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How much Driver CPC Training Costs is dependent on whether you require Initial Driver CPC training or Periodic Driver CPC training.
The Initial Driver CPC qualification is for new HGV entrants whereas Periodic Driver CPC training is for existing HGV and PCV licence holders.
The Initial Driver CPC Qualification requires tests to be passed. For Periodic Driver CPC training course attendance only is needed.
Initial Driver CPC Training Prices
If you are a new entrant (cat C1, C1E and C) and intend to drive an HGV professionally you will need to obtain the Initial Driver CPC qualification. Acquiring the Initial Driver CPC will typically go hand in hand with gaining your HGV licence. The Initial CPC and HGV licence process is best broken down into 4 modules, totalling 5 tests. Modules 1 and 2 are theory based (multi choice and hazard perception), Modules 3 and 4 are practical based (HGV driving test and practical demonstration test).
The costs and pass criteria associated with Initial Driver CPC is below:
Driver CPC Module 1 (A & B) and 2
- Three HGV theory tests have to be sat and passed. Module 1 is divided into 2 separate tests: Module 1A is a multi choice exam (must get at least 85 correct). The cost for this test is – £35.00 (DSA test fee). Module 1B is a HGV hazard perception theory test, (Must score at least 67). The cost for this test is – £15.00 (DSA test fee).
- Module 2 is a case study based theory examination (must score at least 40). The cost for this test is – £30.00.
You need to study and prepare sufficiently to ensure you get through the theory test stages. There are various methods used learn what is required. You can study online, by book or by CD ROM and DVD.
Practical training. The HGV practical test fee is £115.00 (Monday to Friday) and £141.00 (Saturdays). The HGV practical training will be delivered over an intensive period. The length and subsequent cost of your training will depend on your ability to reach the standard required to pass the driving test. For more information please view our posts on HGV Training Prices and How Long Does it Take to Gain HGV.
Module 4 is the practical demonstration knowledge exam: the test fee for this is currently £55.00 (Monday to Friday). You will need to undertake formal training and provide a suitable vehicle for the test. Most companies will provide the Module 4 training in the morning and arrange your practical test in the afternoon. You should expect to pay between £190.00 – £275.00 all in (should include tuition, VAT, test fee and use of vehicle).
Driver CPC Periodic Training Costs
Periodic Driver CPC training requires all professional lorry, bus and coach drivers to complete 35 hours formal training every 5 years. The 35 hours is broken down into 5, 7 hour blocks of approved training. How much the 7 hours training costs will range between different training providers.
There is no “fixed price” suffice the £43.75 employers and drivers pay for their Driver CPC Qualification Card (DQC). Broken down that equates to £1.25 for every hour of Driver CPC completed. When looking to complete training we strongly advise not always going for the cheapest option and just “tick the boxes”. Get a return on your investment and complete quality training. If you can, try and get another qualification at the same time and that way you are killing 2 birds with one stone. For example elements of the following courses can count towards your DQC: ADR, Lorry Loader, Operator CPC, EPIC, Aviation Security, LGV training etc.
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