CPC Training for our drivers

CPC Training for Lorry Drivers

Thames Materials now have 20 drivers passed up to CPC level, and these drivers are in the process of completing am NVQ level 2 in professional driving.

The Driver CPC is a new qualification for professional lorry drivers. It stands for Driver Certificate of Professional Competence and has been given the Government go-ahead. Holding a vocational driving licence will not be sufficient for someone who wishes to drive these vehicles for a living. The main benefit is road safety and better qualified drivers to help reduce road casualties. The Driver CPC should also bring an improved professional and positive image to the profession, attracting more people to drive lorries for a living. It is aimed not only at improving the knowledge and skills of HGV drivers when they start work, but also at ensuring these skills are maintained and developed throughout their working life.

It covers:

  • Driving good vehicles
  • Employers rights and responsibilities
  • Personal learning and thinking skills
  • English and Maths Key Skills