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Driver CPC training

The Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) is a qualification for people who drive a bus, coach, or lorry as the main part of their job.

This qualification must be held in addition to a driving licence.

All drivers must complete an initial Driver CPC qualification before driving professionally. This involves:

  • a theory test
  • case studies
  • a practical test
  • vehicle safety demonstration

To keep this qualification, all drivers must complete at least 35 hours of Driver CPC every 5 years on a continuous basis. 

If you drive lorries and buses, you only have to complete one set of training. 

Driving without a CPC licence

If your Driver CPC has expired, you cannot legally drive a bus, coach, or lorry until you have completed your training. If you drive without the qualification, you could be fined up to £1000.

Training course options

To help you get the training you need before your CPC expires, North Ayrshire Council Training Centre offers a variety of approved training courses taught by qualified instructors. 

Courses last 7 hours and cover several disciplines, including:

  • driving the law and you
  • managing space in a commercial role
  • health and safety when driving and operating a LGV

Modular Courses - choose any 2 modules from:

  • urban and rural driving risks
  • vulnerable users off the road
  • drivers daily walk around checks
  • fuel efficiency driving
  • fitness to drive
  • drivers' hours and tachographs

We are approved by the Joint Approvals Unit for Periodic Training (JAUPT). All of your course data will be logged on the official JAUPT system. 


To book:

Email the Fleet Compliance Team