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TTA achieves JAUPT accreditation for the next 5 years

Transport Training Academy has achieved JAUPT Accreditation for the next 5 years.  Naturally we’re delighted to have achieved this re-accreditation as this will enable us to continue to deliver Periodic Driver CPC [Certificate of Professional Competence]. Given that current drivers will be required to renew their 35-hour periodic training by the deadline of September, 2019: this re-accreditation is particularly significant.

Why is JAUPT Accreditation so important?

Well, all training delivered and all Driver CPC training centres and courses must be approved by the Joint Approvals Unit for Periodic Training (JAUPT), and only courses that have been approved and are being delivered by a JAUPT-approved training centre will count towards the periodic training and the Drivers CPC. 

What is the Driver’s CPC?

The Driver CPC is a certificate of professional competence for professional bus, coach and lorry drivers which was initially introduced into UK legislation by the Government in March, 2007. It was developed as a requirement of an EU Directive, and was designed to improve the knowledge and skills of PCV and LGV drivers throughout the course of their working lives. It came into force in September, 2008, for PCV drivers, and September, 2009 for LGV drivers across all EU member states.

The Training Directive stipulated that all persons wishing to drive a PCV D1 or an LGV C1 category or above in a professional capacity had to undergo training for, and obtain, a vocational Certificate of Professional Competence in addition to their PCV/LGV licence. Although met with some scepticism initially, the directive is now warmly welcomed across the Logistics Industry because it was directly responsible for unifying further training for existing drivers and introducing training for new drivers entering the profession as a career. All PCV drivers were required to complete their accreditation by 10 September, 2013, and all LGV drivers will have to complete theirs by 10 September, 2014. As mentioned earlier, all drivers will now also have to renew their 35-hour periodic training by September, 2019.

How does Driver CPC Training work?

All basic vocational and periodic driver training accredited by JAUPT and undertaken at Transport Training Academy and other driver CPC training centres is set out in the EU Training Directive. The training covers 3 areas:

  • Advanced training in rational driving based upon safety rules
  • Application of regulations
  • Health, road and environmental safety, service and logistics

The training session must last for at least seven hours. The seven-hour training block can be split into two parts, but importantly the second part of the training must start within 24 hours of completion of the first part. On completion of a module the driver will be issued with a certificate of attendance and the hours of attendance for Periodic Training must be recorded on the Driver CPC Recording & Evidencing System also known as the R&E System.  It is the responsibility of the training organisation who delivered the training to ensure that this information is uploaded correctly on such.

Driver CPC status will be evidenced by the driver being issued with a Driver Qualification Card (DQC) on completion of the initial qualification for new drivers or on completion of 35 hours periodic training for existing drivers. The DQC must be carried at all times when driving professionally to be produced if requested.

Although the Driver CPC Training requirement was not universally welcomed, most people in the Logistics Industry can now see the benefits it has brought. It has unquestionably improved the professional and positive image of the Logistics Industry, and has, to some extent, helped to attract more people to an industry that was struggling. The assessors and professional driver trainers at Transport Training can attest to this and have seen the benefits that CPC Driver training brings. The Driver CPC has not only helped to improve the knowledge and skills of PCV and LGV drivers starting work, but also ensured that those skills are maintained and developed throughout their working lives, enabling drivers to drive more safely, responsibly and more efficiently.

For further information about TTA’s JAUPT accredited Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (Driver CPC) Driver Development programmes, and our broad range of logistics courses on ITSSAR Fork Lift Truck and Warehouse training, LGV Licence upgrades (B+E, C1, D1, C1+E, C and C+E), Safe and Fuel Efficient Driving courses and ADR (Hazchem),managerial courses include DSA LGV Instructor and Transport Managers Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) and our short courses consisting of Manual Handling, First Aid at Work and Working at Heights, call TTA’s expert training team on 0845 056 0561. 

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