What is CPC?

Driver CPC is a compulsary periodic training for all drivers that drive HGV PCV vehicles as a profession. Find out more about CPC.

Can I check how many hours I have left?

You can find out your CPC hours you have completed towards your CPC training on the www.gov.uk website, or call the DSA on 0300 200 11 22 between 8am and 12pm Monday to Friday.

Do I have to take any tests or exams?

CPC – No tests / exams, however we will test your Highway code and theory knowledge
NVQ – Yes, we will do an initial assessment with you at your induction, but guidance and support is given

How much is the training?

In some cases the training is free. Call us to find out more.

Where is the training venue?

At Omnibus Training Offices in Croydon, at your workplace or a convenient venue close to your workplace.

What qualification do I get after Training?

EDI Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Passenger Carrying Vehicle Driving (Bus and Coach)
EDI Level 2 Certificate in Driving Goods Vehicles
BTEC Intermediate
Driver CPC if required

Are NVQs nationally recognised qualifications?

Yes, all our NVQ’s are accredited with the awarding bodies, and recognised with the Skills Funding Agency and Ofsted.

What is the minimum/maximum number of people for a class?

Minimum of 1, maximum of 25.

Do my hours get registered daily? or after the 35 hours?

Your hours will be registered within five days of completing each 7 hour day.

Do I get my DCPC card immediately after completing 35 hours training?

It varies for all drivers, however, generally between 3-6 weeks, you can call the DSA on 0300 200 1122 to find out more.

How long do I have to wait to get my certificate?

CPC certificates are sent within 5 working days of the course
NVQ certificates are received within 10 weeks of achievement and are then sent to your home address.

Do I have acquired rights?

Yes if you are a lorry driver and got your vocational licence (C, C1, C+E and C1+E) before 10 September 2009.

Yes if you are a bus or coach driver and got your vocational licence (D, D1, D+E and D1+E) before 10 September 2008.

Where can I park?

Weekdays – No parking on-site, various side roads with no parking restrictions.

Weekends – On-site parking available.