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Driver CPC Part 3 - Gearing up your Professional Image

Driver CPC Part 3 - Gearing up your Professional Image


Gearing up your Professional Image

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?

The next available start date for this course is Wednesday 24th May 2017. 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.

The course takes one full day to complete with 7 hours of learning.

This course will be delivered at Northern Logistics Academy's dedicated training centre in St Helens (Langtree Street, St Helens WA9 1AR). Alternatively, for groups of employees, we can deliver this course in the workplace.

What will I study?

The workshop identifies the importance of teamwork and ensures you understand the roles you may undertake within teams and be able to work with others towards achieving shared objectives. Modules include:

The Importance of Communication: focuses on all of the critical elements of communication, enabling you to understand the importance of good communication, to have knowledge of the communication process and the theory behind communication.

Creating a Professional Image: understand the importance of your public relations role and raise awareness of the key interpersonal skills which is the essential key to your success.

Managing Your Time: identifies practical exercises and examination of proven time management tools and techniques the course will give you the ability to plan and prioritise effectively.

A significant work/life balance: creating and maintaining supportive and healthy work environments, which will enable to have balance between work and personal responsibilities as a driver and thus strengthen employee loyalty and productivity.

Building a Positive Attitude as a Driver: identifying the importance of attitude in the role of an employee, the impact of a negative attitude and how to maintain a positive attitude. Driving Teamwork: covers the importance and fundamentals of teamwork within the logistics industry covering where conflict can occur and the main teams that you as an employee will come across.

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 a Healthy Business and Driver
  • 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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