Driver CPC - Mod 2 & Mod 4 Initial Qualification
To drive professionally you will need a Driver CPC Qualification Card (DQC) To get your DQC you will need to pass the Initial Qualification and to keep your DQC you will need to complete 35 hours Periodic Training every 5 years.
If you already held a lorry or bus licence since before 2009 you automatically received your first 5 year cycle of Driver CPC. This includes Cat C1 or D1 on acquired rights (pre 1997 car test).
If you would like to get your DQC and If you have not completed any Periodic Training you can choose to do the 35 hours (5 days) Periodic Training or the initial Qualification to gain your DQC.
Get Qualified - Initial Qualification
To gain your (DQC) you will need to pass the Module 2 and Module 4 tests. You need to pass the Module 2 test before you can book the Module 4 test.
- Module 2 - Case Studies, a computer based 50 question multiple choice test that can be booked at any Pearson theory centre in the UK. Contact: 0300 2001122 Cost: £23 no VAT. We recommend preparing for this test by setting up an online account at www.dtsanytime.co.uk
- Module 4 - Practical Demonstration, a practical safety test without any driving. We will prepare you for this test using our load demonstration equipment and lorry or bus. We have in-house DVSA assessors who will test you the same day as your training. The training and test can all be completed within 1 day.
Once you have passed the Module 4 test you will receive your DQC and can start driving professionally. The DQC will be valid for 5 years.
Stay Qualified - Periodic Training
Once you are issued with your (DQC) you will have 5 years before it expires. To keep your card up to date you will need to complete 35 hours (5 days) of classroom based training within that 5 years. We recommend completing 7 hours (1 day) per year. We have a large range of topics to choose from including Emergency First Aid At Work, Tachograph Use, Bridge Strikes, Health & Safety, Drivers Hours, On Road Occurrences and Vulnerable Road Users.
Other courses that can count towards Driver CPC
The Emergency First Aid At Work course can be used as 7 hours (1 day) Driver CPC and can be certificated. Certificated First AId courses can not be completed online due to the practical element, additional costs will apply.
We run these courses throughout the year at various training centres and at customer premises throughout the UK.
We offer ADR training courses which can include up to 28 hours (4 days) of Driver CPC. You will need an ADR certificate to transport hazardous goods or drive tankers.
- 18 years old or over
- Must hold a valid UK driving licence
- Must have a lorry or bus full or provisional entitlement
- Must pass the CPC Module 2 before taking the Module 4
- Must pass the Module 4 in order to receive a Driver CPC qualification card (DQC)
- The qualification card will expire in five years
- To renew your qualification card you will need an additional five days of Driver CPC periodic training over the course of five years
- We recommend that you take one periodic training course every year in order to fulfil this requirement and you do not repeat the same topic
Who should train? Why should I train?
In order to drive a lorry or bus professionally you will need a Driver CPC qualification. Driver CPC was introduced in 2008 for bus drivers and in 2009 for lorry drivers. It is designed to improve the professionalism and safety of professional drivers.
If you already hold a lorry or bus licence but have never used it, or if you are or about to qualify as a new driver, then you are legally required to hold a valid Driver CPC.
What does the training include?
Module 2 Case Studies - A computer test of 50 Multiple Choice questions at any Pearson theory test centre.
We will provide an online revision portal where you can revise the question banks, take mock tests, and practice, practice, practice!
Once you pass this module we can arrange your mandatory Module 4 Practical Demonstration training.
We supply a vehicle, literature, and the training you need to prepare for the test.
We arrange your Module 4 test with our in-house DVSA assessor.
Amazing experience - it’s taken me more thank one go to get my licence and the only reason I continued is because of the amazingly calm, professional and encouraging manner of all Dulson staff. From the original enquiry through to the test, there is nothing they could have done better. Highly recommend.
What can I say...
Well done to all concerned... from initial contact message through to completed delivery on uploaded training for my CPC.
I just wanted to say I thoroughly enjoyed the course yesterday.
Paul was a brilliant instructor and I felt very confident once finishing the course.
Please could you pass on my personal thanks to him.
Just want to say a massive thank you to Dulson Training for getting me through my class 2 I am so grateful for all the help and support you have given me. I just want to thank the instructors that I had they where great also a big thank you to Steve Dulson for giving me all his help and support such a top bloke and I cant thank you enough. Thank you to Brian too who helped me get there in the end everyone at Dulson is great and I thank you all.
I just wanted to say how impressed I was with the course content and the trainers who delivered them.
It was easy to book the days that suited me over a two week period and to complete each one. Pat was extremely helpful at every stage and made the process simple and easy with great communication along the way.
It is clear that your team strive to excel and exceed expectations, and on this they delivered it all.
What was also pleasing was that it was interactive and participative with the training team having good interpersonal skills and humour making all the subjects easy to engage with and get the most out of.
Please pass on my thanks to them all.
Just like to add no driver looks forward to their cpc courses Neil & Rose made the course as painless as possible the time flew by, whilst it was done remotely with limitations on discussions we still managed to have some form of discussion between new drivers and the more seasoned drivers. I would just like to extend my thanks to Neil, Rose and Pat very friendly team very helpful and may possibly be back to add to my CPC hours in the future I will be recommending Dulson in the future.
From the initial phone call to pat about wanting to go for my cat c license right up to steve driving me back from the test site to rodenhurst and everything in between was just brilliant. Loved the cpc modules and steve is an asset to the company. The driving assessment was perfect and the fella that assessed me was brilliant. John was an absolutely fantastic trainer and a really nice fella. Super supportive and encouraging and its because of his wealth of knowledge and information he handed down to me I passed first time. So from start to finish I couldn't have been happier.. thank you
Everything was absolutely faultless from the moment I first called the office to the moment I left after passing my test. First impressions were very good as the office staff explained everything I needed to do with a provisional and theory tests etc. They sent a full information pack of forms out that i found very useful and made the whole process easy. This is something that stood out to me as other driver training businesses didn’t give me a good first impression. Even though I didn’t pass first time(my fault), Steve and his team worked very hard in finding me a test as soon as possible and at the right time for myself. They were great.
A big thanks for all your help with getting me through my class 2. And a massive thanks to Allen for his patients and perseverance. Totally recommended to anyone thanks again
I found the course and the tutors to be very engaging, informative and overall superb.
Thank you to all at Dulson Training for your help and guidance with the CPC course. Brilliant!
I would like to thank Steve Dulson for organising my training days and I would also like to say a special thankyou to John Challenor who was my coach trainer. The training was well planned with structured lessons. I couldn't have asked for anything more, passing both my cpc mod 4 and pcv practical tests 1st attempt on the same day. A massive thank you to all at Dulson Training for making me feel very welcome.
Best driving school by far they helped me pass my class 1 and 2 and they did it at times that were suitable to me and they make sure you are 110% ready for your test Highly recommended.
Just to say a huge thank you for your help and patience in getting me through my test. Many Thanks Kate
Just a quick thankyou after having passed my LGV C test this morning and a special thankyou to Allan for his patience and persistence; I really believe that even if I'd failed the test today I would still have emerged a better driver after having met Allan
A big thank you to Allan for his time, skill and patience in getting me through Class C last Thursday.....first time !!!!!
And for my CPC 4 test too !! A full unconditional recommendation to Dulson Training !!!!
HIGHLY RECOMMEND. I did my class 2 with Dulson training and CPC MOD4 and passed both first time! Very friendly instructors and try to help you with what you feel the least confident about ( I had Paul as my instructor ) will definitely be back for my class 1 with Dulson training. 5*
Great team at Dulson's I had the pleasure of tony and Alan for my class two both great guys and easy to get on with and then I had rob for my class one who is top bloke definitely put me at ease straight from the start and definitely helped me on my journey to my new career great advice with all and will 100% recommend to anyone guys thanks and all the best to you all
I could not of been happier with the whole experience. Very helpful every step of the way and felt comfortable with my instructors.
We covered all relevant modules , this course was achieved remotely .I found the course full of relevant information and very interesting.
The course was presented in a professional and very easy to follow way via 3 host presenters Rosemary, Dave, Neil,not forgetting pat for her excellent customer service