Friday, 21 February 2014

Driver CPC Training


 

 

DRIVING STANDARDS AGENCY
 
NEWS
Driver CPC: don't miss the bus

You have just 7 Months left to complete the 35 hours of periodic training to keep your Driver CPC if you're a bus or coach driver and got your vocational licence before 10 September 2008.
Since Driver CPC was introduced, over half a million professional drivers across the goods and passenger sectors have taken accredited periodic training. This is to further develop their knowledge and skills and help make sure they remain safe and responsible drivers throughout their career.
Periodic training courses
There are now over 3,000 approved training courses available to drivers. They cover a range of topics from fuel efficiency to tachograph and drivers' hours regulations or defensive driving.
All courses and providers have to meet strict criteria. They are both quality-checked on an ongoing basis, to make sure they meet the required standard.
Don't leave it until the last minute
Sep 12:  From The DSA chief executive, Rosemary Thew,
"I would urge all drivers who haven't yet started periodic training not to leave it until the last minute. If the deadline arrives and you drive professionally without a Driver CPC, you'll be committing an offence.
"If you're an operator and you cause or allow your drivers to drive without Driver CPC - you'll also be committing an offence.
"The idea of drivers completing regular training throughout their working life is not new - many have been doing it for years through operators who recognise the benefits of drivers developing their skills; helping to boost productivity as well as improve road safety."

 

AVT


Next Training Course:

We are now planning our next batch of DCPC training courses.  Our next one is scheduled to run on:  Saturday 1 March 14 9.0am – 4.0pm.  This Module will be ‘Regulations for Drivers’ – This is a good update on current & new legislation.  Those attending will gain 1 full module entitlement.

Venue:

The venue for the above will be the Second Club in Trench, Telford.  This is situated on the upper floor above the Sun Salon on the Trench road and entry is via the door down the side of the sun salon and just before the barbers shop.  On arrival you will need to ring the bell/intercom and you will be let in.

Tea & Coffee facilities are available for a small charge.

 Fees:

 As this is a full 7 hour module, the fee for attending this is £65.00 and this includes the DSA/JAUPT ‘upload’ fee.  This can be paid on the day in cash or cheque only (Sorry, we do not have a facility for credit card payment).

 

Attendance / Registration:

 

Those wishing to register to attend should contact me via email: info@avtme.co.uk

 

I will also need a copy of your drivers licence (Both parts) in order that I can ‘upload’ you details to DSA/JAUPT.  If you could scan this in & e-mail that it would be helpful.

 

Cut off date for notifying attendance is Mon 24 Feb 14.

 

I look forward to hearing from you at your earliest convenience, many thanks.

 

News:

 DCPC - Our current accredited courses are all registered for LGV or PCV and are:

 

1.        Drivers Well-being - 7 hours, max 20 candidates (drink, drugs, diet, stress awareness etc)


2.        Drivers Hours & Tachographs - 7 hours, max 20 candidates


3.     Regulations for Drivers - 7 hours, max 20 candidates (a hotch-potch of laws, rules & regs)

 
4.     Driving tuition – 7 hours, max 2 candidates (Assessment, refresher training etc.


5.     Primary 1st Aid - max 20 candidates & First Person at Scene of Accident - max 20 candidates


6-8.  About to be approved - modular framework of half-day 3.5 hour courses to be delivered in any combination of 2 from:

   
Manual Handling - max 20 candidates


Principles of safe & fuel efficient driving - max 20 candidates


Yard Safety - max 20 candidates

 
Vehicle Checks - max 20 candidates


We are also currently developing more Modules and will be able to ‘launch’ these soon.

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