Driver CPC

  • The Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (Driver CPC) is a qualification for professional coach and bus drivers. In accordance with EU regulations, certain drivers must complete 35 hours of periodic Driver CPC training every 5 years. The regulations introduced the requirement for drivers to undertake periodic training with a view to improve road safety and the knowledge and skills of these drivers across Europe.

    To check if you need Driver CPC to drive minibuses please see guidance on the gov.uk website. CTA can’t provide any legal advice about whether a driver requires Driver CPC. If you’re not sure if you or your drivers require Driver CPC, we would advise that you seek your own legal advice.

    How does CTA’s Driver CPC training work?

    CTA is a Joint Approvals Unit for Periodic Training (JAUPT) accredited Driver CPC Consortium Centre. This allows us to offer Driver CPC training through affiliated training providers.

    CTA offers two modules of Driver CPC training which are designed specifically with voluntary sector drivers in mind.  These modules are Disability Awareness and Emergency Procedures.

    These two courses are an excellent way to achieve 14 of the 35 hours of periodic training necessary to observe a Driver Qualification Card. Other training providers can be found by searching the JAUPT website.

    • Do you want training in the Disability Awareness Module?
    • Do you want training in the Emergency Procedures Module?
    • Do you want to become a Driver CPC Trainer?