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Driver CPC Training Courses in the North East of England

Details correct as of 19th October 2017.

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We are your local approved training centre.

We run Driver CPC Courses in Sunderland at The Industry Centre SR5 3XB. To book on a course call 0191 5561004 or click here and fill in your details and we will call you.


All of our courses are JAUPT approved and provided to us by R.T.I.T.B. In fact a complete new syllabus came out recently. The new course modules will provide more interaction with the drivers and no more "death by Powerpoint".

We have a proven track record having ensured over 1600 drivers have obtained their Driver Qualification Cards after attending our courses over the last 4 years. Great feedback, and we have a policy of only using instructors who have experience driving LGV's ! Before you book elsewhere please ensure you check that the instructor has actually had experience out on the roads. Drivers from all over the North East are welcome on our courses whether you live in Newcastle, Durham, Stockton, or wherever!

BREXIT and Driver CPC If you are wondering how the recent EU Referendum vote to leave by the UK affects your Driver CPC click here to read our report. And some very recent proposals from Europe on changes to D.C.P.C. click here...

We are still seeing decent numbers on our courses for drivers who have still not completed their first cycle of DCPC. Both drivers who are needing this to get back into work and those who are looking to get a day under their belt for their second cycle of DCPC are welcome on our course. Driver CPC at The Industry Centre

For LGV drivers who gained their C1 Category before 10th September 2009 you have what is called 'grandfather rights'

You need the 35 hour course.

If this doesn't apply to you, you are a 'New Driver'.

Check on the back of your drivers licence in column 10 next to C1.

If the date is after 10/09/09 (or their is no date next to C1) you need Initial Driver CPC click here for more...

Ring 0191 5561004 for more details.

Drivers who still haven't completed their first cycle of CPC are now struggling to find full 5 days courses.

Not only that, as most drivers are now qualified, less drivers are out their to fill up spaces on any remaining courses.

And the inevitable has happened ..prices for remaining seats on the last few courses are begining to rise sharply!

We are currently holding our price at £60.00 per day. Courses elsewhere are charging up to between £80.00 and £90.00 per day.


Details correct as of October 19th 2017.

are a list of the Full 5 Day courses we have coming up in the next few months... Driver CPC Course at St Peters July 2013

Next course with spaces will be...

Monday 13th to Friday 17th November 2017.

Also At The Industry Centre SR5 3XB in Sunderland. SPACES STILL AVAILABLE!

Monday 11th to Friday 15th December 2017.

Also At The Industry Centre SR5 3XB in Sunderland. SPACES STILL AVAILABLE!

Call Gary or Judith to book in advance on 0191 5561004.

The shortage of drivers and demand for drivers with CPC means that now is as good a time than ever to snap up one of the few remaining places on our courses.

Click here for course dates.

We have got a simple 3 Step process on our website to allow you to book.

Or call us on 0191 5561004

...and we will guide you through it over the phone.

DEADLINE FOR DRIVERS WAS MIDNIGHT SEPTEMBER 9th 2014 - THE NEXT DEADLINE IS SEPTEMBER 9th 2019 (LGV) - OR 5 YEARS FROM WHEN YOU FIRST GOT YOUR D.Q.C.

However, drivers are reminded they can still attend a Driver CPC course to gain the 35 hours periodic training required. Once uploaded drivers then have to wait for their D.Q.C. to arrive in the post. This is sent direct to each drivers address detailed on their drivers license from the D.V.S.A. Drivers can expect to receive their D.Q.C. from the D.V.S.A. in Newcastle-upon-Tyne within 5-6 working days of attending the course. You do however have to have at least 7 hours training complete before you can create your online account (to view your uploaded hours online).

Ring Gary on 07544 467347 or 0191 5561004 to get booked on to our next course more.. We are now planning future courses in 2018 and beyond in Newcastle, Leeds, Manchester and Sheffield. Simply fill in our Step 1 enquiry form .

* From 4th June 2015 The price will revert to £60.00 per day (no Vat) included or charged meaning a 5 day course is £300.00. (no Vat). We have now de-registered for VAT and no longer include or charge this in our price. This is due to decrease in number of drivers attending courses now that deadline (and subsequent rush period) is passed and as a company we are now below VAT threshold.

Click here to view videos of one of our recent courses.

NEDCPC July 2013 Photo of Driver CPC Course Eddie Rods showing driversOur drivers on previous courses received their Driver Qualification cards the week after they came on the course! We always ask drivers who are completing their 35 hours periodic training to let us know when their DQC's arrive in the post (to them direct from the DVSA). And tieing in with previous courses the average turnaround was once again 4-5 working days.

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Because we upload hours straight away (either that night or next workng day) the turnaround to get your DQC is very efficient when you book through us (a benefit over some other training companies where long delays have been known).


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After you attend our course your certificates are sent out electronically via email as PDF's. But before that you will receive your Driver Qualification Card aprox 4-5 working days after completing your fifth day.

(This come to you direct from the DVSA after we have uploaded your hours). On the hundreds of previous courses we have ran the average turnaround is 4-5 working days. You can check your hours have been uploaded by us online at the Gov.uk website, but first you much log on (click on 'Your Hours' icon) and create an online account with DVSA who will then send you your log in passord.

We can take your booking over the phone. Or you can complete the 3 step process yourself online.

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The process takes 10 - 12 minutes. We can take your registration form details from your photocard part of your drivers license.Credit Card logos on North East Driver Home page

Ring Gary or Judith on 0191 5561004 or call Gary on 07544 467347.

For any bus drivers who have not completed their 35 hours, you can still come on our courses to obtain your DQC, however you must have at least a category 'C1' on your drivers licence

We are UK DRIVER CPC NETWORK Ltd. We concentrate solely on the 35 hours of Periodic Training that drivers who already have either PCV or LGV entitlement are required to do every 5 year. We are here to find the best training solution for your business or organisation. Our trainers have been approved to deliver approved training courses for periodic training.  Our aim whether it be an enquiry from an individual or a large logistics organisation is to provide the very best solution to meet your requirements.

The 3 main benefits to you in taking your Driver CPC sooner rather than later are:-


1. You will beat the undoubted 'bottleneck' of drivers and companies that are leaving it till the last minute!

2. You will beat any increase in prices when demand outstrips supply!

3. You will be more competitive in the marketplace for work as your competitors drivers will be tied up in the classroom!

What is Driver CPC?

The Driver CPC is for LGV and PCV drivers who drive professionally throughout the UK. It was been developed as a requirement of the EU Directive 2003/59, which is designed to improve the knowledge and skills of professional LGV and PCV drivers throughout their working life. After we leave the European Union drivers will still have to comply with D.C.P.C. as the 'Great Repeal Bill' will simply transfer former EU law into UK law the very next day after we exit. The Government is keen to have the same standards on the day we leave as we did previously. The bill will convert EU law into United Kingdom law allowing businesses to operate as they had before knowing the laws have not changed overnight. It will also provide protection for individual employees such as drivers who will still be protected from working excessive hours by the (W.T.D.) Working Time Directive. It is therefore highly unlikely that there will be any changes to D.C.P.C. for the foreseeable future.

There are two parts to the legislation:  North East CPC Driver Training Luck Lorry Driver

1. 35 Hour Periodic Training. The 35 hours are classroom based theory. Complete the 35 hours satisfactorily and you gain your certificates, then you get your Driver Qualification Card sent to you direct from Driving & Vehicle Standards Agency and...

2. Initial Driver CPC. The Initial Qualification must be achieved by new LGV and PCV 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.

Existing Drivers who held a vocational licence prior to the 10th September 2008 (PCV) or the 10th September 2009 (LGV) are exempt from the Initial Qualification.

This is known as "acquired rights".

All professional drivers (new and exisiting drivers) MUST complete a total of 35 hours Periodic Training every 5 years following their "acquired rights" or Initial Qualification to keep their Driver CPC valid.

DRIVERS MUST HAVE COMPLETED THEIR PERIODIC TRAINING BY: SEPTEMBER 2013 (PCV) OR SEPTEMBER 2019 (2nd CYCLE)

SEPTEMBER 2014 (LGV) OR SEPTEMBER 2019 (2nd CYCLE)

If you drive for a company or manage a company in the United Kingdom we can facillitate this training either at your premises or at one of our various locations around the country. We cover London, Birmingham, Glasgow, Leeds, Sheffield, Manchester, Liverpool, Newcastle, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Derby, Nottingham, Leicester, Sunderland, Bradford, Wakefield, Portsmouth, Southampton.

So whether you drive up and down the A690, across the M62, or down the A1(M) or around the M25 contact us today.
"What do I need to do to get started?" - click here and enter your details in our enquiry form.

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If you are currently serving in H.M. Armed Forces but looking to retrain for a Army resettlement grant / career in 'civvy street' you are welcome on one of our courses! We have had many delegates from Army and RAF bases (and Royal Marines!)  across the UK attending our previous courses, and yes we can help you with the paperwork relating to your resettlement grant. We can also give guidance to ex servicemen and women who are looking to obtain funding through The Royal British Legion (or Civvy Street as it is now known). We can also help if you have passed your LGV test at Leconfield and need to complete the Driver CPC Modules (2+4) to get a job in civvy street more...

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Registered Office: UK Driver CPC Network Ltd, St Peters Gate, Charles Street, Sunderland SR6 0AN