CPC Driver Training course in Wrexham

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CPC Driver Training

Gatewen Training Services facilitates the delivery of professional CPC Driver Training to individuals and organisations working and operating in the transport industry. As well as practical training we can support you throughout the entire process of becoming a qualified, competent and confident driver.

What is Driver CPC?

Driver CPC is a qualification that was introduced in 2008 for PCV Drivers and 2009 for LGV Drivers. It is a legal requirement across the EU that all PCV and LGV drivers who want to drive professionally (unless the work is exempt), must hold their CPC. The aim is to improve road safety, recognise and accredit the knowledge and skills required to be a professional driver, ensure these are continually updated and to raise the status of drivers to promote driving as a career. Once you have successfully completed your CPC you will be issued with a Driver Qualification Card (DQC) to prove that you hold the qualification. Your CPC must be renewed every 5 years by sitting 35 hours of periodic training, this will continue throughout your driving career.

Initial CPC qualification

The initial qualification is for drivers who sat their car test after January 1997 and it is the first CPC you must sit if you are becoming a professional driver. It has been divided into 4 modules to give you the option to obtain your vocational licence only or to gain Driver CPC at the same time. Pre 1997 drivers are eligible to sit the Initial CPC if they have never sat any CPC training before (subject to entitlement check).

  • Module 1 - Theory Test - Multiple Choice Questions & Hazard Perception Test
  • Module 2 - Case Studies
  • Module 3 - Practical Test
  • Module 4 - Driver CPC Practical Test

Periodic CPC Training

As a professional driver you will need to complete 35 hours of CPC Periodic training every 5 years. Gatewen regularly hold accredited sessions every month. All of our courses are professionally designed, informative and interactive to help continually improve and maintain your skills and knowledge.

Course Dates

Last Saturday of every month.

Sessions can be arranged on site for a minimum of 12 drivers. Please contact the office for details.


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Drivers Hours and Tachographs

Course Outline

This course is aimed at drivers wanting to increase their knowledge around working time regulations and driver’s hours legislation.

Duration and Number of Delegates

Half day. Maximum number of delegates: 20

Who Should Attend

This course is suitable for category "C" and "D" license holders.

Aim

The aim of the course is:

  • To ensure that delegates have a better understanding of driver’s hours and the Working Time Directive
  • To ensure that delegates know how to correctly operate tachograph recording equipment

Objectives

Upon completion of the course, delegates will be able to:

  • Go about their daily duties whilst remaining within the current rules and regulations regarding working time and driver’s hours
  • Operate tachograph recording equipment correctly
  • Understand the printouts generated by tachograph recording equipment

Course Content

  • EU Rules
  • GB Domestic Rules
  • Working Time Directive
  • Management responsibilities
  • Tachograph use, symbology and displays
  • Understanding printouts

Assessment

There is no pass/fail element to this course.

Certification

When completing this module in conjunction with another half-day session, delegates will receive a certificate of attendance and have seven hours Periodic CPC training uploaded on the DVSA Recording and Evidencing database.

Fire Safety Awareness

Course Outline

This course is designed to give delegates an awareness of the hazards associated with fires and the correct procedures to manage an event involving a fire whilst thinking of their own safety and the safety of others.

Duration and Number of Delegates

Half day. Maximum number of delegates: 20

Who Should Attend

This course is suitable for category "C" and "D" license holders.

Aim

To ensure that delegates can:

  • Identify potential hazards associated with the cause of fire in the transport sector and are able to address a situation involving a fire in a safe manner

Objectives

At the end of the course delegates will be able to:

  • Identify potential fire hazards and understand the correct procedure in the event of a fire whilst knowing their own limitations

Course Content

  • How Fires are Caused and the associated Cost of Fires
  • Duties of Employers and Employees
  • Fire Warden, Fire Detection and Raising the Alarm
  • Fire Risk Assessment and the Fire Triangle
  • Controlling Fire Hazards
  • Understanding Fire and Safe Use of Fire Fighting Equipment

Assessment

There is no pass/fail element to this course.

Certification

When completing this module in conjunction with another half-day session, delegates will receive a certificate of attendance and have seven hours Periodic CPC training uploaded on the DVSA Recording and Evidencing database.

Individual Performance and Loads

Course Outline

As the title suggests, this course looks at the driver including how personal lifestyle choices can impact on your ability to act in a professional manner. The course also looks at the driver’s role in positioning and securing items to a vehicle to comply with current best practise and industry guidelines.

Duration and Number of Delegates

Half day. Maximum number of delegates: 20

Who Should Attend

This course is suitable for category "C" license holders.

Aim

  • To ensure that drivers understand their responsibilities as a professional driver
  • To ensure that drivers understand the basic principles of loads and load security

Objectives

To ensure drivers have:

  • A better understanding of their responsibilities and work towards being a professional driver
  • The knowledge required to load and secure their vehicle therefore enhancing road safety.

Course Content

  • Operations - Different types of transport operations for the carriage of goods
  • Characteristics of the Vehicle
  • Vehicle Loading and Vehicle Security
  • Accident Avoidance
  • Lifestyle - How a driver’s lifestyle can impact his/her ability to work professionally
  • Balance

Assessment

There is no pass/fail element to this course.

Certification

When completing this module in conjunction with another half-day session, delegates will receive a certificate of attendance and have seven hours Periodic CPC training uploaded on the DVSA Recording and Evidencing database.

Manual Handling

Course Outline

Injuries caused by manual handling are responsible for a significant number of accidents and lost working time in the workplace. This course provides information, advice and general techniques for safe manual handling.

Duration and Number of Delegates

Half day. Maximum number of delegates: 20

Who Should Attend

This course is suitable for category "C" and "D" license holders.

Aim

Upon completion of the course delegates will:

  • Be able to define Manual Handling
  • Understand the dangers of hazardous manual handling
  • Know how to avoid hazardous manual handling
  • Learn good manual handling technique

Objectives

  • Delegates will be aware of and understand manual handling risk assessments that apply to their work and assess how to avoid hazardous manual handling
  • They will be able to demonstrate and apply good manual handling technique in the workplace

Course Content

  • Understanding manual handling and functions of the spine
  • Manual handling and the law including risk assessment
  • Correct manual handling techniques and equipment
  • Practical session and recap

Assessment

There is no pass/fail element to this course.

Certification

When completing this module in conjunction with another half-day session, delegates will receive a certificate of attendance and have seven hours Periodic CPC training uploaded on the DVSA Recording and Evidencing database.

One Day Emergency First Aid at Work

Course Outline

This course is aimed at LGV and PCV drivers as well as other staff who wish to gain a good understanding of basic first aid.

Duration and Number of Delegates

One full day - minimum of seven hours. Maximum number of delegates: 12

Who Should Attend

This course is suitable for category "C" and "D" license holders.

Aim

The aim of this training course is to ensure that delegates:

  • Are aware of the duties of a first aider in the work place
  • Are aware of the procedures to ensure the safety of both the first aider and the patient
  • Are aware of recognised first aid techniques

Objectives

Upon completion of the course delegates will:

  • Be able to assess a situation and the needs and prioritise the order in which first aid is administered
  • Be able to demonstrate an understanding of recognised first aid techniques
  • Be aware of the need to maintain the safety of the patient and the first aider(s)

Course Content

  • Priorities of treatment and assessing the situation
  • CPR, unconscious patients and the recovery position
  • Various other fist aid scenarios including practical exercises

Assessment

There is no pass/fail element to this course.

Certification

Delegates completing the successfully completing the course will receive a certificate of attendance and have seven hours Periodic CPC training uploaded on the DVSA Recording and Evidencing database.

Plant Load Unload

Course Outline

This course is aimed at people involved in the loading and transportation of construction plant and equipment. The day is split in two halves, theory first followed by hands on practical session.

Duration and Number of Delegates

Full day. Maximum number of delegates: 6

Who Should Attend

This course is suitable for category "C" license holders. Delegates must be able to provide evidence of competence on the equipment being used prior to attending the course.

Aim

The aim of the course is to:

  • Instruct drivers in the correct safety procedures for the loading, unloading and securing of plant machinery prior to or following transportation by road

Objectives

Upon completion of the course, delegates will be able to:

  • Be aware of the relevant health and safety legislation
  • Be aware of accident prevention and control measures
  • Be aware of the requirements regarding Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Be able to safely load, unload and secure different types of machinery onto the body of a suitable vehicle ready for transportation legally on the public highway

Course Content

  • Laws and standards including risk assessments
  • Vehicle types
  • Vehicle load - load compatibility with vehicle, inspections before loading
  • The loading process - loading the vehicle whilst adopting good practice & procedures
  • Securing the load and final checks before travel
  • Unloading procedure
  • Practical session - hands on session putting the previous points into practice

Assessment

There is no pass/fail element to this course.

Certification

Upon successful completion of this module delegates will receive a certificate of attendance and have seven hours Periodic CPC training uploaded on the DVSA Recording and Evidencing database if required.

Positive Mental Health and Wellbeing Awareness

Course Outline

This module is designed to look at how delegates achieve and maintain positive mental health and wellbeing including how it affects behaviour, and ability to fulfil role, responsibilities and management of emergency situations. Delegates will have increased knowledge, understanding and awareness of practical steps to prevent mental ill-health and strategies to manage work/home life balance.

Duration and Number of Delegates

Full Day (7 Hours). Maximum Number of Delegates: 20

Who Should Attend

This Module is Suitable for Category "C" and "D" Licences Holders.

Aim

To ensure delegates have:

  • An understanding as to what underpins positive mental health
  • How it affects their role and responsibilities set out within Directive 2003/59/EC
  • Tips to help improve wellbeing

Objectives

Upon completion of the module, delegates will:

  • Have an awareness of mental health and the impact of stigma
  • Knowledge of some common mental health problems
  • Understand the relationship between mental health and physical health
  • Understand how mental health, wellbeing and lifestyle behaviours contribute to all aspects of their role and responsibilities
  • Have knowledge and practical strategies as to how to improve wellbeing including managing the effects of fatigue/stress and work/rest cycle
  • Have an awareness of how to access mental health support

Course Content

  • Mental health and stigma
  • Mental health vs physical health
  • Knowledge of risk and protective factors
  • Wellbeing and lifestyle behaviours
  • Accessing information, advice and support
  • Reflection and self-management

Assessment

There is No Pass/Fail Element of this Course.

Certification

When completing this Module, delegates will receive a Certificate of Attendance and have Seven Hours Periodic CPC Training Uploaded on the DVSA Recording and Evidencing Database.

Please Note

This specialist course has been developed in partnership with Compass, a registered charity that delivers a range of health and wellbeing services to children, young people and adults. Their interventions makes a real difference to the individuals they work with, including their families and communities.

Through their experience of supporting people with a wide range of mental and physical health and lifestyle behaviour issues, they have applied their expert knowledge and experience to develop this course. Its aim is to raise awareness on important subjects such as mental health and wellbeing of wider populations across all ages, backgrounds and professions. The course will give people simple and practical tools to use on an everyday basis to prevent ill-health and support themselves and others. The impact of what they do is far reaching and enables people to talk openly, remove stigma and find their own solutions with the support of others. See how Compass is making a difference

The CPC Link would like to acknowledge they’re thanks to the Compass Charity for their help and support in producing this course. Please be aware that there is a charitable donation of £5.95 per delegate attending this course which is passed onto the Compass Charity.

The CPC Link, will generate certificates on a six monthly basis for all members stating the amount of their overall charitable donation, this can then be used to gain a reduction in your company taxation and demonstrate your commitment to making a real difference.

Vehicle Performance, Driving Techniques and Safety

Course Outline

This module looks at the relationship between the performance of the vehicle when different driving techniques are applied and the impact on safety.

Duration and Number of Delegates

Half day. Maximum number of delegates: 20

Who Should Attend

This course is suitable for category "C" license holders.

Aim

To ensure that drivers have:

  • A good understanding of how good driving techniques can aid vehicle performance and reduce operating costs
  • A good understanding of how the above point has a direct impact on road safety

Objectives

At the end of the course delegates will be able to:

  • Go about their daily duties using the best driving techniques
  • Aid vehicle performance, reduce operating costs and improve road safety by adopting best driving techniques

Course Content

  • Technical aspects of the vehicle including daily checks and the driver’s routine.
  • Driving skills and flexibility
  • Understanding your vehicle and efficient driving
  • Reacting to difficult situations and actions following an accident

Assessment

There is no pass/fail element to this course.

Certification

When completing this module in conjunction with another half-day session, delegates will receive a certificate of attendance and have seven hours Periodic CPC training uploaded on the DVSA Recording and Evidencing database.

Your Attitude

Course Outline

This course is aimed at getting delegates to step back and consider the impact that their attitude, good or bad may be having on themselves and those around them. The course helps delegates put in place measures to control challenging situations resulting in better outcomes for all concerned.

Duration and Number of Delegates

Half day. Maximum number of delegates: 20

Who Should Attend

This course is suitable for category "C" and "D" license holders.

Aim

  • The aim of the course is to evaluate the psychology of human behaviour regarding attitude

Objectives

  • To ensure that delegates are better equipped to amend their attitude
  • To enable them to employ techniques to preserve the new philosophy

Course Content

  • Individual Life Patterns
  • How We Interact
  • Circumstances and Consequences
  • The Rules Within Which We Operate
  • What We Like and What We Would Change at Work
  • Understanding How to Benefit from Training
  • Attitude and Behaviour - Stopping a negative cycle

Assessment

There is no pass/fail element to this course.

Certification

When completing this module in conjunction with another half-day session, delegates will receive a certificate of attendance and have seven hours Periodic CPC training uploaded on the DVSA Recording and Evidencing database.

Your Company and the Law

Course Outline

This module looks at how the law works in relation to your company and the transport industry.

Duration and Number of Delegates

Half day. Maximum number of delegates: 20

Who Should Attend

This course is suitable for category "C" and "D" license holders.

Aim

The aim of the course is to:

  • Help drivers get a better understanding of company procedures
  • Ensure delegates have a sound understanding of the legislation that they must abide by whilst at work as a driver

Objectives

Upon completion of the course, delegates will be able to:

  • Go about their daily duties knowing how to stay within the law
  • Understand the importance of complying with company procedures imposed on them by their employer

Course Content

  • Environment - Specific industry specialisations and company types
  • Management - Operator licensing
  • Rules - various transport related legislation
  • Acceptable Risks Including Documentation
  • Workload and You, the Driver
  • Administration and Travelling Abroad - Vehicle checks and clandestines

Assessment

There is no pass/fail element to this course.

Certification

When completing this module in conjunction with another half-day session, delegates will receive a certificate of attendance and have seven hours Periodic CPC training uploaded on the DVSA Recording and Evidencing database.

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