Driver CPC Training

If you’re looking to start or renew your Driver CPC (Certificate of Professional Competence) training, simply give Wayside Transport a call today to find out how we can help. Driver CPC certification is a set of standards designed to ensure proficiency and competency among all professional drivers.

With a few exceptions, it is a legal requirement for all professional drivers driving any vehicles over 3,500kgs to undertake Driver CPC training. At Wayside Transport, we recommend that even if you feel that you’re exempt, you should still consider undertaking this training to ensure that you’re up-to-speed with current legal requirements.

Will I Require CPC Training?

If you’re planning on driving a vehicle over 3,500kgs as a professional driver, then the short answer is yes – you will need Driver CPC Training.

There are some exceptions, for instance if you’re operating vehicles as part of the armed forces, police, fire brigade or a civil defence organisation then you may not necessarily require this training.
Other exceptions can include but are not limited to: individuals operating a vehicle for the non-commercial carriage of passengers or goods, or transporting materials or equipment which is deemed essential for your work where this would usually not fall under your job description.

There are other exceptions which may apply, and if you’re unsure as to whether any of these apply to you, please contact us and we’ll be happy to advise you.

You will require Driver CPC Training, however, if you’re planning to drive any of the following:

• LGV Articulated Vehicles
• LGV Rigid Vehicles
• LGV 7.5 tonne Vehicles
• PCV Buses and Coaches
• PCV Minibuses

Get in touch with our friendly team today for further details

Periodic Training

Wayside Transport regularly hosts Driver CPC periodic training courses in our purpose built classroom facility at our premises in Ferndown, Dorset. We also hold courses at Winfrith and Wool and can also provide training at your site for your drivers on request. The training is suitable for both LGV and PCV drivers.

All drivers are required to undertake 35 hours (5 days) of classroom based training every five years.  Once completed, a Driver CPC Qualification card will be issued which is valid for 5 years.  The card can be renewed before expiry by completing a further 35 hours of training.

If you’re a professional LGV/ PCV driver wishing to work in either haulage or passenger markets, you will need to complete and keep yourself up to date with your Driver CPC training.

We can assist you with the training for this with an understanding approach. All our trainers are focused on your needs and requirements and are fully approved and endorsed to provide training which is considered to be the best that the industry has to offer. We are centrally located in Dorset with easy access from Southampton, Hampshire and Wiltshire via the A31.


February 2020

Friday 21st February – Drivers Hours – Ferndown.


Saturday 29th February – Drive Safe Stay Legal – Winfrith 0700 Start — Limited Spaces

March 2020

Saturday 7th March – Emergency First Aid – Ferndown.

Monday 23rd March – Operators Law – Ferndown.

Tuesday 24th March – Vulnerable Road Users – Ferndown.

Wednesday 25th March – Emergency First Aid – Ferndown.

Thursday 26th March – Drivers Hours – Ferndown.

Friday 27th March – Drive Safe Stay Legal – Ferndown.

April 2020

April 2020

Wednesday 8th April – Customer Care / Safeguarding (PCV Only) – Ferndown.

Monday 20th April – Vulnerable Road Users – Ferndown.

Tuesday 21st – Emergency First Aid – Ferndown.

Wednesday 22nd April – Drivers Hours – Ferndown.

Thursday 23rd – Drive Safe Stay Legal – Ferndown.

Friday 24th April – Operators Law – Ferndown.

Saturday 25th April – Topic to be Confirmed – Ferndown.

May 2020

May 2020

Monday 18th May – Emergency First Aid – Ferndown.

Tuesday 19th May – Drivers Hours – Ferndown.

Wednesday 20th May – Drive Safe Stay Legal – Ferndown.

Thursday 21st May – Operators Law – Ferndown.

Friday 22nd May – Vulnerable Road Users – Ferndown.

June 2020

June 2020

Monday 22nd June – Drivers Hours – Ferndown.

Tuesday 23rd June – Drive Safe Stay Legal – Ferndown.

Wednesday 24th June – Operators Law – Ferndown.

Thursday 25th June – Vulnerable Road Users – Ferndown.

Friday 26th June – Emergency First Aid – Ferndown.

If you don’t see the date you are looking for just give us a call. We can also help with additional booking information and bookings.

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CPC Initial Training

All drivers seeking to obtain their first Category C or D licence must undertake training which includes Driver CPC training. A ‘Certificate of Professional Competence’ combines with theory test preparation and practical instruction to form the backbone of what will be the Initial CPC Qualification. Unless we partake in Driver CPC training, you won’t be able to legally operate commercial vehicles.

Here at Wayside Transport, we have you covered with a range of courses starting in November 2018 and running right through to August 2019. Spaces are limited, so we recommend that you get in touch with our team today to book your place in order to avoid disappointment. If you have any questions or require more information about our Driver CPC Training, give Wayside Transport a call today on 01202 873 911.

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Our services include

One-to-one instruction

ADR Dangerous Goods

LGV / HGV training

PCV  Bus / Minibus training

Car and trailer training

NRI Instructor Qualification training

LGV driving assessor course

Guidance on D4 medicals

Support in gaining your C/C+E/C1 LGV licence or D/D1 PCV licence

Periodic CPC

Ambulance Training

Caravan and Towing Assistance