DRIVER CPC DUNDALK – INITIAL AND PERIODIC TRAINING
Since 10/9/20 it’s Year 2 for your Truck Card Year 3 for Bus or Combined drivers. Don’t leave it until the last minute. The Year end is 9th Sept 2021.
If you passed Initial CPC when you passed your driving test then your card expiry is your annual refresher date each year.
Our Offer is still in place for advanced bookers
€50 per Module for Prepaid Bookings 3 days before.
€60 on the day if any spaces remain. (No walk ins during Covid 19 restrictions)
Anyone only available for Midweek or Sundays
Ring 087 787 4448 stating which day suits best and Module needed.
Check “MyCPC” on the RSA website as some drivers courses have not been registered because some Training Organisations didn’t update their information with RSA
Groups can be accommodated if required weekend or midweek
It’s Year 2 for Bus/Truck Drivers
Year 1 for Truck Drivers FROM 10th Sept 2019
As and from 10th Sept if you don’t carry your Driver CPC card you are liable to €1000 fine If you have a Driver CPC card and haven’t completed your yearly Module you are not compliant
You will get valuable tips and sample questions to pass the Case Studies and Practical Cpc Tests
Get your required Module done now and avoid the panic in September
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PLEASE CHECK “MYCPC PORTAL” TO ENSURE ALL YOUR MODULES ARE COMPLETE AND “COMPLIANT” OR YOUR CARD ISSUE WILL BE DELAYED. YOUR CPC CARD WILL ISSUE.
MODULES START HERE
More Modules to Follow
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The next modules will be displayed here shortly. Please check here regularly as dates/order may change.
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Here’s what you need to do to get your Driver CPC card.
Option 1. Get the application form (from us) fill it out and attach photographs.
Option 2. Send a text to RSA allowing them to use the information they have off your Digital Tachograph Card (if you have one), it must be in this format: 123456789 (driving Lic No) space Y (for yes) space Surname, therefore: 123456789 Y Murphy and text to 51444.
If you’re not up to date with your Modules you need to use Option 1 and come and see us about getting them done
All Bus Drivers should have Modules 1,2,3,4 and 6 completed and Truck Driver’s should have any 4 Modules of 1,2,3,4 or 5 completed by 9 September 2013.
There is NO EXAM at the end of this course, also if you have any concerns, regarding form filling etc, we will be happy to assist you just call/txt 087 787 4448 for more information.
If you done your Licences outside EU (eg Australia) please call us and we’ll explain what steps you need to take to qualify for CPC in Ireland.
If stopped and you are not up to date then you could face the following sanction, €2000 fine for the driver, €5000 fine for the owner.
Get Qualified. Stay Qualified.
Based in Dundalk, Driver CPC-Northeast feel they are ideally located to service the requirements of Louth, Meath, Cavan, Monaghan and North Dublin. The Trainers come from Transport Industry backgrounds including Transport Management, Owner Operating, Driver Training and Mechanics. Their experience spans over 100 years. Training Centre located centrally in Dundalk with easy access to the North East and Dublin. Loads of free parking space. Such is their commitment to their business the tutors continue to augment their knowledge by taking, for example, an NUI Maynooth Certificate in Training and Continuing Education. So take advantage of their knowledge and get yourself registered for the next DriverCPC modules.
What is Driver CPC?
The Driver CPC is for HGV (Heavy Goods Vehicle) and LPSV (Large Public Service Vehicle) drivers who drive professionally throughout the Island of Ireland and Europe. The Driver CPC has been developed as a requirement of the EU Directive 2003/59, which is designed to improve the knowledge and skills of professional HGV and LPSV drivers throughout their working life.
There are two parts to the legislation:
- The Initial Qualification that must be achieved by new HGV and LPSV drivers along with their vocational licence to enable them to use their licence professionally.
- Periodic Training, which involves all existing professional drivers undertaking 35 hours refresher training over 5 years.
Existing CPC Drivers
If you have a full licence for a truck or bus before the Driver CPC comes into force on the 10th September 2008 for buses and before 10th September 2009 for trucks, you will automatically get your Driver CPC licence without having to take the tests. This is called acquired rights and is based on your experience to date. In order to keep your Driver CPC licence up to date you must do 35 hours Driver CPC Training during each five year period. This requirement means that the Drivers MUST have 7 hours training per year, excluded from this time is any administration or meal breaks. These course are highly regulated with Quality Control Inspectors sitting in unannounced.
New CPC Drivers
If you want to become a professional bus driver after the 10th September 2008 or a professional truck driver after the 10th September 2009 you will have to do a Driver CPC examination. The examination includes:
- A two hour multiple choice theory test,
- A two hour case study theory test,
- A 90 minute driving test, and
- A 30 minute practical test.
European legislation requiring a Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) qualification in addition to a driving licence will apply to new drivers acquiring PCV licence from September 2008 and for drivers acquiring an LGV licence from September 2009. Those who already hold a licence before these dates will be given acquired (grandfather) rights, however, all drivers must complete 35 hours periodic training every five years.
The training is referred to as a Driver CPC and is being developed as a requirement of the EU Directive 2003/59, which is designed to improve the knowledge and skills of professional LGV and PCV drivers throughout their working life. This Driver CPC is level 2 operational training on subjects such as fuel consumption, defensive driving, drivers hours and operator licencing rules, transport contracts and documentation, together with customer care.
Drivers employed or used by undertakings established in a member state which use goods vehicles in categories C1, C1+E, C or CE are in scope, together with drivers of passenger vehicles in categories D1, D1+E, D or D+E pre 1990 licences with equivalent categories (such as HGV1) are also included, as are those driving vehicles on entitlements obtained by passing a car test before 1997, such as C1 or D1. The legislation applies to the activity of driving the in scope vehicles, so people who hold vocational entitlement, but who do not actually drive those vehicles will not come into scope.
There are seven exemptions from the training requirement. These are drivers of vehicles :
Used for non-commercial carriage of passenger or goods, for personal use.
Undergoing road tests for technical development, repair or maintenance purposes, or new or rebuilt vehicles not yet put into service.
Used on the course of driving lessons for any person wishing to obtain a driving licence or Driver CPC.
Carrying material or equipment to be used by the driver in the course of his or her work, provided that driving the vehicle does not constitute the driver’s principle activity.
With maximum authorised speed not exceeding 45 KM/h
Used by, or under the control of, the armed forces, civil defence, the fire service, and forces responsible for maintaining public order.Used in states of emergency or assigned to rescue missions.
Two fundamentally different types of training are included in the legislation- initial and periodic. Initial training is for new drivers and involves a test however for the periodic training required by all drivers, there is no formal test element, instead the driver must attend approved courses delivered by an approved training provider (can be either internal or external). Each course must be a minimum of seven hours long and the drivers must complete a total of at least 35 hours over a five year period.
The date from which a driver must obtain his / her Driver CPC depends on whether they are classed as new drivers or have acquired rights, and the type of vehicle driven. Drivers with acquired rights do not have to obtain an initial Driver CPC. Those with grandfathers’ rights vocational qualifications of C1 and D1 obtained with car licence tests taken before 1st Jan 1997 are also deemed to have acquired rights.
Driver Initial Driver CPC Periodic Driver CPC
New goods vehicle drivers From 10th Sept 2009 Within 5 years of initial Driver CPC
Acquired rights goods vehicle drivers Not Required By 10th Sept 2014
New passenger vehicle drivers From 10th Sept 2008 Within 5 years of initial Driver CPC
Acquired rights passenger vehicle drivers Not Required By 10th Sept 2013