Every employee who wishes to drive professionally needs 35 hours of JAUPT approved CPC training to keep their Driver’s Qualification Card valid and your driver’s legal.

In addition to keeping you compliant we focus on delivering a great candidate experience and delivering courses that ensure an excellent ROI.


There are two types of DQC (Driver Certificate of Professional Competence) or Driver CPC, Initial and periodic Driver CPC.

Initial Driver CPC Training: These courses are designed for first-time drivers and contain two parts; the Case Study Theory Test and Practical Demonstration Test. If the driver has passed his car test before January 1997, he may have HGV/LGV acquired rights (Grandfather rights) and can obtain his Driver CPC card by attending our 35-hour Periodic Driver CPC Training course.

When taking the CPC Case study theory test, you need to achieve 40 correct answers from a total of 50 questions and our online practice material covers all of the questions you can expect during the exam. When we can see that you are ready and have taken enough mock tests, we then arrange the test at your nearest Pearson training centre.

With CPC practical demonstration, we cover vehicle ‘walk arounds’ and load security modules. On the day of the test, the examiner will ask you questions to check your overall knowledge about the vehicle and how you would cope up in various emergency situations.

Periodic Driver CPC Training: These courses are designed for professional drivers who already have driver CPC for professional lorry, bus or coach driving, with every driver needing to update their Driver CPC (DQC) every 5 years. This classroom-based CPC training course involves NO test, with various topics covered, such as “Driver first aid at work” and “Drivers hours and tachographs”.

Please get in touch for more information on the full range of topics we cover.

  • Customisable CPC Courses

    You choose how you want your course delivered, with all 5 CPC modules at once or one at a time as per your convenience.

  • In-House CPC Training

    We can either deliver CPC training at our centre or train your employees in-house. All we need is for you to provide a room and we’re good to go.

  • JAUPT Approved

    We are JAUPT approved, meaning that we can deliver standardised training or develop a bespoke course for you, and then look to get it accredited.

  • Data recording

    Our CRM allows us to keep a full track of your driver’s DQC. We can remind you when the courses need to be taken, and even provide automated course-booking so that you never allow your DQC to lapse.

  • Real-time Reporting

    We have customised our CRM to ensure that you are able to pull out any report you need on the progress of your employees’ training at any time. Tell us your KPIs and let us help you track what matters and make improvements where necessary.

  • Best Practice

    We deliver thousands of hours of CPC training a year and can help you to design the ideal 35-hour course to suit the specific needs of your organisation

  • Customise your training time table

    If you start thinking about your CPC programme now, you can spread the training, ensuring the impact on your organisation is limited.

What our clients say


C. MURRAY, Head of learning and development

“We have now completed the CPC Training for 100 drivers. Well done! What a fantastic achievement, completed ahead of schedule.”


JAMES FULLER Customer Operations Manager, Amazon

“STS have become our preferred driver training school and we wouldn’t recommend anyone else. Their managed service is second to none and they always go out of their way to please us”

Amey group

P. JENNEY, HR training

“STS are always available to answer any queries, smooth over any issues and to ensure all our training requirements are delivered on time and without hiccups.”

DHL Supply Chain

Wendy Foster, Fleet and Compliance Manager DHL Supply Chain

“Its been a pleasure working with you. The whole process has been effective from the initial contact to the candidates passing. Thank you!”

First Mile

Edward Ring, Academy Manager

“Since our introduction to Specialised Training, we have experienced a real willingness to assist us in our development programme. The communication between us has been excellent, and our drivers regularly comment on the high quality of the training they have received. We’re delighted to be moving into our next phase with Specialised as our training partner”

Saint Gobain

A. YOUNG Driver support manager

“We have found STS to be efficient, flexible, pro-active, provide superb training, and excellent value for money.”

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