Whether you are just getting started as a lorry driver or need to renew your CPC training, you can now complete this training course online. As a lorry, coach, or bus driver, you will need to ensure you have a valid CPC card. With the current challenges we are all facing, joining a CPC course online is a safe and practical option. Today we are going to share with you everything you need to know about completing your online driver CPC training, and how to get started.
Why do I need a Driver CPC Card?
If you are driving a lorry, coach, or bus professionally, you will need to obtain a CPC card if you do not already have one. This 35-hour training course must be completed every five years, and you will sometimes hear the qualification referred to as a Driver Qualification Card. Upon completion of the training, you will receive your Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) card, which allows you to work on the road. If you are caught driving without your card, you will get a fixed penalty of £50 each time. It is illegal to work without this card, and the initial qualification is essential for securing employment opportunities. It is up to you when you do the training, but you will need to ensure it is completed in good time before the five-year renewal deadline.
Benefits of Completing your Online Driver CPC Training
There are so many great benefits of completing your CPC training online. The main advantage is that you can complete the course in the comfort of your own home. You will no longer have to traipse to a training centre on your days off and sit in a stuffy classroom environment. Instead, you can pick a time and day for your online driver training that works with your current schedule. Particularly for people who live and work in remote areas, this can save so much time and hassle travelling to your nearest training centre.
You will still be guided through the training course by qualified instructors, in the same manner as you would during an in-person session. However, with the current restrictions and health concerns, you will feel safer knowing you do not have to mix with a group of drivers you have never met before. The classes are very interactive and informative, and you will find you learn just as much as you would in a classroom setting. The online driver CPC training courses are held regularly, so it is much easier to find a date and time that fits your schedule. As online driver training courses are not as strict with capacity as in-person courses, you will find you can secure your place with ease to get started with your training as soon as possible. This is particularly helpful for anyone who has left renewing their training to the last minute.
Getting Started with your Online Driver Training
When you join your online training session with us, you will receive a warm welcome, just as you would expect from an in-person training session. You will need a computer, laptop or phone with a camera, and an internet connection to join the training. We do ask that you give the course your full attention throughout the day, to help you get the most out of the training session. You will be able to see and hear our engaging instructors throughout the day, who will try to keep the sessions as interactive as possible, so you get the full benefit of the training course.
To begin with, you will need to provide us with your driving license number, which you will also need to have to hand at the start of the day. You are emailed a link to join the course, and you will simply click on this to get started in the morning. Once you have completed your hours, we log your attendance as usual. As you can see, it is a simple and hassle-free process, and we are sure you will agree that taking your online driver CPC training is so much more convenient than before.
We have all had to adapt to the new rules and regulations during these challenging times, but that does not mean you should get behind on your CPC training. Our online driver CPC training brings the course straight to the comfort of your home and is convenient to fit around your work and other commitments. You will find that you learn just as much as you would from a classroom setting while saving time and effort travelling to and from your local training centre. Do not hesitate to contact us today for more information and to register for your online driver CPC training.