CPC & Job Prospects
The purpose of the CPC is to improve driver knowledge and skills and to improve road safety among professional drivers.
The CPC (Certificate of Professional Competence) qualification must be achieved by newly qualified LGV drivers along with their vocational Lorry driving license in order to enable them to use their license professionally. So the LGV licence will allow you to DRIVE the Lorry while the CPC will ACTIVATE this licence for work purposes. Therefore, to be able to drive a Lorry for hire and reward (in simple terms,to be paid for the driving), you will need to complete the Driver CPC qualification, which includes a short Case Study and a Practical Demonstration.
The Case Study is a short theory test which is taken at the same centre where you did your LGV theory. The revision for this test is done from study material which we send to you by email (similar to the LGV Multiple Choice revision).
For the practical part you will come to our training yard and you will complete the CPC Practical Demonstration (also called Show Me, Tell Me) with your instructor. This is followed by a DVSA practical test on the same day.
After you pass the practical driving test for LGV Category C1, C or C+E, you will need to send your licence to DVLA to be updated with the permanent entitlement (usually the examiner will do this for you).
If the CPC Case Study theory test is completed alongside your LGV theory OR at least before your LGV driving course, then the CPC Practical Demonstration can be done together with your LGV Lorry driving course, thus meaning you would be fully qualified straight away. To book the CPC please call
0800 049 9619 or 0208 144 0859
and join the LGV industry today!
Jobs & Recruitment
After you have obtained your licence, we work with Adecco – the world’s largest human resources provider and temp staffing firm!
LGV Driver CPC
Every newly qualified LGV driver who wishes to drive professionally (for hire and reward) needs to acquire a CPC or Certificate of Professional Competence.
If you got your car licence after January 1997, you need to complete a CPC Initial which is very straightforward and consists of a simple theory test also known as a Case Study and a Practical Demonstration also known as a Show me, Tell me.
Then every 5 years you will need to attend a 35 hours classroom course called CPC Periodics.
If however you got your car licence before 1997, you can skip the CPC Initial stage but you do need to complete the CPC Periodics straight away.
If you don’t want to drive for a living – you want to drive for a hobby or carry goods non-commercially/for personal use then you don’t need a CPC.
LGV drivers are a crucial asset to any business needing to move items from A to B in a timely and efficient manner, whether you work directly for a haulage company or in-house as part of the logistic team of a large firm, being a LGV driver has its perks.
The benefits of becoming an LGV Driver include:
- The ability to climb the career ladder after gaining experience
- Becoming acquainted with different parts of the country and travelling
- Average Salary of £31,000