Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC)

Call Atkins and we can explain which CPC is required for you to become a professional LGV/PCV driver.

Who needs it? 

The implementation date for LGV’s is the 10th September 2009; and for PCV’s it’s the 10th September 2008. 

  • Drivers who qualified for their LGV (C1, C, C+E) after the 10th September 2009 – do require the Initial Drivers CPC
  • Drivers who qualified for their LGV (C1, C, C+E) before the 10th September 2009 – do require the Periodic Drivers CPC
  • Drivers passing before 1st January 1997 DVLA gave you ‘Grandfather Rigths’ ie: can driver B+E (car & trailer, C1 (7.5 ton LGV), C1 + E (7.5 ton with trailer, restricted weight) D1 (mini bus restricted to not for hire or reward), D1+E ( mini bus with trailer, restricted not for hire or reward and also restricted weight)

All drivers who are driving vehicles over 3.5 tonnes, or with 9 Passenger seats or more; require to do the Periodic CPC (as well as the initial where applicable) – 35 Hours of CPC training every five years.


Week commencing the 17th June 2024

Monday scheduled course –  Defensive Driving And Walk Round Checks

Tuesday scheduled course – Drivers Hours & Digital Tachographs

Wednesday scheduled course – Safety & Security Of Loads On Vehicles, Loading And Unloading

Thursday scheduled course – Driver Health And Safety & Yard shunting

Friday scheduled course – The Environment, Fuel Efficient Driving And Accidents