What is a CPC? - Hughes Driver Training, the HGV Training & Careers Company

What is a CPC?

What is a CPC?

everything you need to know

About the CPC

A CPC is a drivers Certificate of Professional Competence and it’s given to you once you have completed 35 hours of periodic training. A CPC can also be known as a ‘driver qualification card‘ or ‘DQC’, and it is your key to becoming a professional lorry, bus, or coach driver.

CPC training is your ticket to becoming a professional driver in the UK. And in our CPC course, we’ll get you on the road to mastering:

  • Drivers hours
  • The ins and outs of loading and unloading
  • Essential first aid
  • Eco-friendly driving & much more

Depending on when you earned your driving licence, there’ll be 2 options available to you:


  • If you got your car licence post-1997
  • Module 2 has you delving into case studies
  • Module 4 is all about the ‘Show Me’ / ‘Tell Me’ Practical


  • If you got your car licence pre-1997
  • Gear up for 5 days of classroom training

You must always carry your CPC card whilst your driving a lorry, bus or coach professionally. And you’ll need to renew it every 5 years.

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