What is CPC?
All professional category C1, C and CE drivers will be required to attend 35 hours of training in
every 5 year period from September 2009. This is know as periodic training. For drivers who have a
LGV licence acquired before September 2009 their first 5 year period will be from September
2009—September 2014. This means that all existing driver will need to complete their 35 hours
training by September 2014. This training requires drivers to attend courses but will not have to do
any exams or test.
If you are a new driver taking a test in any C1 or C Category vehicle after September 2009 you will
need to pass all 4 modules to be able to drive commercially. Existing drivers have this qualification
through grandfather rights, but will have to do periodic training.
To become a LGV driver and gain the initial driver CPC a new driver must pass the following 4
1. Hazard Perception and Theory Questions (Module 4)
2. Case Study Questions and Answer (Module 2)
3. Practical LGV Driving Test (Module 3)
4. Practical Demonstration Test (Module 4)
Module 2 Case Study
In addition to passing the two theory tests, if you want to become a professional LGV driver (which means you will drive for a living) you will also need to pass a Driver CPC Case Study Test.
The Driver CPC Module 2 Case Study Test is computer based. There are seven case study tests, each with between six and eight questions. The questions will be based on real life situations which you may encounter in your working life as a professional driver.
Module 4 Practical Demonstration
To achieve the professional Driver CPC initial qualification, you will be required to complete a Driver CPC
Module 4 Practical Demonstration Test.
The Driver CPC Module 4 test takes place at the practical test centre and the examiner will test your knowledge in the following areas:
· Loading the vehicle with due regard for safety rules and proper vehicle use
· Ensuring security of the vehicle and contents
· Ability to prevent criminality and trafficking of illegal immigrants
· The ability to assess emergency situations
Preventing physical risk - Emphasis on daily walk round vehicle safety checks.