Following a review of Driver CPC training and recommendations made by the European Commission which the Government has adopted, Driver CPC periodic training is to be monitored by DVSA to ensure drivers are not unnecessarily repeating training as part of the 35-hour requirement.
The DVSA will monitor drivers’ records to identify periodic training that doesn’t support their professional driver development because of unnecessary repetition. The DVSA have issued a notice stating that if they identify unnecessary repetition they may take action which could include revoking a driver’s Driver Qualification Card (DQC).
To make sure drivers continue to develop professionally and keep Great Britain’s roads safe they should take training which benefits them and their job. This will ensure they increase their knowledge of what it takes to continue to drive safely instead of repeating the same training session.
The DVSA will only allow repetition of training when it supports a driver’s development. For example, if more than one day’s training is required to maintain a qualification such as driving dangerous goods.
Please contact a member of the regulatory team if you require any further information on email@example.com or 01254 828300.