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|Title:||Training deadline for bus, coach and lorry drivers|
|ID & Publication:||20130811005 ~ The-Villager.co.uk |
|Subject:||Council News |
Doncaster Council is reminding bus and coach drivers that the deadline for completing compulsory training is approaching.
The Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) qualification is offered by the council through its Bentley Training Centre. The externally approved learning hub offers the Driver CPC qualification to businesses and individuals.
Professional drivers must get the initial CPC qualification if they are new to the job and want to drive a lorry, bus or coach. Existing professional drivers may have a Driver CPC through ‘acquired rights’ if they were already employed before certain dates. Drivers must continue to do 35 hours training every five years to keep their Driver CPC.
Anyone who has a Driver CPC qualification by ‘acquired rights’ must do 35 hours of training by 9 September 2013 if they are a bus or coach driver or 9 September 2014 if they are a lorry driver.
Councillor Joe Blackham, Cabinet Member for Trading Services said: ‘We are encouraging drivers and companies across the borough to be aware of the legislation and review their progress in achieving the five days training for each driver. The Driver CPC qualification aims to maintain high standards of driving and improve safety for all road users.’
For more information visit www.doncaster.gov.uk, email email@example.com, or telephone 01302 862655.
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