For new drivers acquiring a PCV vocational entitlement (D, D+E, D1, D1+E licence) after the 10th September 2008, or an LGV vocational entitlement (C, C+E, C1, C1+E licence) after 10th September 2009 will have to obtain the Initial Driver CPC qualification before being able to drive professionally.
The training format is as follows:
Module 1 – Theory Test (two parts)
The multiple-choice questions part lasts for 1 hour and 55 minutes, and the pass mark is 85 out of 100 questions.
For the hazard perception part you will watch 19 videos, and there are 20 developing hazards to spot.
The pass mark is 67 out of 100.
Module 2 – CPC Case Study
The Module 2 Driver CPC Case study test is made up of 7 case studies you work through on a computer. The case studies are short stories based on situations that you’re likely to come across in your working life.
You’ll be asked between 6 and 8 multiple-choice questions on each case study.
The test lasts for 1 hour and 15 minutes, and the pass mark is 40 out of 50.
Module 3 – Practical Driving Test
Your practical driving test will last about 1 hour and 30 minutes and will include vehicle safety questions, practical road driving and off-road exercises.
Module 4 – Vehicle Safety Demonstration
The test is made up of 5 topics from the Driver CPC syllabus. You can score up to 20 points for each topic.
To pass you have to score at least 15 out of 20 in each topic area and have an overall score of at least 80 out of 100.