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Changes to regulations based on the review/consultation about amendments to Driver CPC

Published on: Jul 27 2020 at 07:03 PM


We have this evening (27/07/20) been informed by JAUPT that DVSA have updated the to reflect some recent changes to regulations based on the review/consultation about amendments to Driver CPC.




The main changes are:

  • Drivers should complete 7 hours of training a year.
  • They should not repeat the same course unless there is a specific need.
  • If DVSA believe a training provider knowingly allowed a driver to repeat courses, they may revoke the driver’s periodic training hours, or their Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (DQC) card.
  • Courses can include a maximum of 2 hours e-learning per 7-hour course for drivers to complete prior to attending the classroom or during the classroom sessions, where the other five hours will be delivered.
  • Drivers can now also undergo training based on other transport-related EU Directives that does not hold specific approval as a Driver CPC course.
  • This may include training on the transport of dangerous goods (ADR training taken under Directive 2008/68/EC) and other training yet to be confirmed.


We will, of course, keep you updated as we read the in-depth guidance that has accompanied this announcement.



Staying COVID-19 Secure in 2020

Published on: Jun 24 2020 at 04:42 PM




The Government has produced a poster "FIVE STEPS TO SAFER WORKING TOGETHER" which employers may wish to display to demonstrate that they are complying with official guidance.





DQCs expiring in September 2020

Published on: Jun 11 2020 at 07:17 PM

On 31 March 2020 DVSA gave notice that, subject to review, enforcement action would not be taken against drivers from 1 September 2020 to 30 September 2020 if their DQC expired during this period. This would have allowed up to an additional 29 days to complete periodic CPC training, due to COVID-19 disruption.

As there are now enough periodic training courses available, this notice has been rescinded and enforcement action will be carried out from September in relation to DQCs expiring after 31 August.

If your DQC expires from 1 September 2020, you must not drive until it is renewed.


Our Members are now able to deliver online, instructor-led CPC courses, please get in touch to find out more.


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