Periodic Driver’s CPC

Aims and Objectives

To ensure that existing drivers achieve 35 hours of periodic training, which will enable the candidate to achieve their Driver Qualification Card (DQC) and the right to drive professionally within the European Union.

Content and Course Design

Our courses consist of the coupling of two 3.5-hour modules, apart from the Anti-Terrorism (vehicle as a weapon) which is 7 hours in duration. This will enable the client to choose which modules are most relevant to their operation. Each Module can accommodate up to 20 candidates.

Working Time Directive and Drivers Hours (Classroom) 3.5 Hours

  • An introduction to the various regulations
  • EU Drivers Hours
  • The Road Transport Working Time Directive Regulations 2005
  • Domestic Regulations and Transport Act 1968
  • Drivers Hours

Vehicle Checks and Defect Reporting (Classroom) 3.5 Hours

  • The Vehicle Check
  • The vehicle construction and design
  • Adjustment Prior to departure
  • Faults during journey
  • Defect reporting
  • Documents
  • Graduated fixed penalties
  • Daily checks and conformation

Eco Driving including Safe Loading of Vehicles (Classroom) 3.5 Hours

  • Driving Aids to Fuel Efficiency
  • Driving Techniques
  • The Law
  • Restraining the load
  • Types of vehicle and the loads
  • Restraint systems
  • Vehicle plates and Axle weights
  • Roadside checks
  • Vehicle weights and measurements

Customer Care (Classroom) 3.5 Hours

  • Introduction to customer care
  • What is customer care and who are the customers
  • Who is responsible for customer care?
  • What happens when we get it wrong?
  • The fish philosophy

Dealing with Accidents/Incidents (Classroom) 3.5 Hours

  • The law on accident procedures
  • Dealing with emergencies
  • Fire and fire prevention
  • The accident report

An introduction to Digital Tachograph (Classroom) 3.5 Hours

  • Regulations and Implementation
  • The vehicle unit
  • The SMART card
  • Using Equipment
  • The Printout
  • Download analysis
  • Periodic inspection

Driver Welfare (Classroom) 3.5 Hours

  • The law
  • Awareness and planning
  • Health and wellbeing
  • The risks
  • Eye sight driving
  • Distractions
  • Effects of Alcohol
  • Smoking
  • Drugs and driving
  • Fatigue and stress
  • Vulnerable road users
  • Physical health

Anti-Terrorism (Vehicle used as a weapon) (Classroom) 7 Hours

  • Definition of Terrorism
  • Previous attacks and defined known rationale
  • Threat Level
  • The threat to the Logistics Industry
  • Prepare and prevent
  • Vehicle as a weapon
  • Identifying suspicious people and devices
  • Bomb Threats
  • Fuel and load thefts
  • The Future of Terrorism

Smart Motorways (Classroom) 3.5 Hours

  • Introduction to Smart Motorways
  • The Motorway Network
  • Types of Smart Motorway
  • Managing Traffic Flow
  • Smart Drive

Course Dates

Scheduled throughout the year at TTA Atherton

Can be delivered at customer’s premises to suit requirements

Please contact our Course Information and Booking Team on 01942 874686 or email for further details.

Alternatively, you can contact us through our contact page.

Course Duration

7 Hours

Delivery Method

Maximum of 20 Candidates, Classroom

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Course Locations

Atherton Academy

Academy House, 255 Gloucester Street, Atherton, Manchester, M46 0JD

Call: 01942 874 686

Burnley Academy

17 Kestrel Court, Network 65 Business Park, Burnley, Lancashire, BB11 5NA

Call: 01282 332 098


Some of our courses are available to be delivered on-site at your premises, please enquire to see if this course is available.

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