Driver CPC Training Course

The Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) is a qualification for anyone who drives professionally – bus, coach and lorry drivers. It was introduced with the aim of improving road safety and helping to maintain high standards of driving.

It is a legal requirement for all in these professions to complete 35 hours of periodic training over a five year period, on an ongoing basis – one module of a 7 hour duration being completed every year.

Course programme

This comprises of both theory and practical elements.

  • Safety
  • Passenger comfort
  • Legal matters relating to driving
  • Vehicle loading and stability
  • Ability to deal with an emergency
  • Physical risks involved in driving


Module 1 – Control of Vehicle and Eco-Driving Techniques

Module 2 – Minimising Risks and Managing Emergencies in the Transport Industry

Module 3 – Health and Safety of the Professional Driver

Module 4 – Role of the Professional Driver in the Transport Industry

Module 5 – The Professional Truck Driver

Module 6 – The Professional Bus Driver

Objectives of the course

  • To provide the participants with high driving and safety standards
  • To reduce fatalities and serious injuries on the roads through a common EU-wide standard of training and testing

Maximum number of participants: 12

Duration: 1 day

Certificate: 1 module to be completed each year in the 5 year cycle


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For more information, or for a free consultation with one of our dedicated Environmental Health and Safety experts, please contact Mackin on (021) 4211545 or email [email protected]

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