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What is CPC and who needs it?

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What is CPC and who needs it?

Most people have heard of a CPC but what is it?

A CPC, Certificate of Professional Competence,  is the standards set by the European Union to ensure competency and proficiency of all professional drivers. It requires all drivers to complete 35 hours of training every 5 years. When a new driver completes their Cat C or Cat D training this includes a CPC qualification. 

So who does it apply to?

If you drive any of the following you will need a CPC:

  • Articulated lorries driver

  • Tipper truck driver

  • Bin lorry driver

  • Heavy construction equipment driver

  • Bus drivers – Both regional and local

  • Coach drivers – Both regional and continental

Did you know, you can be fined up to £1000 for driving professionally without a valid CPC.

Where can you take your CPC?

There are many training providers that offer CPC Training.

You can find out more about Driver CPC courses here.

If you're a professional driver looking for a new role, permanent work, temporary work or just extra shifts then Swanstaff Recruitment can help! We have work available across the UK.

You can see our current jobs here or find and call your local branch here to find out more about what they can do to help you!