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Driver CPC Part 2 - Gearing up a Healthy Business and Driver

Driver CPC Part 2 - Gearing up a Healthy Business and Driver


Gearing up a Healthy Business and Driver

The Northern Logistics Academy is a logistics and transport training specialist, based in the Northwest of England, delivering sector specific training and qualifications. We are JAUPT approved for the delivery of Driver CPC periodic training courses.

If you drive a lorry, bus or coach as the main part of your job, it is a legal requirement that you must hold the full Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC).

To gain this you must do either 35 hours of periodic training every 5 years or, 7 hours training per year in order to maintain your Driver Certificate of Professional Competence.

When will I start the course and how long will it take?

This next available start date for this course is Tuesday 23rd May 2017. The course takes one full day to complete with 7 hours of learning.

The course is delivered to groups comprising of a minimum of 8 drivers. If required, we are able to set discrete dates for employers upon request.

This course is delivered at Northern Logistics Academy's dedicated training centre at our St Helens Campus (Langtree Street, St Helens WA9 1AR).

Alternatively, for groups of employees, we can deliver this course in the workplace.

What will I study?

This course will guarantee that as an employee, you have a solid understanding of a healthy business.

The workshop will cover the following modules:

Healthy business - understanding the law and regulations: this module outlines the legal aspects of starting a business, including the different legal structures, information on tax, licences and other legal regulations.

Healthy business - the law and transport- familiarisation with Working Time Directive (WTD). You will be provided with the knowledge of the basic rules that apply and can schedule a driver dovetailing the WTD with the EU hours and recognise infringements, to help you understand Operator Licencing and its implications.

Healthy driver - the importance of healthy eating- providing an understanding of the importance of healthy eating principles.

Healthy driver - highlighting the impact of alcohol and drugs to a driver- Reviewing Government guidelines and with focus on the effects of alcohol and drugs, the symptoms of alcohol and drugs and how to manage consumption.

Healthy driver - driver fatigue - understanding the causes, symptoms, effects and consequences of driver fatigue.

How is it assessed?

There is no formal assessment, the only requirement is that you complete the full 7 hours training in a classroom based workshop. Qualification is by attendance; there are no tests or exams to take at the end of the course.


On the day of your course, you must bring at least one of the below items as identification:

  • a photocard driving licence
  • a valid passport
  • a digital tachograph card
  • a Driver CPC card

What can I go on to do once I have completed this course?

Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a certificate of attendance and we will update 'your driver' CPC training records. We deliver several other Driver CPC courses including:

  • Gearing up your Driving and Working Hours Legislation
  • Gearing up your Professional Image
  • Gearing up your Service Excellence
  • Gearing up your Health and Safety

If you would like any further information in relation to this course, please contact our enquiries team directly on 0800 99 66 99 or email enquire @

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