The Driver CPC (Certificate of Professional Competence) is a qualification required by all professional bus, coach and lorry drivers across Europe. Introduced to help improve road safety and maintain high standards of driving, this is a certificate all your drivers should have.

New drivers obtain their CPC certificate by passing a series of theory and practical tests. Drivers maintain their certification by completing periodic training courses that take place over 35 hours, across five years. Bus and coach drivers who held a relevant licence before 10th September 2008, and lorry drivers who held a relevant licence prior to 10th September 2009 have ‘acquired rights’ so do not need to take the initial qualification but are still required to complete the periodic training.tanker - Driver CPC

9th September is the deadline for the final year of the five-year cycle for truck drivers. To stay compliant and receive a new driver card from the RSA, all truck drivers must complete all five training modules before this date.


Mackin is a registered RSA training centre, and we are providing all five Driver CPC (Certificate of Professional Competence) training modules on the following dates:


Module 1 – Saturday 24th August. 8.30am – 4.30pm

Control of the vehicle and eco-driving techniques –this covers:

  • Characteristics of the transmission and how to make the best use of it
  • Effective use of safety controls in buses/coaches and trucks
  • Optimisation of fuel consumption

Module 2 – Saturday 27th July. 8.30am – 4.30pm

Minimising risks and managing emergencies in the transport industry – this covers:

  • Risks of the road and accidents at work – types of accidents; human, material and financial consequencesLorry carying load -Driver CPC
  • Ability to assess emergencies – avoiding complications of an accident; summoning assistance; assisting casualties; giving first aid; reaction in event of a fire; evacuation and safety of passengers; dealing with aggressive behaviour; drafting an accident report

Module 3 – Saturday 31st August. 8.30am – 4.30pm

Health and safety of the professional driver – this covers:

  • The importance of the physical and mental ability of professional drivers – principles of healthy eating; effects of alcohol, drugs, etc.; fatigue and stress; work/rest cycle
  • Preventing physical risks – ergonomics; posture; fitness; personal protection

Module 4 – Saturday 10th August. 8.30am – 4.30pm

Role of the professional driver in the transport industries – this covers

  • Ability to adapt behaviour to help enhance the image of the profession
  • Understanding the social environment of road transport and the rules governing it

Module 5 – Saturday 17th August. 8.30am – 4.30pm

The professional truck driver – this includes:

  • Safely loading vehicles – forces affecting vehicles in motion; calculation of payload, total volume and load distribution; consequences of overloading the axle; vehicle stability and centre of gravity; types of packaging and pallets; securing, clamping and securing techniques, use of straps; checking securing devices; use of handling equipment; placing and removal of tarpaulins
  • Preventing criminality and trafficking in illegal immigrants
  • Carriage of goods
  • The economic environment of road haulage and the organisation of the market


If you would like to book a place on any of these courses, contact the office as soon as possible as places are limited.