New courses add to Driver CPC choice


Feb 10, 2017

Driver Hire franchisees will soon be able to offer an even wider range of Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (Driver CPC) courses to their customers.

This follows the announcement by Driver Hire Training of the imminent launch of two new Driver CPC modules – in First Aid and Manual Handling. Both have been specifically developed with the needs of the road transport and logistics industry in mind. Driver CPC training has been an additional, added value service, available to all Driver Hire franchisees for over six years. It provides them with a highly lucrative and useful income stream. 

Both of the new modules offer dual certification, which means that as well as counting towards the statutory 35 hours of Driver CPC training, if an exam is taken, the modules qualify the driver for an Emergency First Aid at Work Certificate (valid for three years) or a Manual Handling Certificate (valid for one year). This innovation adds additional value to the allotted training time.

As well as adding new modules, Driver Hire’s training team has also been reviewing, updating and improving its extensive range of industry specific Driver CPC courses, which include: Fuel Efficient Driving, Drivers’ Hours, Road Transport Working Time Regulations, Digital Tachograph and Health & Safety at Work.

Driver Hire Training’s Driver CPC network is possibly the UK’s most comprehensive. With over 100 accredited trainers it covers the whole of the country. Earlier this year it completed 100,000 Driver CPC driver training days. Business has continued apace since then, with over 2,500 drivers attending more than 330 courses since the start of the financial year. Courses at its central training facility in Bradford are fully booked through to September with new dates being added. 

 “Offices around the network are reporting strong demand for our training offer,” says Richard Armitage, director of Driver Hire Training. “We’re attracting new business from national companies and, doubly pleasing, there are plenty of existing customers re-booking for the next round of training. A recent JAUPT audit gave Driver Hire Training a massive thumbs up, confirming the quality and high standards of our Driver CPC training offer. All of which is great news for our franchisees.”