CPC Training

DSA has developed and launched a new online enquiry service for professional drivers


The new online driver enquiry service, developed by DSA, has just been launched to allow lorry, bus and coach drivers working towards Driver CPC to go online to check records of the periodic training they’ve done.

Lorry, bus and coach drivers can access the service 24 hours a day, which provides a clear and simple online record, showing: the driver’s Driver CPC qualification expiry date (bus and coach and / or lorry) details of each training course completed Drivers can register to use the service at direct.gov.uk/checkdrivercpc



The service also allows drivers to give current or prospective employers temporary access to their training records – allowing them to confirm how much periodic training the driver has completed in their five year cycle.

This online service should also benefit trainers by reducing the need for them to respond to individual driver and operator enquiries.


Uploading training records


It should only take up to five days from course completion for a driver’s training record to be updated.

If you’re a driver and your record hasn’t been updated within this time, you should contact your trainer directly. If you don’t get a satisfactory response from them, you should then raise this with DSA via dcpc.complaints@dsa.gsi.gov.uk


If you’re a trainer or employer and want to add a button to your website that links to this service, you can do so using the attached graphic.


You can also add the following message to the training certificate you issue at the end of your training course – helping to raise awareness of the service:


What is Driver CPC?

Driver CPC training is for LGV drivers who drive professionally throughout the UK. It has been developed as a requirement of the EU Directive 2003/59, which is designed to improve the knowledge and skills of professional LGV drivers throughout their working life. There are two parts to the Driver CPC training legislation:


  • The Initial Qualification must be achieved by new LGV drivers along with their vocational licence to enable them to use their licence professionally.
  • Periodic Training; 35 hours of training every 5 years must be attended by all professional drivers


Periodic training is continuing professional development for lorry drivers. It carries on throughout the professional driver’s career.


Those who passed the car test after 31.12.1996 need to take module 2 and 4 you do not take the periodic 35 hours training. On passing the module 4 test DVLA will send you your driver cpc card which is valid for 5 years. When the card expires then you take the 35 hours training course.
Case Studies Driver CPC module 2


The case studies only need to be taken by new drivers who wish to drive lorries. The test will need to be taken by new drivers who wish to drive lorries from the 10th September 2009. The case studies are scenarios or a set of circumstances that you may encounter in your working life as a professional driver. You will have 7 different case studies each with between 6 and 8 questions. You will be asked 50 questions in total and have 90 minutes to complete the test you need 38 correct. There are five types of case studies that you may be asked. 1. multiple choice – choosing one answer from a number of questions 2. multi-response – selecting more than one choice from a number of questions. 3. Hot-Spot using the mouse and clicking on an appropriate area of an illustration. 4. Audio – listening to an audio clip, then choosing one answer from a number of options. 5. Short text – you may also be asked to provide a short text answer by using the keyboard. This will be in a numerical format for ease of response. You will be given your results within 10 minutes of completion.


To view the Driver CPC 2 case study book  click here.


DRIVER CPC module  4 – Practical Demonstration Test – Duration 0.5 hour


This test is done at the driving test centre. Candidates arrive with a vehicle which they use to demonstrate the answers to the questions asked by the examiner. You will also be asked to demonstrate your knowledge of load securing using a demo trolley as shown below.


Booking the cpc 4 test you will need to ring the DSA 0300 200 1122 (26)
Practical test assessing the candidates knowledge and ability in the following areas.
Loading the vehicle with due regard for safety rules and proper vehicle use.
Ensuring security of the vehicle and its contents
Preventing criminality and trafficking of illegal immigrants
Assessing emergency situations
Preventing physical risk
Carrying out a vehicle safety check
The above is classified into 5 topic areas with a pass mark of 15% out of a maximum of 20% in each topic area and an overall score 80%

Practical CPC Module 4

Walk Around Checks PSC / PCV

CPC Questions For Module 2 hgv / lgv  click here   [94K]


The DSA Module 4

To view the  psv / pcv Module 2  study info Click here    [7.87Mb]


You will need to read chapters 2 3 4 from the dsa goods vehicle driving syllabus for the driving test. You will need to study the book for the CPC 4 exam. Down load to study.


Driving Goods Vehicles  Syllabus click here   [9.41Mb]
To view the hgv / lgv Module 2 Driver CPC  then click here  [7.82Mb]
Guide to maintaining road worthiness click here   [1.71Mb]


The dsa will charge you £55.00 exam fee.

At this point in time we are not offering any cpc training

CPC 4 Check Sheet
CPC 4 Frame & Chain Tensioner
Heavy Goods Vehicle Walkaround
CPC Questions 1
CPC Questions 2
CPC Study Links / DVD / Video Links
CPC Test Changes
CPC Module 2 Study Notes

Should you have any questions then please do not hesitate to call. 07711 306605 |