Time is passing on and even though a number of member have already completed some CPC courses, there are many of you who have not yet started your second batch of 35 hour courses!. You need to plan for this now! We have trainer available and as previously, we are flexible and can travel to you if you have an appropriate venue. Please contact Beverley to arrange.
Drivers with ‘acquired rights’
Having ‘acquired rights’ means that you didn’t have to take the Driver CPC initial qualification because of your existing driving experience.
You have acquired rights if you got your vocational licence before the dates shown in the table.
Type of vehicle Vehicle categories included When you got your vocational licence
Lorry C, C1, C+E and C1+E Before 10 September 2009
Bus or coach D, D1, D+E, D1+E Before 10 September 2008
Bus or coach (nfhr) D(101) After 1991
Minibus (nfhr?) D1(101) Before 1997
Training deadlines for drivers with acquired rights
You still need to take periodic training, but there are set deadlines.
Training block Lorry driver Bus or coach driver Dual-category driver (lorry,bus&coach)
First block of training 9 September 2014 9 September 2013 9 September 2013
Second block training 9 September 2019 9 September 2018 9 September 2019*
Third block training 9 September 2024 9 September 2023 9 September 2024