DRIVER CPC (DCPC)

5 SESSIONS - £50 +VAT per session

There is an additional admin fee of £8.95 per session

SINGLE SESSIONS - £70 +VAT per session

There is an additional admin fee of £8.95 per session
 
 
35 Hours of training every 5 years - Deadline 09 September 2019. The Driver CPC periodic training programme is flexible and effective and has been created using RTITB's 40 years experience in the road transport training industry. The programme can be delivered internally, externally (or both) and covers the whole Driver CPC syllabus. Merlin can custom build modules to meet specific demands.
 
Your licence will become INVALID 09 Sept 2019 if you haven’t completed your training.

DRIVER CPC THE FACTS
  • 35 hours of periodic training every 5 years
  • You can be fined up to £1000 for driving professionally without Driver CPC
  • You only complete one set of training every 5 years if you drive both lorries and bses professionally

HOW TO KEEP THE FULL DRIVER CPC
  • Take 35 hours of periodic training every five years to stay qualified
  • Sign a declaration every five years until you’re 45 to show you still meet the medical standards
  • Provide a medical report every five years after you’re 45 to renew your driving licence - you need to do this every year when you reach 65

COURSE DURATION
Five Days (35 hours) or five seven hour long sessions depending on requirements

ACCREDITATIONS
Merlin Academy is an RTITB registered and accredited training centre that delivers RTITB Driver CPC training. 
 

TRAINING MODULES
MODULE 1 - DRIVERS HOURS
  • Drivers’s hours regulations
  • Driving limits and breaks
  • Rest periods
  • Working time directive
  • Multi manning
  • Great Britain and Northern Ireland rules

MODULE 2 - THE PROFESSIONAL DRIVER
  • Representing the company
  • Professional driver roles and responsibilities
  • The effects of stress on driving
  • Diet, mood and driving
  • The effects of drugs on driving behaviour
  • Vehicle awareness
  • Optical behaviour and driving
  • Driving distractions
  • Risk-taking driving behaviour
  • The effects of fatigue on driving behaviour
  • The effects of road predictability
  • Factors influencing driving behaviour

MODULE 3 - HEALTH AND SAFETY
  • General Health and Safety
  • Assessing the risks
  • Safe working on vehicles
  • Reversing
  • Slow moving vehicles
  • General site safety
  • Safety in coupling and uncoupling
  • Safe working on the road
  • Noise pollution
  • Loading bays and ramps
  • COSHH

MODULE 4 - HAULAGE OPERATIONS AND COMPLIANCE
  • Company policies and procedures
  • Financial considerations
  • Driver licensing
  • Traffic incident reporting
  • Inspections and prohibitions
  • Vehicle maintenance
  • OCRS
  • Transport managers
  • Operator Licensing (O-Licence)
 
MODULE 5 - HAULAGE OPERATIONS
  • Road Freight Compliance
  • Insurance
  • Clandestine entrants
  • CMR
  • Freight forwarding
  • International transport
  • Traffic regulations
  • Vehicle selection
  • Weights and dimensions

MODULE 6 - LOAD SAFETY

  • Load safety regulations
  • Principles of safe loading
  • Planning to load and unload
  • Load distribution
  • Load securing systems (branch out specifics)
  • Load awareness
  • Abnormal loads
  • Fluids/Liquids

MODULE 7 - ANALOGUE AND DIGITAL TACHOGRAPHS
  • Tachograph regulations, enforcement and exemptions
  • Introduction to the analogue vehicle unit
  • Introduction to the digital vehicle unit
  • Analogue tachographs usage and tachograph charts
  • Analogue tachographs - manual entries
  • Digital tachographs data recording and operation
  • Digital tachographs logging in/out and manual entries
  • Digital tachographs faults and errors

MODULE 8 - EMERGENCY ACTIONS
  • What’s the risk?
  • Vehicle inspections and vehicle awareness
  • Breakdowns
  • Fire
  • Bridge strikes
  • Vehicle collisions
  • Tyre safety
  • Emergency manoeuvring
  • Vehicle security
  • Physical and verbal confrontation   
 
MODULE 9 - VEHICLE SYSTEMS
  • The tractor unit - an overview
  • Telematics
  • Gearbox types
  • Braking systems
  • Camera technology
  • Coupling systems
  • Retardation
  • Green systems
  • Assistive technologies

MODULE 10 - SAFE AND ECONOMIC DRIVING (THEORY)
  • Why drive economically?
  • What’s consuming the fuel?
  • Planning for efficiency
  • Driving style
  • Torque and engine power
  • The gearbox
  • Aerodynamics
  • Telematics

MODULE 11 - SAFE AND ECONOMIC DRIVING (PRACTICAL)

  • Why drive economically?
  • What’s consuming the fuel?
  • Planning for efficiency
  • Driving style
  • Torque and engine power
  • The gearbox
  • Aerodynamics
  • Telematics

MODULE 12 - ON THE ROAD
  • Urban driving
  • Rural driving
  • Route planning
  • The highway code
  • In cab distractions
  • Driving in challenging weather conditions
  • Winter driving
  • Speeding
  • Vulnerable road users
  • Cyclists
 
Enquire now about DRIVER CPC PERIODIC QUALIFICATION
t: +44 (0)1536 533696
 

MERLIN ACADEMY CPC TRAINING

 AUGUST - CPC training:
 03/08/2019 - Saturday
 07/08/2019 - Wednesday
 10/08/2019 - Saturday
 14/08/2019 - Wednesday
 17/08/2019 - Saturday
 21/08/2019 - Wednesday
 24/08/2019 - Saturday
 NEW
 27-31/08/2019 - Mon-Fri (5 days)
 28/08/2019 - Wednesday
 31/08/2019 - Saturday

 SEPTEMBER - CPC training:
 04/09/2019 - Wednesday
 
NEW
 07/09/2019 - Saturday (Several classes running)
 07/09/2019 - Saturday (Last chance)
 
 CALL: 01536 533696 to discuss
 


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