The DVSA have launched a consultation about improvements to the Driver Certificate of Professional Competence. The current requirement is based on time spent in a face-to-face training environment rather than knowledge acquired, learning or outcome in improved safety. The DVSA consultation is asking for views on things such as:
- allowing 12 out of the 35 hours to be e-learning - is this enough?
- allowing dangerous goods training to count towards driver CPC
- amending the exemption for non-commercial driving by removing the term 'personal use'
- clarifying what constitutes 'driving as a principle activity'