Driver CPC is the qualification that all HGV, bus and coach drivers need if they wish to drive professionally for a living. Driver CPC was introduced across the EU from 10th September 2008 for professional bus drivers and 10th September 2009 for professional truck drivers.
If you have your bus licence on or before the 9th September 2008, or your truck licence on or before 9th September 2009, you are automatically entitled to CPC training. This is called acquired rights. In order to keep your Driver CPC, you must do 35 hours of periodic training over five years. Training is on a one day per year basis.
Module One: Control of Vehicle and Eco Driving Techniques (CVEDT)
Module Two: Minimising Risks and Managing Emergencies in the Transport Industry (MRMET)
Module Three: Health and Safety of the Professional Driver (HSOPD)
Module Four: Role of the Professional Driver in the Transport Industry (RPDTI)
Module Five: The Professional Truck Driver (PROTD)
Module Six: The Professional Bus Driver (PROBD)
Each Module is one-day duration. Modules 1 to 4 are common to both Bus and Truck Driving Licenses.
If a driver has both a Bus and Truck driving license he/she will complete both Modules 5 and 6.
The onus is on the driver to complete one module from the list above in each 12 month period.
Requirements for this Course are:
This Course is Delivered Via:
This is a 1 Day Course.
RSA ID card on completion of all modules
Maximum No. of Participants is 16 People.
If you are unemployed and seeking work, you may be eligible for funding from the Department of Social Protection to cover all, or some of the costs of your training. (means depending, you may be entitled to up to €1000).
Candidates who wish to avail of this must make an appointment with a case officer in their local Intreo office, discuss their case & apply for funding. The candidate will receive a funding application form which they must sign & bring/post to us. Upon completion, we will send this back to the case officer who will then review the funding application.
Upon receiving funding approval in the post from the Department of Social Protection, candidates must then call us to reserve a place on our course. We cannot confirm a place on our course until funding approval is gained.
If employed within the private sector or are a sole trader, there may also be funding assistance available through Skillnet funding. Skillnet may fund a percentage of your training, if eligible. For more details on this, please contact us on 074 91 27786.