PCV Licence Training and Driver CPC Initial Qualification

The Driver CPC Initial Qualification

Do you want to drive a bus? New drivers looking to gain a bus, coach or lorry licence need to pass both their PCV or LGV driving tests, as well as the Driver CPC initial qualification, before being able to drive professionally. We can assist drivers looking to gain a PCV Licence by practical training and theory support.

The aims of the Driver CPC are to:

  • Improve road safety.
  • Ensure drivers continually update their skills and knowledge.
  • Recognise and accredit the knowledge and skills required for professional bus, coach and lorry drivers.
  • Raise the status of bus, coach and lorry drivers to promote driving as a career.

Gaining a PCV Licence and the Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) Initial Qualification has four parts:

  • Part 1 - Theory test. This includes two separate tests, multiple choice and hazard perception. (Required for the driving licence element).
  • Part 2 - Driver CPC case studies test. This is a computer-based exercise with seven studies based on real-life situations, e.g. driving in icy conditions. (Required for the Driver CPC element).
  • Part 3 - Practical driving ability test.
  • Part 4 - Driver CPC practical demonstration test.

You must pass all four parts to get your PCV Driving Licence and Driver CPC Initial Qualification. We can assist you with all aspects of your PCV training requirements.

To find out more, give us a ring on 01482 592935 or tweet @EYTraining