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.
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.
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.