Courses

Courses

SMT provide excellent quality services, along with great value for money, with our flexible training.

Please see below some of the comments we have received from our clients. Further testimonials are available upon request.

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Driver CPC Initial Qualification

As a new driver, you will need to pass the Driver CPC theory and practical tests in addition to the licence acquisition theory and practical tests if you intend to drive professionally in the United Kingdom.

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Driver CPC Periodic Training

Driver CPC has been introduced across the European Union to maintain high driving standards and improve road safety. All professional bus, coach and lorry drivers must hold a Driver CPC if they want to drive for a living.

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Management CPC Qualification

If your company is required to hold a standard Operator's Licence then you need to specifically nominate a professionally competent person responsible for managing your transport operations.

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Driver CPC Initial Qualification

Driver CPC Initial Qualification

2 days

As a new driver, you will need to pass the Driver CPC theory and practical tests in addition to the licence acquisition theory and practical tests if you intend to drive professionally.

The 'Transport Manager's CPC' also known as the 'Operator's CPC' is a separate qualification and anyone holding one who still drives professionally as part of their job will also need to hold a Driver CPC.

SMT offer a 2 day course at our Training Centre in Birmingham to prepare candidates for the Part 2 and Part 4 tests, which include practice sessions. Candidates must pass Part 2 before taking the part 4 practical test.

The Initial Qualification is taken in 4 parts.

  • Part 1 - Theory Test & Hazard Perception.
  • Part 2 - Case Studies
  • Part 3 - Practical Driving Test
  • Part 4 - Driver CPC Practical Test Requirements: Part 2

Once a driver has acquired a licence and passed Parts 2 & 4 they can then drive professionally, but the driver must complete 35 hours of periodic training (5 Driver CPC modules) within 5 years of passing the test in order to retain their entitlement to drive professionally.

Driver CPC Periodic Training

Driver CPC Periodic Training

7 hours

Driver CPC has been introduced across the European Union to maintain high driving standards and improve road safety. All professional bus, coach and lorry drivers must hold a Driver CPC if they want to drive for a living.

You must do 35 hours of periodic training every 5 years to keep your Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC).

You can be fined up to £1,000 for driving professionally without Driver CPC.

Our dedicated team has many years experience in the Transport Business and specialise in helping small to medium sized businesses in all aspects of their Transport operation.

We are a JAUPT approved Driver CPC Training Centre and deliver JAUPT approved training programmes that are regularly updated in line with the ever-changing legislative.

Our Driver CPC Training Courses.

  • Driver Essentials 1 - Drivers' Hours Rules & Regulations - 3.5 Hours
  • Driver Essentials 2 - Understanding & Using Tachographs - 3.5 Hours
  • Driver Essentials 3 - Vehicle Checks & Defect Reporting - 3.5 Hours
  • Driver Essentials 4 - Safe Loading & Load Security - 3.5 Hours
  • Driver Essentials 5 - Protecting Vulnerable Road Users - 7 Hours

Our Driver Essentials 1-4 training courses can be combined on a 'pick & mix' basis to create a 7 hour Driver CPC training programme that best meets your needs.

Our approach to delivery of the Driver CPC training is flexible to meet your needs. Typically we would deliver the training at your site and at a time and day that best suits you and your drivers. Alternatively we can arrange an external venue convenient to your location, or utilize the training facilities at our Head Office. Whatever suits you best we, will always try to meet your requirements.

Collectively, our trainers have over 100 years transport experience including training delivery with excellent feedback for Driver CPC training from the likes of Kuehne and Nagel, Interserve, United Biscuits, Hanson, Avon Freight, H D Ricketts etc…

Management CPC Qualification

Management CPC Qualification

10 days

If your company is required to hold a standard Operator's Licence then you need to specifically nominate a professionally competent person responsible for managing your transport operations.

The Management CPC qualification is designed for individuals who want to become Transport Managers, or demonstrate their professional competence to meet the requirements when applying for a standard Operators Licence.

SMT aims to provide maximum support to all our candidates. We are aware that time is precious, therefore we have prepared a training program aimed at delivering all the required knowledge in a timely manner whilst ensuring quality and standards are maintained.

The program consists of one week classroom based training (Monday to Friday) at our Training Centre. Candidates then return to the classroom the following week (Wednesday) for 2 days of formal revision including mock exams, prior to test day (Friday). These 2 days will demonstrate to the candidate how to apply their knowledge to the case studies exam, as well as reviewing any areas of particular concern.

The Management CPC was revised in January 2012. Candidates are now required to demonstrate their knowledge in both National and International Legislation.

All candidates are required to pass two exams in order to gain their CPC as detailed below:

Multiple Choice Exam

Both National and International Knowledge will be tested. All areas of the syllabus will be tested with a minimum of 2 questions and a maximum of 15 per area.

  • 70%+, 42 out of 60 questions to pass the Multiple Choice - 2 hour time limit
Case Studies Exam

A simple scenario based exam aimed at testing the application of knowledge. All notes and training material provided by SMT are permitted to be taken into the exam. Every case study paper will test:

  • Drivers' hours, working time and records
  • Operational costing
  • Operating licensing
  • 50%+, 30 out of 60 marks (5-8 questions) to pass the Case Studies Exam
  • 2 hour 15 minute time limit
Delivery

The course is an intensive class room based course over 5 days, plus 2 days of home study and 2 days classroom revision and exams held on day 10, Training will be carried out at our training Centre in Tamworth, 5 minutes from J10 M42.