First introduced in September 2008 (PCV) and September 2009 (HGV), Driver CPC has 3 main objectives:
There are four modules in the Driver CPC. To obtain a licence, trainees will need to pass all of the following modules;
1. Module 1a and 1b – Theory test
– Theory test consisting of 100 multiple choice questions.
– Hazard perception theory test.
2. Module 2 – Case study
– The scenarios are designed to reflect situations a professional PCV or LGV driver will encounter in his or her working life.
3. Module 3 – Practical test
– 1.5-hour practical driving test. This will include tell me show me questions, reversing exercise and approximately 1 hour driving on the public highway.
4. Module 4 – Demonstration test
– Practical associated knowledge exam. No driving is required for this part, but you will need a suitable vehicle to demonstrate your answers. It’s all about what a driver does whilst not driving.