. In order to continue driving after that, you must undergo 35 hours of refresher training during your current certification.

We have a range of Driver CPC Periodic Training courses available covering:

  • Drivers hours & digital tachographs
  • Health & safety at work and the professional driver
  • Operations compliance enforcement & load safety
  • Vehicle systems & how to prevent a breakdown
  • On the road, safe and economic driving
  • Delivering outstanding customer service
  • Safe loading and manual handling
  • Vulnerable road users

In addition to Driver CPC training, we also provide ADR training and PDP training , which all count toward your Driver CPC hours.