Whether the initial DQC was gained as part of the drivers’ initial licence acquisition or by attending Driver CPC training courses, Driver CPC is an ongoing requirement. It is mandated by EU law (Directive 2003/59) and is designed to improve the knowledge and skills of drivers, as well as enhancing safety on our roads.
Each DQC is valid for five years from the date of issue. This means that – unlike the 2014 deadline set when Driver CPC was introduced – each driver’s renewal date is unique to them.
All drivers must undertake 35 hours’ periodic training before the end of the five years following the issue date on their DQC. If the training is not undertaken during that time, they will not be permitted to drive professionally until they have completed their 35 hours.
The best way to ensure that a DQC doesn’t lapse is to carry out at least one day’s mandatory periodic training every year.
If you are an individual driver looking to keep your Driver CPC training up to date, we can help. Safety Advisory Consultants is one of the North-East leading Driver CPC training providers
Training is provided in Sunderland and we hold many courses monthly.
With 18 different course subjects on offer, you can be sure that the training you attend is engaging and interactive, as well as being useful to you as a commercial driver.
The best way to ensure your DQC doesn't lapse is to carry out at least one day's mandatory periodic training every year.
Have you got a number of drivers within your company who need to get their Driver CPC Training up to date? Get in touch.